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Тест 1 Прямая и косвенная речь. Согласование времен

Выберите правильный вариант.

1. She said that she______keen on drawing.

a) was c) has been

b) is d) were

2.1______her that I______time to play the piano.

a) told, have no c) told, did not have

b) tells, did not have d) told to, had not have

3. Jane answered that she______very early, so she______ the news.

a) went to bed, hadn't seen

b) had gone to bed, hadn't seen

c) has gone to bed, hasn't seen

d) had gone to bed, didn't see

4. Mary told me that she______to leave for London the next week.

a) is going c) were going

b) has gone d) was going

5.1 replied that I _____ her when I______back.

a) will phone, got

b) would phone, got

c) will have phoned, will have come

d) is to phone, get

6. Mary said that Paris______beautiful in spring.

a) is c) was

b) has been d) were

7. The teacher______a report on the Civil War.

a) told Jane to make c) told Jane make

b) tell to Jane to make d) told to Jane to make

8. Jane______worry about her health.

a) ask to me not to c) asked me not to

b) asked to not d) asked not

9.1 said that I______if I______time.

a) will go, have c) would go, have had

b) would go, had d) will go, had

10. Mary answered that she______wake up early in the morning when she was young.

a) did get used to c) gets used to

b) is getting used to d) used

11. Jane told me______calm.

a) to stay c) to have stayed

b) stay d) staying

12. I am surprised to see you. Your mother said you______ ill.

a) were c) has been

b) are d) had been

13. She said that Mary______into her flat because she ______her key.

a) cannot get, lost c) couldn't get, had lost

b) couldn't get, has lost d) can't get, was losing

14. Jane told everybody that she______a meeting______.

a) had, tomorrow

b) was having, tomorrow

c) will have, the next day

d) was having, the next day

15. Mary told me that writing a test______her nervous.

a) is making c) will make

b) made d) make

16. He said that he______in America for two years.

a) lived c) had been living

b) had lived d) lives

17. They said that we______when Mary______.

a) would leave, came c) will leave, came

b) would leave, comes d) would leave, had come

18. Jane told me that Africa______than America.

a) was nicer c) is being nicer

b) has been nicer d) is nicer

19. I told everyone that I________to the party at ten, but ______as soon as possible.

a) couldn't come, would arrive

b) can't come, would arrive

c) couldn't come, arrive

d) can't come, will arrive

20. "How are your parents?" she asked. I answered that they ______ very well.

a) were c) have been

b) are d) were being

21. — The play is boring. — Is it? 1 thought you said it______exciting!

a) is c) was

b) were d) had been

22. Mary told me that she______Helen in the park and that she______fine.

a) saw, had seemed c) had seen, seemed

b) had seen, had seemed d) has seen, was seeming

23. He said that his car _____ a few days ago.

a) was stolen c) had been stolen

b) has been stolen d) is stolen

24. Jane told me that I______at her house if I______ever in Paris.

a) could stay, was c) can to stay, was

b) can stay, am d) could have stayed, was

25. Mary answered that she______the next month.

a) is married c) was marrying

b) was getting married d) is marrying



Тест 2

Выберите правильный вариант. Прямая и косвенная речь. Согласование времен

1. Ellie exclaimed that she______that car since her farther gave it to her and that there had been no complaints.

a) had driven c) drove

b) had been driving d) was driving

2. Vie said that they knew only what was in the papers, that they______for a call or a telegram since they heard of the accident.

a) waited c) had waited

b) were waiting d) had been waiting

3. Norma said that the old car had broken when they______ the bridge.

a) has crossed c) crossed

b) had been crossing d) were crossing

4. She said she couldn't go in the water because she______ her swimming suit.

a) had not brought c) hasn't brought

b) didn't bring d) will not bring

5. She said that my shoes were wet through and asked if I ______all the way from the station in that rain.

a) has walked c) walking

b) had walked d) was walking

6. The old teacher advised me to speak slowly if 1______ them to understand me.

a) had wanted c) wanted

b) want d) would want

7. It was announced that the international treaty against the new warfare______and had gone into effect.

a) would have been ratified

b) is ratified

c) had been ratified

d) was ratified

8. The Navy officials said that the dolphins______in salt water holding tanks.

a) will be kept c) are kept

b) would be kept d) will kept

9. Nobody can explain why she decided to touch upon the matter yesterday night. She______that the whole subject

was too dangerous to discuss at night.

a) ought to know c) ought known

b) ought to have known d) ought know

10. It has recently been announced that further supplies ______soon be available.

a) will c) were

b) would d) are

11. She wondered if Stephen had found that the room was empty and if he______for her at the moment.

a) looked c) was looked

b) had been looking d) was looking

12. The receptionist told us that from our room we______a wonderful view over the sea.

a) will have c) would have

b) were going to have d) were having

13. Miss Marple replied that she______surprised at seeing the doctor depart.

a) is not c) has not been

b) won't be d) would not be

14. The receptionist explained that breakfast______served between 7.00 and 9.00.

a) is b) is being

с) was d) was being

15. The guide reminded us that after lunch we_________ sightseeing.

a) go c) went

b) were going d) would go

16. Lis assured me that the party______a great fun. But in fact, it wasn't.

a) will be c) have been

b) would be d) will have been

17. He inquired if I really______anything about the matter.

a) know c) had known

b) knew d) will know

18. The inspector wanted to know when each of us last______ Mr. Foster.

a) saw c) would see

b) had seen d) had been seeing

19. The Managing Director declared that during the previous year the company's profits ______ steadily ______.

a) have been increasing c) had increased

b) had been increasing d) increased

20. The hotel owner informed us that he______the police already.

a) is going to call c) was going to call

b) has called d) had called



Тест 3

Выберите правильный вариант. Прямая и косвенная речь. Согласование времен

1. Не asked me if Tom______yet.

a) hadn't left c) leaves

b) left d) hasn't left

2. He asked me how long I______English.

a) learn c) has been learning

b) am learning d) had been learning

3.1 didn't know who they______about.

a) speak c) were speaking

b) are speaking d) spoke

4. Do you know whose work they______.

a) discuss c) were discussing

b) are discussing d) discussed

5.1 didn't know he______a new book.

a) wrote c) writes

b) has written d) had written

6. We didn't know whose things they______.

a) were c) can be

b) are d) may be

7. All the students knew they______revise for the examina­tions.

a) will c) may

b) must d) had to

8. He showed me which exercises he______.

a) does c) had done

b) has done d) '11 do.

