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Intermediate ESL Writing Test

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English Test

Name: _________________________________________________

1) Complete with the correct verb: build, serve, sell, design, treat, play.

1. Sales assistants……………………… things in a shop.

2. Architects ………………………. Houses.

3. DJs …………………….. music at parties.

4. Builders repair and …………………….. houses.

5. Waiters ………………………. Food in restaurants.

6. Doctors …………………….. people

2) Complete with these words: Postmen, vets, car mechanics, bus drivers, pilots.

1. ________________ repair cars and vans.

2. _______________ fly planes.

3. _______________ help animals.

4. _______________ deliver letters and parcels.

5. _______________ drive buses.

3) Complete with the correct words: the clothes, your bed, the dishes, the table, the floor.

1. I sometimes wash ___________________.

2. You always make __________________.

3. My mother sometimes hoovers __________________.

4. They never iron __________________.

5. My brothers often lay __________________.

4) Write the comparative or superlative of these adjectives.

1. The gold lamp is ________________ of all (old).

2. The small desk is __________________ the big desk (cheap).

3. The big bed is ________________ the small bed (comfortable).

4. The black watch is _____________ (modern).

5) Complete with the correct words:

Earthquake       Flooded     Blew     Rescued     Calm  killed

 

1. The firefighters ___________ a lot of people from the buildings.

2. The _____________ destroy all the streets and high buildings.

3. The doctors _____________ down the patients during the storm.

4. Strong winds _____________ down houses and trees.

5. The heavy rain ____________ the whole village.

6. A tsunami ____________ many people in the east coast.

 

6) Complete the story with Simple Past.

Last year I ……………… (go) on holiday. I ……………… (drive) to the sea with  my dad. On the first day we ……………… (look) at the beautiful buildings and ……………. (eat) in lots of cafes. The next day ……………… (be) very hot so we …………….. (drive) to the sea. We ……………….. (leave) our clothes in the car and ……………. (swim) all day. At six  o’clock we ………………. (walk) to our car, but the car ……………(not be) there. We ……………… (buy) some clothes and ………………. (go) to the Police Station. The police …………… (be) nice and we …………….. (sleep) in the police station.

1) Read and answer:

PABLO PICASSO

Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain; he was the first child of Don José Ruíz y Blasco and María Picasso y López. Picasso’s family was middle-class; his father was also a painter. His father was a professor of art at the School of Crafts. Picasso showed a passion and a skill for drawing since childhood. At the age of 13, he entered into the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. After studying art in Madrid, Picasso made his first trip to Paris in 1900. In the early twentieth century, Picasso married twice and had four children by three women. During the Second World War, Picasso remained in Paris. One of the most famous portraits was of the American writer Gertrude stain, who he met in Paris in 1904. He painted Guernica, one of his most celebrated painting around the world, in 1937. At the age of 90 he was honored by an exhibition in the Louvre in Paris. Picasso died of heart failure in 1973.

 

1. Where was Picasso born?

2. Who were his parents?

3. Where did his father teach?

4. When did Picasso enter to the school of Art?

5. How many times did he marry?

6. Which was one of the most famous portraits?

7. What did he do in 1937?

8. How did he die?

 

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