Read the article to the end first, then write the correct form of the verbs in brackets .
Where there is no verb given write the word missing. There is ONE word missing in each gap. Dear Matthew, I’m sorry to say that we … 1 … (have) a disastrous holiday! To start __a__, the plane … 2 … (delay) for more than two hours, so we … 3 … (not arrive) until 8 o’clock p.m. Fortunately, our local tourist guide … 4 … (still, wait) to meet us, but when we were finally left at the hotel we found __b__ they have double-booked our room! So now we … 5 … (stay) in another hotel, which, believe it or __c___, is still being built! This means we … 6 … (wake) up every morning by the workmen and their loud machines instead of the nice music of our alarm clock. Why does this always happen to ___d__? It’s not a very good hotel, either! The shower … 7 … (not work) and yesterday when we … 8 … (get) ready for dinner the water supply … 9 … (cut off). I complained to the manager but he … 10 … (not seem) to be very interested, and, __e__ course, he … 11 … (not do) anything about it yet. He has a typical “let’s wait ___f__ tomorrow” attitude. Do you know what I mean? The weather … 12 … (be) pretty awful since we got here. Last Saturday we took a train to the capital. Have you ever been there? There’s nothing much to see, and when we arrived we found Nathalie … 13 … (forget) the traveller’s cheques __g__ home, so we didn’t speak to each other for the rest of the day! It … 14 … (rain) again all this morning, and, as there’s nothing __h__ to do now, I … 15 … (write) a few letters. Also we both … 16 … (have) bad stomachs for the last couple of days, so we don’t want to go far from __i__ hotel! By the way, did you remember to video the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Games last week? If you forgot, … 17 … (you, video) at least the Closing Ceremony for me, please? I … 18 … (tell) you some more when I … 19 … (come) back home. See you soon, I hope. Lots of love, Christian
Key Dear Mathew…. Have had /are having Didn't arrive Are staying us Was cut off Couldn't do Had forgotten else The /our come
with Was stil waiting not Doesn't work Didn't seem for at Am writing Could you video
Had been /Was delayed out Are woken Were getting ready of Has been Is raining /has been raining Have had Will tell
Look at the letter from Alberto, who's staying in Bristol in England, to his friend, Paul. There are thirty-two gaps.
Dear Paul, My stay in England is coming to an end. In ten days' time I … 1 … (be) back in Italy. I can hardly believe that I … 2 … (be) in Bristol for three months. The time … 3 … (go) so quickly! Yesterday I … 4 … (take) my final exams. As soon as I … 5 … (get) the results, I … 6 … (let) you know. I'd really like to have a holiday … 7 … the course finishes, but I have to go straight back to Italy. If I … 8 … (have) more time, I … 9 … (visit) Scotland. Unfortunately, I … 10 … (not see) much of Britain – I … 11 … (even, not be) in London yet!
Where (she/go) _____________ she last night? (she/visit) _____________ her boyfriend? 4.
will be took after haven't seen rather after has been made has /will have must/ does applied yet
has gone / goes will let would visit mind is haven't heard must has seen have applied got
1. They have looked … 16 … me very well. 7. See you next week. 18. An interesting book (write) _____________ by her now. I haven't booked my plane ticket … 31 … . After she (kiss) _____________her child on both cheeks. The people are friendly. She can’t walk. 26. Sometimes Paul (sleep) _____________ only 5 hours a day. 23. Take care. and the food's actually quite good. 3. they (already/eat) _____________all food. 13. 9. 32. 12. I couldn't open the door because I (be) _____________ too weak. When I (arrive) _____________. … 26 … do I. 21. 24. 16. 4. 6. My friend. 5. 11. A child (drown) _____________ while I (lie) _____________ on the beach. 19. 15. He (nod) _____________ (try) _____________ to understand all she (say) _____________. 11. But for me the problem is the weather. They might have moved already. be careful!!!) 1. she (break) _____________ her leg. but he's not sure. 15. It … 29 … be great if I … 30 … (get) it. After he (take) _____________ an aspirin. 2. 6. 10. I … 18 … (not hear) from them for a while. loves it here. the countryside's lovely. He says he … 22 … have to move to another town where there are more jobs. she silently (leave) _____________ the room and (close) _____________ the door. It's the fifth time Pablo … 24 … (see) it! He … 25 … really like it. 12. 27. Pablo. Yesterday I … 23 … (go) to the cinema with Pablo to see Aliens. 10. Yesterday I … 28 … (apply) for one with the EU in Brussels. 20. the pain (disappear) _____________. The plane took off before my suitcases (load) _____________. 14. but I haven't got a very good chance. I shall miss them. 29. 14. steal) _____________. Recently it's been … 14 … terrible – raining every day. 16.
. so I must go into town now and do that. A new medicine (discover) _____________ last year. and my French isn't very good any more. I (not have) _____________ my graduation ceremony yet. but I wouldn't want to see it that many times! I … 27 … (apply) for lots of jobs recently. Anyway.I really like England. They want someone with fluent English and French. 8. 13. My brother … 19 … (be made) redundant. so now he … 20 … (look for) a new job. Well. My host family … 15 … (be) really nice to me. 25. 30. I'll give you a ring … 32 … I arrive home. 9. 22. Will you feed the cat? It (not eat) _____________ for two days.
have been get had have not even been so forward is looking for went so would be when
3. 28. My parents were planning to move to Rome. But I'm looking … 17 … to seeing my family again. I don’t want (forbid) _____________ them (play) _____________ tennis. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense. He even says he wouldn't … 12 … living here. It … 21 … be very worrying for him and his wife. Alberto
1. Best wishes. 7. 17. Active or passive forms (30 points) (There are quite some temporal clauses. She (break) _____________ it while she (ski) _____________. Our company (run) _____________ by a very good manager. My photographs (just. 8. 5. 31. 17. I think I'd … 13 … live somewhere warmer and drier.
4. Everything has been provided for but the food. Be careful about the tenses!!! Write the whole sentences. was drowning/drowned. 6. was 3.(modal) They are very happy about the baby. did she visit 4. to forbid.closed 15. left .This is our dog. is run 9. sleeps 11. have not had 12. had bean loaded 8.
The dog terrified me.
.. They are looking forward to having this baby. did she go. had taken /took. I started ……………. He might have gone lost in the woods. 7. 1. Rewrite the following sentences without changing the meaning. (8 points) I was terrified by the dog. 2.. 1. was lying 7. I will give it back to you. was skiing 17. was discovered 6. is being written 5. I will give it back to you. When they had got home. It is not possible that they worked so late. They could not have worked so late. nodded. Then they cooked the dinner. disappeared 2. They ……………(modal) I will read the book to the end. They are looking …………. When …………. 3. We (have) _____________ it since I (be) _____________ eleven. He…. First they got home. had already eaten 10.18. have had. 5. had kissed/kissed. has not eaten 18. trying. I started working for this company 10 years ago. 8. Perhaps he got lost in the woods. arrived. they cooked the dinner. Everything …………… I’ve been employed with this company for 10 years. to play 13. has broken. When …………… They’ve provided for everything except the food. When I rad the book to the end. broke.. was 2. was saying 14. have just been stolen 16. The dog ………….