9. He knows that Peter______in Kiev now.

a) was b) is

с) '11 be d) has been

10. He knew why Peter______to Kiev several times.

a) was c) had been

b) has been d) '11 be

11.1 thought you______do it tomorrow.

a) 'd c) can

b) '11 d) must

12. We were sure that you______cope with the task.

a) can c) could

b) will d) are able to

13. The teacher asked what we______.

a) discuss c) are discussing

b) discussed d) were discussing

14. He wanted to know when we______there again.

a) go c) '11 go

b) were going d) are going

15. A man asked how______to the Red Square.

a) get c) getting

b) to get d) 'd get

16.1 forgot which exercises I______do .

a) must c) had to

b) had d) 'd do

17. She told us that the weather______change soon.

a) would c) can

b) will d) may

18. He asked me which street I______in.

a) am living c) '11 live

b) live d) lived

19. He says that he______in Kiev two years ago.

a) lived c) lives

b) had lived d) live

20. I've heard that he______back to Moscow tomorrow.

a) came c) come

b) is coming d) has come

21. He asked us when we______free.

a) are c) would be

b) '11 be d) have been

22.1 knew I______write the article if I_______time.

a) can, had c) would, d' have

b) would, had d) '11, '11 have

23.1 said we______talk about this when I______back.

a) '11, come c) 'd talk, come

b) 'd talk, 'd come d) 'd talk, came

24. Didn't you tell him that he_______do that sooner or later?

a) would have to c) is able to

b) must d) will have to

25. I've heard how well he______French.

a)speak c)speaks

b) '11 speak d) speaking

Тест 4

Выберите правильный вариант. Прямая и косвенная речь. Согласование времен

1. She said that her friend's name______Mary.

a) is c) was

b) has been d) were

2.1 saw what he______.

a) means c) is meaning

b) meant d) has meant

3, She thought it______curious.

a) '11 be c) is

b) was d) has been

4. He said he______hungry.

a) was c) '11 be

b) is d) has been

5.1 heard she______good English.

a)speaks c)speak

b) is speaking d) spoke

6. John confessed he .________like football.

a) doesn't c) will not

b) didn't d) do not

7. He asked me how many lessons I______last week.

a) had c) had had

b) was having d) have

8. He wondered what Dick______at that moment.

a) did c) is doing

b) does d) was doing

9. He told me Jack ______back in a few minutes.

a) would be c) is

b) was d) will be

10. He promised he______there in half an hour.

a) is c) will be

b) would be d) was

11. She complained that no one______ever______to her.

a) —, speaks c) had spoken

b) — ,spoke d) has spoken

12. The manager explained that the exhibition______last week.

a) finished c) is finished

b) finishes d) had finished

13. He explained he______there two years before.

a) had moved c) moves

b) moved d) was moving

14. The boy exclaimed that their team______the match at last.

a) had won с) won

b) win d) has won

15. He remarked he______already______the film.

a) —, saw c) had seen

b) —, sees d) has seen

16.1 had no doubt that you______succeed.

a) will c) can

b) would d) may

17. He admitted he always______bad mistakes.

a) make c) made

b) makes d) had made

18. 1 wondered why she______without saying a word.

a) had left c) leaves

b) is leaving d) has left

19. He said he would telephone you when he______.

a) '11 return c) returned

b) would return d) returns

20. She said she usually______at five in the morning.

a) rises c) rose

b) rise d) was rising

21.1 wonder why he______late.

