Choose the correct answer.

1   If I … you, I wouldn’t risk it.

a) were

b) am

c) would be

2   If I had waited another month, I could probably … a better price for the house.

a) had got

b) would get

c) have got

3   When it’s cold, water … .

a) froze

b) freezes

c) has frozen

4   If she decides to accept that job, she … it for the rest of her life.

a) regret

b) will regret

c) has regretted

5   If you … of applying for that job, my advice is: do it!

a) would think

b) will think

c) are thinking

6   If he hadn’t been driving so fast, he … have hit the woman.

a) wouldn’t

b) didn’t

c) hadn’t

7   … he been more careful, he would have spotted the mistake.

a) Is

b) Were

c) Had

8   If he goes on passing his exams, … soon be qualified.

a) he will

b) he is

c) he has

9   If I pay you thrice as much, will you … to finish by Friday?

a) is able

b) be able

c) can be able

10   If only I’d invested in that company, I’d … a billionaire by now.

a) became

b) had become

c) have become

11   I want to try and carry out an … .

a) experience

b) endurance

c) experiment

12   My … is to explain the different uses of the tenses.

a) problem

b) plan

c) situation

13   The main problem is knowing where you …?

a) start

b) commence

c) activate

14   As you … know there are many things we should solve.

a) sometimes

b) probably

c) certainly

15   The problem is … you can tell the difference.

a) which

b) what

c) how

16   How can you tell the difference between, for …, the Present Simple and Present Continuous?

a) case

b) instant

c) example

17   I should … myself from talking about this nonsense.

a) stop

b) exact

c) control

18   Please … me for doing that.

a) forget

b) forgive

c) forbid

19   I should be thinking about the … .

a) beginning

b) genesis

c) first

20   General issues should be talked about … particular ones.

a) before

b) of

c) with

21   So let’s go … to the beginning.

a) back

b) for

c) on

22   The … thing to consider is the budget.

a) premier

b) premium

c) first

23   Each English tense has two … .

a) forms

b) outlines

c) figures

24   … are common to every language.

a) Their

b) They

c) Them

25   She goes to work Monday to Saturday and that … a habit.

a) defeats

b) detracts

c) describes

26   This is something he … every day.

a) done

b) did

c) does

27   She lives in a small house. The previous sentence is another … of Present Simple.

a) painting

b) illustration

c) picture

28   Let’s … that second issue.

a) address

b) call

c) nominate

29   He is walking home now and that means at this … .

a) period

b) moment

c) day

30   Using Present Continuous we describe what is … now.

a) elapsing

b) going

c) happening


1 a   2 c   3 b   4 b   5 c   6 a   7 c   8 a   9 b   10 c

11 c   12 b   13 a   14 b   15 c   16 c   17 a   18 b   19 a   20 a

21 a   22 c   23 a   24 b   25 c   26 c   27 b   28 a   29 b   30 c

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