|A clause is a part of a sentence that has a subject and a verb. A dependent clause often begins with time words such as “when, before, and after.” We use time words or adverbial clauses of time “when” and “while” to talk about periods of our lives or periods of time past. For example: a. I remember the day when I went to school. b. When I went to school I´ll remember the day. c . I remember the day when, I went to school.
“Family budget” is closest in meaning to: a. A person who helps you to solve economic problems. b. A spending money plan that a family makes for itself. c. A person who helps you to buy when shopping.
_______ he was driving along a lonely road, the monster appeared. a. When b. While c. Which.
_______ Rose was working as a maid six years ago, the recession started. a. When b. While c. Which.
________ American people _____________ in this country for a long time? a. Has / living b. Has / be lived c. Have /been living.
________ Dad was working in his office, it suddenly began to rain. a. While b. When c. Where.
___________ Doris____________, a fire started in the kitchen. a. While / was sleeping b. When / were sleeping c. Who / were sleeping.
“Minimum payment” refers to: a. The considerable payment you can make each month on a credit card. b. The enormous payment you can make each month on a credit card. c. The smallest payment you can make each month on a credit card.
“After” is used with the simple present and future to talk about future plans. For example: a. Bonnie likes to take a shower after, she gets dressed. b. After Bonnie takes a shower, she will get dressed. c. Bonnie will take a shower after, she get dressed.
“Background” refers to: a. A person´s social class, education, training, and experience b. An intense emotion of affection, warmth, and fondness. c. An act of leadership, instruction, or direction.
“Before” is used with the simple present and future to talk about future plans. For example: a. Before he takes the driving lessons he take a rest. b. Before he take the driving lessons he took a rest. c. Before he takes the driving lessons, he´ll take a rest.
Credit card is closest in meaning to: a. A small plastic card that allows you to buy something now and pay it later. b. A letter issued by banks, businesses, etc, enabling the holder to obtain goods and services on credit. c. The total sum of money received for contract work or a cut out.
A phrasal verb is a verb + preposition. The meaning of the phrasal verb is different from the meaning of the verb alone. A separable phrasal verb can have a noun between the verb and the preposition. For example: She is solving the puzzle. She is turning the volume up. She works with clay.
A phrasal verb is a verb + preposition. Which sentence describes best a separable phrasal verb? a. Mark threw the ball away. b. Mark got the ball. c. Mark threw the ball.
A separable phrasal verb can have a noun between the verb and the preposition. For example: a. Rachel looked the information. b. Rachel looks the information. c. Rachel looked the information up.
A: That vocational school is very expensive. I can´t afford it. Can you give me any advice?
B: Well, you are a good student. I think you __________ apply for a scholarship. a. would b. should c. will.
Adverbial clauses of time when and while are used to talk about one event happening immediately after another. For example: _________ disk jockeys were selecting the CDs, their manager came down. a. When b. While c. Where.
Adverbial clauses of time when and while are used to talk about one event happening immediately after another. For example: ___________ we were kids, my brother would always beat me at basketball because he was taller than I was. a. While b. When c. Where.
Adverbial clauses of time “when” and “while” are used to talk about one event happening immediately after another. For example: _________Rose was talking, she was holding her baby. a. When b. While c. Where.
Adverbial clauses of time “when” and “while” to talk about one event happening immediately after another. When is used with the simple past for the action that interrupted and while with the past continuous to show the action that was happening before the interruption.
For example: ________ you feel tired, take a break. a. When b. While c. Where.
After Karen studies architecture at the university, she __________________. a. become an architect b. hopes to find a job c. design buildings.
Are you _________________ a job? a. interesting on find b. interested in finding c. interesting of find.
Choose the correct forms of verbs in dependent clauses with if. a. If Brian´s friends came over this afternoon, they play soccer. b. If Brian´s friends come over this afternoon, they will play soccer. c. If Brian´s friends come over this afternoon, they would have played soccer.
Choose the correct forms of verbs in dependent clauses with if. a. If you think about life, it will be fantastic. b. If you think about life, it would be fantastic. c. If you think about life, it would have be fantastic.
Did you hear that someone _________ Arthur´s car last night and _________ his computer. a. break into / steal in b. broke into / stole c. broked into / steal away.
“Employment” is closest in meaning to: a. Jobs and occupations b. Joy and melancholia c. Gateways and portals.
English has several prefixes that mean not. For example: a. decent b. immodest c. gentle.
