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Present Progressive

Write the ing-form of the following verbs.

1. fly -

2. book -

3. hit -

4. take -

5. lie -


Simple Present

Write the 3rd person singular of the following verbs (in Simple Present).

1. do - he

2. worry - she

3. play - she

4. watch - he

5. might - she

Use

When to use which tense?

1. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: Look!, now? Simple Present Present Progressive

2. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: often, seldom, never? Simple Present Present Progressive

3. For actions happening at the moment of speaking, we use Simple Present Present Progressive .

4. For actions set by a timetable or schedule, we use Simple Present Present Progressive .

5. In a story, for present actions happening one after another, we use Simple Present Present Progressive .

6. For arrangements for the near future, we use Simple Present Present Progressive .

Positive sentences

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. We (help) in the canteen this week.

2. Martin usually (drive) to work.

3. But today, he (take) the bus.

4. Listen! She (practise) the piano.

5. My friend (play) the guitar every evening.

Negative sentences

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. He (not / spend) his holidays in Spain each year.

2. I (not / meet) Francis tonight.

3. They (not / fly) to London tomorrow.

4. We (not / work) this week.

5. The film (not / begin) at 7 o'clock.

Questionn

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. (leave / you) the party now?

2. (have / you) any brothers or sisters?

3. (love / she) him?

4. Who (cook) dinner tonight?

5. (send / he) you an e-mail every day?

Text

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. Maria (want) to improve her English.

2. Therefore, she (do) a language course in London at the moment.

3. She (stay) with a host family and (must) take the tube to get to her language school.

4. It (be) only a five-minute walk to the nearest tube station.

5. The tube (leave) at half past eight.

6. The first lesson (begin) at 9 o'clock.

7. In the afternoons, the school (offer) sightseeing tours in and around London.

8. Tomorrow, the students of the language school (go) to Windsor.

Bottom of Form

Past simple vs past continuous

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses.

1. A: What (you, do) when the accident occurred?
B: I (try) to change a light bulb that had burnt out.

2. After I (find) the wallet full of money, I (go, immediately) to the police and (turn) it in.

3. The doctor (say) that Tom (be) too sick to go to work and that he (need) to stay at home for a couple of days.

4. Sebastian (arrive) at Susan's house a little before 9:00 PM, but she (be, not) there. She (study, at the library) for her final examination in French.




5. Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time yesterday, she (watch, also) television. That's all she ever does!

6. A: I (call) you last night after dinner, but you (be, not) there. Where were you?
B: I (work) out at the fitness center.

7. When I (walk) into the busy office, the secretary (talk) on the phone with a customer, several clerks (work, busily) at their desks, and two managers (discuss, quietly) methods to improve customer service.

8. I (watch) a mystery movie on TV when the electricity went out. Now I am never going to find out how the movie ends.

9. Sharon (be) in the room when John told me what happened, but she didn't hear anything because she (listen, not) .

10. It's strange that you (call) because I (think, just) about you.

11. The Titanic (cross) the Atlantic when it (strike) an iceberg.
12. When I entered the bazaar, a couple of merchants (bargain, busily) and (try) to sell their goods to naive tourists who (hunt) for souvenirs. Some young boys (lead) their donkeys through the narrow streets on their way home. A couple of men (argue) over the price of a leather belt. I (walk) over to a man who (sell) fruit and (buy) a banana.

13. The firemen (rescue) the old woman who (be) trapped on the third floor of the burning building.

14. She was so annoying! She (leave, always) her dirty dishes in the sink. I think she (expect, actually) me to do them for her.

15. Samantha (live) in Berlin for more than two years. In fact, she (live) there when the Berlin Wall came down.

 

 


PAST TENSE OR PAST PERFECT


1. He (work) in a supermarket before he (work) as a postman. 2. She (feed) the dog as soon as she (do) her homework. 3. My sister (live) in England before she (move) to Belgium. 4. After he (eat) all the sandwiches, he (drink) some orange juice. 5. We (be) tired because we (work) all day. 6. As I (miss) the bus, I (walk) home again. 7. After they (install) the file, they (can) go on working. 8. He (just start) to watch TV when the telephone (ring). 9. Before she (go) to bed, she (listen) to her favourite CD. 10. After he (lose) all his money, he (be) poor as a church mouse. 11. She (have) a cup of coffee before she (write) the letter. 12. My sister (eat) all the jam before our parents (come) home. 13. Tom (be) very angry because Ann (shout) at him. 14. She (go) home again as soon as she (do) her shopping. 15. They (go) to a sightseeing tour after the bus (arrive).