a) was c) had been

b) is d) would be

22. He asked me if I______English difficult to learn.

a) find c) has found

b) have found d) found

23. He asked me if I______for a long time.

a) waited c) have been waiting

b) was waiting d) had been waiting

24. He asked me if I______to take an exam in English.

a) was going c) have

b) am going d) must

25. He asked me when my mother usually______back.

a) come c) came

b) comes d) was coming


Тест 5

Выберите правильный вариант. Прямая и косвенная речь. Согласование времен

1. Tom said that he______at five o'clock.

a) had been working c) worked

b) has been working d) was worked

2. Kate says that European hotel managers______a very difficult job now.

a) have had c) have

b) has d) will have

3. When they came and found what______by soldiers of Pharaoh they became angry.

. a) have been done c) had been done

b) has been done d) were done

4. It was announced that the treaty______.

a) would have been ratified c) is ratified

b) had been ratified d) was ratified

5. Nick wondered how much further______.

a) they should ride c) shall they ride

b) should they ride d) they shall ride

6. She asked______back with further news.

a) to phone c) phoning

b) being phoned d) to be phoned

7. The driver was requested______so fast.

a) do not drive c) not driving

b) has not driven d) not to drive

8. Steve said that he______for me since five o'clock.

a) had wait c) has been waiting

b) had been waiting d) was waiting

9. At the meeting the people asked Stivenson______about his contribution to the development of the company.

a) to speak c) has spoken

b) speaking d) speak

10. He said that he______to study English in 1998.

a) began c) has began

b) had begun d) was beginning

11. He asked me when they______us the magazine.

a)send c)sent

b) would send d) will send

12. Mary suggested______the meeting.

a) us to postpone c) us postponing

b) we should postponing d) we should postpone

13. Michael told his dad______him up early.

a) has woken c) to wake

b) wakes d) waking

14. James asked us where______the New Year.

a) were we going to celebrate

b) we was going to celebrate

c) we were going to celebrate

d) to celebrate we were going

15. The teacher told Sarah _____her exam.

a) not to miss c) not missing

b) do not miss d) did not miss

16. Mary and I decided that______the methods of con­ducting the experiment.

a) we can change c) we can have changed

b) we could change d) we could have changed

17. Nick said he was very hungry as he______since morn­ing.

a) did not eat c) has not eaten

b) had not eaten d) had not been eating

18. Stan asked the new friend how long he______English.

a) has been learning c) had learnt

b) was learning d) had been learning

19. My friend said that he______to Canada in spring.

a) would go c) went

b) will go d) would have gone

20. Steven said that he______to attend the seminar as he was going to see his grandmother.

a) will not be able c) was not be able

b) would not be able d) will have not been able

21. Laurel said that she had been playing tennis for two hours only and she______yet.

a) was not tired c) is not tired

b) had not been tired d) has not been tired

22. Mary was sure she______to the conference.

a) will be invited c) would be invited

b) was invited d) would have been invited

23. The doctor said I______and could attend lectures.

a) had recovered c) recovered

b) has recovered d) was recovered

24. The mother asked her son ______ the dog out for a walk.

a) taking c) has taken

b) had taken d) to take

25. The policeman told me______my car near the office of the company.

a) not parking c) did not park

b) do not park d) not to park

Тест 6

Выберите правильный вариант. Прямая и косвенная речь. Согласование времен

1.______does the word "phenomenon" come from?

a) when c) where

b) why d) what

2.______kind of weather do you like?

a) what c) that

b) which d) where

3.______country does the Thames flow through?

a) what c) where

b) which d) that

4.______was the first man to invent a printing machine?

a) which c) that

b) what d) who

5.______does MSU stand for?

a) which c) who

b) what d) where

6.______did Madonna marry?

a) which c) that

b) who d) what

7.______did Bush become the American president?

a) what c) when

b) where d) whom

8.______country did the Vikings invade in the eighth cen­tury?

a) which c) that

b) whose d) what

9. Could you tell me _ time it is?

a) which b) what

c) that d) when

10. I am always forgetting______I've put my glasses.

a) where c) how

b) when d) who

11. We haven't decided______we are going to do on holi­day.

a) who c) why

b) when d) what

12.1 can't remember______I congratulated you or not.

a) what c) whether

b) that d) why

13.1 have no idea______books are lying on the table.

a) whose c) whom

b) that d) when

14.1 am not sure______he is coming to the party or not.

a) that c) why

b) if d) when

15. Do you know______my friend is?

a) why c) who

b) when d) where

16.1 have no idea______roubles he spends a month.

a) what c) when

b) how much d) how many

17.1 haven't a clue______money he has spent on buying a car.

a) what c) that

b) how much d) how many

18. I'd like to know______he gets all his money from.

a) where c) how much

b) how , d) how many

19. Nobody knows exactly______old she is.

a) what c) how

b) how much d) when

20.1 wonder______helped him to escape from prison.

a) who c) that

b) whose d) whom

21. The headline doesn't say______participated in street clashes.

a) what c) who

b) which d) why

22.1 wonder______he is going to make a trip to.

a) when c) who

b) why d) where

23. I'd like to know______his car breaks down so often.

a) what c) how much

b) why d) when

24. Could you tell me______the best place to go shopping is?

a) where c) which

b) what d) why

25.1 wonder ___the weather in the Crimea is like now.

a) what c) which

b) that d) how good

Тест 7

Выберите правильный вариант. Прямая и косвенная речь. Согласование времен

1. Canada is a huge country, second in size only to Russia, ______it?

a) isn't c) is

b) don't d) does

2. In big cities you'll find restaurants, coffee shops and snack bars to suit every pocket, ______ ?

a) won't it c) doesn't it

b) won't you d) do you

3. If you go camping, you will be able to see a lot of wild ani­mals, ______?

a) won't you c) don't you

b) do you d) should they

4. The polar bear can be found in the North,______it?

a) is c) does

b) can't d) can

5. Everything that's happened in this shop has almost hap­pened by accident,______?

a) does it c) has it

b) don't they d) hasn't it

6. The flat they bought was very expensive,______?

a) is it c) wasn't it

b) isn't it d) was it

7. You don' like hamburgers,______?

a) do you c) aren't you

b) are you d) don't you

8. You are going to France next week,______?

a) are you c) aren't you

b) will you d) won't you

9. Last night we had a good time,______?

a) had we c) didn't we

b) hadn't we d) didn't you

10. It's not hot today,______?

a) isn't it c) wasn't

b) is it d) was it

11. You can't use a word processor, _____ ?

a) can I c) can't you

b) you can d) can you

12. You won't tell anyone about it,______?

a) won't you c) do you

b) will you d) don't you

13. We don't have to go yet,______?

a) do we c) haven't we

b) don't we d) have you

14.1 am so stupid,______?

a) am I c) aren't I

b) is I d) are I

15. You haven't met my mother,______?

a) haven't you c) are you

b) have you d) did you

16. They didn't like the play,______?

a) are they c) didn't they

b) don't they d) did they

17. You want to go out tonight,______?

a) do you c) will you

b) don't you d) aren't you

18. They had too much to drink,______?

a) hadn't they c) did they

b) had they d) didn't they

19. That blouse is lovely,______?

a) isn't it c) wasn't it

b) was it d) is it

20. You are not enjoying the party,______?

a) do you c) aren't you

b) are you d) were you

21. That was superb,______?

a) does it c) wasn't it

b) was it d) is it

22. Dick, you couldn't lend me five dollars,______?

a) could you c) could I

b) couldn't you d) couldn't I

23. You don't know where my keys are,______?

a) are you c) don't you

b) do you d) did you

24. Mary, you haven't got an English dictionary,______?

a) do you c) is it

b) haven't you d) have you

25. Excuse me, you couldn't do me a favour,______?

a) could you c) do you

b) could I d) don't you



Тест 1

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1. My parents never let me______in bed.

a) reading c) to reading

b) to read d) read

2. The teacher allowed us ______reference material while writing the report.

a) to use c) use

b) using d) used

3. They expected the meeting______in a conference hall.

a) to hold c) holding

b) to be held d) to be holding

4. What makes him______so jealous of his friends' success?

a) to be c) be

b) being d) to have been

5.1 am thinking______my country house.

a) selling c) to sell

b) of selling d) is selling

6.1 would rather______her the truth.

a) have told c) telling

b) to tell d) tell

7. You had better______your studies more seriously.

a) take c) taking

b) to take d) are taking

8.1 don't mind______out.

a) against eating c) eating

b) eat d) to eat

9.1 hope______Moscow State University.

