ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

TEFL - Revision Exercises for Intermediate ESL Students

Updated on December 4, 2013
Source

Idioms

Complete the expression using the word in brackets.


1. A) I really don’t understand this new software.

B) Don’t worry, you’ll soon ____________(ropes).

2. A) We’re all worried about losing our jobs and paying the bills.

B) Yes, everyone is ____________ (boat).

3. I am finding it really difficult to keep up with my colleagues in class. The course is too difficult. I really feel ______________ (depth).

4. Marta always said she wanted to go to Germany, but when I suggested we book our tickets she____________ and changed her mind (feet).

5. No one wanted to say anything until Nick _____________ by chatting about the job (ice).

6. Alex is ______________ at the moment. He won’t talk to me or even look at me (shoulder).

7. Noticing that the floor was damp was just the _____________. There was also extensive damage to the walls and ceiling due to the constant rain (iceberg).




Prepositions

Complete the sentences with on, in, about, of, for.


  1. She’s not afraid ___ anything.
  2. We’re not interested ____ politics.
  3. The whole museum is full ____ bad art.
  4. My boss insists ____ giving me more and more work to do.
  5. What are you talking _______?
  6. He’s been dreaming ________ that holiday for ages.
  7. The kid is scared ___ of his own shadow.
  8. You need to focus ___ getting better.
  9. My parents are involved ___ charity work.
  10. They’re thinking ___ leaving early.



Source

Grammar

Choose the correct alternative


  1. I didn’t use to / used to like cooking, but now I make meals for my girlfriend every day.
  2. She’s getting used to speaking / didn’t get used to speaking Chinese, but it is a slow process and she still makes mistakes.
  3. I only eat a little / few chocolate each week.
  4. The sun shone / was shining when I woke up this morning.
  5. I haven’t eaten / haven’t been eating since this morning. I’m starving!
  6. She’s worked / been working all morning, she’s exhausted.
  7. They were very excited about the trip to Denmark as they had planned it / had been planning it for years.
  8. She had just left / had just been leaving by the time you arrived.
  9. By this tomorrow I will finish / will have finished painting the room.

10. In 20 more years we will be living / are living in a very technologically advanced world.

11. A) There is only beef or chicken left on the menu.

B) In that case, I’ll have / I’m going to have the chicken.

12. I’m doing the course in order to / so as not to get a better job.

13. I can’t stand watching / to watch reality T.V.

14. Brad Pitt is so / such a good actor

15. If I haven’t / hadn’t eaten that fish I wouldn’t feel so sick.

16. Thousands and thousands of old T.V.s have already been / were already being thrown away.

17. I shouldn’t have argued / ought to have argued with him, now he’s not speaking to me.

18. I don’t normally let / make my daughter go to nightclubs, not till she’s 18 anyway.

19. She told me / said me not to raise my voice.

20. We’re having / we have the sitting room painted.




Phrasal Verbs

Use a phrasal verb in the correct form


  1. I am really_______________ (look) to my trip to Colombia.
  2. They _________ (give) their old C.D. player.
  3. Dad _________ (give) smoking 10 years ago.
  4. I usually __________ (get) a lot of magazine when I am sitting in the doctor’s waiting room.
  5. We ____________ (get) over the weekend to discuss our classroom presentation.
  6. My uncle _________ (turn) at my house last Saturday, so we ate out.
  7. He ___________ (break) with his girlfriend after 2 years.
  8. I ___________ (come) a very interesting article on climate change online.
  9. She _________ (take) her mother. They look and act alike.

10. He’s __________ (take) paragliding. I think he’s crazy!




Answers –Grammar

  • 1. didn’t use to
  • 2. getting used to
  • 3. a little
  • 4. was shining
  • 5. haven’t eaten
  • 6. been working
  • 7. had been planning it
  • 8. had just left
  • 9. will have finished
  • 10. will be living
  • 11. I’ll have
  • 12. in order to
  • 13. watching
  • 14. such
  • 15. hadn’t
  • 16. have already been
  • 17. shouldn’t have argued
  • 18. let
  • 19. told me
  • 20. we’re having

Answers

Answers - Idioms

  1. Learn the ropes
  2. In the same boat
  3. Out of my depth
  4. Got cold feet
  5. Broke the ice
  6. Giving me the cold shoulder
  7. Tip of the iceberg


Answers - Prepositions

  1. Of
  2. In
  3. Of
  4. On
  5. About
  6. Of/about
  7. Of
  8. On
  9. In
  10. Of


Answers - Phrasal Verbs

  1. looking forward
  2. gave away
  3. gave up
  4. get through
  5. get together
  6. turned up
  7. broke up
  8. came across
  9. takes after

10. took up




© 2013 Muttface

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)