Copy Of Insight Upper-intermediate Unit 4 Grammar

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  • 1. 

    Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.My grandmother  ____________  be lonely until we moved to the same town as her 

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Would

    Correct Answer
    A. Used to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to". This is because the phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or states that are no longer true in the present. In this case, the sentence suggests that the grandmother was lonely in the past until the speaker's family moved to the same town as her, indicating a change in her state of loneliness.

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  • 2. 

    I ______________  playing the piano when I was four.

    • A.

      Used to begin

    • B.

      Began

    Correct Answer
    B. Began
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "began". This is because the sentence is referring to a specific point in the past when the person started playing the piano, which is indicated by the past tense verb "began". "Used to begin" implies a habitual action in the past, which does not fit the context of the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Jack  __________ be able to ski.

    • A.

      Would

    • B.

      Used to

    Correct Answer
    B. Used to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to." This is because the phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or states that are no longer true in the present. In this sentence, it implies that Jack was able to ski in the past but is no longer able to do so.

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  • 4. 

    Her phone  ________  keep on ringing during the night. It woke me up. 

    • A.

      Will

    • B.

      would

    Correct Answer
    B. would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would". In this sentence, the verb "would" is used to indicate a habitual or repeated action in the past. The speaker is describing a situation where the phone rang repeatedly during the night, which caused them to wake up.

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  • 5. 

    He __________ have curly brown hair, but he went bald when he was thirty.

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Would

    Correct Answer
    A. Used to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to." This is because the sentence is describing a past habit or characteristic of the person. The phrase "used to" is commonly used to talk about past habits or states that are no longer true in the present. In this case, the person used to have curly brown hair, but they went bald when they were thirty.

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  • 6. 

    Nowadays the train  __________ an expensive way to travel.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Used to be

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is". This is because the sentence is talking about the present time, indicating that currently, trains are an expensive way to travel.

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  • 7. 

    She ___________ a lot of time with David these days.

    • A.

      Is spending

    • B.

      Would spend

    Correct Answer
    A. Is spending
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is spending." This is because the sentence is referring to the present time and the action of spending time with David is currently happening. The present continuous tense "is spending" is used to describe ongoing actions in the present.

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  • 8. 

    We _________  the bus to school every day before my brother learned to drive.

    • A.

      Would take

    • B.

      Usually take

    Correct Answer
    A. Would take
    Explanation
    The sentence indicates a habitual action that occurred before the brother learned to drive. The phrase "every day" suggests a repeated action in the past. The use of "would take" indicates a past habitual action, making it the correct answer. "Usually take" does not convey the same sense of habitual action in the past.

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  • 9. 

    Complete the sentences with the correct forms of used to, be used to or get used to and the verbs in brackets. She _________________________ (have) self-esteem problems, but now she’s more confident. 

    Correct Answer
    used to have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to have". In this sentence, "used to" is used to talk about a past habit or state that is no longer true. The verb "have" is used in the past tense to match the subject "she". This suggests that in the past, she had self-esteem problems, but now she is more confident.

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  • 10. 

    I can’t ___________________________ (carry) an umbrella all the time now I live in London. 

    Correct Answer
    get used to carrying
    Explanation
    Living in London, where the weather is often unpredictable, it becomes impractical to carry an umbrella all the time. Therefore, the phrase "get used to carrying" suggests that the person needs to adapt to the habit of carrying an umbrella regularly in order to be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions.

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  • 11. 

    In the past people ___________________________ (travel) by horse and cart. 

    Correct Answer
    used to travel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to travel" because the phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or repeated actions that no longer happen in the present. In this case, it is indicating that in the past, people had the habit of traveling by horse and cart, but they do not do so anymore.

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  • 12. 

    He ___________________________ (drink) six soft drinks a day, but his dentist made him stop. 

    Correct Answer
    used to drink
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the person in the past had a habit of drinking six soft drinks a day. However, their dentist advised them to stop doing so. The phrase "used to drink" indicates a repeated action or habit in the past that is no longer true in the present.

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  • 13. 

