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I had returned by 5. By the time they came to the station the train had left.

Present Simple

usually, often, always, every day/week/month/year, in the morning/afternoon/evening, tonight,on Monday, never, rarely, seldom

1) She works for a catering company.

2) Mammals feed their babies on milk.

3) Your hair smells nice. This scarf feels like silk.

4) I always have a shower in the morning.

5) The train leaves at 5 p.m. (future)

Present continuous

now, at the moment, at present, these days, today, nowadays, tonight, still

1) Itís raining now.

2) We are looking for a new house.

3) Iím seeing Pete tonight.

4) More and more are moving to the countryside these days.

5) He is always losing his keys.

6) I am never going to that restaurant again! (future)

7) We are writing a test tomorrow. (future)

Present perfect

already, yet, still, always, just, ever, never, so far, since, lately, recently, today, thisweek/month/year, by before, by now, at last

1) Where is your key?-I have lost it.

2) They have just arrived.

3) He has already gone home.

4) He hasnít sold his house yet.

5) He still hasnít sold his house.

6) I have always wanted to be a pilot.

7) It has always been my dream to be a pilot.

8) I have been to London twice.

9) I have been in London for two months. (Iím in London now)

10) Have you ever been to America?-I have never been to America.

11) I have worked as a teacher since 1998 (for 10 years).

13) We have watched a good film recently.

14) We havenít had any problems so far.

15) He has passed the exam this week.

16) Itís the first time I have driven a car.

17) I havenít seen you for ages. At last I have done my homework.

18) I have never driven a car before. How long have you known him?

19) I havenít seen him since he left for London.

20) How long is it since we met? Itís a long time since I met my friend.

21) I have learned the rule by now.

22) Have you done the exercise yet? ĖĖ I have already done the exercise.


Present Perfect Continuous

1) Iíve been working at school for10 years.

2) Iíve been working at school since 1998.

3) My hands are dirty. Iíve been repairing the car.

4) How long have you been reading the book?



Past simple

yesterday, last, ago, in 1975, when, how long ago

1) I went to the cinema last week. When mother came we had dinner

2) We came from France two days ago. I was doing my h/t

3) I didnít do my homework yesterday. I had done my h/t

4) I used to study English at school. (Iím used to getting up early) I had been doingÖ

5) The last time I saw him was in May.

6) Yesterday at 7 I came home.

7) When Karen arrived, we had dinner.

8) How long ago did you buy the flat?

9) Whendid you go to bed? Whenwere you born?

10) When I was going to my friend I remembered that I hadnít bought flowers.

11) Now that he resorted to violence he lost his authority completely. (ÚŚÔŚūŁ ÍÓ„šŗ)

Past Continuous

while, as, from 5 till 10, all day/night, evening, when

1) I was watching TV while my mother was cooking dinner.

2) I was walking home, when I met Dave.

3) As I was sleeping, I didnít hear the phone.

4) Yesterday from 5 till 6 I was playing the piano.

5) Yesterday at 7 I was watching TV. (Yesterday at 7 I came home.)

6) When Karen arrived, we were having dinner.

Past Perfect

before, after, already, just, for, since, till/until, when, by the time, never

1) She had sold her house before she went to Spain.

2) He understood the task after he had repeated the rule.

3) When Karen arrived, Tom had gone home.

I had returned by 5. By the time they came to the station the train had left.

5) He waited until the guests had left before he started cleaning.

6) She was upset because she had lost her money.

7) He had hardly come home whenthe phone rang.

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