How worksheet A1

How worksheet

Complete the sentences with ‚how‘ and:

is, much, long, about, old, many, far, feel, doing

1) …….. …… your mother feeling after the operation? Fine, thanks.

2) …….. ……. was your new laptop? Around £650.

3) …… ……… is it from London to Brighton? It’s about 54 miles.

4) ……. …….. did it take to repair your car? It took 3 days.

5) …… ………. people are you going to invite to your birthday party? About 12.

6) …… ……… is your brother? He’s 37.

7) ……. do you …….. about their plans to move abroad? I’m not pleased about that.

8) …… …….. going to the cinema on Friday night? Yeah, that’s a great idea!

9) ….. ……. sugar do you put in your coffee? Two teaspoons, please.

10) ……. is Tom? I haven’t seen him for a while.

11) …….. …….. pairs of jeans have you got? I’ve got 6 pairs.

12) …… is he ……… in his new job? He’s fine.

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Results:

1) How is your mother feeling after the operation? Fine, thanks.

2) How much was your new laptop? Around £650.

3) How far is it from London to Brighton? It’s about 54 miles.

4) How long did it take to repair your car? It took 3 days.

5) How many people are you going to invite to your birthday party? About 12.

6) How old is your brother? He’s 37.

7) How do you feel about their plans to move abroad? I’m not pleased about that.

8) How about going to the cinema on Friday night? Yeah, that’s a great idea!

9) How much sugar do you put in your coffee? Two teaspoons, please.

10) How is Tom? I haven’t seen him for a while.

11) How many pairs of jeans have you got? I’ve got 6 pairs.

12) How is he doing in his new job? He’s fine.

Being polite quiz A2

How to ask for permission, how to ask people for a favour, make suggestions and being polite to others.

1) You want to open a window on a bus. What do you say:

a) ‚Do you mind opening a window?‘

b) ‚Do you mind if a open a window, please?‘

c) ‚I’ll open a window, shall I?‘

2) You are on a street and want to know the time:

a) ‚Excuse me, what’s the time, please?‘

b) ‚Hey, what’s the time !‘

c) ‚Do you know the time, please?‘

3) You are calling a restaurant to book a table:

a) ‚Hello. Can I book a table for 4 people for 8 o’clock, please?‘

b) Book me a table for 8 o’clock, will you?‘

c) Hi. Any chance of a table for 4 for 8pm?‘

4) Phone’s ringing. It’s a friend of yours but you are busy at the moment:

a) ‚ Sorry, can’t talk. Call me later.‘

b) You don’t answer the phone.

c) ‚ I’m sorry but I’m a bit busy at the moment. Shall I call you back later, please?‘

5) You want to suggest a night out to your friends:

a) ‚I’m going clubbing and what about you?‘

b) ‚I want to go clubbing. What do you think?‘

c) What about going clubbing?‘

6) You came to work by car and your colleague by bus. You both live in the same part of town: What do you do:

a) ‚Do you fancy a lift back home?‘

b) ‚Come on. I’ll take you.‘

c) You say nothing.

7) You’re planning to go out with a friend to the cinema and you want him to buy a ticket for you:

a) ‚You get the tickets.‘

b) ‚Can you buy the tickets, please?‘

c) ‚I can’t get the tickets.‘

8) You are in a restaurant and you were invited by the other person. The waiter brings the bill. What will you do:

a) You offer: ‚Shall we share this?‘

b) You say: ‚Sorry, I left my wallet at home‘

c) You ignore the whole situation.

9) You are on an escalator and in a hurry. There is somebody standing in front of you. What will you do?

a) You say: ‚ Sorry, I’m in a hurry‘, and you push past.

b) You say nothing and just push him aside.

c) ‚Excuse me, can I get past, please?‘

10) In a restaurant. You finished your meal and would like to settle the bill.

How do you ask for it:

a) ‚Where is my bill?‘

b) ‚Get me my bill, now!‘

c) Excuse me, can I have the bill, please?‘

11) You walk into a pub and there’s only 1 seat available. What do you say to the people at that table:

a) ‚Is it OK if I sit here, please?‘

b) ‚I’ll take this seat!‘

c) ‚Now it’s mine.‘

12) In the cinema. Someone next to you is talking on a phone during the film. What do you say:

a) ‚Can you shut up? I’m trying to watch a film here.‘

b) ‚Excuse me, can you stop it, please? I’m trying to watch a film here.‘

c) You say nothing; you take that person’s mobile phone and throw it away.

