C-LEVEL-PRE-INTERMEDIATE-WORKSHEET 1 KEY
1)USE OF ENGLISH
A. Complete the text by choosing a, b, c or d.
Alice Patterson-Smythe was born over 100 years ago in Edinburgh. She lives in Norfolk now. She
drove ambulances in the First World War, and worked (1) …….. a school secretary until she retired.
She has three children, six grandchildren, (2) …….. 11 great-grandchildren. She smoked quite (3)
…….. when she was a young girl but she gave up when she was 68 because she (4) …….. a heart
attack. Her nineties were the (5) …….. years of her life because her millionaire grandson took her on
(6) …….. aeroplane to visit Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Miami. She says: „I love life. I play golf once a
week and do Latin American dancing, and I eat lots of (7) …….. and vegetables. We are a long-lived
family- my mother was 95 when she (8) …….. .‟
1-) a. in b. as c. on d. at
2-) a. or b. but c. and d. because
3-) a. a lot b. not much c. a lot of d. not many
4-) a. got b. had c. did d. made
5-) a. well b. good c. better d. best
6-) a. he b. he‟s c. him d. his
7-) a. the fruit b. fruits c. fruit d. some fruit
8-) a. died b. dead c. dies d. death
B. Choose the correct form of the verbs.
I’m having/I have a great time here in England. My university term doesn‟t start until the
autumn, so I’m taking/I take the opportunity to improve my English. I’m staying/I stay with some
English friends who are owning/own a farm. On weekdays I’m catching/I catch a bus into Torquay to
go to language classes. I’m making/I make good progress, I think. My friends say/are saying my
pronunciation is better than when I arrived, and I’m understanding/I understand almost everything
now.At weekends I’m helping/I help on the farm. At the moment they’re harvesting/they harvest the
corn and they’re needing/they need all the help you can get . It‟s quite hard work, but I’m liking/I like
it. And I’m developing/I develop some strong muscles!
Why don‟t you come and visit me at Christmas? My friends are wanting/want to meet you
and there‟s plenty of space. But you must bring your warmest clothes. It’s getting/It gets very cold
here in the winter.
Let me know as soon as you decide. And tell me what you’re doing/you do these days.
Do you miss me?
NOTE: We can also use the present continuous tense for temporary actions that are happening
around the time of speaking. e.g. Jake is working at a garage for the summer.
They are staying at a hotel this week.
C. Complete the text with the present simple, the present continuous, the present perfect simple,the
past simple or be going to.
Sandra Soares is (be) 17 years old. She lives (live) in Santos in Brazil and has got (have got) a
sister and two brothers. She speaks (speak) Portuguese and has (have) five English lessons every week
at school. She likes (like) pop music and plays (play) volleyball for her school team. She thinks
exercise is very important and goes (go) to a sport club three times a week. Sandra also likes (like)
reading and travelling very much. She has read (read) a lot of books and she has visited (visit) a lot of
countries but she has never been (never/be) to Brazil.
At the moment Sandra is (be) in London on holiday. It‟s five o‟clock in the afternoon and she
is walking (walk) in the park near the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. She is listening (listen) to
her walkman and looking (look) at a map of London.
Sandra arrived (arrive) in London three weeks ago. Yesterday she went (go) to Stratford upon
Avon and saw (see) the house where Shakespeare was born. Last weekend she flew (fly) to Scotland
and visited (visit) Edinburgh and Loch Ness. She didn’t see (not/see) the Loch Ness Monster!
Sandra is going to stay (stay) in Britain for one more week. Next she is going to visit (visit)
Brighton. She is going to travel (travel) there by train.
D. Complete with who, which, or where and a noun from the box.
old-fashioned friend kitchen politician palace airport
band raincoat chemist's kangaroo doctor coconut
1. An airport is a place where you can catch a plane.
2. A friend is someone who you know and like.
3. A kitchen is a room where you can cook food.
4. A raincoat is a thing which you wear when it rains.
5. A palace is a large building where kings and queens live.
6. A kangaroo is an animal which lives in Australia.
7. A band is a group of people who play music together.
8. A doctor is a person who looks after sick people.
9. A politician is a person who helps to govern a country.
10. A coconut is a kind of fruit which is full of milk.
11. Old-fashioned is an adjective which means the opposite of modern.
12. A chemist’s is a place where you can buy medicine.
E. Complete the interview with Kevin Costner. Use the cues to make questions for the interviewer.
Add prepositions, articles, etc. where necessary.
Interviewer: (1) Where were you born (where/born)?
Kevin Costner: In Los Angeles.
Interviewer: (2) When were you born (when/born)?
Kevin Costner: 1955.
