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Use the verbs in the correct form (the Past Indefinite Tense, the Past Continuous Tense)


Open the brackets putting the verb in the necessary form. (Present Simple, Present Continuous, Present Perfect)

1. The workers of our town (to build) houses every year. They already (to build) many houses in our town. Many people (to move) to these houses.

2. Sorry, Ann, I (to leave) my book at home. Can you give me yours? – Here you (to be).

3. The students of our group are in room 222. They (to listen) to a lecture on modern English writers. – How often they (to have) such lectures? – Not very often. They (to have) only two lectures this month.

4. Don’t talk to Kate. She (to write) a letter to a friend of here.

5. Nina never (to miss) her lessons. We often (can see) her in the library or in the lab. She (to be) always at her books. As far as I know, she always (to be) a hard-working girl. – How long you (to know) her? – Oh, I (to know) her since my childhood.

6. I’m sure Peter (to take) the post graduate course after his final examinations. All these years he (to get) only excellent marks in all subjects. He (to be) a talented boy.

7. I (to like) her because she (to have) a heart of gold.

8. You (to do) your work and you may go now.

9. I not (to see) Nina since last Saturday.

10. Dmitry not (to return) from his walking tour yet, … he? – No, he … not. He (to be) away for two days already.

Use the Past Indefinite or the Present Perfect Tenses.

1. You (to find) the book which you (to lose) the other day?

2. I (to see) him in the canteen today. We (to be) together.

3. We never (to meet) him. We can’t tell you anything about him.

4. I (to meet) her at the Institute this morning.

5. I’m angry with Ann; she (to keep) me waiting at the Institute for an hour this afternoon.

6. I can’t speak about this book, as I (not to read) it.

7. It’s Friday today. By the way, you (to see) him this week? – Yes, I (to see) him on Monday.

1. You (to go out) this week? – Certainly. On Sunday we (to go) to the theatre.

8. He (to pass) this exam just now.

9. Do you know that Peter already (to leave) for his native place? – Yes, of course. I (to be) at the station to see him off.

Open the brackets. Use the Present Indefinite, the Present Continuous, the Present Perfect Continuous or the Past Indefinite Tenses.

1. He (to learn) English for 8 years. Ho knows it quite well.

2. Where have you been? I (to wait) for you fro half an hour already.

3. It (to rain) since morning. The roads are wet.

4. He (to live) in Moscow since his childhood. He knows the city very well.

5. Where are the children? – They (to be) still in the yard, playing football. – Oh, how long they (to play)? – They (to play) for two hours. They (to go out) at 2 o’clock.

Use the verbs in the correct form (the Past Indefinite Tense, the Past Continuous Tense)

1. They (to cross) the street when the traffic lights (to change) red.

2. The summer that year (to be) cold and it often (to rain).

3. When we (to get off) the train it (to rain) heavily.

4. We (to walk) to the station when it (to begin) to rain.

5. It (to be) 9 o’clock. The students (to have) an English lesson.

6. What time (to play) when we (to come in)?

7. When you (to see) it?

8. While I (to pack) my things he (to ring up) for a taxi to take me to the station.

9. He (not to sleep) when the parents (to come) home late to take me to the station.

10. I (to buy) the guide book in London. It (to catch) my eye when I (to pass) a show window. I (to return) and (to buy) it.

11. While he (to read) a book the telephone (to ring); as he (to go) to answer the call, he (to hear) a knock at the door; the telephone still (to ring) while he (to walk) to the door, but just as he (to open) it, it (to stop).

12. Who (to speak) to you, when I (to come)?

13. Where you (to go) when I (to meet) you yesterday?

14. What you (to do) at 5 o’clock yesterday?

15. Where you (to be) when I (to come) to see you yesterday?

16. He (to read) a newspaper while she (to watch) TV.


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