13) At the train station. You want to get to Coventry and there’s a train at the platform but no sign. You seek the conductor and ask:

a) ‚Is this the train to Coventry, please?‘

b) ‚I want to go to Coventry!‘

c) You don’t ask; you just get on the train and hope for the best.

14) You want to buy a train ticket; you come to the ticket booth and say:

a) ‚A ticket to Coventry!‘

b) ‚Return ticket to Coventry.‘

c) ‚Can I have a return ticket to Coventry, please?‘

15) You’re calling a friend but he says he’s busy right now. What do you say:

a) ‚OK. Bye.‘

b) ‚Call me back, will you?‘

c) Shall I call you again later?‘

16) A friend is in trouble. You want to help him/her. How do you suggest that:

a) ‚Is there anything I can do for you?‘

b) ‚ I can help you‘

c) ‚ What do you want from me?‘

17) Someone said something and you didn’t understand. You want to ask for repetition:

a) ‚What was it you said?‘

b) ‚Can you repeat it, please?‘

c) ‚Sorry, I can’t hear you!‘

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Results:

1) You want to open a window on a bus. What do you say:

a) ‚Do you mind opening a window?‘

b) ‚Do you mind if a open a window, please?‘

c) ‚I’ll open a window, shall I?‘

2) You are on a street and want to know the time:

a) ‚Excuse me, what’s the time, please?‘

b) ‚Hey, what’s the time !‘

c) ‚Do you know the time, please?‘

3) You are calling a restaurant to book a table:

a) ‚Hello. Can I book a table for 4 people for 8 o’clock, please?‘

b) Book me a table for 8 o’clock, will you?‘

c) Hi. Any chance of a table for 4 for 8pm?‘

4) Phone’s ringing. It’s a friend of yours but you are busy at the moment:

a) ‚ Sorry, can’t talk. Call me later.‘

b) You don’t answer the phone.

c) ‚ I’m sorry but I’m a bit busy at the moment. Shall I call you back later, please?‘

5) You want to suggest a night out to your friends:

a) ‚I’m going clubbing and what about you?‘

b) ‚I want to go clubbing. What do you think?‘

c) What about going clubbing?‘

6) You came to work by car and your colleague by bus. You both live in the same part of town: What do you do:

a) ‚Do you fancy a lift back home?‘

b) ‚Come on. I’ll take you.‘

c) You say nothing.

7) You’re planning to go out with a friend to the cinema and you want him to buy a ticket for you:

a) ‚You get the tickets.‘

b) ‚Can you buy the tickets, please?‘

c) ‚I can’t get the tickets.‘

8) You are in a restaurant and you were invited by the other person. The waiter brings the bill. What will you do:

a) You offer: ‚Shall we share this?‘

b) You say: ‚Sorry, I left my wallet at home‘

c) You ignore the whole situation.

9) You are on an escalator and in a hurry. There is somebody standing in front of you. What will you do?

a) You say: ‚ Sorry, I’m in a hurry‘, and you push past.

b) You say nothing and just push him aside.

c) ‚Excuse me, can I get past, please?‘

10) In a restaurant. You finished your meal and would like to settle the bill.

How do you ask for it:

a) ‚Where is my bill?‘

b) ‚Get me my bill, now!‘

c) Excuse me, can I have the bill, please?‘

11) You walk into a pub and there’s only 1 seat available. What do you say to the people at that table:

a) ‚Is it OK if I sit here, please?‘

b) ‚I’ll take this seat!‘

c) ‚Now it’s mine.‘

12) In the cinema. Someone next to you is talking on a phone during the film. What do you say:

a) ‚Can you shut up? I’m trying to watch a film here.‘

b) ‚Excuse me, can you stop it, please? I’m trying to watch a film here.‘

c) You say nothing; you take that person’s mobile phone and throw it away.

13) At the train station. You want to get to Coventry and there’s a train at the platform but no sign. You seek the conductor and ask:

a) ‚Is this the train to Coventry, please?‘

b) ‚I want to go to Coventry!‘

c) You don’t ask; you just get on the train and hope for the best.

14) You want to buy a train ticket; you come to the ticket booth and say:

a) ‚A ticket to Coventry!‘

b) ‚Return ticket to Coventry.‘

c) ‚Can I have a return ticket to Coventry, please?‘

15) You’re calling a friend but he says he’s busy right now. What do you say:

a) ‚OK. Bye.‘

b) ‚Call me back, will you?‘

c) Shall I call you again later?‘

16) A friend is in trouble. You want to help him/her. How do you suggest that:

a) ‚Is there anything I can do for you?‘

b) ‚ I can help you‘

c) ‚ What do you want from me?‘

17) Someone said something and you didn’t understand. You want to ask for repetition:

a) ‚What was it you said?‘

b) ‚Can you repeat it, please?‘

c) ‚Sorry, I can’t hear you!‘

Agree/Disagree A1

 

Me, too / Me, neither TEST

Write a response to a statement; A = agree; D = disagree

Examples:

I love champagne. A = Me, too.

