Upper-intermediate exercises

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Practise your English grammar and vocabulary with these quick exercises for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English.

The multiple-choice and gap-fill exercises in this section cover areas such as tenses, collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs.

Tenses

Exercise name Type
Future perfect simple vs. continuous gap-fill, printable 🖨
Future perfect simple gap-fill
Present tense to past tense gap-fill
Past passives gap-fill
Past passives (2) gap-fill
Past perfect or past simple? gap-fill, printable 🖨
Past perfect simple vs. continuous gap-fill
Present perfect simple vs. continuous (1) gap-fill
Present perfect simple vs. continuous (2) gap-fill
Present perfect simple vs. continuous (3) multiple-choice

Phrasal verbs

Exercise name Type
Various phrasal verbs (1) gap-fill
Various phrasal verbs (2) gap-fill
Various phrasal verbs (3) gap-fill
Various phrasal verbs (4) gap-fill
Phrasal verbs using put, pick, get, drop multiple-choice
Phrasal verbs: drop off, let down, point out, come up with, clear up gap-fill
Phrasal verbs with ‘up’
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Vocabulary and collocations

Exercise name Type
Health, illness, injuries vocabulary multiple-choice
Correct collocations (1) multiple-choice
Correct collocations (2) multiple-choice
Correct collocations (3) multiple-choice
“Near”, “close” differences / collocations multiple-choice
Collective nouns multiple-choice
Abstract nouns
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Idioms

Exercise name Type
Food idioms multiple-choice
Colour idioms multiple-choice
Animal idioms multiple-choice
Binomial pairs here and there, neat and tidy, etc. text gap-fill

Conditionals

Exercise name Type
Zero, first, second, third conditionals gap-fill
First, second, third conditionals gap-fill
Third conditional gap-fill

Prepositions

Exercise name Type
Prepositions 1 multiple-choice
Prepositions 2 gap-fill
Prepositions 3 gap-fill

Reported speech

Exercise name Type
Tenses in reported speech gap-fill
Word order in reported speech gap-fill

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Miscellaneous

Exercise name Type
Supposed to gap-fill
Have something done gap-fill
Prefixes multiple-choice
Despite, in spite of, although, even though (1) gap-fill, printable 🖨
Despite, in spite of, although, even though (2) gap-fill
In case, in case of, unless, as long as gap-fill
Verb + object + preposition gap-fill
Wish: I wish I had, hadn’t multiple-choice
Wish: I wish I had, hadn’t (2) multiple-choice
Wish … would, wish … wouldn’t multiple-choice
Wish: wish had, hadn’t, would, wouldn’t  gap-fill
Song lyrics: Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles listening + gap-fill