Exercise 25. You are writing a letter to a friend and giving news about people you both know. Use the words given to make sentences and put the verb into the correct form.
Example: George / find a new job. .......... George has found a new job........
Dear Chris, lots of things have happened since I last wrote to you.
1) Eugene/ complete / his experimental work .
2) I / read / many books on my scientific speciality....... ..................
3) Suzanne / prove / her hypothesis ............
4) Monica / develop / a new method. ..
5) Clive / pass / his exam in Russian ......................
Exercise 26. Ask your groupmate about things he/she has done in his/her life. Use the words in brackets to make your questions.
Example: (you ever / be / to Great Britain?) Have you ever been to Great Britain .
1) (You ever / be / to Australia?) .......................... ..........
2) (You / read / any English books in the original?) . ...............
3) (You /live / in this city all your life?) ........ .. .
4) (How many times / you / be in love?) ...... .. ...
5) (You ever / speak / to a famous person?) . .....
Exercise 27. Give negative answers to your group mates questions. Put verbs in the Present Perfect Tense:
Model: - Are the engineers still installing the new equipment? - No, they have already installed it.
1) Are they still designing a new apparatus? 2) Are they still discussing the conference program? 3) Is the professor still delivering a lecture? 4) Is George still translating a scientific paper from English into Russian? 5) Are the students still preparing for their exams?
Exercise 28. Answer the questions making use of the given words:
Model: - Have you ever been to Madrid? (Rome)
- No. Ive never been there. But Ive been to Rome.
- Has he ever studied Spanish? (Italian)
- No, he has never studied Spanish. But hes studied Italian.
1) Have you ever attended lectures by Professor Ivanov? (Professor Smirnov) 2) Has she ever visited London? (Edinburgh) 3) Have you ever seen this painting? (its reproduction) 4) Have you ever received a letter from her? (a postcard) 5) Has your father ever travelled abroad? (in this country)
Exercise 29. Answer as in the model:
Model: - When are you going to discuss the task?
- Weve just discussed it.
1) When are you going to solve this problem? 2) When are you going to see your scientific supervisor? 3) When are you going to hand in your essays? 4) When are you going to translate this article? 5) When are you going to read this book?
Exercise 30. Put the verb into the correct form: Present Perfect or Past Simple.
I) My book isnt here any more. Somebody ... (take) it. 2) I ... (not / eat) anything yesterday because I ... (not / feel) hungry. 3) I just ... (return) from the Crimea. - You (go) there alone? - Together with my husband. - How long you (stay) there? - Three weeks. 4) Your hair looks different. You (have) a haircut? - Yes. - You ... (cut) it yourself? No, Helen ... (cut) it for me. 5) Look! Somebody ... (break) that vase. Well, it (not/be) me. 6) You ... (go) to the theatre last night? 7) (you / see) your supervisor this week?
Exercise 31. Make your own conversations according to the model:
A. What are you going to do tonight?
B. Im not sure. I really want to see a good movie.I havent seen a good movie in a long time.
A. What movie are you going to see?
B. I dont know. Have you seen any good movie recently?
A. Yes, I have. I saw a very good movie just last week.
B. Really? What movie did you see?
A. I saw «Match Point».
B. Did you like it?
C. I loved it! I think its one of the best movies, Ive ever seen.
Use other verbs, objects, titles and places instead of the underlined, such as to see - a play, to read - a book, to eat at - a restaurant, to go to - a concert, etc. Think of your own suggestions and use them in your dialogs.