Modals (1): Mustn’t / Don’t have to

Write ‘mustn’t’, ‘doesn’t have to’, or ‘don’t have to’ in the gaps. I’ll post the answers tomorrow 😉 1.  Dylan is allergic to strawberries. He ____________ eat them. 2.  We ____________ win this match as we’ve already won the league. 3.  Julia ____________ come shopping with us. She can stay at home if she wants. 4.  The app is…

CT Quiz 503

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps).  Answer at the bottom of the page. You can’t see the wood for the _____s; to be up a gum _____; a shoe _____; a Christmas _____; Make sure you check out my other Twitter accounts! @DazzleEnglish aimed at advanced learners, and @150phrasalverbs for those wishing to…

CT Quiz 502

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps).  to go over somebody’s _____; the birthday boy sat at the _____ of the table; to have your _____ screwed on right;   Make sure you check out my other Twitter accounts! @DazzleEnglish aimed at advanced learners, and @150phrasalverbs for those wishing to learn and review 150…

Advanced Question Tags (2)

Complete with a suitable question tag. Phew! That’s a relief, __________? Hey! Somebody has been using my computer, __________? We seldom eat out nowadays, __________? I’m such a fool, __________? Everyone likes Italian food, __________? Don’t watch too much TV, __________? Nobody was expecting her to win, __________? This is ridiculous, __________? There’s no point carrying on,…

CT Quiz 501

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps).The answer is at the bottom of the page. to look ___ around the gills; to be _____ with envy; a hedge between keeps friendship _____; Make sure you check out my other Twitter accounts! @DazzleEnglish aimed at advanced learners, and @150phrasalverbs for those wishing to learn and…

BEAR IN MIND (2): Impressed or Shocked?

Remember!: ‘Impress‘, ‘impressed‘ and ‘impressive‘  are ONLY used positively. They express admiration. We don’t use them to talk about feeling shocked, offended, etc. Have a look at the following examples: Many people were horrified at the president’s comments = ➡️ The president’s comments impressed many people.  ❌ ➡️ The president’s comments shocked many people.   ✔️ At the restaurant…

CT Quiz 500: Win a conversation class!

To celebrate my 500th CT Quiz I’m offering a free conversation class to the first two people who send the correct answer via Direct Message (=private message) to me at @EnglishSmarts on Twitter!   The winners are: @OnintzeP and @Jayfromthesky. Congratulations!!  Hard luck if you didn’t win but keep an eye out for more prize quizzes.  What’s…

Past Simple (2)

Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple.   The sky ____________ (turn) a pale grey and it suddenly ____________ (become) very cold. Before long it ____________ (begin) to snow. “Where ____________ (Nicole Kidman /be born)?” – “In Hawaii, apparently. She ____________ (grow up) in Australia however.” Last night I ____________ (watch) a whole film…

Past Simple (1)

Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple.   Amelie ____________ (bring) some delicious biscuits to work. We ____________ (eat) them in no time at all! The school ____________ (hold) a parents’ meeting last night.  ____________ (you / go)? The meal ____________ (smell) and ____________ (taste) wonderful and it only ____________ (cost) ten Euros. Natasha always ____________ (keep) a photo…

Word Formation (30)

Use the word in capitals to form a new word which fits the gap. The two sisters don’t get on at all. They argue _____.  END Sadly the project was a complete _____.  FAIL Our prices need to be much more _____ if we want our business to succeed.  COMPETE    Answers 1. endlessly 2. failure…