THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE
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THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE



Exercise 8. A group of people were staying in a hotel. One evening the fire alarm rang. Use the words in brackets to make sentences saying what each person was doing at the time.

Example: (Don / have / a bath)......... Don was having a bath………

(Ann / write / a letter in her room) Ann …………………………………….

(George / get / ready to go out) George ……………………………………

(Carol and Dennis / have / dinner) Carol and Dennis ………………………

(Tom / make / a phone call) Tom ……………………………………….......

(Jane and Hilary / watch TV) Jane and Hilary .....…………………………..

(His friends / play cards) His friends ...................…………………………..

(Mrs. White / listen / to the play / on the radio) Mrs. White .……………….

(My wife and I / talk / to you / the other day) My wife and I ……………...

Exercise 9. Make sentences from the words in brackets. Put the verbs into the correct form, past simple or past continuous.

Example: (I / fall / asleep when I / watch / television) - I fell asleep when I was watching television.

(The phone / ring / when I have /a shower) The phone ……………………………

(It / begin / to rain when I / walk / home) ................…………………………….....

(We / see / an accident when we /wait / for the bus) ...………….............................

(Mary / wear / her new dress when I / meet her) ...................…………………..…

(The sick child / sleep when the doctor / come) .........................…………………...

(I / come / into the room when Jill / play / the piano).......……………….................

(It / rain when we / go out)............................................…………………………….

(John / get off / the train while it / go) ………………………………..…………...

(He / have twenty-five accidents while he / learn / to drive)……………………….

(The little boy / fish when he / fall / into the river)…………………………............

Exercise 10. Put the verb into the correct form, past continuous or past simple.

Example: While Jane …. was cooking … (cook) dinner, the phone … rang … (ring).

1) Sam .……… (fall) off the ladder while he ………… (paint) the ceiling. 2) Last night I …………. (read) in bed when suddenly I (hear) a scream. 3) …………... (you/watch) television when I phoned you? 4) Ann ........…... (wait) for me when I ……....... (arrive). 5) I ............... (not/drive) very fast when the accident ........ (happen). 6) I …….. (break) a plate last night. I .………. (do) the washing-up when it ........….. (slip) out of my hand. 7) Tom .………… (take) a photograph of me while I ................(not/look) 8) We ......... (not/go) out because it ..……………(rain). 9) What ........... (you/do) at this time yesterday? 10) I ……………. (see) Carol at the party. She …………… (wear) a really beautiful dress.

Exercise 11. Ask questions to the statements made by a fellow student:

Model: - I called Mary last night. (what; to do)

- What was Mary doing when you phoned her?

1) I heard their voices in the office. (what; to speak about). 2) I met John in the street at three o’clock. (where; to go). 3) I saw Helen when I looked out of the window. (why; to stand there). 4) At seven I came to the Browns’. (what; to do). 5) After dinner I turned on the radio (what; they; to broadcast). 6) I saw them In the department store (what; to buy).

Exercise 12. Say a) what the member of your family were doing when you came home yesterday; b) what your group-mates were doing when you came to the University this morning.

THE FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE

Exercise 13. Make up your own conclusions using the Future Continuous Tense.

Example: I’m going to watch television from 9 until 10 o’clock this evening.

So at 9 30 I ………. will be watching television..................... .

1. Tomorrow afternoon I’m going to play tennis from 3 o’clock until 4.30.

So at 4 o’clock tomorrow I ……………………………………...............

2. Jim is going to study from 7 o’clock until 10 o’clock this evening.

So at 8.30 this evening he .............…………………................................

3. We are going to clean the flat tomorrow. It will take from 9 unlit 11 o’clock.

So at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning .……………....................................

4. You are going to write letters to your friends from 6 until 8 tonight.

So at 7 o’clock tonight ..............………………..........................................

5. Tomorrow morning Jack is going to repair his car from 8 until 12 o’clock.

So at 11 o’clock he’ll be repairing his car.

