Complete the allowing text with suitable verbs in the box with their right form:
Example – 01
Paul (a) —— when he met Sue at the party. He thought that. she (b) —— away from their locality. The last time he saw her while she (c) —— her driving test. Paul came to (d) —— that she (e) —— sick for the last two months. She (f) —— very thin. Anyway (g) ——- her back again. Paul was happy and (h) her good health.
(Adapted from Heaton JB (1988) Writing· English language Test. Longman Group UK Ltd. London and New York.)
Answer: (a) was surprised; (b) had gone; (c) was taking; (d) know; (e) had been; (f) became; (g) seeing; (h) wished.
Example – 02
Man (a) —— the maker of his own fortune. If we (b) —— afraid of work, we cannot (c) —— in life. Some people (d) ——- that success in life (e) —— on luck. Scientists have (f) ——- day and night in their laboratories with a view to (g) radio, television and computer. These instruments (h) ——- to the joy of our Life.
Answer: (a) is (b) have (c) prosper (d) think (e) depends (f) toiled (g) inventing (h) have added.
Example – 03
Today we (a) ——- a free nation. We (b) ——- to take great pains to gain freedom. Out war of liberation (c) ——place in 1971 People of all walks of life (d) forward and (e) ——- involved in the war directly or indirectly. Many a man (f) ——- in the battlefield. They (g) ——- form the battlefield Rather all of them (h) ——- to achieve independence.
Answer: (a) are (b) had (c) took (d) came (e) get (f) was killed (g) did not flee (h) contributed.
Example – 04
Student life is the best time for (a) —— oneself for the future. It is (b) —— the seedtime of life. So, during this period students must not (c) —— time. They should (d) ——- in mind that time (e) —— for none. If a student neglects his time, he will have to (f) ——- in the future. All the famous persons in the world have (g) —— the best use of time. We should (h) —— their footprints to succeed in life.
Answer: (a) preparing (b) called (c) waste (d) bear (e) waits (f) repent (g) made (h) follow.
Example – 05
The secret of success in life (a) ——- in the proper use of time. Many of us often (b) —— that every moment (c) —— precious. It is not (d) to us when we shall be (e) —— away from this world by death. During this limited and uncertain period, we (f) ——- a lot of things to do. If we (g) ——- the precious minutes of our life in idleness, we will (h) —— the hours of work available to us.
Answer: (a) lies (b) forget (c) is (d) kn9wn (e) called (f) have (g) waste (h) reduce.
Example – 06
Education is (a) —— the best weapon to (b) —— against poverty. Education and development (c) —— hand in hand. A country can (d) —– the summit of development if its citizens (e) —— with education and skills. (f) —– the fact, our present government has (g) ——- primary education free. Today, a large. a number of talented students are (h) —— scholarship.
Answer: (a) considered (b) fight (c) go (d) reach (e) are equipped (f) Realizing (g) made (4) getting.
Example – 07
People (a) ——- pleasure in reading books. It (b) ——- a good habit. The pleasure of reading (c) ——- the mind. Books (d)—— man’s best companions. Friends may (e) —— us but books never. Books (f) —– us many good lessons. It also (g) —— us vast knowledge. Through books, we can (h) —— almost all over the world.
Answer: (a) get; (b) is; (c) enriches; (d) are; ( e) leave; (f) teach; (g) provides; (h) travel.
Example – 08
Vitamin A (a) —— our eye-sight. Blindness (b) —— by the deficiency of vitamin A. Molafish which (c) —— in our rivers and canals (d) —– a lot of vitamin A. We (e) —— a lot of Molafish, as well as a vegetable to protect our eye-sight. We (f) —— pure water of regular intervals too. It (g) —— essential for our body. We (h) —— without drinking water.
Answer: (a) increases (b) is caused (c) abounds (d) contains (e) should eat (f) should dttirik (g) is (h) cannot live.
Example – 09
Science has (a) —— the life-style of people all over the world. We can see the wonders of science around us as we (b) —— in an age of science and technology. Telephone, telex, fax, wireless, telegram, Computer, electricity, etc. (c) —— great wonders of modem science. Real science has contributed much to (d) —– our life easy and comfortable. We (e) —— of our modern life without science. If we (f) —— science in a positive way, it will be a blessing for us. But science will be a curse for us if we (g) —— this blessing. So, science should be used for (h) —— peace and humanity in the world.
Answer: (a) changed (b) live (c) are (d) make (e) cannot think (f) use (g) misuse (h) establishing.
Example – 10
A teacher (a) —— an architect of the nation. He plays ari important roie in (b) —– up an (c) —– nation. He (d) —— the darkness of ignorance from the lot of a nation He (d) —— the darkness of ignorance from, the lot of a nation. He is an actor while (e) —— He is able to (f) —— the attention of his students. He does not (g) —— motionless before his class. He also (h) —— his lessons interesting.
Answer: (a) is; (b) building;· (c) educated; (d) removes; (e) speaking; (f) hold; (g) sit; (h) makes.