Dec 5, 2016

UNIT 78 • Singular and plural

39 cards
, 76 answers
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  • Complete the sentences using a word from Sections A or B. Sometimes you need ‘a’ or ‘some’.
    • My eyes aren’t very good. I need  . . . 
      glasses
      .
      • glasses
      • a glasses

    • This plant is  . . . 
      a very rare species
      .
      • very rare species
      • a very rare species

    • Footballers don’t wear trousers when they play. They wear  . . . 
      shorts
      .
      • shorts
      • a shorts
      • some shorts

    • The bicycle is  . . . 
      a means
      of transport.
      • means
      • a means

    • The bicycle and the car are  . . . 
      means
      of transport.
      • means
      • a means

    • I want to cut this piece of material. I need  . . . 
      a pair of scissors
      .
      • some scissors
      • scissors
      • a pair of scissors

    • Ann is going to write  . . . 
      a series
      of articles for her local newspaper.
      • series
      • a series

    • There are a lot of American TV  . . . 
      series
      shown on British television.
      • series
      • a series

    • While we were out walking, we saw 25 different  . . . 
      species
      of bird.
      • species
      • a species

  • In each example the words on the left are connected with an activity (for example, a sport or an academic subject). Write the name of the activity. Each time the beginning of the word is given.
    • ma
      calculate, algebra, equation

      • p
        government, election, minister

        • e
          finance, trade, industry

          • a
            running, lumping, throwing

            • ph
              light, heat, gravity

              • gy
                exercises, somersault, parallel bars

                • el
                  computer, silicon chip, video games

                • Choose the correct form of the verb, singular or plural. In one sentence either the singular or plural verb is possible.
                  • Gymnastics  . . . 
                    is
                    my favourite sport.
                    • are
                    • is

                  • The trousers you bought for me  . . . 
                    don’t
                    fit me.
                    • doesn’t
                    • don’t

                  • The police  . . . 
                    want
                    to interview two men about the robbery last week.
                    • want
                    • wants

                  • Physics  . . . 
                    was
                    my best subject at school.
                    • were
                    • was

                  • Can I borrow your scissors? Mine  . . . 
                    aren’t
                    sharp enough.
                    • aren’t
                    • isn’t

                  • Fortunately the news  . . . 
                    wasn’t
                    as bad as we expected.
                    • wasn’t
                    • weren’t

                  • Where  . . . 
                    does
                    your family live?
                    • does
                    • do

                  • Three days  . . . 
                    isn’t
                    long enough for a good holiday.
                    • isn’t
                    • aren’t

                  • I can’t find my binoculars. Do you know where  . . . 
                    they are
                    ?
                    • it is
                    • they are

                  • Do you think the people  . . . 
                    are
                    happy with the government?
                    • are
                    • is

                  •  . . . 
                    Do
                    the police know how the accident happened?
                    • Does
                    • Do

                  • I don’t like very hot weather. Thirty degrees  . . . 
                    is
                    too warm for me.
                    • is
                    • are

                • Complete the sentences using the answers below. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.
                  • The government  . . . 
                    want
                    to increase taxes.
                    • want
                    • wants

                  • Susan was wearing  . . . 
                    black jeans
                    .
                    • black jeans
                    • a black jeans

                  • Brazil  . . . 
                    are
                    playing Italy in a football match next Wednesday.
                    • is
                    • are

                  • I like Martin and Jill. They’re very nice  . . . 
                    people
                    .
                    • people
                    • persons

                  • I need more money than that. Ten pounds  . . . 
                    is
                    not enough.
                    • is
                    • are

                  • I’m going to buy  . . . 
                    a new pair of pyjamas
                    .
                    • a new pyjama
                    • some new pyjamas
                    • a new pair of pyjamas

                  • The committee  . . . 
                    haven’t
                    made a decision yet.
                    • haven’t
                    • hasn’t

                  • Many people  . . . 
                    have
                    given up smoking.
                    • have
                    • has

                  • There was  . . . 
                    a policeman
                    standing at the corner of the street.
                    • a policeman
                    • a policewoman
                    • a police officer
                    • a police

                  •  . . . 
                    Have
                    the police arrived yet?
                    • Have
                    • Has

                  • This scissors  . . . 
                    aren’t
                    very sharp.
                    • aren’t
                    • isn’t

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