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Present Simple or Present Continuous
Complete the sentences with the present simple or present continuous of the verbs in brackets. A What you (do)? BI (watch) this film. It's a musical. A But you (not like) musicals! A I know, I usually (hate) them. But this one is really good. you (want) to watch it? A Not right now, Susie's here and we (study) for our English test. B A test? A Yes, we (have) a test every Friday. A you (use) this computer now? B No, the boss (wait) for me in the other office. Why? A Because I (need) to use it. B What's wrong with your computer? A It (not work) at the moment and I (want) to send an e-mail. B OK.
A How's your son? B He's fine. He's at university now. A Really? What he (study)? B Medicine. He's going to be a doctor. He (do) his final exams at the moment. How's your daughter? A She's fine too. She (work) in a shop at the moment. She (want) to go travelling this summer so she (need) to earn some money. /17
Complete the definitions with who, which, or where and the correct form of a verb in the box. keep live buy build put write is a person is a place is somebody is a place are things is something is a person is a place is someone is something is a person is a place are things is something is a place light answer borrow cut you you you use to you animals you you you use to you you wear cut write listen to relax
1. A builder 2. A library 3. A hairdresser 4. A bank 5. Matches 6. A cap 7. A receptionist 8. A zoo 9. A composer 10. An iPod 11. A journalist 12. A bookshop 13. Scissors 14. Lipstick 15. A health spa
houses. books. your hair. your money. a fire. on your head. the phone. . music. music with. for a newspaper or magazine. books. paper with. on your lips. and feel good. /32
Past Simple or Past Continuous
Look at the pictures and write the sentences. Use the past simple and past continuous. 1 They (play, start) 2 His mobile golf when it while he to rain. . (ring, drive)
3 We while we 4 He his bag. (look, take) 5I 6 She while she
the news in Corsica. (hear, sunbathe) at the tower when someone a coffee when I an accident to the shops. (see, walk) /38 her. (have, see)
Complete the story with the past simple or past continuous of the verbs in brackets. When Alex Jones (arrive) at JFK International airport she (look) around but she (not see) anybody there to meet her. A lot of people (hold) cards with names on them, but they (not wait) for her. She (not know) what to do, but it was a beautiful, sunny day so she (decide) to go to the hotel on her own. She (go) outside and people airport bus into New York. The bus Manhattan, quite near her hotel, and she (look) for a taxi. A lot of (wait) so she (catch) the (stop) in (get) off.
She (walk) into the hotel and (give) her name, Alexandra Jones. She (talk) to the hotel receptionist when suddenly a man (run) up to her. He (carry) a card which (say) `Mr Jones'. `Ms Jones? I'm terribly sorry! I but I (think) you were a man!' `That's OK,' (wait) for you at the airport
(say) Alex. `It happens to me all the time!' /60
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is famous as the writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories. He was born in Scotland in 1859 and as a young man attended Edinburgh University in order to study medicine. He worked as a doctor for several years, but when he was thirty-two he became a full-time writer. He wrote romances, adventure stories, and historical novels, but it was his detective stories which made him famous. He wrote his first detective story in 1887, while he was still a doctor, and during the next twenty years he wrote fifty more. Sherlock Holmes was his most famous character. A character who lived in Baker Street, London with his friend and assistant Doctor Watson. Their enemy in many stories was a man called Moriarty. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930 aged seventy-one.
1. When was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle born? 2. Which University did he go to? 3. What did he study? 4. How old was he when he became a full-time writer? 5. What sort of books did he write? 6. When did he write his first story? 7. How many detective stories did he write? 8. Where did Sherlock Holmes live? 9. Who did Sherlock Holmes live with? 10. When did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle die? /70
Listen and complete the conversation between Roz and Mel. R: Hi Mel. It’s me... Roz. M: Hi Roz. R: Listen Mel. It’s about the party tonight. M: You , aren’t you? R: I don’t know. I’m not sure. I might , but I might not. I can’t decide. M: Oh come on. You it. And you might meet somebody new. R: OK, I’ll go then. M: Good. So what you wear? R: That’s the other problem. I’m not sure what to wear. I might my new black trousers. Or perhaps the red dress – what do you think? M: If I you. I’d wear the red dress. R: But the read dress may too small for me now… M: Well, wear the black trousers then. R: OK, I’ll wear the black trousers. M: How you there? R: I might with John… or Ruth… or I may there… I’m not sure yet. M: OK, I’ll see you there. Bye. R: Bye. M: Hello? R: Mel? It’s me again. Roz. Listen. I going to go to the party. my mind. Sorry. I’m not /80
Will or going to?
Complete the dialogues with will or going to. Use the infinitive of the verbs in brackets. A Remember to turn off the lights when you leave. B Don't worry, I forget (not forget). A I've had a terrible day today. B Sit down, I (make) you a cup of tea.
A What are Mike's plans for the summer? B Well, first he (stay) with a friend in Italy, and then he (travel) round France and Spain. A My parents are away this weekend, so I B Great! I (bring) some food. . A Would you like fruit juice or mineral water? BI (have) an orange juice please. A Here's my phone number. B Thanks. I A B No, I you (call) you tomorrow morning. (stay) here tonight? (catch) the last train home. I have a return ticket. /90 (have) a party.
Complete the sentences with the present perfect + for or since if necessary.
1. A How long B We (live) 2. A How long (know) B They (know) 3. She 4. They
you here they each other
here? (live) 2001. each other? ages. three o'clock. (not eat) 1972. (be married)
5. A How long (have) BI birthday present. (have) 6. He 7. They (be) 8. A How long (work) B She (work) 9. A How long BI teenager. (play) 10. A It
your kitten? April4th. It was a three months (not work)
at school she there you for Arsenal
eight o'clock. in Paris? two years. in this team? (be) I was a
a long time. (not rain) /100
Well done, you’ve done it.