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Five-Minute Tests

1. Write the unnecessary word as in the example or put a tick (v) if the line is correct.

1. Using a homemade telescope Galileo

2. carefully observed the sky.

3. His observations and mathematical

4. calculations as soon convinced

5. him that Copernicus was right

6. saying to that the Earth

7. is rotates about the Sun. Galileo

8. also claimed that both light and

9. heavy objects tend to fall to

10. Earth at the same rates of speed.

11. To prove at his claim Galileo

12. climbed to the top of The

13. Leaning Tower of Pisa with two

14. cannon balls of greatly different

15. weight. Before witnesses he has

16. dropped both iron balls simutaneously

17. from the top of the tower

18. They are struck the earth

19. together, proving with his claim.

Key: 1. v; 2. v; 3. v; 4. as; 5. v; 6. to; 7. is; 8. v; 9. v; 10. v; 11. at; 12. v; 13. v; 14. v; 15. has; 16. v; 17. v; 18. are; 19. with.

2. Find the odd word out and write it in the right column.

1. My books are here, yours books are in your bag.

2. I think this is no any good.

3. We’ve got a plenty of time, so let’s not hurry.

4. They need another one article on this subject.

5. We can’t afford ourselves to buy a new car.

6. She has a very few friends so she feels lonely.

7. We will go to Paris by a car.

8. They do not allow to parking here.

9. John told to me that he was going to London.

10. What an expensive furniture you’ve got!

Key: 1. books; 2. any; 3. a; 4. one; 5. ourselves; 6. a; 7. a; 8. to; 9. to; 10. an

3. Cross out the incorrect word in each sentence.

1. Do you know what time does the train arrives?

2. They are going to the Las Vegas for their honeymoon.

3. Susan has left home two hours ago.

4. The film will begins at 7 o’clock in the evening.

5. Need I to buy him a birthday present?

6. I haven’t never been to Spain.

7. They were been tired after hard work.

8. While we were having lunch, the phone had rang.

9. Phone me before you will arrive at the hotel.

10. Your plants will not die unless you water them regularly.

Key: 1. does; 2. the; 3. has; 4. will; 5. to; 6. never; 7. been; 8. had; 9. will; 10. not

4. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form, infinitive or -ing form.

1. Kate decided _____ (visit) her friend in hospital.

2. What about _____ (go) to the theatre this evening?

3. I expect ____ (finish) my report soon.

4. Dan can’t stand ____ (listen) to opera.

5. She refused _____ (apologise) for her rude answer.

6. We’ve decided _____ (buy) a new computer.

7. There’s no point in _____ (offer) to help him.

8. I keep putting off _____ (write) to Jane.

9. It’d be a good idea _____ (phone) the parents.

10. Susan’s planning _____ (be) a model.

Key: 1. to visit; 2. going; 3. to finish; 4. listening; 5. to apologise; 6. to buy; 7. offering; 8. writing; 9. to phone; 10. to be

By Tatyana Makhrina,
School No. 1285, Moscow