2ème Bac. | January 2011

Language Test


  1. Put the verbs between brackets in the correct tense.


    1. Let's [get] the ball rolling.   
    2. When I arrived, I saw that they [decorate] the room.    
    3. Would you mind [stay] with my little baby for a while?.    
    4. By the time he brings me water, I [die] out of thirst.    
    5. Everybody wants [taste] the new dish.    
    6. They [sleep] until we arrived.    
    7. Don't worry; we'll help you [solve] the problem.    
    8. By the time I finished, the sun [begin] to set.    
    9. You'd better [check] for spelling mistakes first.    


  2. Give the correct form of the words between brackets.
    1. Lifting the rock requires [strong] and much care.    
    2. They are [enthusiasm] about learning new languages.    
    3. He is not only artistic, but he is [imagination] as well.    
    4. Most [humour] people are miserable inside.    


  3. Match the words that go together to make collocations:


    1. formal a. energies 1.
    2. global b. education 2.
    3. renewable c. alleviation 3.
    4. poverty d. warming 4.


  4. Fill in the blanks with the words given:
    had to will shouldn't have can't


    1. They asked him that stupid question.    
    2. We walk for hours before we reached the village.    
    3. I'm sorry but you use a programmable calculator.    
    4. If you behave civilly, they definitely employ you.    


  5. Combine these pairs of sentences with the words given.
    1. Agriculture is facing a lot of problems. The water is polluted.    (Owing to).


    2. She works so hard. She wants her children to live comfortably.   (in order that)


    3. There are a lot of different nations. There are a lot of different cultures.     (consequently)


    4. Fatima went to the shop to buy some eggs. There were no eggs left.    (as)


  6. Match the expressions with their appropriate functions:


    1. She left the room quietly not to wake the baby. a. indifference 1.
    2. Could you possibly put that book on the shelf? b. request 2.
    3. I don't really care. c. opinion 3.
    4. I don't know what you are talking about? d. agreeing 4.
    5. I guess women are more patient than men. e. purpose 5.
    6. I can't agree more. f. lack of understanding 6.