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Diagnostic English #4: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (tenses, passives) Pt.3

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101

Someone heard him shout for help. He ______ shout for help.

102

The authorities will make him pay all his debts. He ______ pay all his debts.

103

She’s spring-cleaning the house from bottom to top. The house ______ from top to bottom.

104

The last days of the holiday ______ by rain.

105

They have used up all the petrol in the tank. All the petrol in the tank ______ up.

106

I expect the police will find him. I expect he ______ by the police.

107

People don’t bring up children properly these days. Children ______ properly these days.

108

They ______ the traffic problem when the plans for the project ______ made last year.

109

Because of the patient’s health, ______.

110

They hadn’t done any damage to it. No damage ______ to it.

111

“They say he robbed the bank.” means: ______.

112

A: Did Arsenal beat Galatasaray in the final?

B: ______.

113

People think he is guilty. He ______ guilty.

114

Foreign investments _____ reduced by 20 per cent since the election.

115

It _____ that the Government would do something to relieve the situation.

116

The man who ______ by a snake was given a serum.

117

A cease-fire ______ expected to ______ later this month.

118

A great deal of research ______ into the possible causes of cancer.

119

She promised that she ______ hospital until she ______ better.

120

New sources of energy ______ developed. This will become increasingly important as oil reserves ______ up.

121

The transistor ______ in 1948. As a result of this, both the size and the cost of electronic equipment______ greatly reduced.

122

Radio waves ______ by the ionosphere. This makes it possible ______ short-wave radio signals over great distances.

123

Plans to develop cars on methanol are likely ______ in the future.

124

There is no bread left because we ______ it all.

125

Little ____ she realize that the evening was ____ out very differently.

126

It is highly probable that more and more solar energy ______ in the future.

127

There isn’t any more chalk, it ______ all ______.

128

You can stop looking for his watch. He ______ just ______ it.

129

Don’t ask me what cauliflower tastes like. I ______ eating it.

130

I bought another concert ticket in case you ____ to come with me.

131

We’ll close all the windows in case it ______ while we are out.

132

Take an umbrella with you in case it ______.

133

She ought to pass her exams so long as she ______.

134

His hopes of making a fortune ______ when his factory burned down.

135

When eleven o’clock came and he still ______, I began to wonder if he ______ an accident.

136

Some patients shout in pain while ______ an injection.

137

For various reasons, clothing of some type ______ by human beings since the beginning of time.

138

Considering the weather is so uncertain, the reception ____ indoors.

139

In most non-western countries punishment______ as a deterrent.

140

If we compare the mass of hydrogen in a star with the rate at which energy ______, we can estimate its potential life.

141

It has been predicted that within the next 50 years, scientists ______ a drug to prolong life up to 150 years or more.

142

We ______ at the Italian restaurant last night, but it was full, so we ate somewhere else.

143

The door ______ unless you ______.

144

His parents ______ married for eight years when he was born.

145

By April 2010, he ______ for this organization for fifteen years.

146

He ______ from the company for several years before they found him out.

147

He ______ a cold for the last three days.

148

The Prime Minister refuses to enter into negotiations with the railway men until they ______ all ______ to work.

149

In the years ahead, it seems likely that people ______ even greater control over nature.

150

You ______ pleased to hear that your father______ to the committee.

151

Hardly _____ I_____ the phone down when it started ringing again.

152

The day she agreed to marry him was the happiest he ______ ever ______ in his life.

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