English has several prefixes that mean not. For example: a. inpolite b. irresponsible c. unpolite.
English has several prefixes that mean not. For example: a. orderly b. well-arranged c. disorganized.
English has several prefixes that mean not. For example: a. unspoken b. agreement c. promise.
Franco isn´t ___________ applying for a loan. a. interested of b. interested on c. interested in.
How long ________ he _____________? a. has / been waiting b. have / waited c. have /wait.
How long ________ Jennifer _____________ at her job? a. has / been working b. has / worked c. has / work.
How long ________ you _____________ for a Bachelor’s degree? a. has / been studying b. have / been studying c. had / been studying.
How long have Ivan and Daniel been writing the blog? a. They have been writing the blog for five days. b. They have been writing the blog for September. c. They have been writing the blog for January.
I _________ in a small apartment with my family _________ 2008. a. has be lived / since b. had been living / for c. have been living / since.
I bought a new washing machine, but it doesn´t work. Do you have any suggestions? a. You could ask the store to send a repair person. b. You should pay more due to safeguard measures. c. You shouldn´t buy an expensive washing machine.
A: I have to fix my credit. What should I do?
B: You _________ talk to a debt counselor. He can help you. a. would b. should c. musn´t.
A: I need a new credit card. Can you give me any advice?
B: You ____________ go to the bank and ask for a Visa card. a. should b. would c. musn´t.
I thank you ____________ your support to that approach. a. for lending b. for lend c. for lends.
I was sleeping in a hotel ________ the fire alarm suddenly went off. a. when b. while c. Who.
I was so tired. I ________________for a week. a. shall slept b. can sleep c. could sleep.
If I have a bigger salary, I _________ a brand new car. a. will buy b. will to buy c. will bought.
If prices are too high, they ____________ an expensive vacation. a. will took b. would takes c. won´t take.
If Sam wins the lottery, he ____________ around the world. a. would travel b. could travel c. will travel.
If she finishes work by 6 o´clock, she _________ home. a. wouldn´t goes b. will go c. would go.
If the couple works hard, they _________ a lot of money. a. will earn b. would earn c. would earned.
If the fare is cheap enough, we _________________ . a. would fly b. will fly c. wouldn´t fly.
If the weather is bad, she ________ . a. wouldn´t go to swimming b. wouldn´t go swimming c. won´t go swimming.
If they get a discount, they __________ a room at a hotel. a. would reserve b. will reserve c. have to reserve.
If William gets a few days off, Annette and William ______ their children to Sea Adventure. a. will take b. could take c. couldn´t take.
If you turn _________ the volume, you will be able to hear me. a. down b. dawn c. own.
James wants to get a good grade on his test. What should he do? a. He could take a shower. b. He should study hard this weekend. c. He could plan a vacation on Friday.
Liza is tired of ___________. a. wait b. waits c. waiting.
Maria had a cellphone ___________ she was a little girl. a. who b. while c. when.
Marleen made a big mistake, __________ she was fifteen. a. while b. when c. who.
Most people are thinking about ___________ checking accounts. a. opening b. opened c. open.
Mr. Guerra is _______________ losing his girlfriend. a. afraid on b. afraid into c. afraid of.
Mr. President, ______you ______ your valuable interventions on these five issues. a. thanks / in b. thank / for c. thank / of.
Mr. President, perhaps I __________ make just one final comment to the Commissioner. a. could b. should c. would.
My sister-in-law __________a lot of money. She _________keep her money in a saving account. a. has / could b. have / should c. has / have.
My sister-in-law is interested _________ becoming a good lawyer. a. to b. of c. in.
Native country is a place where people: a. travel a lot b. were born c. prefer wine.
Past Continuous talks about actions that were happening at a specific time in the past. The actions were not completed at that time.
For example: What was Jose doing yesterday night? a. He was walking when he fell. b. He has got a car lately. c. He doesn´t care if you don´t like it.
Please ________ your notes. You can´t use notes during the test. a. call back b. put away c. ring back.
Professor Collins__________________ at this university for over 35 years, but he plans to retire next year. a. have taught b. has been teaching c. have be taught.
Read the paragraph and choose the correct option.
Queen´s World has something for everyone. It is a large amusement park with rides, shows, restaurants, and gift stores. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in our state. It is open from May 1 to September 6, and over 500,000 people visit it every year.
According to the text, which sentence is correct? a. Queen´s Park is open on July 31 b. Queen´s Park is open on May the first c. Queen´s Park is open on September 6.
Read the paragraph. Then choose the correct answer.
