Exercise 10. Use Present, Past, Future Simple, Present, Past Continuous.
1. Nina (to celebrate) her birthday yesterday. Her room looked beautiful, there (to be) many flowers in it. When I (to come) in somebody (to play) the piano, two or three couples (to dance). 2. Listen! Somebody (to play) the piano. 3. I (to like) music very much. 4. When I (to look) out of the window it (to rain) heavily and people (to hurry) along the streets. 5. What you (to do) at 7 yesterday? I (to have) supper. 6. When I (to come) home yesterday, I (to see) that all my family (to sit) around the table. Father (to read) a letter from my uncle who (to live) in Kiev. 7. Where you (to be) yesterday? I (to be) at home the whole day. How strange. I (to ring) you up at 2 oclock, but nobody (to answer). 8. What you (to do) at 5 yesterday? I (to work) in the library. I (to be) there, but (not to see) you. 9. Yesterday I (to work) at my English from 5 till 7. 10. It (to rain) the whole day yesterday. 11. Where your sister (to be) now? She (to be) in her room. She (to do) her homework. 12. Look at these children: they (to skate) very well. 13. You (to skate) last Sunday? Yes, we (to skate) the whole day last Sunday. We (to skate) again next Sunday. 14. My brother can skate very well. He (to skate) every Sunday. 15. What you (to do) now? I (to wash) the dishes. 16. What you (to do) at 3 yesterday? I (to have) dinner. 17. You (to have) dinner now? 18. Where your brother (to work)? He (to work) at a factory. 19. Your grandmother (to sleep) when you (to come) home yesterday? 20. What your brother (to do) tomorrow? 21. I (not to go) to the shop yesterday. I (to go) to the shop tomorrow. 22. Where Kate (to go) when you (to meet) her yesterday? 23. Everyday the boss (to enter) the office at 9. 24. Yesterday the boss (to enter) the office at half past nine. 25. When the secretary (to come) tomorrow? 26. At 6 yesterday we (to listen) to a very interesting lecture. 27. When I (to enter) the office, the secretary (to type) some letters. 28. My friend (to ring) me up at 8 yesterday.
The Future Continuous Tense
Exercise 1. Answer the questions in the Future Continuous Tense, using the given suggestions.
1. What will you be doing at this time next week? (bathe in the Black Sea) 2. What will grandfather be doing when we arrive? (work in the garden) 3. What will they be doing at this time tomorrow? (fly to Kiev) 4. What will he be doing at the concert tonight? (sing Russian folk-songs) 5. What will he be doing at this time the day after tomorrow? (interview a foreign delegation) 6. What will she be doing on Sunday? (make a dress) 7. What will he be doing at the University for five years? (study law)
Exercise 2. Turn the following into politer questions about future intensions by using the Future Continuous Tense.
Pattern:When are you going to have your next lesson?
When will you be having your next lesson?
Is he going to meet us at the station?
Will he be meeting us at the station?
1. Are you going to stay here long? 2. When are you coming again? 3. When are you going to post your letters? 4. What time are they planning to get up? 5. Are you going to visit him? 6. How do they intend to travel to work? 7. How are you going to pay?
Exercise 3. Open the brackets. Use the Future Indefinite if the action is permanent, repeated or it is a one-time action. Use the Future Continuous if the action is temporary, taking place at a given moment in the future.
1. You (know) her. She (stand) at the news-stand. She (wear) a scarlet rain coat. 2. I (tell) her everything and I (show) her the papers. I promise you she (not / smile) this time. 3. There (not / be) anyone in when we come. The secretary (have) lunch. 4. It (rain) when we get there. 5. Go straight up the street. The car (wait) for you at the entrance to the department store. 6. We are much too early. There (be) no one there. 7. Of course, I (be) still here when you return. I (mark) the papers. 8. Come and speak to me about it in your lunch hour. I (type) your stuff. 9. I dont think she (be) there at that time. She (sketch) somewhere along the coast. 10. No one (see) us come. They (have) tea on the terrace. 11. At this time she (do) her shopping. 12. When you come to Athens I (cross) the border.