He works in a bank. D = I don’t.

1) I like going out with my friends. A = …………….

2) I’ve got a swimming pool in my garden. D = ………………..

3) I hate getting up early. A = ………………..

4) I don’t smoke cannabis. A = ……………………..

5) I prefer cocaine. A = ………………………………..

6) He doesn’t drink beer. D = …………………………

7) She can’t speak French. A = …………………………

8) We can speak English. A = ………………………..

9) I can’t fix computers. D = …………………………..

10) He doesn’t drink vodka. D = ……………………

11) They live in a large house. A = ………………………..

12) I didn’t go out last night. D = …………………………..

13) She lives in Spain. D = ……………………………………

14) I can swim well. A = ………………………………..

15) I like watching horror films. D = ………………………

16) I haven’t got a sister. D = ………………………………..

17) He hasn’t got any pets. A = ………………………………

18) I don’t work weekends. A = ………………………………

19) She has got a boyfriend. D = ………………………….

20) We play golf every weekend. A = …………………….

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Results:

1) I like going out with my friends. A = Me, too.

2) I’ve got a swimming pool in my garden. D = I haven’t.

3) I hate getting up early. A = Me, too.

4) I don’t smoke cannabis. A = Me, neither.

5) I prefer cocaine. A = Me, too.

6) He doesn’t drink beer. D = I do.

7) She can’t speak French. A = Me, neither.

8) We can speak English. A = Me, too.

9) I can’t fix computers. D = I can.

10) He doesn’t drink vodka. D = I do.

11) They live in a large house. A = Me, too.

12) I didn’t go out last night. D = I did.

13) She lives in Spain. D = I don’t.

14) I can swim well. A = Me, too.

15) I like watching horror films. D = I don’t.

16) I haven’t got a sister. D = I have.

17) He hasn’t got any pets. A = Me, neither.

18) I don’t work weekends. A = Me, neither.

19) She has got a boyfriend. D = I haven’t.

20) We play golf every weekend. A = Me, too.

A1 Basic test

A1 Basic knowledge test

Time limit: 60min

Complete sentences:

1) What is …… name? a) you b) your c) yours

2) How …… are you? a) old b) age c) years

3) Where ….. you come from? a) do b) does c) is

4) …… you married? a) is b) are c) do

5) ….. she got any children a) have b) has c) does

6) He ….. work in a bank. a) don’t b) doesn’t c) isn’t

Days of the week:

Sunday …………………. ………………… Wednesday ………………..

…………………….. ……………………….

Numbers:

1…….. 2………. 3……….4………. 5………… 6……… 7……….. 8………. 9………. 10……..

11…………. 12…………. 13………… 14………….. 15………… 16…………. 17………… 18……………. 19…………… 20……………. 21…………….. 30………….

Nationalities:

Britain …………….. Czech Republic ……………… France ……………. Italy………………

Germany…………… Russia…………… Spain…………… Poland…………. Greece ………….

Complete job names:

an en_ _ n _ er   a d_ c_ _ r    a n_ _ _ e    an ac_ _ _ _t _ _ t

a w_ _t _ _ _ s    a t _ _ ch_ r    an ac_ _r    a dr_ _ _r

Complete with this, that, these, those

…….. keys over here are mine. ……… car outside is my father’s.

Who are ……. people over there? Whose is …… book I’m holding in my hand?

Choose the correct answer:

What’s the time, please?

a) It’s 3 o’clock. b) Sorry, I’m busy. c) Yes, I have.

Has he got a car?

a) He’s got a blue car. b) Yes, he does. c) Yes, he has.

Are they married?

a) Yes, they are. b) Yes, they do. c) They are married.

Where do you come from?

a) I’m from Birmingham b) I live abroad. c) Yes, I do.

Telling the time

Re-write the times:

3.15 ………………….. 6.25………………….. 13.10…………………… 21.35………………..

1pm…………………… 7.30………………….. 5.45……………………. 17.50………………..

Months of the year

Ja………….. Fe………….. M……… A…….. M…….. J……… J…………

Au………. Se……………. O……………… No……………… De……………….