Queen´s World Park
The park gets crowded quickly, and tickets do sell out. It´s wise to arrive early or buy your tickets in advance. General admission is $75.00 for adults and $35 for children under 10 years old. It is expensive to take your family there, but you and your family will have a great time. If you want to save some money, you can bring a picnic lunch.
General admission for a child under 10 is … . a. $ 75 b. $ 25 c. $ 35.
Read the story. Then choose the correct choice.
Looking for a job
Maria Lee has been working as a counter clerk at a supermarket for two years. She doesn´t like working the night shift, and she wants to work with more people. She has been looking for a job for three weeks. She has called everyone she knows to tell them about her job research, and she has done a lot of research online. She also went to a job fair at a community college and filled out several applications.
Maria Lee doesn´t like to work ..… . a. on weekends b. on Sundays c. at night.
Students were practicing football ________ their teacher called. a. While b. When c. Where.
Sue is busy now. Could you please _________ later? a. call back b. call down c. chew out.
The Present Perfect Continuous is used to talk about actions that started in the past, continue to now, and will probably continue to the future. For example: How long have you been using the iPhone 5s? a. I have been using it for last year. b. I have been using it since last year. c. I have been using it for 2012.
The Simple Past expresses the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past. Sometimes, the speaker may not actually mention the specific time, but they do have one specific time in mind. For example: a. Last year, I didn´t travel to Panama. b. Do you have dinner? c. Does she travel to Cartagena?.
The Simple Past is used to list a series of completed actions in the past. For example: a. The bus does not arrive at 11:00 A.M. It arrives at 11:00 P.M. b. The train leaves every morning at 7:00 A.M. Do you believe that? c. He arrived from the airport at 7:00, and checked into the hotel at 9:00.
The volume of your cell phone is not loud enough. Please, _________it __________. a. turn / down b. turn / up c. turn / off.
The working classes certainly have nothing to be __________ bad publications. a. happy in b. happy about c. happy on.
There are other many points appearing in both reports that I ___________ comment on. It is just a suggestion. a. could b. should c. will.
These socks are dirty. Please ___________them _____________. a. go / for b. put / away c. got over.
Those who __________ a holiday or a vacation prefer to make a trip abroad because it is best value for the money. a. can afford b. can´t afford c. couldn´t afford.
Time words such as before and after are used with the simple present tense to talk about habits. For example: a. Before he washes his car, he watches soccer games. b. Students love washing their luxury cars. c. I will see the students before, they wash their cars.
Time words such as before and after are used with the simple present tense to talk about habits. For example: a. I watch the news after, I eat dinner. b. After I eat dinner, I watch the news. c. I watched the news after I, eat dinner.
For a period of 29 years, from 1934 to 1963, over 1,500 dangerous criminals lived in Alcatraz´s 378 cells. The word cells signifies a. guides b. pictures c. jails.
In the summer, it is wise to buy tickets to Alcatraz in advance because the ferries sell out. The phrase sell out means a. control b. be out of c. charge.
A small dish at the beginning of a meal, a starter is __________ . a. an entree b. a menu c. an appetizer.
Alcatraz, a small rocky island in the middle of San Francisco Bay, was once the most famous _______ in the United States. a. garden b. prison c. yard.
The admission prices listed in Alcatraz include the ferry, tickets, and an audio tour. The word “admission” means a. access b. punishment c. charge.
We are all sick and _________ seeing higher prices of products. a. tired in b. tired of c. tired to.
We have every cause to be __________ this. a. afraid about b. interested about c. happy about.
We have many friends at college. We __________ with everybody. a. filling out b. throw up c. get along.
We use adverbial clauses of time “when” and “while” to talk about one event happening immediately after another. For example: ________ the cosmetologist called me, I was driving to the supermarket. a. When b. While c. Where.
We use adverbial clauses of time “when” and “while” to talk about one event happening immediately after another. For example: a. I knew there had been an accident when the police arrive. b. When I turn on the TV, smoke come out the back. c. When the lights went out, I lit some candles.
We use adverbial clauses of time “ when” and “while” to talk about one event happening immediately after another. For example: a. When you have many things to do, make a to-do-list. b. When you are tired don´t procrastinate. c. When you want to sleep go to bed.
We were waiting for you _______ the bus stopped. a. when b. while c. which.
What do you do when you feel tired? a. I rest at home. b. I lit candles. c. I blow out candles.
What does Karol do when she needs food? a. She goes to the art gallery. b. She goes to church. c. She goes to the market.
