Aquí tenéis el Second Trim Quiz, tiene 15 preguntas y combina ejercicios desde el nivel inicial hasta el avanzado. Además hay un bonus point para los más atrevidos.

Queremos felicitar a Angeles que tuvo la máxima puntuación. ¡Enhorabuena!

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Aquí podéis hacer el quiz

Aquí abajo podéis comprobar las respuestas.

1. a. Go they to the cinema every wednesday?

b. Do they go to the cinema every Wednesday?

c. Do they go to the cinema every wednesday?

The key: ‘Wednesday’ is a proper name, it starts with a capital letter.

2. a. There was four robbers.

b. There were four men robbers.

c. There were four robbers.

The key: Unless there’s a specific reason there’s no reason to include gender when talking about professions, eg. architect, teacher, baker.

3. a. I love olives and I like fish very much

b. I love olives, I very like fish

c. I love olives and I like fish very much.

The key: Full-stop. Use conjunction ‘and’ to link two clauses.

4. a. Last weekend I swam 2km and I rode bike during 2 hours.

b. Last weekend I swum 2km and I rode my bike during 2 hours.

c. Last weekend I swam 2km and I rode my bike during 2 hours.

The key: Past simple of swim? swam. ‘ride () bike’ is missing a word. ‘ride a bike’, ‘ride her bike’ or ‘ride my bike’.

5. a. When the flight that I am taking is delayed by two hours, I wait impatiently.

b. When the flight than I am taking is delayed by two hours, I have impatiently.

c. When the flight that I am taking is delayed by two hours, I have wait impatiently.

The key: The adverb ‘impatiently’ describes how. When asking that question, only one option really makes sense. How do you wait? How do you have? How do you have wait?

6. a. He has never had a girlfriend, hasn’t he?

b. He has never had a girlfriend, has he?

c. He has never had a girlfriend, had he?

The key: Question tags contrast a negative (never had) and a positive (has he).

7. a. A gun was fired by mistake while an upstairs bedroom was being checked for illegal firearms.

b. A gun was been fired by mistake while an upstairs bedroom was been checking for illegal firearms.

c. A gun was fired by mistake while an upstairs bedroom was been checking for illegal firearms.

The key: ‘was being’ is the only correctly conjugated past continuous.

8. a. When your car did break down?

b. When did your car break down?

c. When car break your down?

The key: Basic question structure. Auxiliary + subject + base verb.

9. a. Mercury is the nearest planet the sun

b. Mercury is the nearest planet the Sun.

c. Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun.

The key: Preposition ‘to’.

10. a. My parents got hungry because we hadn’t tidied up after the party.

b. My parents got angry because we tidied up after the party.

c. My parents got angry because we hadn’t tidied up after the party.

The key: Correct use of ‘angry’ and past perfect ‘hadn’t tidied up’

11. a. I’m live in Madrid, in street Alamo.

b. I live in Madrid, on Alamo Street.

c. I’m live in Madrid, on Alamo Street.

The key: ‘a’ and ‘b’ conjugate incorrectly the present continuous. Correct use of prepositions.

12. a. Do you like skiing? Yes, I do.

b. Do you like skiing? Yes, I like.

c. Do you like skiing? Yes, I am.

The key: When answering you need to pay attention, not to the base verb (like), but to the auxiliary verb (do).

13. a. Hi Rafa, here’s my homework.

b. Hi Rafa’s here my homework.

c. Hi Rafa here my homework.

The key: Contracting ‘is’ correctly.

14. a. Sarah said they don’t get many opportunities to sunbathe in England so she was making the most of it

b. Sarah said they don’t get many opportunities to sunbathe in England so she was making the most of it.

c. Sarah said they didn’t get many opportunities to sunbathe in England so she was making the most of it.

The key: Consistency. It’s reporting an action that took place in the past.

15. a. Go pass the beauty salon. Turn on left and then go along the corridor. The souvenir shop is next to the lifts.

b. Go past the beauty salon. Turn left and then go along the corridor. The souvenir shop is next to the lifts.

c. Across go the beauty salon. Turn left and then go along the lifts. The corridor shop is next to the souvenirs.

The key: Spelling ‘go past’ correctly.

Bonus point: How do you say ‘walnut’ in Spanish? The answer is ‘Nuez‘.

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