a) for entering c) of entering

b) to enter d) entering

10.1 want my brother______the work as soon as possible.

a) finishing c) finishes

b) to finish d) finish

11. Could you help me______the work as soon as possible?

a) finishing c) with finishing

b) in finishing d) to finish

12. If you don't succeed______your exams, I won't let you ______to a disco.

a) in taking, go c) in taking, to go

b) taking, go d) to take, go

13. The government intend______social programmes.

a) at starting c) to start

b) starting d) start

14.1 was made______to play the piano.

a) learn c) learning

b) to learn d) in learning

15. My father makes me______the piano three hours a day.

a) to play c) play

b) playing d) in playing

16. A passer-by asked me how______to the railway station.

a) can get c) getting

b) get d) to get

17. The children were let______in the river.

a) swim c) swimming

b) to swim d) swam

18. The tourists expected the hotel______much better.

a) be c) of being

b) being d) to be

19.1 would like my daughter______back home earlier.

a) come c) to come

b) coming d) to be coming

20. My father likes______for long walks in the early morn­ing.

a) go c) to go

b) going d) of going

21. Some parents enjoy______their children what to do.

a) telling c) to tell

b) in telling d) tell

22. His aunt is a very fussy person who wants everything ______in its right place.

a) being c) be

b) to be d) to being

23. A thermometer is used______the temperature.

a) take c) taking

b) for taking d) to take

24. Everyone hates______extra hours for nothing.

a) work c) working

b) to work d) of working

25. We dislike______in the city centre because of air pollu­tion.

a) living c) to be living

b) live d) to live

Тест 2

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1. Не used______a lot of "fantasy" books when a teenager.

a) read c) for reading

b) reading d) to read

2. He is not used______soap operas on TV.

a) to watch c) to watching

b) for watching d) watch

3. Peter was never a good friend. If I were you I would try ______him.

a) to forget c) for forgetting

b) forgetting d) forget

4. If your clothes are very dirty, try_______them in a little bleach.

a) to wash c) wash

b) washing d) for washing

5. Please stop______so loudly!

a) to speak c)speak

b) speaking d) to be speaking

6. After two hours we stopped______a snack.

a) for having c) have

b) having d) to have

7. My grandmother remembers______this famous actor in many parts at the theatre.

a) to see c) seeing

b) of seeing d) see

8. Do you remember______John and tell him that we can't meet today?

a) to see c) seeing

b) of seeing d) see

9.1 started______ at the age of two.

a) to speak c)speak

b) be speaking d) in speaking

10. Oh, look! It is starting______.

a) raining c) rain

b) to rain d) having rained

11. He went on______newspaper as if nothing had hap­pened.

a) to read c) reading

b) read d) in reading

12. The lesson began very badly but the teacher went on ______the situation.

a) change c) for change

b) for the changing d) to change

13.1 couldn't______a cheap flat in the downtown.

a) finding c) to find

b) in finding d) find

14. The child was so nice that people couldn't help______ at him.

a) smile c) smiling

b) to smile d) from smiling

15.1 like______bills without delays.

a) paying c) having paid

b) to pay d) pay

16. Do you like______cricket?

a) playing c) play

b) to play d) of playing

17. When we have a birthday party, my mother likes______ games with children.

a) playing b) to play

c) play d) be playing

18.1 heard my mother______up and______on the radio.

a) waking, turning c) waking, turn

b) wake, turning d) wake, turn

19. When I woke up at four in the morning, I could hear my mother______.

a) to cough c) coughing

b) cough d) coughed

20. When she looked out of the window she saw a stranger ______on the bench.

a) to sit c) sitting

b) sit d) be sitting

21. Can you hear two men______an argument?

a) have c) to have

b) having d) are having

22. I've never seen anyone______as little as you do.

a) eat c) in eating

b) to eat d) eating

23. When he entered the office he watched the secretary ______on the phone.

a) in talking c) talk

b) to talk d) talking

24. It is clear that they haven't heard me______in.

a) coming c) come

b) to come d) on coming

25. When she saw me______along the street, she came up to me.

a) go c) while going

b) going d) to go


Тест 3

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1. Не persuaded her______to the party.

a) not to go c) going

b) not go d) to going

2. She was delighted______that her son passed an exam.

a) hear c) by hearing

b) hearing d) to hear

3. Young people often fail______a well-paid job.

a) finding c) find

b) to find d) in finding

4. Before______the letter, he answered a telephone call.

a) to read c) his reading

b)read d)reading

5. I'm sorry______you that your mother is seriously ill.

a) tell c) after telling

b) telling d) to tell

6. There is no point______this matter with her.

a) to discuss c) in discussing

b) discussing d) discuss

7. The firms are not interested______people over fifty.

a) in employing c) employ

b) to employ d) employing

8 Poor people can't afford______their children to expen­sive schools.

a) sending c) sent

b) to send d)send

9. He decided______the English course as soon as possible.

a) taking b) take

c) of taking d) to take

10.1 don't want anyone______me while I feel depressed.

a) see c) to see

b) seeing d) saw

11. When I went out it began______.

a) to rain c) raining

b) rain d) rained

12. The thought______the news to his family made him feel sick.

a) to break c) break

b) of breaking d) breaking

13.1 was anxious______where he had been.

a) knowing c) of knowing

b) know d) to know

14. She was disappointed______I was still smoking.

a) seeing c) to see

b) see d) of seeing

15. He was shocked______that he had nearly died.

a) to learn c) learn

b) after learning d) learning

16. He stopped______in for sport two years ago.

a) to go c) go

b) going d) in going

17. We stopped at the supermarket______some food.

a) for buying c) buying

b) buy d) to buy

18.1 tried_______the violin for years but I was never very good.

a) learning c) to learn

b) learn d) in learning

19.1 hate______with anybody.

a) to quarrel c) quarrel

b) quarrelling d) of quarrelling

20.1 am thinking______for a small flat to rent.

a) to look c) in looking

b) look d) of looking

21.1 don't think hotels are very nice places______for more than a few days.

a) to stay c) stay

b) for staying d) staying

22.1 would prefer______in a flat rather than in a hotel.

