Unit 3, Grammar

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  • Complete the sentences below with the pronouns from the box. You can use the pronouns more than once.

 

it      he      her      him      me      she      them      they      us      we      you

 

  • My friends are very nice and I really like __them
  • John and Alice went to school together. John remembers Alice, but _______ doesn’t remember ______.
  • When Jane and I went shopping yesterday, _______ met Sheila.
  • Sheila left her purse at the toy shop. We went to her house to return it to ________ but she wasn’t at home. She called ________ later to say thank you.
  • I saw Jack and Vanessa in town yesterday, but ___________ didn’t see _________.
  • Mum needed some help in the kitchen. When Jake came home, __________ helped __________ with the cooking.
  • Do you need any help? I can help __________ if __________ want.
  • Sally is looking for her mobile. __________ can’t find __________ anywhere.

 

 

  • Complete the sentences with the appropriate form of the adjectives from the box.

 

bad      big      boring      difficult      easy      far      good      hard-working      rich      slow

 

  • Your uncle’s car isn’t as fast as ours. It’s much __slower
  • He’s richer than anybody else! He’s ____________________ man in the world!
  • I can’t read this book, it’s too ___________________! Isn’t there a more interesting one?
  • I’ve had a headache for hours. It was quite bad an hour ago, but it’s even ____________________ now.
  • This T-shirt is really too small for you. Why don’t you buy a ____________________one?
  • I can’t do that exercise! It’s too ____________________!
  • Yummy! This is so good! This is ____________________ cake I’ve ever eaten!
  • Paul is ____________________ boy in the class! He does more work than anybody else!
  • He doesn’t live as close to the school as we do, he lives ____________________ away.
  • This exercise isn’t difficult at all! It’s ____________________.

 


  • Rewrite the sentences so they mean the same. Use the appropriate form of the same adjective or an adjective with the opposite meaning.

 

  • Nick isn’t as mean as Ted.

Ted is meaner than Nick.

  • Sarah is more beautiful than any other girl.

__________________________________________________________________ of all!

  • Mr Bell isn’t as kind as his wife.

Mrs Bell _______________________________________________________________

  • Harry isn’t as young as his brother Ben.

Ben ___________________________________________________________________

  • My schoolbag isn’t as heavy as it was yesterday.

It was _________________________________________________________________

  • No other boy in our class is as tall as Tom.

Tom __________________________________________________________________

  • My computer isn’t as new as yours.

Yours _________________________________________________________________

  • The African elephant is larger than any other land mammal.

____________________________________________________________ in the world.

  • That exercise isn’t as difficult as this one.

It _____________________________________________________________________

  • A Ford isn’t nearly as expensive as a Ferrari.

A Ferrari _______________________________________________________________

 


  • Complete the sentences. Use the base form, comparatives, superlatives or as … as. More than one answer is possible.

 

  • Jane is probably __the worst__ volleyball player in our class. She couldn’t hit the ball if her life depended on it.
  • But she’s ____________________ friend in the world. I can trust her with anything.
  • She’s terribly smart – she can always solve the most difficult math problems in ____________________ time.
  • And she likes helping people. When I had problems with my math, we studied together for hours. She’s ___________________ than any other classmate.
  • I’m sure she’s just _______________________ Einstein. I won’t be surprised if she becomes a famous scientist one day.
  • Her twin sister Sally, on the other hand, couldn’t be ____________________ from her.
  • While Jane does a lot of work around the house and studies a lot, Sally is rather ____________________.
  • She doesn’t like ____________________ tasks. She prefers those she can do easily.
  • ____________________ thing in the world for her is shopping. I don’t think she could live without it.
  • Although they are twins, they are ____________________ chalk and cheese.

 

 


  • Complete the sentences with the right form of the verbs in brackets. Use the present simple, the present continuous, the past simple or the past continuous.

 

Melanie is twenty-one. She’s French. She 1__studies__ (study) English at the university in Lyon, but right now she is in Exeter, England. She 2________________ (stay) with the Coopers as an au pair. The Coopers have got two children: Libby is six and Jake is eleven. Melanie 3________________ (get up) at half past seven every morning and 4________________  (prepare) breakfast for everybody. Then she 5________________ (take) the children to school. When she gets back home, she 6________________ (do) some housework. She 7________________ (collect) the children after school and they usually 8_______________ (go) to the park near their house. Yesterday afternoon, when they 9________________ (walk) home from school, they 10________________ (stop) in the park and the children 11________________ (play) for a while.

When they got home, Libby and Jake 12________________ (do) their homework and Melanie started cooking. While she 13________________ (prepare) dinner, Libby 14________________ (work) on a project about toys. While she 15________________ (draw) a teddy-bear, Jake 16________________ (colour) its nose. It 17________________ (not take) him more than a second. Of course Libby 18________________ (not like) that and she 19________________ (start) crying. Melanie talked to her and when Mr and Mrs Cooper arrived, she 20_______________ (already/smile). She was really proud of her drawing.

Right now Melanie 21________________ (sit) in the kitchen and 22________________ (read) a magazine. The children 23________________ (sleep) in their beds. This is one of the rare moments when she can read in peace.


  • Complete the sentences with the right form of the verbs in the boxes. Use the present simple, the present continuous, the past simple or the past continuous.

 

collect        do        get up        play        prepare        stay        stop        study        take        walk

 

Melanie is twenty-one. She’s French. She 1___studies___ English at the university in Lyon, but right now she is in Exeter, England. She 2________________ with the Coopers as an au pair. The Coopers have got two children: Libby is six and Jake is eleven. Melanie 3________________ at half past seven every morning and 4________________ breakfast for everybody. Then she 5________________ the children to school. When she gets back home, she 6________________ some housework. She 7________________ the children after school and they usually 8________________ to the park near their house. Yesterday afternoon, when they 9________________ home from school, they 10________________ in the park and the children 11________________ for a while.

 

colour        come        do        draw        not like        prepare        read        sit        sleep        already smile        start        not take        work

 

When they got home, Libby and Jake 12________________ their homework and Melanie started cooking. While she 13________________ dinner, Libby 14________________ on a project about toys. While she 15________________a teddy-bear, Jake 16________________ its nose. It 17________________ him more than a second. Of course Libby 18________________ that and she 19________________ crying. Melanie talked to her and when Mr and Mrs Cooper arrived, she 20_______________. She was really proud of her drawing.

Right now Melanie 21________________ in the kitchen and 22________________ a magazine. The children 23________________ in their beds. This is one of the rare moments when she can read in peace.

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