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Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate Diagnostic Test

Words and sentences

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

1 The word ‘really’ is an

.

A adverb

B adjective

2 The word ‘that’ is a

.

A determiner

B preposition

3 The subject of a sentence usually comes

the object.

A after

B before

4 Tess bought some flowers

A to

B for

her mother.

5 Sara bought a pen and gave

A it

B them

to Claire.

Verbs (1)

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

6 William is

a white shirt.

7 I

like watching scary films.

8 What

you do last night?

9 When my alarm went off I dreaming about work!

10 He hasn’t

all of his lunch.

Verbs (2)

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

11

been waiting to see a doctor for ages.

A I’m

B I’ve

12 I was late because A I’d

got stuck in traffic. B I’ve

13 She was tired because she’d

all day.

A been working B was working

14 I think A I’ll

stay in tonight. B I’ll going to

15 By the time you get home I’ll

my work.

A be finished

B have finished

Questions, negatives and answers

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

16 The contracted form of ‘we would’ is .

17

Wei Jun got a girlfriend?

18

gave you those chocolates?

19

was the film like?

20 green?

colour looks better, blue or

Modal verbs

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

21 Students

to take drinks into class.

A aren’t allowed B can’t

22 You’ve been sleeping all day. You

be

tired.

A can’t

B mustn’t

23 I’ve written the report so you

A mustn’t

B needn’t

do it.

24 Would you A like

picking me up? B mind

25 We lost the match. We

played better.

A should

B should have

The passive (1)

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

26 Hyundai cars Korea.

made in South

27 When I got to the garage, my car been repaired.

28 The winner should very soon.

chosen

29 The criminals were caught

the

police.

30 The passive is more common in than in speech.

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The passive (2)

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

31 A trophy A gave

to the winning team. B was given

32 It is A said

that the company is losing money. B told

33 I must A have

a suit made for the wedding. B had

34 The cars have A to be shipped

to the USA. B shipped

35 Zenip loves A being taken

to expensive restaurants. B taking

The infinitive and the -ing form (1)

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

36 The students promised homework.

do their

37 Would you

helping me?

38 I didn’t

to break the mirror!

39 Can you remember in your bag?

your keys

40 I asked my manager the day off.

give me

The infinitive and the -ing form (2)

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

41 We couldn’t decide where

for lunch.

A to go

B shall we go

42 It is important A to sign

your name. B signing

43 I might A buy

a new PC next week. B to buy

44 Are you afraid of A fly

in a helicopter? B flying

45 Are you in favour of

smoking in public

places?

A ban

B banning

Nouns and articles

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

46 How your pocket?

money have you got in

47 All the doors

open!

48 Politics

an interesting subject.

49 It’s raining so we will need umbrella.

50 We are going to

UK on holiday.

This, my, some, a lot of, etc.

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

51 Look at A these

birds in the tree over there. B those

52 Are these tickets A yours

? B your

53 There isn’t A some

milk in the fridge! B any

54 A

people were feeding the ducks.

A little

B few

55 I didn’t like A either

of the books you lent me. B neither

Pronouns (1)

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

56 When will you give

our

homework?

57 Is

a train that goes to Oxford?

58 Eating fish is good for your health,

isn’t

?

59 I made a diet.

a salad because I’m on

60 Please make

at home.

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Pronouns (2)

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

61 It is obvious that they really like

A each

B one

other.

62 I’ve got a mobile phone but

A it

B one

is broken.

63 I’ve got some sweets. Would you like

?

A it

B one

64 Everyone A are

really enjoying the party. B is

65 Is there

good on TV?

A something

B anything

Adjectives and adverbs

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

66 A holiday is ‘relaxing’. A person feels .

67 We form many adverbs by adding ‘ly’ to an .

68 The results are good. You all did in the test.

69 The opposite of ‘more’ is

.

70 My brother is much taller than am.

Prepositions

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

71 I started working for this company two years

.

A ago

B before

72 The house was burgled

the night.

A while

B during

73 I’ll pick you up A on the way

to the conference. B in the way

74 This is an example

a good essay.

A in

B of

75 I’m really worried A of

my best friend. B about

Verbs with prepositions and adverbs

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

76 I’m sorry but I don’t agree

you.

77 My manager congratulated me my performance.

78 A adverb.

verb is a verb plus an

79 The phrasal verb ‘give ‘stop’.

’ means

80 When I’m in town I’ll call

on

you.

Reported speech

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

81 Yin Tao A said

me he was busy tonight. B told

82 Suzi says A I’m

meeting a friend after work. B she’s

83 Mika said it A has been

raining all week. B had been

84 In the interview they asked

A if

B me

I could drive.

85 I offered A to buy

her a cup of coffee. B to bought

Relative clauses

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

86 The book was excellent.

I read on the plane

87 Daniel is the student famous.

sister is

88 There are clause.

kinds of relative

89 We can’t leave the pronoun out of an clause.

90 The woman

a hat is my aunt.

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Conditionals and wish

Choose the best way to complete the sentences.

91 If the weather is good,

have a picnic.

A we’ll

B we’d

92 If I worked harder, A I’ll

get better results. B I’d

93 If he’d driven more carefully, he

crashed.

A wouldn’t

B wouldn’t have

94 You won’t get fat food. A unless

you eat lots of junk B if

95 I

I hadn’t spent so much money!

A wish

B if only

Linking words

Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.

96 feel ill.

taking the medicine, I still

97 I’m going on holiday

relax.

98 This machine is used metal.

cutting

99 Federica likes cats and I like them .

100 Tara is going to India. She is going to Nepal.

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Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate Diagnostic Test – Answer Key

If students get more than one answer incorrect in a section, refer them to the appropriate units in the book for explanation and further practice.

Words and sentences (Units 1-3) 1 A 2 A 3 B 4 B 5 A
Verbs (1) (Units 4-11) 6 wearing 7 don’t 8 did 9 was 10 eaten/finished
Verbs (2) (Units 16-29) 11 B 12 A 13 A 14 A 15 B
Questions, negatives and answers (Units 32-39) 16 we’d 17 Has 18 Who 19 What 20 Which
Modal verbs (Units 45-53) 21 A 22 A 23 B 24 B 25 B
The passive (1) (Units 54-56) 26 are 27 had 28 be 29 by 30 writing
The passive (2) (Units 57-59) 31 B 32 A 33 A 34 A 35 A

The infinitive and the -ing form (1) (Units 60-65)
36 to 37 mind 38 mean 39 putting 40 to
The infinitive and the -ing form (2) (units 66-73)
41 A 42 A 43 A 44 B 45 B
Nouns and articles (Units 76-90) 46 much 47 are/were 48 is 49 an 50 the
This, my, some, a lot of, etc. (Units 91-97)
51 B 52 A 53 B 54 B 55 A
Pronouns (1) (Units 98-100) 56 us 57 there 58 it 59 myself 60 yourself
Pronouns (2) (Units 101-103) 61 A 62 A 63 B 64 B 65 B
Adjectives and adverbs (Units 107-111) 66 relaxed 67 adjective 68 well

69 less 70 I
Prepositions (Units 121-125) 71 A 72 B 73 A 74 B 75 B
Verbs with prepositions and adverbs (Units 126-131) 76 with 77 on 78 phrasal 79 up 80 in
Reported speech (Units 132-136) 81 B 82 B 83 B 84 A 85 A
Relative clauses (Units 138-143) 86 that/which 87 whose 88 two 89 adding 90 wearing
Conditionals and wish (Units 144-149) 91 A 92 B 93 B 94 A 95 A
Linking words (Units 150-153) 96 Despite 97 to 98 for 99 too 100 also

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