Vocabulary 1 Match a to b to form sentences. Pay attention to the words in bold.




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Vocabulary

1 Match A to B to form sentences. Pay attention to the words in bold. (5 x 2 = 10 points).


A B

1. I was bored to death because … ...... a. it pointed out things I had never heard before.

2. The show was outstanding because … ...... b. the actors hadn’t managed to learn their lines.

3. The book was a bit daft but … ...... c. it was good for a laugh.

4. The rehearsal was a waste of time because … ...... d. the lecture was so dull.

5. The article was a real eye-opener because … ...... e. the actors were first-rate.


2 Complete the sentences with a logical ending. Pay attention to the words in bold. (6 x 3 = 18 points)


1. The people in the audience were delighted because

.

2. Our manager holds regular meetings because



.

3. Tom couldn’t face failing the test again, so

.

4. Matt found the film offensive because



.

5. When Jack was a young man, he really struggled to

.

6. Rudy thought the party was dreadful, so



.

3 Complete the sentences so that they are true for you. Use gerunds and infinitives. (7 x 3 = 21 points)


1. I’m interested in .

2. I always forget .

3. I’ve decided .

4. I enjoy .

5. I rarely feel like .

6. I’ll finish .

7. It’s difficult for me .

Grammar

4 Complete the sentences using a suitable modal or modal perfect and the correct form of the verbs in brackets. There may be more than one possible answer. (6 x 3 = 18 points)


1. Annie …………………… (play) basketball because she has broken her leg.

2. I …………………… (go) to bed earlier last night. I’m so tired!

3. I’ve put on a lot of weight recently. I really …………………… (go) on a diet.

4. Take an umbrella. It looks as if it …………………… (rain).

5. The lights were off when I drove past their house. They …………………… (go) to bed early.

6. Don’t feel bad about what happened. There was nothing you …………………… (do) to change things.


5 Complete the sentences. Use a suitable form of the modal in brackets. There may be more than one possible answer.
(6 x 3 = 18 points)


1. There’s no way that he hurt her intentionally.

He . (must)

2. I’m sorry that I went to the party.

I . (should)

3. I haven’t seen Stan for ages.

He . (may)

4. I can’t get in touch with Sandra.

She . (might)

5. It’s so hard for me to learn English.

I . (can’t)

6. Brian doesn’t know if he’s coming this afternoon.

He . (might)


6 Complete the passage with modals or modal perfects and the words in brackets. There may be
more than one possible answer. (5 x 3 = 15 points)


On 13th December 1961, Mike Smith, an executive for Decca Records, travelled to Liverpool to watch a local rock ‘n’ roll band perform. He thought that the band
1. …………………… (have) a chance of becoming successful and told the musicians that they 2. …………………… (come) to Decca Records for an audition. The group travelled to London and spent two hours playing their songs at the studios. A few weeks later, they received a phone call telling them that the record label wasn’t interested in signing them up because they 3. …………………… (play) well. The group was The Beatles. They eventually signed with EMI Records and became the most popular band of all time. Mike Smith 4. …………………… (feel) very bad when he realised what a terrible mistake they had made! They 5. …………………… (be) so quick to reject the band!




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