(Answers from last time: I 1. We waited a long time; 2. I dreamt about you last night; 3. We queued for half an hour; 4. The holiday cost about $ 500; 5. I replied to his letter yesterday. II. 1. short-sleeved; 2. brand-new; 3. well-off; 4. twenty-minute; 5. well-known).

Dear student,

1175999_black_notebook_with_pencilI found a perfect material for you: it’s called General EnglishAn English Language Course for Adult and Post-10 Learners Pre-Intermediate. It is very useful for those who want to improve their English knowledge through a series of exercises meant to test their skills.

Till next time, here are a couple of exercises:

I. Choose the correct answer.

1. Right now, James __________ his bicycle to work.

a. ride b. rode c. is riding d. has ridden

2. Did you like __________ food at the party last night?

a. a b. an c. the d. not

3. The book you gave me was the __________ book I’ve read in years!

a. interesting b. more interesting c. most interesting d. less interesting

4. You don’t have to shout. I __________ hear you very well.

a. may b. can c. must d. should

5. Are you going to the market? Can you buy some garlic? We don’t have __________.

a. any b. none c. some d. few

II. Fill the gaps with the words from the box.

want    a    If      ’d     their    name     works     going to

After     am   as interesting as      more      ’ve got          usually

My name is Jane. I 1.__________ 18 years old. I’m 2.__________ high school student. I 3.__________ one brother and three sisters. My brother 4.__________ as a mechanic, and all my sisters attend primary school. 5.__________ school I like to play volleyball with my friends, but I 6.__________ have to hurry home to look after my sisters. When I finish high

school, I 7.__________ to study medicine at university. My parents say it’s very difficult to get into university, but I’m 8.__________ try my best! 9.__________ I get into university, my parents want me to study law. But I am 10.__________ interested in medicine. Being a scientist is probably just 11.__________ being a doctor, but I 12.__________ really like to work with children.

Autor: Alexandru Macovescu – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză, Italiană şi Limba Română pentru Străini

Alexandru este absolvent al Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, specializarea Engleză-Italiană. În 2010, a absolvit un masterat specializat în Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan. Alexandru are o bogată experienţă atât în predarea limbilor engleză şi italiană cât şi în traduceri şi interpretariat şi exerciţiu în utilizarea, în contexte diferite, a limbilor străine. În prezent, Alexandru predă inclusiv cursuri A_BEST de limba engleză şi italiană, limbaj general şi de afaceri, precum şi cursuri de limba română pentru străini, în cadrul companiilor.