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EXERCISE 1. Open the brackets using the verbs in the Past Simple or the Past Perfect.

1. two o'clock the teacher (to examine) ll the students.

2. n m way to school I (to remember) that I (to leave) m report at home.

3. ll m friends (to b) glad to hear that I (to pass) ll the examinations successfully.

4. Poor Oliver (to lie) unconscious n the spot where Sikes (to leave) him.

5. (to open) his eyes, (to look) around and (to try) to remember what (to happen) to him.

6. ll the passengers (to see) at once that the old mn (to travel) great deal in his life.

7. the time we (to m) to see him, he (to return) home.

8. During the holidays m friend (to visit) the village where he (to live) in his childhood.

9. When they (to enter) the hall, the performance already (to begin).

10. When I m home, m mother (to tell) m that she (to receive) letter from grandfather.

11. Lanny (to say) that he (to get) his education in Town.

12. The b (to want) to act the main part in the play because he (to organize) the theatre.

13. Lanny (not to know) who (to attack) him in the darkness.

14. The girl (to b) glad that she (to find) seat near the window.


EXERCISE 2. Open the brackets using the verbs in the Past Simple, the Past Continuous, the Past Perfect.

1. eight o'clock yesterday I (to do) m homework and at eight I (to play) the piano. 2. six o'clock father (to m) home and at six he (to have) dinner. 3. nine o'clock yesterday grandmother (to wash) the dishes and at nine she (to watch) TV. 4. When I (to meet) m, he (to eat) an ice cream which he (to buy) at the corner of the street. 5. When father (to m) home, we (to cook) the mushrooms which we (to gather) in the wood. 6. When I (to see) Ann, she (to sort) the flowers which she (to pick) in the field. 7. When I (to m) home yesterday, I (to see) that m little brother (to break) m n and (to play) with its pieces. 8. When I (to open) the door of the classroom, I (to see) that the teacher already (to m) and the pupils (to write) dictation. 9. When I (to m) home, m sister (to read) book which she (to bring) from the library. 10. When the rain (to stop) I (to look) out of the window and (to see) John who (to stand) under tree waiting for m.

EXERCISE 3. Open the brackets using the verbs in the Present Perfect, the Past Simple, the Past Continuous, the Past Perfect.

1. (to m) home late yesterday. 2. She is very glad: she (to finish) her composition at last. 3. (to translate) the whole text b eleven o'clock yesterday. 4. I never (to b) to Rome. 5. Last year we (to work) very much. 6. When I (to have) breakfast, I went to school. 7. I (not to see) you for ages! I am very glad to see you. 8. When you (to see) the "Swan Lake"? 9. repaired the toy which his brother (to break) the day before. 10. I (to watch) n interesting TV programme when my friend phoned. 11. You ever (to b) to Trafalgar Square? 12. They (to cook) the whole day yesterday. 13. After they (to shake) hands, Steve said, Thank you. 14. Mary (to sing) much better yesterday. 15. The TV programme (to begin) before I (to come) home.

The Past Perfect Continuous (had + been + V ing)


I He She It had been writing We You They I he she Hadit been writing? we you they I He She It hadnt been writing We You They

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