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Exercise 2. Use the best possible tense.

1. When you (to see) him last? 2. I (to meet) her when she (to walk) across the park. 3. Don’t enter the bedroom! Nick (to sleep) there, and he always (to wake) up when somebody (to open) the door. 4. Where is your luggage? – I (to leave) it at the station. I (to take) it tomorrow when Andrew (to come) to help me. 5. You ever (to be) to London? – Yes, I (to be) there last winter. 6. What your sister (to do) now? – She (to have) dinner. She usually (to have) dinner at this time. 7. I (to buy) a new costume. I (to show) it to you tomorrow when you (to come) to my place. 8. At this time tomorrow we (to discuss) your report. 9. Yesterday I (to meet) a friend of mine whom I (not to see) for a long time. 10. Ring me up at twelve o’clock, I (not yet to sleep). 11. You (to be) late for the concert if you (not to take) a taxi. 12. Hardly I (to go) out when I (to remember) that I (to forget) to take my umbrella. 13. If you (to ring) me up tomorrow, I (to tell) you all about it. 14. By the time we all return from holiday father and Bob (to finish) decorating the living-room. 15. I am sure that you (to recognize) her when you (to meet) next autumn. 16. While you (to cook) dinner, I (to lay) the table tomorrow. 17. We were greatly surprised not to find Ann at home. It turned out that her sister (to forget) to give her our message, and Ann (to leave) the house fifteen minutes before we (to come). 18. Jane usually (to work) in the library. She (to work) there now. She already (to gather) the necessary material and now she (to write) her report. 19. The young people entered the theatre. The performance already (to begin), and they (to have) to wait till the first act (to be) over. Nina never (to be) there before and she (to like) the theatre very much. 20. I (to fly) to Manchester tomorrow. My friend Mick (to meet) me at the airport when the plane (to arrive).


Exercise 3. Use the required tense instead of the infinitives in brackets.


Dear Ann,

I (to write) to you because I hope that you (to help) me. If you (to answer) my letter as soon as you can I (to be) grateful to you.

A strange thing (to happen) to me yesterday. You of course know my friend Bob. He (to move) to a new flat recently. We (to meet) in 1996 and (to be) friends ever since.

He (to invite) me to his housewarming party a few days ago. The thing is that when I (to speak) to him on the phone, the doorbell (to ring). I (to hang) up and when I returned the paper with his address on it (to disappear). So I don’t know where he (to live). Maybe you can help me.


An interesting thing (to happen) to me last night. I (to sit) in my room reading, when the phone (to ring). Usually I (not to run) to the phone so quickly. But this time I (to know) it was something important.

The voice on the phone (to belong) to an old friend of mine from whom I (not to hear) for eight years. I said, “Let’s meet tomorrow after I (to finish) my work. I can’t wait to see what you (to look) like now. I wonder if you (to change).” But suddenly our talk was interrupted. In vain I hoped he would ring back.


This (to happen) in Australia during a water-polo game. It was the end of the game and the players (to move) very slowly. Suddenly one of the players jumped out of the water saying that one of the forwards of the opposite team (to bite) him in the leg under the water. The judge (to call) the forward out of the water but he (to refuse) to admit it. In some minutes another player jumped out of the water and cried: “If you (not to stop) the game I (not to go) back into the pool.” The players went to their dressing-room where they (to find) a letter that read: “I (to be) a water-polo fan for many years. Today’s game is very slow, so I (to decide) to make the players move faster, I (to hope) that my little crocodile (to do) it better.”


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