gap fill exercises
Complete the text with of, from, since, for.
Mark is originally (1)___ South Africa, but he moved to Barcelona when he graduated college, and has lived there (2)___ fifteen years. He moved into and has lived there (3)___ he arrived. His girlfriend, Helena, is also an immigrant: she is (4)___ Athens, the capital (5)___ Greece. They’ve been going out (6)___ 2008, and they’ve lived together (7)___ six months; in fact, she was one (8)___ the first people he met in Catalonia. (9)___ they’ve been going out, he’s met a lot (10)___ new people, and now he really likes living in Barcelona.
Articles are always an issue for English learners, so try practicing by putting in the right one (a/an, the, or nothing) in the following text:
Have you ever gone to (1)___ drive-in cinema? I love them. I went to my first one when I was (2)___ 12. My father took me to (3)___ one at the edge of town. We parked our car in (4)___ front row, and tuned our radio to the local station. We saw (5)___ comedy film and (6)___ action film, and while I didn’t really enjoy (7)___ movies,
Many English learners’ native languages either don’t distinguish between masculine and feminine pronouns, or don’t use pronouns at all. Strangely, despite having eliminated sex from regular nouns, all 3rd-person pronouns referring to people have sex. It is extremely important to keep them in order, as mixing them up can cause great confusion. In the following exercise, write in the correct pronoun.
Can Tetris cure PTSD? A study out of Oxford University suggests video game classic Tetris could be used to treat and maybe even prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Watch the video here.
While you watch and listen to the video fill in the gaps with the correct preposition: over, of, in, behind, with.
Then, listen again to correct your answers.