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Grammar and vocabulary unit 1

used to
1 Complete the sentences with used to or didnt
use to and the verbs.
My dad didnt use to drive (not drive) to work.
1 My gran _________________________ (wear)
platform boots in the 1970s.
2 Children _________________________ (not play)
with electronic toys.
3 My dad _________________________ (have) a
black and white TV.
4 I _________________________ (not speak) to my
friends on a mobile phone.

4 Complete the sentences and questions with the

past simple or past continuous form of the

Was your dad (your dad / be) happy when

Fabregas scored the winning goal?
1 They ____________________ (live) in London
when the new millennium began.
2 What were you doing when Barack Obama
____________________ (win) the election?
3 I ____________________ (wait) for the bus and I
was listening to my mp3 player.
4 I went upstairs and ____________________
(close) the door.
5 My mum met my dad while she

Past perfect and past simple

____________________ (work) in a bank.

2 Choose the correct forms.

Our clothes had been / were wet because it
had rained / rained.

Nouns: generations
5 Match 15 with af to make nouns.

1 I hadnt left / didnt leave England before I

had gone / went to Spain last year.
2 The teacher had been / was angry because
Kate hadnt done / didnt do her homework.
3 When I had got / got on the bus, I discovered
that I forgot / had forgotten my money.
4 The school had been / was quiet because all


a om

1 fas

b ace

2 de

c ze

3 bo

d get

4 pe

e hion

5 gad


the students had gone / went home.

Uses of get
Past simple and past continuous
3 Tick (9) the correct sentences.
We were watching the Olympics when Michael
Phelps won his first Olympic medal.

1 I was reading my book and I was eating some

2 Mozart died while he was writing an important
piece of music.
3 We moved to Madrid when my dad was getting
a new job.
4 Paul won the lottery while he studied at
5 Helen turned off the TV and went to bed.

6 Complete the sentences with the words in

the box.
a bus

a driving licence a present

better dark together

Joe wants his own car but he needs to get

a driving licence.
1 I was ill, but Im getting ______________ now.
2 Im tired. Im going to get ______________ home.
3 Yesterday my friends and I got ______________
for a drink.
4 Dont forget to get ______________ for John.
Its his birthday tomorrow.
5 The tennis match stopped because it was
getting _______________.