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1. Use one of the following verbs to complete these sentences. Sometimes you need the negative:believe eat flow go grow make rise tell translate

1. The earth goes round the sun.

2. Rice doesn’t grow in Britain.

3. The sun --- in the east.

4. Bees --- honey.

5. Vegetarians --- meat.

6. An atheist --- in God.

7. An interpreter --- from one language into another.

8. A liar is someone who --- the truth.

9. The River Amazon --- into the Atlantic Ocean.


2. Are the underlined verbs right or wrong? Correct the verbs that are wrong.

1. Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. RIGHT

2. The water boils. Can you turn it off? WRONG: is boiling

3. Look! That man tries to open the door of your car.

4. Can you hear those people? What do they talk about?

5. The moon goes round the earth.

6. I must go now. It gets late.

7. I usually go to work by car.

8. ‘Hurry up! It’s time to leave.’ ‘OK, I come’.

9. I hear you’ve got a new job. How do you get on?


3. Put the verb in the correct form, present continuous or present simple.

1. Let’s go out. It isn’t raining (not/rain) now.

2. Julia is very good at languages. She speaks (speak) four languages very well.

3. Hurry up! Everybody --- (wait) for you.

4. ‘--- (you/listen) to the radio?’ ‘No, you can turn it off’. –

5. ‘--- (you/listen) to the radio every day?’ ‘No, just occasionally’.

6. The River Nile --- (flow) into the Mediterranean.

7. Look at the river. It --- (flow) very fast today.

8. We usually --- (grow) vegetables in our garden but this year we --- (not/grow) any.

9. ‘How is your English?’ ‘Not bad. It --- (improve) slowly’.

10. Ron is in London at the moment. He --- (stay) at the Park Hotel. He --- (always/stay) there when he’s in London.


4. Choose the correct form, with or without the.

1. I’m afraid of _dogs/the dogs._ (‘dogs’ is correct)

2. Can you pass _salt/the salt_, please? (‘the salt’ is correct)

3. _Apples/The apples_ are good for you.

4. Look at _apples/the apples_ on that tree! They’re very big.

5. _Women/The women_ live longer than men/the men.

6. I don’t drink _tea/the tea._ I don’t like it’

7. We had a very nice meal. _Vegetables/The vegetables_ were especially good.

8. _Life/The life_ is strange sometimes. Some very strange things happen.

9. I like _skiing/the skiing_ but I’m not very good at it.

10. Who are _people/the people_ in this photograph?

11. What makes _people/the people_ violent? What causes aggression/the aggression?

12. _All books/All the books_ on the top shelf belong to me.

13. Don’t stay in that hotel. It’s very noisy and _beds/the beds_ are very uncomfortable.

14. A pacifist is somebody who is against _war/the war._

15. _First World War/The First World War_ lasted from 1914 until 1918.


5. Role-play the following conversations. Make up your own dialogues on analogy.

Can you help me?

Thomas is a student. He’s staying with the Taylors, an Eng­lish family.

Thomas: Hello, Mrs Taylor. Can you help me? I’m doing my homework and I can’t understand this word.

Mrs Taylor: Which one? Oh ... that's difficult. I can’t help you now...I’m watching something....

Thomas: Oh? What are you watching?

Mrs Taylor: I’m watching a cowboy film.

Thomas: Can Mr Taylor help me?

Mrs Taylor: No, he can’t now, Thomas. He’s reading.

Thomas: What’s he reading?

Mrs Taylor: He’s reading a magazine.

Thomas: What about Kate?

Mrs Taylor: Oh, she can’t help you now ... she’s phoning


Thomas: Oh? Who’s she phoning? Mrs Taylor: She’s phoning her boyfriend ... you’re asking a lot of questions tonight, Thomas! Thomas: Am I? ... Well, I’m practicing my English!



1. Read what Sharon says about a typical working day:


I usually get up at 7 o’clock and have a big breakfast. I walk to work, which takes me about half an hour. I start work at 8.45. I never have lunch. I finish work at 5 o’clock. I’m always tired when I get home. I usually cook a meal in the evening. I don’t usually go out. I go to bed at about 11 o’clock. I always sleep well.


Yesterday was a typical working day for Sharon. Write she did or didn’t do yesterday.

1. She got up at 7 o’clock.

2. She --- a big breakfast.

3. She ---.

4. It --- to get to work.

5. --- at 8.45.

6. --- lunch.

7. --- at 5 o’clock.

8. --- tired when --- home.

9. --- a meal yesterday evening.

10. --- out yesterday evening.

11. --- at 11 o’clock.

12. --- well last night.


2. Put one of these verbs in each sentence:

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