Exercise 14. Answer using the Future Continuous Tense:

Model: - What will you be doing at this time tomorrow (to fly to New York)

- I’ll be flying to New York at this time.

1) Who will you be talking to at 3 o’clock? (the director). 2) What’ll the husband be doing while his wife’s making the cake? (to watch TV). 3) What work will they be doing the whole day tomorrow? (to paper the walls). 4) Will he be translating an article or reading a book from 3 to 5? (to translate an article). 5) Where will you be living at this time next year? (in Chicago). 6) What time will he be passing our house? (at 11 o’clock)



Exercise 15. Put the verbs into the correct form: future simple or future continuous.

1) Sit down and fasten your seat belt. We .…… (take off) in a few minutes. 2) When ................. (you/go) to the bank to draw some money? 3) Do you think .......... (still/work) here in five years’ time? 4) The President ............ (meet) the Prime Minister before flying back home. 5) We .………...... (drive) to London next Monday morning. 6) This time next year I ..………... (write) my memoirs. 7) I don’t think I .............. (see) him tonight. 8) In five years’ time a permanent space station ……….. (circle) the moon. 9) They ............(sail) from Dover, not Folkestone. 10) So you’re stopping off in Dubai on your way to Beijing. How long ................ (you/stay) there? 11) We ........... (spend) the winter in Australia.

Exercise 16. Share your plans with your classmates and ash them in return:

- What will you be doing tomorrow at 6 o’clock (all morning, next Sunday, at 10 o’clock on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 tonight)?

UNIT 3

THE PRESENT PERFECT TENSE

Exercise 1. 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: Phill / find a new job. ........... Phill has found a new job..................

Dear Chris, lots of things have happened since I last wrote to you.

Charles / go / Brazil ………………………………………..............................

Jack and Jill / decide / to gel married ..........………………………..................

Suzanne / have / a baby ……………………………………….........................

Monica / give up / smoking …………………………………………………..

George / pass / his driving-test …………………………………......................

Exercise 2. Complete the situation. Use the verbs given.

Example: Tom is looking for his key. He can’t find it. (lose) …. He has lost it. .......

1. Ann’s hair was dirty. Now it is clean. (wash) She ...………………………………

2. Bob was 80 kilograms. Now he weighs 70. (lose weight) He ..........………............

3. Yesterday Bill was playing football. Now he can’t walk and his leg is in plaster. (break) He…………………………..........................................................................

4. Mr. Brown knows much. (read a lot) He .................………………………………

5. The girl is crying. (fall down) She ..…………………………………………….....

6. Kate is very happy. (do well in all her exams) She …………………......................

7. I don’t remember where Steve lives. (forget one’s address) I .........………….........

Exercise 3. Ask your classmate about things he has done in his life. Use the words in brackets to make your questions.

Example: (you ever / be / to Italy?) ………Have you ever been to Italy?……………

(You ever / be / to South America?) ...............................……………………..........

(You / read / any English books?) ………………………........................................

(You /live / in this town all your life?) ........……………………………………….

(How many times / you / be in love?) ...…………………………………………...

(You ever / speak / to a famous person?) ……………………………………….....

Exercise 4. Give negative answers to your classmate’s questions. Put verbs in the Present Perfect Tense:

Model: - Are the girls still having their lunch?

- No, they aren’t. They’ve already had it.

1) Are they still studying the menu? 2) Are they still eating the mushroom soup? 3) Is the waiter still taking their order? 4) Is the cook still frying French fries? 5) Are the girls still having tea? 6) Is the woman still eating her apple pie?

Exercise 5. Answer the questions making use of the given words:

Model: - Have you ever been to Paris? (London)

- No. I’ve never been there. But I’ve been to London.

- Has he ever studied German? (French)

- No, he has never studied German. But he’s studied French.

