Unit 15 Level 3 (Upper intermediate - Advanced) Review

This week we are going to review some of the most important topics covered in previous units. So let’s start with an exercise on modal verbs.

1) Circle the correct meaning for each sentence:

“I would have loved to meet Sally while she was here”, said Harry.

a) Harry wants to meet Sally
b) Harry didn’t meet Sally.

“It would be so nice to have a house by the river”

a) The speaker has a house by the river.
b) The speaker doesn’t have a house by the river.

“Michael should have gone to the doctor”

a) The speaker is advising Michael to go to the doctor.
b) Michael didn’t go to the doctor.

“This must be the right address”

a) Perhaps it is the right address, but I’m not sure.
b) I’m sure it is the right address.

“You shouldn’t have climbed that tree. You may have broken a leg”

a) Somebody fell off a tree, but nothing happened.
b) Perhaps somebody has broken their leg.

“You shouldn’t have climbed that tree. You might have broken a leg”

a) Somebody fell off a tree, but nothing happened.
b) Perhaps somebody has broken their leg.

A few more exercises on modals:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

2) Now, get ready for some verb tense review.

Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:

a) The Spanish government has imposed a state of alert in 2003.

b) Pau Gasol has been playing 177 of a possible 192 minutes in his last four games.

c) Mozart has written some sonatas for violin and harpsichord.

d) I have been using the same software during 2 years.

e) By the fourth week of the war, the rebels took most of the territory.

f) I’ve already bought the tickets. We’ll leave next Monday.

3) Translate the following sentences into English.

a) Llevo doce años viviendo en esta ciudad.

b) Puede que mañana vayamos a la playa.

c) Me pregunto dónde está Juan. Debería haber llegado hacer más de media hora.

d) No veo a mi abuelo desde el verano pasado.

e) Cuando iba al colegio, solía jugar al fútbol casi todos los fines de semana.

f) ¿Cuánto tiempo te llevó hacer este ejercicio?

Haz click aquí para ver las soluciones de estos ejercicios.

Another bunch of exercises. Keep going!!

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

4) Time to practice spelling with this online activity. Enjoy!

5) Use the sentences from the above exercises to practice with your language exchange. Remember: If you don't have a language exchange (or a teacher) you're wasting your time, you'll never learn to speak English.

6) Let's learn some vocabulary: Food (visual dictionary) & Rooms in a house. Remember: Always use http://www.howjsay.com/ to hear the sound of the new words you're learning.

7) Listen and read this story. You should learn all the vocabulary and practice pronunciation. And, for the most daring, read this article from The Economist.

8) Finally, write a story of about 200/250 words using as many different verb tenses and modals as possible. Suggestion: Ask your language exchange to write a similar story in Spanish and then correct each other's writings. You can use examples from the videos and exercises above.

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Top three email phrases at work

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