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TEST 1 1. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense. My dear Dorian, it is quite true.

I 1) (analyse) women at present, so I know. The subject is not so intricate as I 2) .. (think) it was. I 3) . (find) that, ultimately there 4) .. (be) only two kinds of women, the plain and the coloured. And now you 5) (tell) me about a woman who is a genius. How long you 6) . (know) her? I 7) . (tell) you, Harry. After all, it 8) (never/happen) if I 8) .. (not meet) you. One evening, about seven oclock I 9) .. (remember) what you 10) .. (say) to me on that wonderful evening when we 11) .. (dine) together. I 12) (not know) what I 13) (expect) but I 14) .. (go out) and, while I 15) . (pass) by those hideous little theaters I 16) (see) a little Jew who 17) . (look) at me as if he 18) . (stand) there for ever 19) .. (smoke) a vile cigar. You 20) (laugh) at me, Harry, but I 21) . (pay) for the ticket and 22) .. (enter). I 23) (not laugh), Dorian, at least I 24) . (not laugh) at you. You always 25) (love) and always 26) . (be) in love with love, even if there are many things you 27) . (throw) away if you 28) (not be) afraid that others might pick them up. 2. Fill in a modal or a synonymous expression and the appropriate form of the verb in brackets. 1) Theres no reply when I ring him. He . (leave) the office. 2) Dont give up so easily. You . (do) it if you tried a little harder. 3) Thats no excuse! You know you (finish) this report by today. 4) He (mention) his plans on the phone last night but I really cant remember. 5) Since she crashed the car, she .. (walk) to work every day. 6) If you find something valuable, you .. (take) it to the nearest police station. 7) Passengers . (not walk) across the lines. They should use the footbridge. 8) You .. (know) better than to tell her all your secrets. 9) You (destroy) the letter as soon as you receive it. 10) You (enter) the building if you have a special pass. 3. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the infinitive or the ING form. Mind the tenses. 1) Ann would love .. (lie) on the beach now, instead of typing reports. 2) He is not likely (return) before five. 3) Man is said . (invent) the wheel ten thousand years ago. 4) You must . (starve) to have eaten such a big dinner last night. 5) They hope . (make) a lot of money in their new business. 6) Shes too tired (concentrate) on her work today. 7) You should .. (see) his face when she told him the news. 8) Theres no point .. (get) there early, because the gates dont open till 10 am. 9) Jim doesnt have enough patience . (be) a teacher. 10) Imagine (live) in a big house like that! 4. Put into the passive. 1) His grandfather left him about $10 000. . 2) The hooligans set upon the old man and beat him up. 3) I gave him a cheque for the amount required. . 4) She doesnt like it if people criticize her. 5) Someone gave me this pen for Christmas. 6) I hate it when people make fun of me. . 7) Everyone was listening to the news bulletin with avid interest. . 8) The magistrate let him off with a severe reprimand. . 9) I do not think the police are doing anything about it. 10) Some people object if others make them work hard. .. 5. Write the sentences in reported speech using the most suitable reporting verb. 1) Get out of the room now! .. 2) Ill bring my homework tomorrow. 3) Would you like to go out with us? 4) Dont cross the road without looking both ways. 5) Give me the money! 6) Ive crossed the Atlantic single-handed. 7) Im sorry Ive spoilt the surprise party.

8) Sure, Id be glad to lend a hand. .. 9) Ill never let you down again. .. 10) You always leave the bathroom in a mess. .. 6. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the one printed before it. 1) Its my opinion that you should take more exercise. If I 2) Without his wifes constant support he would never have achieved his ambition. If he .. 3) But for his presence of mind there might have been a serious accident. If it . 4) Considering all the problems, its a miracle we succeeded. If one 5) You wont get a loan without being able to offer some security. You .. unless . 7. Fill in there or it. 1) is very cold today; has been snowing all night. 2) .s a policeman at the door; . seems that the neighbour has complained about the noise. 3) is a shame you werent able to come to the party. were lots of people there. 4) is my privilege to introduce our distinguished guest speaker. 5) s nothing much on TV tonight s a pity we dont have a video recorder. 8. Insert the correct article, if necessary, in the blank spaces. 1. . wealth does not always bring happiness. 2. weather is very peculiar this year. 3. Russia of the Czars was very different from . Russia of today. 4. . longer you stay in .. England . better you should understand mentality of people. 5. banks of Seine in ..Paris are better laid out than those of .. Thames in London. 6. She works as usherette in .. cinema. 7. That curtaining material cost $5 yard. 8. Do you expect me to go all .. way back to . school to look for .. hairpin you might have dropped there. 9. He plays .. violin with .. enthusiasm but without . technical skills to become famous. 10. .. Jungfrau is not half as high as .. Everest, but is nearly .. four times as high as Snowdon. After .. Himalayas, I think . Andes are . Highest chain of . mountains in .. world. 9. Translate into Romanian. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn. If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some hightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. He smiled understandingly much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced or seemed to face the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour. 10. Translate into English. Nu mai trebuie sa spunem ca sosirea iubitului Costica goneste orice gand de plecare acasa, si ca imediat se comanda patru halbe, dupa care incepe o ancheta in regula asupra activitatii lui Costica in toata vremea indelungata de opt ani, de cand lipseste din Capitala. Din aceasta ancheta rezulta deocamdata ca simpaticul amic, dupa ce a renuntat acum opt ani a mai sustine licenta in drept, s-a hotarat a imbratisa cariera de cultivator de pamant, si s-a dus sa exploateze o mosie de munte in tovarasie cu un unchi al lui; in tot timpul de opt ani, n-a mai venit la Bucuresti decat de doua trei ori, cand, desi a stat aici cate o saptamana, nu a avut placerea sa intalneasca pe vechii lui prieteni, fiindca s-a incurcat cu altii! si ca acuma e foarte multumit ca i-a putut in sfarsit revedea.