a) to live c) live

b) living d) of living

23. When do you want me______the book you asked to buy?

a) sending c) sent

b) send d) to send

24. Let us______when you are coming.

a) to know c) of knowing

b) know d) knew

25. She is proud______a scholarship.

a) to award c) of awarding

b) of being awarded d) with being awarded


Тест 4

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1. Mary succeeded______finding a job.

a) of c) in

b) about d) —

2. George was looking forward______meeting Alice.

a)to c) in

b) for d) on

3. Bob was suspected______telling lies.

a) for c) about

b) of d) in

4.1 don't feel______going to the theatre.

a) like c) good

b) adore d) well

5. What prevented you______coming to the party?

a) from c) —

b) of d) against

6. He never liked______a military man.

a) being c) was

b) to be d) be

7. Helen enjoys______in the country.

a) — c) being

b) to be d) having been

8. It's no good______for a walk. It's raining.

a) of going c) going

b) about going d) in going

9. There is no point______buying a car, you won't drive it anyway.

a) of b) in

с) on d) for

10. Do you think the show is______?

a) worth seeing c) worthy to see

b) worth to see d) worthy seeing

11.1 had difficulty______exams.

a) in passing c) of passing

b) to pass d) passing

12. It's a waste of money______that skirt. It doesn't suit you.

a) in buying c) buying

b) to buy d) of buying

13.1 spent hours______to buy that book.

a) to try c) trying

b) in trying d) of being trying

14. How often do you go______swimming?

a) — c) for

b) in d) to

15. Are you interested______art?

a) at c) of

b) in d) about

16. Kate is used______living alone.

a) to c) —

b) in d) for

17.1 used______fresh fruit every morning.

a) to eat c) in eating

b) eating d) for eating

18. We decided______leaving her alone because she seemed

to be ill.

a) from c) against

b) for d) of

19. Please forgive me______not visiting you.

a) of c) about

b) - d) for

20. We congratulated Kate______entering the university.

a) for c) on

b) of d) to


Тест 5

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1. Princess Diane didn't have any chance______after such a terrible automobile crash.

a) to surviving c) of surviving

b) to survive d) of survival

2. The investigator understood that there's no point______ for the new witnesses of the accident because everything was quite clear to him.

a) in searching c) to searching

b) to search d) in to searching

3. The criminal thinks that he had better______a confes­sion and go to the police instead of ______ and______ afraid of the arrest.

a) make, hiding, being c) make, to hide, to be

b) to make, to hide, to be d) making, hide, be

4. Although he is a jockey champion, he actually prefers ______dogs and______horses.

a) breed, ride c) breed, riding

b) breeding, riding d) breeding, ride

5.1 didn't like the way the furniture was arranged, so I tried ______the table to the other side of the room. But then I moved it back again.

a) moving c) to move

b) move d) to moving

6. Oh, it's a very difficult question. I'd rather______about it for a while than______now.

a) think, to decide c) to think, to decide

b) think, decide d) thought, decide

7. I pretended______interested in the conversation but re­ally it was very boring.

a) be c) to be

b) being d) to being

S. It is very difficult to get used to ______in a tent after hav­ing a comfortable bed to lie on.

a) sleep c) slept

b) sleeping d) oversleep

9. He______smoke a pack a day when he was younger.

a) used c) got used

b) used to d) was used to

10. In court she strongly denied______anywhere near the scene of the crime.

a) be c) was

b) to be d) being

11. I regret_______that he couldn't go on_______like a child. Now he is upset.

a) saying, behaving c) to say, to behave

b) saying, to behave d) to say, behaving

12. The driver was accused of______the road accident by the police that morning.

a) provoke c) provoking

b) provoked d) to provoke

13. We had better______this chapter carefully because we will have some questions on it on our test tomorrow.

a) review c) to review

b) reviewed d) reviewing

14. He seemed______all about influenza and said there was nothing______about. It took him five minutes______ me______his words.

a) know, worrying, to make, to believe

b) knowing, worried, make, believing

c) knowing, to worry, make, to believe

d) to know, to worry, to make, believe

15. He couldn't help______a small flat in London.

a) dream to have c) dreaming to have

b) dreaming of having d) dreaming to have had

16. Your money could______to good use instead of______ idle in the bank.

a) be put, being left c) to put, being left

b) to be put, being left d) put, to be left

17. I have been talking to that man for an hour but then I preferred______to him because he is very difficult.

a) to stop talk, to understand

b) to stop talking, to understand

c) stop talking, understanding

d) stop to talk, understanding

18. In my early years I used to______in for sport, but now I can't afford it because of the lack of time.

a) going c) have gone

b) go d) had gone

19. While I was going home I heard the bomb______.

a) exploding c) explode

b) exploded d) to explode

20.______to the hotel he hurried up the stairs to his room, sat down on the sofa, lit a cigarette and saw a letter ______for him on the desk.

a) came, waiting c) coming, waited

b) having come, waited d) having come, waiting



Тест 6

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1.1 like______after my sister's children.

a) looking c) look

b) to look d) looks

2.1 tried ______ yesterday, but I didn't manage to get through to you.

a) to ring c) and rang

b) ringing d) ring

3. Don't forget______your camera.

a) taking c) about taking

b) to take d) of taking

4.1 remember______him at the party.

a) seeing c) having seen

b) to see d) see

5. If you can't sell your flat at this price, try______less for it.

a) to ask c) asking

b) by asking d) ask

6. I'd love______abroad this summer.

a) going c) go

b) to go d) going to

7. On the way to the station, I stopped______a newspaper.

a) buying c) for buying

b) to buy d) buy

8. "Remember______the dog before you leave," she said.

a) feeding c) to feed

b) about feeding d) feed

9. I couldn't stand______him again.

a) see c) to see

b) seeing d) saw

10. I'd hate______all my life in a one-horse town.

a) to spend c) to be spending

b) spending d) spend

11. Jenny stopped______last year to have a baby.

a) to work c) to be working

b) working d) work

12. If you don't mind, I think I'd like______home.

a) to go c) me going

b) going d) going

13.1 met you at Claire's. Have you forgotten______me?

a) to meet c) meeting

b) having met d) met

14.1 can't bear______stupid questions.

