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Choose the correct answer.


1“I ….. about buying a new car recently.”

“Really? What sort of car?”

A have been thinking B have thought C thought

2“I haven’t seen Mark for weeks.”

“Well, I ….. him this afternoon. Why don’t you come along?”

A have met B am meeting C meet

3“We’d better take a taxi to the station.”

“Yes. The train ….. in fifteen minutes.”

A has left B will have left C leaves

4“Where is the newspaper?”

“I threw it away. I thought you ….. reading it.”

A have finished B finished C had finished

5“I feel very tired.”

“How can you be tired? You ….. a thing all day.”

A haven’t been doing B aren’t doing C haven’t done

6“Cathy doesn’t study enough.”

“I know. I’m afraid she ….. her exam.”

A won’t pass B won’t be passing C won’t have passed

7“It’s bad news about Janet crashing her new car, isn’t it?

“Yes. She ….. for months to buy it.”

A saved B is saving C had been saving

8“There’s someone here to see you.”

“Oh, that ….. my sister. Send her in.”

A will have been B was C will be

9“Whose is this earring?”

“I don’t know. I found it when I … the house.”

A was cleaning Bhad cleaned C am cleaning

10“I ….. to reach Jane on the phone all day.”

“Don’t you know? She’s gone on holiday.”

A tried B have been trying C have tried

11“I want to visit Katie.”

“Well, don’t visit her before five o’clock. She ….. .”

A is working B will be working C will have worked

12“That ….. like Dad’s car.”

“It is. He must have finished work early.”

Asounds B had sounded C has sounded

13“Is that a new jumper?”

“No. I ….. it from Laura yesterday.”

A have borrowed B had borrowed C borrowed

14“ ….. to the library today?”

“Yes. Would you like me to return your books?”

A Will you have gone B Will you have been going C Will you be going

15“How is your grandfather?”

“His condition ….. day by day.”

A improves B has improved C is improving

16“When did you speak to Sue?”

“I met her as I ….. to work.”

A had walked B was walking C am walking

17“Shall we go shopping?”

“I can’t go until the babysitter ….. .”

A arrives B will arrive C arrived

18“I’ve invited Sam to my party.”

“I doubt if he ….. .He’s studying for an exam.”

A comes B will come C is coming

19“I’m sorry I’m late.”

“I ….. here for over an hour.”

Ahave been waitingB have waited C was waiting

20“I’m having trouble with the car.”

“I’m sure John ….. you fix it if you ask him.”

A is going to help Bhelps C will help

Put the verbs in brackets into a correct tense.

1A: “I 1) ….. (have) a party tonight. Would you like to come?”

B: “I’d love to but unfortunately I 2) ….. (already / arrange) to go out for dinner.

A: “What 3) ….. (you / do)tomorrow?”

B: “Not much. I think a friend 4) ….. (come) to visit me in the morning, but I 5) ….. (not / have) any plans for later in the day. 6) ….. (you / fancy) going for a drive?”

2Peter 1) ….. (drive) to work yesterday when a dog 2) ….. (run) into the middle of the road. Peter 3) ….. (manage) to stop in time but the car which 4) ….. (follow) behind him 5) ….. (crash) into the back of his car. Then the two cars 6) ….. (collide) with a police car which 7) ….. (travel) in the opposite direction.

3Some thieves 1) ….. (break into) my house yesterday. Apparently, I 2) ….. (leave) the window open. This is the first time anything like this 3) ….. (happen) to me. The thieves 4) ….. (get in) through the window and5) ….. (steal) all my jewellery. None of the neighbours 6) ….. (see) anything happen.


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