 

 

 

Choose the right answer

 

1. I can't believe she ___ my sandwich!

 

had eaten
ate

2. I couldn't believe she ___ my sandwich!

 

had eaten
ate

3. He ___ his homework so he was allowed to eat with us.

 

had done
did

4. I ___ of going to Italy before she suggested it.

 

didn't think
hadn't thought

5. What ___ today?

 

had you done
did you do

6. We ___ all our water before we realised there wasn't any left.

 

drank
had drunk


7. We ___ the test when she told us there wasn't any time left!

 

hadn't even started
didn't even start

8. My dog ripped my dress! I was so upset, I ___ it!

 

just bought
had just bought

9. My Dad ___ to the supermarket this morning to buy some milk.

 

went
had gone

 

 


Test your knowledge on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple.

Form

Write down the correct form (pronoun + verb).

  Simple Past Present Perfect Simple
he / listen    
they / speak    
I / watch    
she / grow    
you / fall    

 

Use

When do we use which tense?

1. To talk about an action in the past (without any consequences in the present), we use ... Simple Past Present Perfect Simple

2. To emphasise a past action's consequence in the present, we use ... Simple Past Present Perfect Simple

3. 'so far' is a signal word for ... Simple Past Present Perfect Simple

4. '5 minutes ago' is a signal word for ... Simple Past Present Perfect Simple

5. 'recently' is a signal word for ... Simple Past Present Perfect Simple

Positive Sentences

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

1. He (leave / just) his house.

2. We (build) a tree house last week.

3. Two years ago, Fiona (break) her leg.

4. I (wash / already) the dishes.

5. The other day, our cat (bring) home a mouse.

Negative Sentences

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

1. We (empty / not) the bin last week.

2. She (be / not) there an hour ago.

3. He (lose / not) any game so far.

4. My brother (pick / not) me up at 8 o'clock.

5. I (make / not) up my mind yet.

Questions

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

1. (you / see) Bob recently?

2. Who (switch) off the lights a minute ago?

3. When (she / become) a teacher?

4. (you / ride / ever) an elephant?

5. (you / hurt) your knee when you were playing football?

Text

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

1. Last week I (be) very busy and I (have not) the time to do a lot in the household.

2. On Monday I (work) three hours overtime and (come) home very late in the evening.

3. From Tuesday to Thursday I (be) on a business trip.

4. On Friday I (go) to a friend's birthday party and at the weekend I (visit) my grandparents.

5. Tomorrow some friends are coming over. I (see / not) them for ages and they (be / never) at my place before.

6. I (clean / just) my house so I can show them around. Now everything is perfect.

 

Going to or Will

When we want to talk about future facts or things we believe to be true about the future, we use 'will'.

The President will serve for four years.

The boss won't be very happy.

I'm sure you'll like her.

I'm certain he'll do a good job.

If we are not so certain about the future, we use 'will' with expressions such as 'probably', 'possibly', 'I think', 'I hope'.

I hope you'll visit me in my home one day.

She'll probably be a great success.

I'll possibly come but I may not get back in time.

I think we'll get on well.

If you are making a future prediction based on evidence in the present situation, use 'going to'.

Not a cloud in the sky. It's going to be another warm day.

Look at the queue. We're not going to get in for hours.

The traffic is terrible. We're going to miss our flight.

Be careful! You're going to spill your coffee.

At the moment of making a decision, use 'will'. Once you have made the decision, talk about it using 'going to'.

I'll call Jenny to let her know. Sarah, I need Jenny's number. I'm going to call her about the meeting.

I'll come and have a drink with you but I must let Harry know. Harry, I'm going to have a drink with Simon.

 


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