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Bbc english language quiz

  1. 1. BBC Learning EnglishGrammar ChallengeUnless_________________________________________________Practice activitiesExercise 1:Match the beginnings of the sentences to the correct endings.1. You cant watch television in the a. …unless youre going to be late. UK…2. Dont tell her what happened… b. …unless she asks you.3. You dont have to call me… c. …unless they are with an adult.4. Were going for a picnic tomorrow… d. …unless they talk to him first.5. Children are not allowed into the e. …unless they give me a discount. cinema…6. You have to pay to enter the f. …unless it rains. exhibition…7. Michaels quite shy. He doesnt talk to g. …unless you have a licence. people…8. Im not buying that computer… h. …unless you are over 65 years old.___________________________________________________________________________________________________Grammar Challenge bbclearningenglish.com ©BBC Learning English 2008 Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. Exercise 2: Correct or wrong?Read the sentences and decide whether they are correct or wrong, either in grammar or meaning.1. I dont watch TV unless the news is on.a. Correctb. Wrong2. We can sit near the front unless you dont want to sit at the back.a. Correctb. Wrong3. You will put on weight unless you eat fatty food.a. Correctb. Wrong4. Unless you will wear a thick coat, you will get very cold.a. Correctb. Wrong5. Unless they are showing an action film, we could go to the movies tomorrow afternoon.a. Correctb. Wrong6. You can borrow my car unless you ask me first.a. Correctb. Wrong___________________________________________________________________________________________________Grammar Challenge bbclearningenglish.com © BBC Learning English 2008 Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. Grammar Challenge – unless practice activitiesAnswersExercise 1:Match the beginnings of the sentences to the correct endings.1. You cant watch television in the g. …unless you have a licence. UK…2. Dont tell her what happened… b. …unless she asks you.3. You dont have to call me… a. …unless youre going to be late.4. Were going for a picnic tomorrow… f. …unless it rains.5. Children are not allowed into the c. …unless they are with an adult. cinema…6. You have to pay to enter the h. …unless you are over 65 years old. exhibition…7. Michaels quite shy. He doesnt talk to d. …unless they talk to him first. people…8. Im not buying that computer… e. …unless they give me a discount.Exercise 2: Correct or wrong?Read the sentences and decide whether they are correct or wrong, either in grammar or meaning.1. I dont watch TV unless the news is on.a. Correct - Yes - well done!b. Wrong – No - this sentence is correct in grammar and meaning.2. We can sit near the front unless you dont want to sit at the back.a. Correct - No – this sentence does not make sense. Delete dont.b. Wrong - Yes – this sentence does not make sense. Delete dont.3. You might put on weight unless you eat fatty food.a. Correct - No – the meaning is wrong. You might put on weight if you eat fatty food is better.b. Wrong - Yes – the meaning is wrong. You might put on weight if you eat fatty food is better.4. Unless you will wear a thick coat, you will get very cold.a. Correct – No – the tense in the Unless part of the sentence should be present: Unless you wear a thick coat…b. Wrong – Yes – the tense in the Unless part of the sentence should be present: Unless you wear a thick coat…5. Unless they are showing an action film, we could go to the movies tomorrow afternoon.___________________________________________________________________________________________________Grammar Challenge bbclearningenglish.com © BBC Learning English 2008 Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. a. Correct - Yes - well done!b. Wrong – No - this sentence is correct in grammar and meaning.6. You can borrow my car unless you ask me first.a. Correct – No – it makes better sense to say: You can’t borrow my car unless you ask me first’.b. Wrong – Yes – it makes better sense to say: You can’t borrow my car unless you ask me first.___________________________________________________________________________________________________Grammar Challenge bbclearningenglish.com © BBC Learning English 2008 Page 4 of 4

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