RESULTS:

Complete sentences:

1) What is …… name? a) you b) your c) yours

2) How …… are you? a) old b) age c) years

3) Where ….. you come from? a) do b) does c) is

4) …… you married? a) is b) are c) do

5) ….. she got any children a) have b) has c) does

6) He ….. work in a bank. a) don’t b) doesn’t c) isn’t

Days of the week:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday Saturday

Numbers:

1one 2 two 3 three 4 four 5 five 6 six 7 seven 8 eight 9 nine 10 ten

11 eleven 12 twelve 13 thirteen 14 fourteen 15 fifteen 16 sixteen 17 seventeen 18 eighteen 19 nineteen 20 twenty 21 twenty one 30 thirty

Nationalities:

Britain British Czech Republic Czech France French Italy Italian

Germany German Russia Russian Spain Spanish Poland Polish Greece Greek

Complete job names:

an engineer a doctor a nurse an accountant

a waitress a teacher an actor a driver

Complete with this, that, these, those

These keys over here are mine. That car outside is my father’s.

Who are those people over there? Whose is this book I’m holding in my hand?

Choose the correct answer:

What’s the time, please?

a) It’s 3 o’clock. b) Sorry, I’m busy. c) Yes, I have.

Has he got a car?

a) He’s got a blue car. b) Yes, he does. c) Yes, he has.

Are they married?

a) Yes, they are. b) Yes, they do. c) They are married.

Where do you come from?

a) I’m from Birmingham b) I live abroad. c) Yes, I do.

Telling the time

Re-write the times:

3.15 quarter past three 6.25 twenty-five past six 13.10 ten past one 21.35 twenty-five to ten 1pm one o’clock 7.30 half past seven 5.45 quarter to six 17.50 ten to six

Months of the year

January February March April May June July

August September October November December

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For or Since worksheet

For and since TEST

Complete the sentences with for or since.

1) She had lived there ……. 10 years when she decided to move back to the UK.

2) I’ve known her ……. 2 month now.

3) They have been good friends ……… their school days.

4) I went on a training course …….. 6 weeks.

5) They have been fighting the war …….. 6 years.

6) It has been the worst economic recession ………. 1929.

7) It has lasted …… about 4 years now.

8) He was without a job …. 3 months when he was hired by our company.

9) How long did you work there …… ?

10) It was just …… Christmas and then my contract finished.

11) We lived in Oxfordshire …….. we were little but now we live in Bradford.

12) They have been dating …. about a year now.

13) I haven’t seen him ….. we left college.

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RESULTS:

1) She had lived there for 10 years when she decided to move back to the UK.

2) I’ve known her for 2 month now.

3) They have been good friends since their school days.

4) I went on a training course for 6 weeks.

5) They have been fighting the war for 6 years.

6) It has been the worst economic recession since 1929.

7) It has lasted for about 4 years now.

8) He was without a job for 3 months when he was hired by our company.

9) How long did you work there for ?

10) It was just for Christmas and then my contract finished.

11) We lived in Oxfordshire since we were little but now we live in Bradford.

12) They have been dating for about a year now.

13) I haven’t seen him since we left college.

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Time – Practice

Telling the time Practice

Rewrite these times as you would say them:

01.10 …………………………………..

02.15 …………………………………..

06.05 …………………………………..

07.25 …………………………………..

08.40 ……………………………………

09.35 ……………………………………

03.45 ……………………………………

12.05 ……………………………………

13.15 ……………………………………

16.25 ……………………………………

17.40 …………………………………….

21.45 …………………………………….

23.50 …………………………………….

01.00 …………………………………….

13.00 …………………………………….

19.00 …………………………………….

22.35……………………………………..

0.00 ………………………………………

 

RESULTS:

01.10 It’s ten (minutes) past one (in the morning)

02.15 It’s quarter past two (in the morning)

06.05 It’s five (minutes) past six (in the morning)

07.25 It’s twenty-five past seven (in the morning)

08.40 It’s twenty to eight

09.35 It’s twenty-five to ten

03.45 It’s quarter to four

12.05 It’s five past twelve

13.15 It’s quarter past one (in the afternoon)

16.25 It’s twenty-five past four

17.40 It’s twenty to six

21.45 It’s quarter to ten (in the evening)

23.50 It’s ten to twelve or ten to midnight

01.00 It’s one o’clock (in the morning)

13.00 It’s one o’clock (in the afternoon)

19.00 It’s seven o’clock

22.35 It’s twenty-five to eleven

0.00 It’s midnight

It’s normal not to say ‚minutes‘ and ‚in the morning/afternoon‘ when it’s clear which part of day we are talking about.

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