a) to be asked c) being asked

b) having been asked d) being ask

15. James looked hurt. Liz regretted______so rude to him.

a) to be c) being

b) having been d) was

16. As a child Ted used______his bicycle every day.

a) to ride c) riding

b) to riding d) rode

17. Tomorrow I've got to be at work at 7 a.m. but I'm not used______so early.

a) to get up c) for getting up

b) to getting up d) get up

18. The doctor doesn't allow______.

a) him to smoke c) for him to smoke

b) his smoking d) him smoke

19.1 regret______that you've failed your exam.

a) having said c) to say

b) myself to say d) said

20. He doesn't recommend ___ in fast food restaurants.

a) to eat c) to be eating

b) eating d) to eating



Тест 7

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1. John expects______studying law next semester.

a) begin c) began

b) to begin d) beginning

2. He admitted______the jewels.

a) stealing c) to have stolen

b) to steal d) stolen

3. The budget commitee decided______this meeting.

a) postponing c) to postpone

b) postpone d) having postponed

4. The president will attempt______inflation in the next four years.

a) reducing c) to be reduced

b) to reduce d) to have reduced

5. You shouldn't risk______that building in its present con­dition.

a) entering c) enter

b) to enter d) having entered

6. Cynthia has agreed______as a liason between the two countries.

a) to be acted c) to act

b) acting d) to have acted

7. Mary insisted on______the bus instead of the plane.

a)taken c) to take

b) taking d) being taken

8. We are not looking forward to______back to school.

a) go c) have gone

b) going d) having gone

9. Fred confessed to______the jewels.

a) stealing c) to steal

b) steal d) stole

10. Remind me______Ann tomorrow.

a) to phone c) phone

b) phoning d) be phoning

11. We are accustomed______late on weekends.

a) of sleeping c) to sleep

b) to sleeping d) sleep

12. There is a possibility______this property at a good price.

a) to acquire c) of acquiring

b) to acquiring d) to be acquired

13. It is uncommon______such good crops in this section of the country.

a) found c) finding

b) to find d) having found

14. John stopped ______ . He is not going to school any more.

a) studying c) studied

b) to study d) to have studied

15. They appreciate______this information.

a) to have c) having

b) on having d) have

16. His father doesn't approve of his______to Europe.

a) going c) to have gone

b) to go d) being gone

17. We are eager______to school in the fall.

a) for returning c) to return

b) returning d) on returning

18. Mary regrets______the one to have to tell him.

a) to be c) been

b) being d) having been

19. He wishes______what is going on.

a) knowing c) know

b) to know d) to have known

20. After______for a long time, he decided to take part in the forthcoming sporting events.

a) training c) trained

b) to train d) has trained

Тест 8

Выберите правильный вариант. Неличные формы глагола

1. Jane stopped______too fast, because she is afraid of car accidents.

a) drive c) to drive

b) driving d) to be driving

2.1 suggest that Mary______with this job on her own.

a) will cope c) coped

b) copes d) cope

3. Yesterday John went to the police. They admitted his ______in the murder.

a) having participated c) had participated

b) having participating d) having to participating

4.1 hate______early in the morning.

a) to get up c) get up

b) having get up d) getting up

5. Susan couldn't help______about the offending words she ______to Helen.

a) thinking, said c) to think, had said

b) thinking, had said d) to be thinking, has said

6. Mary kept on______the poem despite the fact that she had no talent.

a) to compose c) composing

b) compose d) to have composing

7. Caroline earns a living______antiques.

a) for selling c) by selling

b) to sell d) sell

8. Elisa congratulated herself on______the first prize in the competition.

a) having won b) have won

с) having win d) having been winning

9. There is definitely no point in______about your unsuc­cessful destiny. No one can help you.

a) to complain c) being complaining

b) complain d) complaining

10. Do you often go______when you are in a foreign coun­try?

a) sightseeing c) to go sightseeing

b) to sightseeing d) having sightseeing

11. I do not believe in Sarah's______of telling lies. I know she is very honest.

a) accused c) having being accused

b) being accused d) have been accused

12. Go and apologize to the teacher for______the lesson or Monday.

a) have spoilt c) having spoilt

b) spoiling d) have spoiling

13.1 disapprove______your motherland. And you?

a) to betraying c) betraying

b) of betraying d) of betray

14. We didn't know what to do in the evening. Susan sug­gested ______to the theatre.

a) going c) to be going

b) to going d) go

15. Elisa loves______the piano and she has a gift for it.

a) to playing c) playing

b) play d) being playing

16. My friends postponed______to the new house, because they haven't already finished the reconstruction.

a) to move b) moving

c) move d) to be moving

17. Can you imagine me______a horse?

a) to ride c) riding

b) to riding d) to be riding

18. Before______to bed, take this medicine. It will help you to sleep well.

a) go c) being going

b) to go d) going

19. Although I couldn't imagine her______the whole his­tory of Russia, she managed to do it.

a) having learned c) to have learned

b) having learning d) had learned

20. Jane decided against______a mathematician.

a) be c) to being

b) being d) to be

21. The government must do something. The country can't continue______like that.

a) living c) to be living

b) to live d) being living

22. Mary lay in the sun, ______ a cocktail and _______ a


a) drink, read c) drinking, reading

b) drinking, read d) being drinking, reading

23.______a talented lawyer, Susan was able to start her own business.

a) being c) to be

b) have been d) be

24. After______you should consult the dictionary.

a) read c) had read

b) reading d) having read

25.______the troubles she would face, Jane refused to write

a thesis.

a) imagined c) having imagined

b) have imagined d) had imagined



Tест I

Выберите правильный вариант. Существительное. Артикль

1. There is______sand in my shoes.

a) — b) a c) the d) an

2. The news was______very depressing.

a) a b) the c) — d) an

3.______man and______woman were sitting opposite me.

