advanced levelPractice English Advanced Grammar Exercises
1 Present simple and present continuous
Why is the girl in the photo smiling?
2 Past simple and past continuous; used to and would
Musicians sang and threw flowers.
3 Present perfect simple and present perfect continuous
The higher temperatures have had dramatic effects.
4 Past perfect simple and past perfect continuous
He’d been expecting an easy climb.
5 The future 1: will, be going to, present continuous, present simple
I’m going to ask her to marry me.
6 The future 2: other ways to refer to the future, the future in the past
They will be lying on the sofa.
7 The passive 1: basic passive forms
Borders between countries are being broken down.
8 The passive 2: complex passive forms
It has been suggested that it was caused by secret experiments.
There must be something else.
10 Modal and non-modal verbs 2
I must admit, my first films were terrible.
11 Other ways to express modality
There’s no point doing nothing.
Review: present simple and continuous; past and perfect tenses; the future; the passive; modals
Determiners, pronouns and noun phrases
12 Determiners 1: articles and demonstratives
A hand came through the window.
A good deal of progress has been made.
We all helped one another.
It’s a good idea to make sure you’re reasonably fit.
A spoonful of cheese ice cream
17 Nouns and noun phrases 2: gerunds
Bowing your head is the normal way to greet others.
Review: determiners; pronouns and possessives; it and there; nouns and noun phrases
Prepositions, adjectives and adverbs
Hodja climbed up the ladder with the man behind him.
19 Prepositions after adjectives and nouns
Without doubt the perfect solution to your problems
20 Verbs + prepositions; prepositional verbs
If the moon loves you, why worry about the stars?
There’s an amazing golden statue.
My daughter said it would be pointless complaining.
One of the most modern campuses in the world
Fortunately, however, it keeps missing.
Review: prepositions; adjectives; adverbs
We picked up our things and started walking off.
I can’t imagine being bored here!
There are plenty of ways of appearing younger.
Why do we love to give each other presents?
I heard a key turn in the lock.
Review: phrasal verbs; verbs with infinitive or -ing-, copular verbs; verbs with two objects; advanced verb structures
The fines for homelessness are inevitably unaffordable.
You’re sunbathing on the beach, enjoying an ice cream.
32 Word formation 1: conversion
Go for a stroll to help clear your head and calm your nerves.
33 Word formation 2: other sources
Did you know penguin is a Welsh word?
Conditionals, clauses, questions, indirect speech
If it hadn’t been for Percy, who knows what could have happened?
If you would just wait here for a moment.
It has Andean mountains, many of which rise to over 4,500 metres.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Why is the kitchen covered in bubbles, do you think?
She said she would not take part in the next year’s competition.
All I did was ask for my money back!
Review: word formation; conditionals; relative and adverbial clauses; question forms; indirect speech; emphatic devices
Sentences and varieties of English
Within five days, a five-metre gap had opened up.
It happened when he was just 16.
Just because you haven’t passed yet, doesn’t mean you never will.
44 Formal and academic English
The origins of human language present something of a mystery.
45 Informal and spoken English
There’s loads of great stuff on their website.
As grammar plenty, na so trouble plenty.
Review: linking and reference words; ellipsis and substitution; formal and academic English; informal and spoken English