Saint-Joseph University 1st year - Gr. A.1 - 1997/98

Faculty of Business and Management Mrs. Nada ABISAMRA

Notre-Dame of Jamhour School 1997-1998

First Secondary Classes : 2-5

EXERCISES

A- COMPARISONS : Put the words in brackets in their correct form .

( Positive , Comparative or Superlative )

1- You and I both have dark hair ; your hair is ( color ) ........................................... mine .

2- You can stay here ( long ) .................................................................... you like .

3- Petrol is twice ( expensive ) ...................................................... it was a few years ago .

4- Tom and George are 14 . Tom is ( age ) ......................................................... George .

5- Their house is 4 times ( big ) ............................................................ ours .

6- Going by train is ( cheap ) .................................................................. going by car .

7- Today its much ( hot ) .................................................................. it was yesterday .

8- Which is ( large ) .................................................................... of the two bowls ?

9- Tim is ( intelligent ) ..................................................................... of the twins .

10- I dont think Ive ever met a ( kind ) .................................................. and ( generous ) ...................................................... person .

11- ( Hard ) .................................................. I tried , ( impossible ) ..................................

.............................. it seemed to solve that math problem .

12- ( Angry ) ................................... I got , ( quiet ) ................................... they became .

13- ( Near ) .................................................................. gas station was 2 miles away .

14- Its ( useful ) ............................................................... book Ive ever used .

15- Bill is ( wealthy ) ........................................................... man in my country .

16- This is ( boring ) ................................................................ story Ive ever heard .

17- George is ( serious ) ............................................................. student in this room .

18- A deer runs ( quickly ) ............................................................ a rabbit .

19- I did this exercise ( easily ) ....................................................... the first one .

20- You came ( early ) ....................................................... we had expected .

21- This exercise is ( hard ) .................................................. the previous one .

22- We expected 30 people to come to the meeting , but only 20 showed up ; ( people ) .................................................... came ................................. we had expected .

23- I drank 1 Pepsi , Tim drank 2 and Rey drank 3 ; Tim drank ( Pepsi ) ...........................

Rey but I drank ( Pepsi ) ........................................................ .

24- I made 4 mistakes , Sally made 2 and Tony made 1; Sally made ( mistakes ) ................

.......................... I did but Tony made ( mistakes ) .......................................................... .

25- Earth is ( far ) ................................................... from the sun .................. Mercury is .

26- If you have any ( far ) ............................................ questions , please ask .

Irregular Comparisons : Comparative Superlative

B- DIRECT / INDIRECT SPEECH : Change the following sentences into the

Indirect Speech .

  1. My sister said , " I find pleasure in horse-riding ."
  2. She said , " Im doing the dishes ."
  3. " What happened ? Why didnt he come to the party 2 days ago ?", she said .
  4. Tim said , " I didnt sell the chickens last week".
  5. Sandy said , " Ive done my best to help you ."
  6. Pete said , " I want to win the match today ."
  7. Our teacher said , " Youve been behaving badly all morning !"
  8. My mother said , " Dont shout at me !"
  9. The officer said , " Come and help me , sergeant ."
  10. Sissi said , " I cannot keep up with you when you walk so quickly ."
  11. She said , "I think you have figured out why I havent told you the truth ".
  12. She said , " You must drink this otherwise you will pass out ".
  13. He said , " I will study very hard tonight ".
  14. He said , " When I go home , I lie on the couch for two hours without moving ."
  15. C- Make 2 new sentences from the given question .

  16. (Where has Tom gone ?) Do you know ..............................................................
  17. He asked ....................................................................
  18. (What is the time ? ) I wonder ....................................................................
  19. I wondered .................................................................
  20. (Where did I park the car ?) I cant remember .........................................................
  21. He asked .....................................................................
  22. (How far is it to the airport ?) Can you tell me ...........................................................
  23. I didnt know .............................................................
  24. (Who is this woman ?) Ive no idea .................................................................
  25. He asked ...................................................................
  26. (Where is the post office ?) Could you tell me ......................................................
  27. He wanted to know ..................................................
  28. D- Fill in the blanks with : Much , Many , (a) little , (a) few .

  29. He isnt very popular , he has ............................... friends .
  30. Ann is very busy these days , she has ..................................... free time .
  31. Did you take ..................................... photographs when you were on holiday ?
  32. Things are not going so well for her , she has ............................... problems .
  33. Im not very busy today , I havent got ...................................... to do .
  34. Listen carefully , Im going to give you ..................................... advice .
  35. Have you ever been to Paris ? Yes , Ive been there .............................. times .
  36. Most of the town is modern , there are .................................... old buildings .
  37. The weather has been very dry recently ; we havent had .............................. rain , weve had very ......................................... .
  38. Can you lend me ............................................ dollars ? I dont need ...........................
  39. I cant give you a decision yet , I need ........................................ time to think .
  40. This is a very boring place to live , there isnt .......................... to do .
  41. I dont think Jill would be a good teacher , shes got ............................... patience .
  42. There is ............................................... coffee left , would you like some ?