a) a, the b)the, a с) а, а d) -, -

4. Paris is______capital of France.

a) the b)a c) an d) -

5. Chinese eat______rice every day.

a) the b) - с) а d) an

6. There were______very few people in the shops today.

a) an b) a c) — d) the

7. What is______longest river in______world?

a) a, a b) the, the c) the, a d) a, the

8. Did you hear______noise just now?

a) the b) - с) а d) an

9. What did you have for______breakfast?

a) - b) the с) а d) an

10. Have you got these shoes in______size 43?

a) the b) a c) an d) -

11. Ken's brother is in______prison now for robbery.

a) the b) - с) а d) an

12. Bob is_______seaman. He spends most of his time at ______sea.

a) a, — b) the, - c) an, the d) a, the

13.______children team a lot from playing.

a) the b) a c) - d) an

14.______giraffe is______tallest of all animals.

a) the, the b) a, a c) an, the d) -, -

15. We had______very nice lunch.

a) - b)a c) the d) an

16. We visited _____ Canada and______United States.

a) a, a b) -, - c) the, the d) -, the

17. Jill has gone to______hospital to visit Jack.

a) the b) a c) - d) an

18. We took______ children to the Zoo.

a) - b) a c) an d) the

19. It can be dangerous to swim in_______sea.

a) - b) the с) а d) an

20. Have you ever been to______British Museum?

a) a b) - c) the d) an


Тест 2

Выберите правильный вариант. Существительное. Артикль

1. There was ______ crisis in ______ American agriculture in______1980s.

a) the, -, the c) a, the, the

b) a, -, the d) -, -, the

2. According to______New York Times________third of ______nation's family farmers are in ______debt.

a) the, a, the, - c) the, a, —, -

b) -, the, -, - d) the, a, the, the

3.______1973 Arab oil embargo caused_______doubling of______oil prices and ______ inflation.

a) the, the, -, - c) the, a, -, -

b) a, the, -, - d) the, the, -, the

4.______effects of air pollution on______environment have been observed for years.

a) -, - c) -, the

b) the, - d) the, the

5. In______New York City area______East Riveris ______good example of______water pollution.

a) —, the, a, — c) the, the, a, —

b) the, the, the, - d) the, the, a, the

6. Mrs. Brown,______young woman with______fall of ______dark hair is______teacher.

a) the, a, —, a c) a, a, the, a

b) a, a, -, a d) a, a,______the

7. When______Europeans came,______Indians watched with______horror as______forests were cut down.

a) -, -, -, the c) the, the, the, the

b) the, the, -, the , d) the, the, the, -

8. People always have______hopes for______better life in ______future.

a) -, a, the c) the, the, the

b)the,-,the d)-, -,the

9. Americans find it hard to accept_______idea of______ poor people who have no ______ hope and have to stay at ______bottom.

a) a, —, a, the c) an, —, —, the

b) the, —, —, a d) the, —, —, the

10._______Northeast is_______historic heartland of ______U.S. and______centre of ______ industry.

a) -, the, the, the, - c) the, the, -, the, -

b) the, a, the, the, - d) the, the, the, the, -

11.______Rockies is______great mass of______moun­tains running down______western side of the U. S.

a) -, the, —, the c) the, the, —, the

b) the, the, the, the d) the, a, -, -

12.______Salt Lake City was founded by______religious group known as______Mormons.

a) -, a, the c) -, a, -Ц b) the, -, the d) -, the, -

13. Now______Salt Lake City is one of______cleanes cities in______country.

a) the, the, the c) —, a, the

b) -, the, the d) -, the, a

14. To_______Mexicans America is still_______land of ______promise.

a) a, the, — c) the, a, -

b) -, the, - d) the, the, -

15.______United Nations claims that by______year 2010 ______ten largest cities on ______ earth will be on ______Pacific.

a) —, the, the, —, the c) the, the, the, —, the

b) the, -, the, -, the d) the, the, -, -, the

16.______West Coast of the U. S. is proving already that ______ Pacific is______ocean of ______ future.

a) the, the, the, the c) the, the, an, the

b) -, the, the, the d) the, the, the, -

17. In______big cities______number of people from ______Vietnam and______Philippines is growing.

a) the, the, -, the c) -, the, the, -

b) -, a, -, the d) -, the, -, the

18. In California people arrive at______Crystal Cathedrat, ______huge glass church.

a) the, a c)the, the

b) —, a d) a, the

19.______advertisers understand______power of______ television.

a)the,the, - c) -, -, -

b) -, the, - d) -, a, -

20.______last part was______piece of______film about Reagan's campaign for ______ presidency.

a) —, the, —, the c) the, the, the, a

b) the, a, a,the d)the,the/the, -

21. Every house has______garage,______separate bed­room for each child in______family and______bath­rooms.

a) the, a, the, - c) a, a, the, -

b) a, the, the, — d) a, the, -, -

22. For______Americans who own their own homes,______ never-ending rise in ______ house prices is______good thing.

a) the, a, -, a c) the, -, the, a

b) -,-,-, a d ) the, the, -, a

23.______Wall Street is______place where______sun never shines.

a) the, a, the c) -, a, -

b) -, -, the d) -, a, the

24._____people who work in_____Wall Street area are too busy to worry about ___ weather.

a) —, the, the c) the, —, the

b) the, the, the d) the, a, the

25. In the U. S. there is still______aluminum,______cop­per, ______oilfields in______north.

a) -, -, the, the c) -, -, the, -

b) the, the, the, the d) -, -, -, the


Тест 3

Выберите правильный вариант. Существительное. Артикль

1.______Land and_______climate affect______social and economic life,______population and ______poli­tics.