Interviewer: (3) What did you want to be in high school (what/want to be/in high school)?
Kevin Costner: I wanted to be a baseball player.
Interviewer: (4) Did you go to university (go university)?
Kevin Costner: Yes, I did. I went to the University of California.
Interviewer: (5) Were you good at sports (good/at sports)?
Kevin Costner: Yes, I was. I was a good athlete then.
Interviewer: (6) Did you act at university (act/university)?
Kevin Costner: No, I didn‟t. I started acting after I left university.
Interviewer: (7) Do you enjoy acting ( enjoy/acting)?
Kevin Costner: Yes, I like it a lot.
Interviewer: (8) When did you go to Hollywood (when/go/Hollywood)?
Kevin Costner: I went there in the late 1970s..
Interviewer: (9) Have you ever acted in a horror film ( ever/act/horror film)?
Kevin Costner: No, never.
Interviewer: (10) Do you work hard (work/hard)?
Kevin Costner: Yes, very hard! I work 7 days a week: Acting isn‟t easy!
Interviewer: (11) When did you make your first movie (when/make/first big movie)?
Kevin Costner: In 1983. It was called “”Testament”.
Interviewer: (12) When did you become a producer (when/become/producer)?
Kevin Costner: I became a producer in 1990. The movie was “Dances with Wolves”.
Interviewer: (13) Have you ever been abroad ( ever/be abroad)?
Kevin Costner: Yes, I have been to Siberia.
F. Match a question word in A with a word in B and a line in C.
A B C
colour shoes do you take?
far did you get up this morning?
tall do you read?
How sort/kind is it from your house to the town centre?
What much are you?
often is your hair?
size do you go swimming?
long do you weigh?
newspaper of music do you like?
time does your English lesson last?
1-) What colour is your hair?
2-) How far is it from your house to the town centre?
3-) How tall are you?
4-) What sort/kind of music do you like?
5-) How much do you weigh?
6-) How often do you go swimming?
7-) What size shoes do you take?
8-) How long does your English lesson last?
9-) What newspaper do you read?
10-) What time did you get up this morning?
G. Write questions using the words in brackets.
A: 1) Do you know this man? (you/know/this man)
B: Yes, his name is John Smith.
A: 2) Does he live here? (he/live/here)
B: Yes, he lives across the road.
A: 3) Which house is his? (house/be/his)
B: Number 6. The house with the red front door.
A: 4) Have you seen him today? (you/see/him/today)
B: Yes, I have.
A: 5) What time was it? (time/be/it)
B: 10 o‟clock this morning.
A: 6) What did he do? (he/do)
B: He got into his car and drove away.
A: 7) Have you ever spoken to him? (you/ever speak/him)
B: Yes, but only a few times.
A: Thank you very much, madam.
A. Fill in: in front of, between, behind, under, past, towards, at or in.
There are lots of people in the bank today. In front of the cashier‟s desk there‟s a long queue. Two
cashiers are sitting at the desk. The manager is standing between the cashiers. There‟s a guard at the
door. He‟s got a gun under his arm. An old woman is going past the guard towards the cashier. A man
wearing a hat is standing in the queue behind a couple.
B. Look at the picture and underline the correct preposition.
This is a map of the centre of Weldon. The museum of Modern Art is *on/at 34 Oakley Street, next
to/opposite the Town Hall. There‟s a bus stop behind/in front of the museum, so you can easily go
there by/on bus. There‟s a lovely park at/in Weldon. It‟s called Gryle Park and it‟s near/over the
Town Hall. There‟s a small lake between/in Gryle Bank. There are two banks in/on the centre of
Weldon, and they‟re both on/at Finley Street.The National Bank is behind/next to the bookshop and
the Central Bank is over/between the Post Office and the fish and chips shop. There is also a big
department store on/in Finley Street, near/next to the bus station. Finally, the cinema is
opposite/under the railway station.
* We use on before names of streets. on Hill Street
* We use at before addresses. at 34 Rose Street
Complete the sentences with one of the words from the box. Sometimes you need to change the
pretend land reply recognize get on
serious drop pick up extrovert secret
a. I couldn‟t recognize him. He has grown a beard.
b. Peter seems serious but he actually has a good sense of humour.
c. I asked him how he was, and he replied with a shrug.
d. He picked up the phone and dialled.
e. The pilot managed to land the plane safely.
f. Ann is extrovert ; she finds it easy to talk to other people and make friends.
g. I dropped my keys down the back of the sofa last night.
h. Nobody knows when they are going to get married. The date of their marriage is a secret.
i. Lola and I get on well. We have a lot of fun.
j. She closed her eyes and pretended to be asleep.