    Students need time to ___________________________ (work) collaboratively online. 

    Correct Answer
    get used to working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "get used to working". This answer suggests that students require a certain amount of time to become familiar and comfortable with working collaboratively online. They may need to adjust to the online environment, learn how to navigate online platforms, and understand how to effectively communicate and collaborate with their peers in a virtual setting.

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  • 14. 

    I ___________________________ (feel) pain. I get football injuries all the time. 

    Correct Answer
    am used to feeling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am used to feeling." This is because the sentence is in the present tense and is describing a habitual action or state. The phrase "am used to" indicates that the speaker is accustomed to feeling pain due to football injuries.

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  • 15. 

    Consumers ___________________________ (buy) clothes online nowadays. 

    Correct Answer
    are used to buying
    Explanation
    The sentence indicates that consumers have become accustomed to purchasing clothes online. The phrase "are used to buying" suggests that this has become a regular or habitual action for them.

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  • 16. 

    She ___________________________ (not eat) meat, but then she stopped being vegetarian. 

    Correct Answer
    didn’t use to eat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't use to eat." This implies that in the past, she had a habit of not eating meat. However, she eventually changed her dietary preferences and stopped being a vegetarian.

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  • 17. 

    Complete the sentences with the future in the past tense. Use no more than three words, including the word in brackets. They _______________________ (going) have a picnic, but then it started to rain.

    Correct Answer
    were going to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were going to." This is the correct form of the future in the past tense to complete the sentence. It indicates that the action of having a picnic was planned for the future, but it did not happen because it started to rain.

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  • 18. 

    Steve _______________________ (become) the first professional tennis player in his club.

    Correct Answer
    was to become , would become
    Explanation
    The sentence is talking about Steve becoming the first professional tennis player in his club. The correct answer options "was to become" and "would become" both indicate a future action that is expected to happen. "Was to become" suggests that there was a plan or intention for Steve to become the first professional tennis player, while "would become" implies a future possibility or likelihood. Both options convey the idea that Steve is expected to achieve this milestone in the future.

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  • 19. 

    The debate _______________________ (decide) the ethics of genetic screening.

    Correct Answer
    was to decide , would decide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was to decide, would decide." The word "was" indicates that the debate was intended or planned to make a decision about the ethics of genetic screening. The word "would" suggests that the debate would have the ability or potential to make a decision on this matter. Both verb forms are used to express the purpose or intention of the debate in relation to deciding the ethics of genetic screening.

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  • 20. 

    He thought he _______________________ (about) lose his job, but they gave him a promotion!

    Correct Answer
    was about to
    Explanation
    The phrase "was about to" indicates that the person was on the verge of losing his job, but unexpectedly, he was given a promotion instead.

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  • 21. 

    At first people believed computers _______________________ (increase) unemployment.

    Correct Answer
    would increase
    Explanation
    People initially believed that computers would increase unemployment. This suggests that there was a common belief or perception among people that the introduction of computers into various industries and workplaces would lead to a decrease in job opportunities for humans. The use of the modal verb "would" indicates that this belief was speculative or hypothetical in nature.

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  • 22. 

    Sarah _______________________ (going) travel round the world, but then she got sick.

    Correct Answer
    was going to
    Explanation
    Sarah had plans to travel around the world, but unfortunately, she fell ill and was unable to fulfill her travel plans.

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  • 23. 

    The teacher _______________________ (about) speak when one of the students interrupted.

    Correct Answer
    was about to
    Explanation
    The correct answer "was about to" indicates that the teacher was in the process of starting to speak when one of the students interrupted. This suggests that the interruption occurred just before the teacher was about to begin speaking.

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  • 24. 

    Her actions _______________________ (transform) the lives of people all over the world.

    Correct Answer
    were to transform , would transform
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were to transform, would transform". This is because the phrase "were to transform" suggests a hypothetical or unreal situation in the past, while "would transform" indicates a hypothetical or unreal situation in the present or future. Both phrases convey the idea that the person's actions have the potential to bring about significant changes in the lives of people worldwide.

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