Gateway B1 Unit 9 Test Standard Grammar

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  • 1. 

    Rewrite the questions using reported speech. ‘Where do you live?’She asked me________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She asked me where I lived." This is the correct reported speech form of the original question "Where do you live?" The verb "do" changes to "did" in reported speech, and the question word "where" remains unchanged. The pronoun "you" changes to "me" to reflect that it is being reported by someone else.

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  • 2. 

    ‘Have you seen Emma this morning?’He asked me ________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He asked me if I had seen Emma that morning." This is because the original question is in reported speech, where the verb tense of the question changes to past perfect. Additionally, the word "if" is used to introduce a reported question.

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  • 3. 

     ‘Where can I buy a newspaper?’He asked me ________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "where he could buy a newspaper." This is because the question is asking for the location or place where the person can purchase a newspaper. The phrase "He asked me" indicates that the person is seeking information from someone else, in this case, the speaker. Therefore, the correct response would be to provide the location or place where newspapers are sold.

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  • 4. 

     ‘Did you speak to Tony about the party?’He asked me whether ________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I had spoken to Tony about the party, He asked me whether I had spoken to Tony about the party." This answer accurately reflects the past tense of the question and maintains the correct structure of the reported speech.

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  • 5. 

    What do you do at weekends?She asked me ________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "what I did at weekends, She asked me what I did at weekends". This answer accurately reflects the question being asked by the person. They are inquiring about the activities or actions that the speaker engages in during weekends. The answer also maintains the correct sentence structure and includes the reported speech format by using the phrase "She asked me".

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  • 6. 

    Correct the mistakes in the sentences. Rewrite the whole sentence. Joe said me that he wanted a lift to college.

    Explanation
    The original sentence "Joe said me that he wanted a lift to college" is incorrect because it uses the wrong verb pattern. Instead of "said me," it should be "said to me" or "told me." Additionally, the word "that" should be included before the reported speech. The correct sentence would be "Joe said to me that he wanted a lift to college" or "Joe told me that he wanted a lift to college."

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  • 7. 

    What did you tell to Peter? He looks very upset.

    Explanation
    The correct answer options are all variations of asking about what was said to Peter. They all convey the same meaning and can be used interchangeably. The question implies that Peter is upset, suggesting that something said to him might be the cause of his distress. Therefore, asking what was told or said to him is a suitable way to inquire about the situation and potentially offer assistance or clarification.

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  • 8. 

    I asked to Mary if she could help me with this exercise.

    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it correctly identifies the sentence structure and word order. The speaker asked Mary if she could help with the exercise, and the phrase "asked Mary" is placed at the end of the sentence to indicate who was asked.

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  • 9. 

    Yesterday the teacher asked us what did we want to doon Friday.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is in the past tense and follows the correct sentence structure. When reporting someone's words or asking questions in indirect speech, we usually change the tense of the verb. In this case, "did we want" is changed to "we wanted" to match the past tense of the original sentence. Additionally, the word "what" is included before "we wanted" to form a complete question in indirect speech.

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  • 10. 

    Jim said he has seen the film with Bobby.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Jim said he had seen the film with Bobby., he had seen." This answer is correct because it accurately reflects the given statement. The sentence is in reported speech, indicating that Jim said something in the past. The use of "had seen" instead of "has seen" is appropriate because the reported speech is referring to a past event. The repetition of "he had seen" at the end of the sentence is unnecessary and does not affect the correctness of the answer.

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  • 11. 

    Complete the dialogue with the correct form of the verbs given.A: Did you speak to your dad about going camping?B: Yes, I did.A: What did he say?B: He said it ________(not be) a good idea.

    Explanation
    In the dialogue, person B is recounting what their dad said about going camping. They state that their dad said "it [Blank] a good idea." The correct form of the verb to use in this context is "wasn't" or "was not." This is because the dad's response is indicating that going camping was not a good idea.

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  • 12. 

    A: Why not?B: He thought it ________(will be) too cold.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would be, it'd be." In the conversation, person A asks why something did not happen, and person B explains that the reason is because he thought it would be too cold. "Would be" is used to express a hypothetical situation or a future possibility, while "it'd be" is a contraction of "it would be," which is a more informal way of expressing the same idea.

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  • 13. 

    A: Oh.B: Yes, and he said that it ________ (be going to) rain.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was going to." This is because the person mentioned that "he said" it was going to rain, indicating that the statement about the rain was made in the past. The phrase "was going to" is the past form of "be going to," which is used to talk about future plans or predictions made in the past.

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  • 14. 

    A: Really? I haven’t heard that.B: Yes. He said he ________(read) the weather forecast.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had read, ’d read, he'd read". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the speaker is referring to something that happened before the conversation took place. "Had read" is the past perfect tense, indicating an action completed before a certain point in the past. "'d read" is a contraction of "had read" and is used in informal speech. "He'd read" is the past tense of "he reads".

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    He also said that we ________ (have to) revise for our exams.A: Yes. I suppose he’s right. We have got an exam onMonday.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had to". The speaker agrees with the statement made by someone else that they had to revise for their exams. This implies that there was a requirement or obligation for them to study for their exams. The phrase "had to" indicates a necessity or compulsion to do something, in this case, revising for exams.

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