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Five-Minute Tests

1. Use particle “to” where necessary to complete the sentences.

1. Our teacher wants us ____ speak English fluently.

2. They let us ____ use dictionaries during the exam.

3. Her parents wouldn’t allow her ____ miss her classes.

4. Kate was made ____ read the text once more with the right intonation.

5. He was not allowed ____ drive a car.

6. Did you hear Lena ____ speak English with Americans?

7. Will you let me ____ go to the cinema?

8. I’d like you ____ be more serious and attentive.

9. We didn’t expect him ____ make off with the money.

10. We would like them _____ make up for their bad behaviour.

Key: 1. to; 2. –; 3. to; 4. to; 5. to; 6. –; 7. –; 8. to; 9. to; 10. to

2. Present Simple or Present Perfect?

English (1) (creep) into everyday use in many countries alongside their own language. Many English (or American) words (2) (be) in common use: cool, sorry, OK and so on. In France, where the older generation (3) (object) to the influence of English, they (4) (give) this phenomenon a name, “Franglias” and in Latin America they (5) (talk) of “Spanglish”.

Key: 1. has crept; 2. are; 3. objects; 4. have given; 5. talk

3. Complete the text using these words:






English plays an (1)________ part in a teenager’s world; it is the dominant language in youth style and it is one (2)_______ in which teenagers across the world can (3)________ with each other and share a (4)________ culture. The existence
of graffiti (5)________ in English in
so many countries is one example of this.

Key: 1. important; 2. way; 3. communicate; 4. common; 5. written

4. Open the brackets in if/when clauses.

1. I can tell Jim about it if I (to see) him.

2. If I (to get) any news, I (to find) you.

3. Hurry up! If you (not to catch) a taxi, you (not to meet) them at the station.

4. Call for an ambulance, if you (not to feel) better.

5. Your parents (to worry), if you (not to phone) them.


1. I can tell Jim about it if I see him.

1. If I get any news, I’ll find you.

2. Hurry up! If you don’t catch a taxi, you won’t meet them at the station.

3. Call for an ambulance, if you don’t feel better.

4. Your parents will worry, if you don’t phone them.

By Youdif Boyarskaya,
School No. 814, Moscow