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.
Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the words you hear:
Just shoot for the stars
If it feels right
And aim for my heart
If you feel like
And take me away and make it OK
I swear I’ll behave
One, Two, Three O’clock, Four O’clock rock,
Five, Six, Seven O’clock, Eight O’clock rock.
Nine, Ten, Eleven O’clock, Twelve O’clock rock,
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight.
Put your glad rags on and join me hon’,
We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one.
I threw a wish in the well,
Don’t ask me, I’ll never tell
I looked to you as it fell,
And now you’re in my _______________
I’d trade my soul for a wish,
Pennies and dimes for a kiss