I) Have you ever attended lectures by Professor Hopkins? (Professor Littlejohn) 2) Has she ever visited Rome? (Madrid) 3) Have you ever seen this picture? (its reproduction) 4) Have you ever received a letter from her? (a postcard) 5) Has your friend ever travelled abroad? (in this country) 6) Have you ever driven a big car? (a bicycle).

Exercise 6. Answer as in the model:

Model: - When are you going to discuss this book?

- We’ve just discussed it.

1) When are you going to have a meeting? 2) When are you going to call your uncle? 3) When are you going to hand in your essays? 4) When are you going to tell him about it? 5) When are you going to water the flowers?

Exercise 7. Respond as in the model:

Model: - Have you paid for your lunch yet?

- Not yet. I’m going to pay now.

l) Has he gone to his club yet? 2) Has she washed up the dishes yet? 3) Have they played tennis yet? 4) Have they swum in the pool yet? 5) Has John brought the picture yet? 6) Have they had dinner yet?

Exercise 8. Put the verb into the correct form: present perfect or past simple.

I) My bicycle isn’t here any more. Somebody ... (take) it. 2) I ... (not / eat) anything yesterday because I ... (not / feel) hungry. 3) I just ... (return) from Yalta. - You … (go) there alone? - Together with my son. - How long you … (stay) there? - Three weeks. 4) Your hair looks different. You (have) a haircut? - Yes. - You ... (cut) it yourself? -No, Ann ... (cut) it for me. 5) Look! Somebody ... (spill) milk on the carpet. Well, it … (not/be) me. 6) You ... (see) the film on television last night? 7) … (you / see) your friend this week?

Exercise 9. Make your own conversation Exercise according to the model:

A. What are you going to do tonight?

B. I’m not sure. I really want to see a good movie.I haven’t seen a good movie in a long time.

A. What movie are you going to see?

B. I don’t 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 «Gone with the Wind.»

B. Did you like it?

C. I loved it! I think it’s one of the best movies I’ve 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 discotheque, etc.

Exercise 10. Develop the following situations.

Situation 1. Divide into two teams. Each team is organizing a party. The guests are coming very soon. Get together and find out whether everything is ready like this: «Have you bought the fruit?» «Have you brought records?» Then tell the rest of the class who has done what and whether everything is ready like this: «Mary has bought the fruit», etc. The team that organizes the best party wins.

Situation 2. Work in pairs. You invite your friend to some place, but he/she has already been there, or done smth., or seen. For example:

- Let’s go to the cinema, there is a good film on.

- No, thank you, I have already seen that film.

- Really? When did you see it?

- I saw it yesterday.

Use the following suggestions for your own dialogs: to eat at a restaurant, to get a haircut, to take children to the zoo, to give blood, to go to a concert, to swim in the health club, to wash the car, to bake cookies, to buy bananas, to spend a lot of money in the supermarket? To go to the theatre, to go to the John’s party.

Think of your own suggestions and use them in your dialogs.

THE PAST PERFECT TENSE

Exercise 11. Make short conversations according to the following model:

- Did you get to the plane on time?

- No, I didn’t. By the time I got to the plane it had already taken off.

Use the following instead of the underlined words:

Concert - to begin, post office - to close, train - to leave, lecture - to end, movie- to start, meeting - to finish, bank - to close, boa - to sail away, parade - toy by.

Exercise 12. Make conversations according to the following sample talk:

- Have you heard about Harry!

- No, I haven’t. What happened?

- He broke his leg last week.

- That’s terrible! How did he do that?

- He was playing football and he had never played football before.

- Poor Harry! I hope he feels better soon.

Use the following names and actions: Tom (to twist his arm, to fly a kite), Doris (to break her finger, to play tennis), Vincent (to burn himself, to bake bread), Peggy (lo get hurl in an accident, to ride his bicycle), Edward (to get a black eye, to box), Stella (lo lose her voice, to sing a song), a dog (to break its front teeth, to bite a bone).

Practice more conversations with names and actions invented on your own.


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