2) - ,- ,- , - , c) - ,- , the,- ,

b) a, a, -, -, - d) -, -, -, -, the

2.______North is______cooler than______South.

a) -,the, - c)the, -, -

b) the, the, the d) the, -, the

3.______southeast Britain has always been______most populated part of______island.

a) the, the, a c) —, the, the

b) —, the, an d) —, —, the

4. Britain is______island and______Britain's history has been closely connected with ______ sea.

a) an, —, — c) the, —, the

b) an, —, the d) an, the, the

5.______ earliest method of tool making spread from ______Africa to______European part.

a) an, —, the c) the, —, the

b) the, the, the d) the, -, -

6. Some were ______ grammar schools independent of ______Church, while others were attached to______ cathedral.

a) the, the, the c) the, -, a

b) -, the, the d) -, the, a

7.___Latin was important because it was____edu­cated language of______almost all Europe.

a) -, the, - c) -, an, -

b)the,the, - d) -, the, -

8.______most English people could not speak______ Latin,______language of ______ Church and of______ education.

a) -, -, the, the, - c) -, -, a, -, the

b) the, -, the, the, - d) —, the, -, the, —

9.______fourteenth century was disastrous for Britain as well as for______most of Europe because of______ef­fect of______wars.

a) the, —, the, — c) the, —, an, —

b) the, the, the, - d) the, -, the, the

10. England had______burden of______fighting______ Scots.

a) a, -, the c) the, the, the

b) the, -, the d) the, -, -

11. In______twelfth century,______practice of______ letting out farms had been ______ way of increasing ______landlord's profits.

a) the,-,-, a, — c) the, the,-, a, the

b) the, the, the, a, — d) —, the, -, a, the

12.______most important of these changes was______re­placement of______wool by ______ finished cloth.

a) the, the, —, the c) the, a, —, —

b) a, the, -, the d) the, the, -, -

13. By the end of______Middle Ages______serf from ______countryside could work in ______ town to be­come ______freeman in______town he lived.

a) —, a, the, a, a, the c) the, a, the, a, a, the

b) the, the, the, a, a, the d) the, a, a, a, a, the

14.______poor wore______simple clothes of______ leather or______wool.

a) the, -, -, - c) the, the, -, -

b) -, -, -, - d) the, -, the, the

15.______poor children started______work at______ age of six.

a) the, —, the c) —, —, the

b) —, the, an d) -, the, the

16. In______return for money______House of Commons demanded______political power.

a) the, the, - c) —, the, the

b)-,the,- d)-,-,-

17.____first signs of____trouble between____ Crown and____Parliament came in 1601.

a) the, -, -, - c) the, the, -, -

b) -, -, the, the d) the, -, -, the

18. Parliament was supported by______Navy, by most of ______merchants and by ______ population of Lon­don.

a) —, the, the c) the, the, —

b) the, -, the d) the, the, the

19. From 1649 to 1660 Britain was____republic, but ____republic was not ____ success.

a) -, the, a c) a, the, a

b) the, the, a d) a, a, the

20.______English Parliament offered to remove______ trade limits, if______Scots agreed to ______union with England.

a) the, -, the, — c) the, the, the, —

b) -, -, the, - d) the, -, -, -

21.______political revolution during______Stuart age could not have happened if there had not been______ revolution in______thought.

a) the, the, a, - c) the, -, a, -

b) -, the, a, - d) the, the, the, -

22. In 1666____Cambridge Professor of____Maths, Newton, began to study ____ gravity.

a) -, -, - c) the, -, the

b) the, -, - d) the, the, the

23.______invention of______machinery created______ factories.

a) -, -, - c) the, -, the

b) -, the - d) the, -, -

24. In France______misery of______poor led to______ revolution in 1789.

a) -, the, - c) the, the, -

b) -, -, the d) a, the, -

25. Growing______animal food was______important new development.

a) -, an c)the, a

b) -, the d) the, the



Тест 4

Выберите правильный вариант. Существительное. Артикль

1. Over 75 countries in______world use______English as ______official language.

a)the, -, the c)the,the,a

b) a, —, the d) the, -, -

2. English is one of____working languages of UN and___International Olympic Committee.

a) -, the, the c) the, the, the

b)the, - ,the d)the,the, -

3.______President Pompidou recommended______re­turn to______totally unpolluted French without______ English words.

a) -, a, -, - c) the, -, -, -

b) the, a, —, — d) the, a, the, —

4. ______ Indian meal consists of______ meat dish, ______bread and______rice.

a) -, the, —, - c) an, -, the, the

b) an, -,-,-, d) an, a, -, -

5. ______ fruit rather than______desserts is served at ______end of______meal.

a) -, -, the, a c) -, -, an, a

b) the, -, the, a d) -, -, the, -

6. With______right hand______Indians break______ pieces of______bread.

a) a, -, -, - c) the,

b) the, the, -, - d) the, -, the, -

7.______Japan is______country of______eastern Asia in______north Pacific Ocean.

a) the, a, -, the b) —, the, - , the

c) — a, the, the d) — , a, —, the

8._____country is crossed from______north to______ south-west by______mountain range.

a) the, the, the, a c) the, the, —, a

b) the, —, —, a d) the, the, the, the

9. Japan is_____long country from_____north to _____south, so____weather varies widely.

a) the, —, —, the c) a, the, the, the

b) a, —, —, the d) —, the, the, —

10. Since______1960s Japan has been one of______lead­ing nations producing ______ electronic equipment and ______cars.

a) the, the, —, - c) the, -, —, —

b) -, the, -, - d) the, the, the, the

11. In_____south of_____Sweden_____Swedes grow_____sugar beet and ______ potatoes.

a) the, the, the, —, — c) the, —, the, —, —

b) -, -, -, the, the d) -, -, -, -, -

12.1 eat______fruit every day for_______lunch:______ orange and______banana.

a) a, -, an, a c) -, -, the, the

b) -, the, an, a d) —, —, an, a

13.______worst thing is that I drink_______awful lot of ______coffee.

a) the, an, — c) the, a, —

b) a, an, — d) the, an, the

14.1 usually wake up looking forward to______day, but at ______moment I don't because I don't like ______girl I work with.

a) a, the, the c) the, a, the

b)the, the, the d)the,the, a

15. Even though he is____Brazilian he doesn't drink ____coffee, just____cup of _____ tea.

a) a, -, the, - c) -, -, a, -

b) -, the, -, - d) -, -, the, -

16. At______weekends I sometimes turn______television on in______morning.

a) the, the, the c) the, —, the

b) -, the, the d) the, the, -

17. Game playing is______human characteristic, appear­ing with______earliest civilizations in every part of ______globe.

a) -, the, the c) a, -, the

b) a, the, the d) a, the, —

18._______children can visit______museums if they are accompanied by______adult.

a) the, —, an c) -, -, the

b) -, -, a d) -, -, an

19. In______Japanese culture, writing is______most ad­mired of all______arts.

a) a, the, the c) —, the, the

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