What was Beth doing yesterday morning? a. She is cleaning her house b. She was cleaning her house c. She clean her house.
What was he doing last month? a. He is listening to music right now. b. He´ll listen to music at the discotheque. c. He was watching his properties in the countryside.
What were the neighbors doing at 11:00? a. They are playing the guitar b. They were playing football. c. They will be play the violin.
What were the neighbors doing yesterday morning? a. They are thinking about opening a checking account. b. They are attending a religious conference. c. They were painting the kitchen.
What were the reporters doing last Monday? They were watching TV. They´ll watch TV. They´ve watched TV.
What were you doing last night around 9:00 P. M.? a. I was waiting for you at the cafeteria. b. I am very happy for the last results. c. I will be working on the project.
What will Robert do this weekend if it rains? a. If it rains this weekend, Robert will read a book. b. If it rains this weekend, Robert would read a book. c. If it rains this weekend, Robert would have read a book.
What will Stacy do if she has the day off? a. If Stacy has the day off, she will go to her parent´s house. b. If Stacy has the day off, she would go to her parent´s house. c. If Stacy has the day off, she would have gone to her parent´s house.
What will the Perez family do if the weather is good? a. If the weather is good, the Perez family go shopping. b. If the weather is good, the Perez family will go shopping. c. If the weather is good, the Perez family would go shopping.
When + present time verbs are used to talk about habits. For example: a. University students take a break when they feel tired. b. University students takes a break when, them feels tired. c. University students takes a break, when they feels tired.
When Mr. Lopez got back to his hotel, he realized that her wallet _________ . a. were missing b. was missing c. be miss.
When my brother feels tired, he __________________. a. take a break b. took a break c. takes a break.
When Restaurant Managers are impatient, they are not willing to _________ . a. wait b. procrastinate c. prioritize.
When you don´t have time, you are too _________ . a. upset b. late c. busy.
When you want to focus on a task, ____________________. a. turn off the television b. pick out the television c. picked up the television.
Which of the following describes best a dependent clause? a. Before she eats breakfast, she reads the newspaper. b. The newspaper is read before, she eats breakfast. c. Before she eat breakfast she read the newspaper.
Which of the following describes best a dependent clause? a. When she felt happy, she´ll smile all day long. b. When she feels happy, she smiles all day long. c. When she feel happy, she smile all day long.
Which of the following describes best a dependent clause? a. When the party will begin everyone started dancing. b. When the party begin everyone start dancing. c. When the party begins, everyone starts dancing.
Which sentence describes best a separable phrasal verb? a. He throw the plastic glasses. b. He throws the rock crystal glasses. c. He´s throwing the glasses away.
Which sentence describes best a separable phrasal verb? a. Mrs. Tanaka fills the application accurately. b. Mrs. Tanaka is filling the application out. c. Mrs. Tanaka will fill the application.
Which sentence describes best a separable phrasal verb? a. Mrs. Tanaka fills the application accurately. b. Mrs. Tanaka is filling the application out. c. Mrs. Tanaka will fill the application.
Which sentence describes best a separable phrasal verb? a. She is cooking an apple pie. b. She likes to buy the newspaper. c. She handed the papers out.
Which sentence describes best past continuous tense? a. I tasted the soup several times. b. I will taste the soup to see its flavor. c. I was serving the soup when you called me.
Which sentence describes best past continuous tense? a. She was walking along the bank when they saw her. b. She is walking along the bank this morning. c. She will walk to the bank as soon as possible.
Which sentence describes best past continuous tense? a. They are still working on the infrastructure of the Dolphin´s enterprise. b. While they were talking to us, their young children interrupted many times. c. All the journalists are reading newspapers to see the last news.
Which sentence describes best present perfect continuous? a. Carla has written letters to her family since a long time. b. Carla has been writing letters to her familyMay 2005. c. Carla will have written leters to her family all the time.
Which sentence describes best the Present Perfect Continuous? a. Josefina has been talking on the phone for 40 minutes. b. Josefina has talked on the phone for 20 minutes. c. Josefina is talking on the phone right now.
Which sentence describes past continuous? a. A journalist who were filming the show captured people’s reactions. b. A journalist who is filming the show captured people’s reactions. c. A journalist who was filming the show captured people’s reactions.
Which sentence describes past continuous? a. Maxine and Joel were eating dinner. b. Maxine and Joel have been eating dinner. c. Maxine and Joel will have eaten dinner.