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Diagnostic English #8: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (modals) Pt.2

Choose the best alternative.


51

I _____ to the butcher’s on the way home, but I forgot.

52

She _____ about the time. Her friends were also late.

53

The plane _____ already-it’s not due to go until 9.55.

54

A: Is it Sunday? All the shops are closed.

B: Well, if all the shops are closed, it _____ Sunday.

55

A: You bought the tickets, didn’t you?

B: No. I _____, but I didn’t have enough money.

56

The boy _____ walk again soon after he had had an operation.

57

He was crying just a moment ago. He _____ singing already.

58

George is reading a Spanish newspaper. He _____ Spanish.

59

No wonder you always look pale. You _____ get more fresh air.

60

To keep fit and stay healthy, you _____ enough of the right kinds of exercise.

61

Transport systems _____ likely to change in the future. One probable difference is that there _____ more electric vehicles.

62

If you want antibiotics, you _____ to ask the doctor for a prescription.

63

“You weren’t supposed to do that.” means: _____.

64

The wound has healed now. You _____ that bandage any longer

65

You _____ this to Kate, or she’ll get upset.

66

A: His office is empty. He must have gone home.

B: But his briefcase is here. He _____ home.

67

He _____ with us if he doesn’t want to.

68

The package _____ to the wrong address.

69

Since you have been working for hours, you _____ tired.

70

We _____ or we’ll be late,

71

The car broke down, and we _____ have it towed to a service station.

72

No one likes _____ work at the weekend.

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It is very difficult choice to _____ make.

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You _____ to see a doctor. You’re perfectly healthy.

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Alcohol _____ be bad for his health, but it is for me.

76

Children under twelve _____ travel free of charge.

77

Father is mending the car. After that we _____ to go for a drive.

78

It is very important to me, and I really_____ be late.

79

We _____ write an essay on the book after we’d read it.

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The sky _____ seen because of the pollution.

81

I_____ sorry if she had left.

82

Robert is a millionaire’s son. He _____ never_____ worry about anything in life.

83

You’d better not try to bribe him. He _____ you to the police.

84

I wish you’d told me they were on the phone. I _____ all the way to their house.

85

If only you’d mentioned that your friend played tennis. We _____ a game of doubles.

86

If my car _____ stuck in a traffic jam, I’d be very angry, but I _____ my horn.

87

I wouldn’t buy it unless I _____ it.

88

A: Williams. Jack Williams.

B: Sorry. I _____ the wrong number.

89

A: He was driving on the right in Cyprus when he crashed.

B: He _____ on the left.

90

A: The attendant was smoking near the petrol pump.

B: He _____ smoking there.

91

You say you saw him sitting in the canteen today. He _____ sitting there. He has been in hospital for two days.

92

A: Look at the magician. He is sawing that woman in half!

B: He _____ sawing her in half. It _____ a trick.

93

A: His brother won the marathon last year.

B: He _____ very fast.

94

A: How on earth did the thief get in?

B: He _____ a window.

95

I wish he _____ a little more tactful!

96

The Government recommended that the housing problem _____ speeded up.

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A: Surely he has woken up.

B: Well, I can hear snoring coming from his room.

A: He _____ then.

98

You cannot wash these curtains. They _____.

99

The reports _____ by four o’clock because the manager is going to sign them.

100

I _____ very hard but I do now.

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