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Diagnostic English #8: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (modals) Pt.1

Choose the best alternative.


1

His illness got worse and worse. In the end he _____ go into hospital for an operation.

2

You _____ any more aspirins; you’ve had four already.

3

I’ve searched everywhere for Bob but I _____ to find him.

4

A: Mrs. Taylor was found dead with a wire around her neck.

B: She _____ strangled.

5

You _____ spanked her. She didn’t deserve it.

6

A: I wonder who took my alarm clock.

B: It _____ Julia. She _____ supposed to get up early.

7

In a hundred years’ time we _____ out of water to drink.

8

If you’d explained your problem to me, I _____ to help you.

9

Joe ran all the way. It wasn’t necessary. Joe _____ run all the way.

10

Tom was serious when he said he wanted to be an actor when he grew up. We _____ at him. We hurt his feelings.

11

He _____ hungry. He isn’t eating his food.

12

All the lights in Terry’s room are turned off. He_____ sleeping.

13

Let’s go to the seminar. It _____ interesting.

14

Children _____ taught to respect their elders.

15

This application _____ last week.

16

We can’t wait any longer! Something _____ immediately.

17

A: I overslept this morning.

B: You _____ your alarm clock.

18

Rice _____ have water in order to grow.

19

I _____ to go now. I have a class in ten minutes.

20

“Doctors are supposed to help sick people” means: _____.

21

I _____ to the doctor. I’m feeling much better.

22

This is an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. We _____ let it pass.

23

I _____ go to the cinema than study English.

24

When I was a child my father _____ read me a story every night before bed.

25

A: Did you enjoy the concert?

B: It was OK, but I ___ to the theatre.

26

A: How much do you weigh?

B: _____.

27

When I was a child, I _____ a flashlight to bed with me so that I _____ read comic books without my parents’ knowing them.

28

After looking at his notes again, he _____ to complete the exercise.

29

If we don’t book seats soon, we _____ to get into the concert.

30

If we went to live in the tropics. I _____ buy some thin clothes.

31

If there is fuel shortage, solar energy _____.

32

When she got thinner she _____ take her dress in.

33

Mary _____ any chocolates but she did.

34

Your umbrella is wet. It _____ raining.

35

_____ the pains come again, don’t hesitate to phone me.

36

_____ it been raining, I’d have needed my umbrella.

37

A: I took Janet to the cinema last night.

B: You _____ me too. I was at home.

38

I don’t think she _____. Call her again.

39

Lucy is very late. She _____ her train.

40

I walked to school this morning, but I _____ a bus.

41

The flower is dead. Maybe I _____ it more water.

42

These flowers _____ twice a week, but I always forget to water them.

43

Why don’t you buy a lottery ticket. You _____ a large prize.

44

Why did you take such a risk? You _____ died!

45

We _____ our towels because we knew the hotel would provide some.

46

It was very cold in the morning. You _____ your sweater.

47

“I was supposed to call her at seven.” means: _____.

48

You _____ for me; I could have found the way all right.

49

Janet _____ some problem. She keeps crying.

50

The lights have gone out. _____.

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