Common mistakes in IELTS: Exercises Part 3

Exercise 33: Rewrite the following sentences (a) as questions, (b) as negative sentences

1. He went home.

2. You told me to wait.

3. I made a mistake.

4. She broke the window.

5. She opened the document.

6. He speaks English.

7. He bought a new calculator.

8. She found her disk.

9. Mary came late.

10. He knew the answer.

Exercise 34: Answer the following questions (a) in the affirmative and (b) in the negative, using complete sentences

1. Did you buy a new printer?

2. Does John often swim across the river?

3. Did you find the book that you lost?

4. Does she always ring the bell?

5. Did he go to London last year?

6. Did she teach you anything?

7. Did you know the answer to the problem?

8. Does he speak many languages?

9. Do you think it will rain?

10. Did they catch the thief?

Exercise 35: Correct whatever is wrong with the following questions

1. You were at the cinema last night?

2. At what time did she came yesterday?

3. You will go home next week?

4. He has returned from leave?

5. Does she speaks French?

6. You have some good news for me?

7. He can drive a car?

8. You heard about the accident?

9. Why she comes here every day?

10. When the post will come?

Exercise 36: Complete the following, adding question phrase

1. She sings well, _________?

2. He can’t swim, _________?

3. You play the piano, __________?

4. It’s cool today, __________?

5. It isn’t warm today, __________?

Exercise 37: Change the following into indirect questions

1. I asked him, “How much did you pay for your bicycle?”

–> I asked him how much he _______

2. She asked her guest, “Do you want tea or coffee?”

–> She asked her guest if she _______

3. I asked him, “What’s your idea?”

–> I asked him what his _______

4. We asked them. “Where are you going?”

–> We asked them where ________

5. They asked the assistant, “What’s the price of this PC?”

–> They asked the assistant what ________

6. He asked me. “Did you ring the bell?”

–> He asked me if ________

7. The tourist asked us, “Which is the way to the airport?”

–> The tourist asked us which __________

8. The teacher asked me, “Why are you crying?”

–> The teacher asked me why _________

9. My father asked me, “Why are you so late?”

–> My father asked me why ________

10. She asked me, “How long does it lake to get there?”

–> She asked me how _________

Exercise 38: Rewrite the following sentences correctly

1. I couldn’t find him nowhere.

2. There isn’t no one here who knows her name.

3. I didn’t see nobody there

4. He didn’t tell me nothing.

5. He isn’t neither wise nor good.

6. You will not find the box nowhere.

7. We didn’t give him nothing.

8. I don’t know nothing.

9. He didn’t speak to no one in the room.

10. Nobody never saw him without his stick.

Exercise 39: Write the words which each of the following contractions stand for

1. don’t              3. aren’t              5. wasn’t               7. couldn’t               9. we’ll

2. doesn’t          4. isn’t                6. can’t                  8. haven’t                10. you’ve

Exercise 40: Write contractions for the following

1. would not                4. I will                  7. it is                9. shall not

2. I am                         5. had not              8. will not        10. must not

3. I have                      6. he is

Exercise 41: Put shall or will in the following

1. Tomorrow __________ be Sunday.

2. All right, I ________ come.

3. You _________ not leave this room until you finish your work.

4. You _________ find your books on the table.

5. _________ I bring my books with me?

6. He __________ go to school this year.

7. No! I _________ never do that.

8. I _________ write a few letters tomorrow.

9. I _________ do it whether they like it or not.

10. “We _________ be as quiet as mice.” promised the children

Exercise 42: Use the correct form of say or tell in the following

1. He always __________ the truth.

2. Simon __________ “I’ll go tomorrow.”

3. She _________ nothing.

4. They _________ that she is ill.

5. He _________ that he’d go the next day.

6. I ________ him that I’d go with him

7. She __________ to me, “I’m not feeling well.”

8. What’s he _________ ing?

9. Don’t _________ lies.

10. Amy __________ me that she would go home.

Exercise 43: Use the correct form of make or do in the following

1. Some of the best cheeses are _________ in France.

2. He _______ his best to help me.

3. Have you _________ your homework?

4. I have only _________ one mistake.

5. If you take this medicine, it’ll  _________ you good.

6. ________ whatever you like.

7. What were you _______ ing when I came in?

8. Don’t you _______ your homework carefully?

9. Don’t ______ a noise.

10. They often ________ fun of her at school.

Exercise 44: Use the correct form of lie or lay in the following

1. I’ll go and _______ down.

2. The book was ________ ing on the floor.

3. He _______ down to rest.

4. She told the dog to _______ down.

5. The hen has _______ an egg.

6. How long have you _______ in bed?

7. She _______ to the teacher.

8. He ordered his troops to ________ down.

9. I ________ the book on the table.

10. Yesterday she _________ in bed until midday.

Exercise 45: Use the correct form of sit, seat, or set in the following

1. Please _______ down.

2. Please _______ yourself.

3. Please _______ be .

4. The sun _______ in the west.

5. The boat will _____ twelve people.

6. The old man was ________ ing by the fire.

7. _______ the vase on the table.

8. The dog was ________ ing on the chair.

9. The teacher ________ the boys as they came in.

10. I once __________ in that famous chair.

Exercise 46: Use the correct form of rise or raise in the following

1. Prices _______ during the war.

2. He promised to _________ her salary.

3. The balloon _________ in the sky.

4. The sun ________ at six o’clock.

5. He ________ his hat to the teacher.

6. The box is too heavy, I can’t _______ it.

7. She _______ from her seat and left the room.

8. I ______ very early in the morning.

9. The teacher told him not to ________ his voice.

10. We had _________ from table before she came in.

Exercise 47: Use the correct form o! wear, pot on. or dress in the following

1. She often _______ a green coat.

2. I _______ my coat and went out.

3. The mother ________ the child.

4. She ________ a beautiful drew at the dance.

5. It takes him a long time to _________ his clothes.

6. He ________ a red tie yesterday.

7. She never _________ brown shoes.

8. Mary _________ herself and went to the party.

9. I’ll ________ my new dress at the wedding.

10. When he came in he was _________ ing his coat.

Exercise 48: Use the correct form of let, let go, leave, or give up in the following

1. _________ your books here

2. Does your father ________ you go swimming?

3. Please _______ my room.

4. I have _________ music lessons.

5. Where have you _________ your pen?

6. Mother will not _______ me go.

7. His old friends ________ him.

8. Please _________ of my hand.

9. Someone always __________ the door open.

10. _________ me go, too.

Exercise 49: Use a correct form of fly, flow, or flee in the following

1. The plane _________ over the city.

2. The birds have ________ north for the summer.

3. He __________ from danger.

4. The water _________ all day.

5. The flies __________ through the window.

6. The Nile _______ into the Mediterranean.

7. He ________ from London to New York.

8. The prisoner has _________ from his guard.

9. Birds __________.

10. The wild horses __________ from the men.

Common mistakes in IELTS: Exercises Part 3
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