GRAMMAR I
GRAMMAR II
VOCABULARY
REGISTER
RIGHT OR WRONG?
100

We were on the point of/to leaving when the bell rang.

We were on the point OF  leaving when the bell rang.

100

SAME OR DIFFERENT MEANING?

Painted bright yellow, I could see the signs clearly from distance

Because the signs were painted bright yellow, I could see them clearly from distance. 

DIFFERENT

(I was) Painted bright yellow and I could see...

100

Which word can complete the 3 phrases?

Do you ____? / Cross my _____/ Out of your_____

MIND

100

ASAP stands for...

Is it formal or informal?

As soon as possible

Informal

100

I´m going to do the washing, but we had ran out of washing powder

WRONG

I WAS going to do the washing...

200

They were to leave/ have left this morning but the flight´s been cancelled.

They were to HAVE LEFT this morning but the flight´s been cancelled.

200

Which option is more appropriate?

Having parked/ Parking the car about a km from the stadium, I walked the rest of the way. 

Having parked

200
I love doing brainstorms/ brainteasers/ brainwaves like crosswords and Sudoku

I love doing brainteasers like crosswords and Sudoku

200
FORMAL OR INFORMAL?

Deal with / Show up/ In the meantime


INFORMAL

200

There are two students WAITING outside. 

RIGHT

There are two students (WHO WERE) waiting outside

300

I fully intended to call you yesterday, but I completely forgot. 

I was__________________, but I completely forgot. 

I WAS GOING TO CALL YOU...

300
Michelle lost her balance. She fell over. 

LOSING...

Losing her balance, Michelle fell over. 
300

REPLACE WITH A WORD

A: Is Monday a good time for the meeting?

B: It doesn´t matter when you want

B: WHENEVER you want
300

How can these be changed for more informal?

1. POSTPONE

2. TOLERATE

3. OMIT

1. PUT OFF

2. PUT UP WITH

3. LEAVE OUT

300

There was a sudden bang WAKING me up. 

WRONG

There was a sudden bang that woke me up. 

400

He was to finish the project by today

The project ____________ by today ( SUPPOSED)

The project WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FINISHED by today

400

My parents didn´t have much money, so never went on holidays. 

NOT...

Not having much money, my parents never went on holidays


400
You can say______ you want about it. I think it´s a great idea

a) that   b) whatever c) whichever


You can say WHATEVER you want about it. I think it´s a great idea

400

How can these be changed for more formal?

1. Also

2. But

3. So

1. In addition/ Furthermore

2. However

3. Therefore/ Thus

400

We would have invite Sarah but we knew she´d be away

WRONG

We would have INVITED Sarah but we knew she´d be away

500

It was almost closing time but the shop assistant let us into the shop

The shop______ but the shop assistant let us in. (ABOUT)

The shop WAS ABOUT TO CLOSE but the shop assistant let us in. 

500

_____________ his parents, he took the car at midnight. When they found out, they were furious.(ASK)

Without asking his parents... /Not asking his parents...

...he took the car at midnight.

500

MATCH, FIT OR SUIT?

a) That colour doesn´t ______ you at all

b) Your socks _____ your tie exactly

c)These trousers don´t _____ me after the holidays.

a) That colour doesn´t SUIT  you at all

b) Your socks MATCH your tie exactly

c)These trousers don´t FIT me after the holidays.

500
How to end according to these beginnings?

1) Dear Mr. Smith

2) Dear Sir/Madam


1) Yours sincerely, 

2) Yours faithfully, 

500
My research paper was to have been published this Tuesday but it´s been put back until Friday
RIGHT
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