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Revision: Simple Present, Simple Past, Present Continuous,

Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Perfect


UWB10102/UWB10101/UMB1011 Academic
English

Simple present tense


A. Underline the correct word.
1. Woody and his sister (eat, eats) vegetables every day.
2. I always (cleans, clean) my feet before I go into the house.
3. Three multiplied by four (equals, equal) twelve.
4. My uncle (lives, live) in Bhutan.
5. Her cats and dogs never (fights, fight).
6. My mother and I (sings, sing) together all the time.
7. Cats (catches, catch) mice.
8. Sharon and Yusof (is, are) good friends.
B. Rearrange the given words to make correct sentences in the simple present
tense.
1. football like
to
play girls some
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2. oxygen give out
plants at
night
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3. bus
usually
comes
to
school
by
Brenda
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4. every
Old Folks Home
they visit the
month
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5. meat
give us
cows and milk
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6. golden
brown they are
the
nuggets
fry
until then
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7. some
night come out
at
insects
only
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C. Which question uses the simple present tense correctly? Tick ( /) in the box
next to it.
1. Does Ronaldo like oranges?
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Do Ronaldo like oranges?
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2. Does you and your brother run 10 km every day?
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Do you and your brother run 10 km every day?
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3. Does Polly the parrot talk?
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Do Polly the parrot talk?
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4. Does Mars move around the Earth?
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Do Mars move around the Earth?
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5. Does men in Scotland wear skirts?
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Revision: Simple Present, Simple Past, Present Continuous,


Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Perfect
UWB10102/UWB10101/UMB1011 Academic
English

Do men in Scotland wear skirts?


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Simple Past Tense


A. Answer the questions by using the verbs in the box. Make sure you use the
past tense of the verbs.
Shine

Stand

Give

Get

Meet

Sit

Dig

Forget

Begin

Read

1. When we were leaving the house, it suddenly _____________ to rain.


2. Johny _______________ his homework, so he had to go back home to get it.
3. The Smiths _______________ a big hole at the end of the garden and buried
the rubbish in it.
4. I ____________ a lot of book at the university, but now I read very little.
5. Diana _______________ a new bicycle for last birthday.
6. Aurora _________________ in a queue at the corner of the street with her
hand in her pockets for half an hour waiting for the bus.
7. Last Sunday the Sun ____________ all day, for a change.
8. He _____________ his first wife on a flight to New York, and they were
married two days later.
9. Sally ______________ her mother a lovely Colombian shawl for her birthday.
10.Instead of going out, they _________________ at home by the fire all evening
watching television.
B. Answer the questions given by considering simple past tense.
1. Evangeline ______________ (spread) her butter over her pieces of toast with
her knife.
2. The little boy tightly _______________(cling) to his mothers blouse as they
walked towards the school bus.
3. Sofia ______________ (burst) into tears when she was informed of her
mothers death.
4. The warrior ________________ (slit) his enemys throat without mercy.
5. The pirate ________________ (hide) his precious treasure in a sacred cave
when he was on duty.
6. Mrs. Doubtful _______________ (weave) a scarlet winter-sweater for her
husband last Christmas.
7. The black terrier accidently ________________ (stuck) itself between the
wattle fence while he was finding a spot to pee.
8. When father was disapproved with my mothers theory, he
________________ (shake) his head as a sign of protest.
9. Elli _______________ (bet) her Mr. Bean teddy bear if i could survive my first
day in university without vomiting.
10.I lost control of my car and it ____________(slide) across the ice.

Revision: Simple Present, Simple Past, Present Continuous,


Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Perfect
UWB10102/UWB10101/UMB1011 Academic
English

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Present Continuous Tense


A. Answer the questions by using present continuous tense.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Shhhhhhh! Be quiet! John ____________ (sleep).


Do not forget to take your umbrella. It __________________ (rain).
The doors _______________ (open) in ten minutes.
The premier __________________ (arrive) on Tuesday.
Classes _________________ (end) next week.
The publisher _________________ (distribute) the gallery proofs next
Wednesday.
7. The presses _________________ (print) the first edition of tomorrows
paper.
8. KPLA _________________ (broadcast) the hits of the 70s this evening.
9. The union members _________________ (pace) up and down in front of
the factory.
10.Deirdre _________________ (dust) all the shelves on the second floor of
the shop.
11.Nora _________________ (look) for the first paperback editions of all of
Raymod Chandlers books.
12.I am sorry I cannot hear what you _________________ (say) because
everybody _________________ (talk) so loudly.
13.Justin _________________ (write, currently) a book about his adventures
in Tibet.
14.A: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?
B: Oh, I am sorry. I _________________ (go) to a movie tonight with some
friends.
15.The soldiers _________________ (still, march) around the field.
16.Its 12.30 and I _________________ (sit) in the library right now.
17.Meg _________________ (arrange) a bouquet of roses in a crystal vase.
18.The town council _________________ (plan) to build a new clock tower.
19.The kidnapper _________________ (tie) the victims hands behind his
back.
20.The waiters _________________ (place) name cards next to the dinner
plate.
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Past Continuous Tense


A. Use the past continuous tense of the verb in parentheses.
1. I am sitting in this class right now. I _________________ (sit) in class at this
exact time yesterday.
2. I do not go to the zoo today because it is raining. The same thing happened
yesterday. I did not go to the zoo because it _________________ (rain).
3. I called Roger last night but he was not home. He _________________ (study) at
the library.
4. I did not hear the thunder during the storm last night because I
_________________ (sleep).

Revision: Simple Present, Simple Past, Present Continuous,


Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Perfect
UWB10102/UWB10101/UMB1011 Academic
English

5. It was beautiful yesterday when we went for a walk in the park. The sun
_________________ (shine). A cool breeze _________________ (blow). The birds
_________________ (sing).
6. My mother and sister _________________ (argue) about something when i
_________________ (walk) into the room.
7. I really enjoyed my holiday last January. While it ________________ (snow) in
Toronto, the sun _________________ (shine) in Florida.
8. He _________________ (sniff) the fine coffee as he _________________.
9. Two carriages _________________ (wait), in which the party rode to a
neighbouring houses.
10.They _________________ (not quarrel); they _________________ just
_________________ (talk) loudly, she told him.
B. Supply in the blanks appropriate verb phrases in the past continuous tense.
Deal with
Figure out
Get on

Hand out
Lay off
Show up

Stand up
Take on
Throw up

Tow away
Wake up
Work out

1. While he _________________ the problem, he was using a calculator.


2. Even though he _________________ in the gym, he was not getting any
stronger, in fact, he was getting weaker.
3. The teacher _________________ any new material when I got to class. She was
not even there.
4. When I got to the patients bed, he_________________.
5. Fortunately, Steve _________________ when he suddenly passed out.
6. Just as i got to parking place, the police _________________ my car.
7. It was hard to find a job during the recession and not many company
_________________ new workers.
8. Since she and her husband _________________ very well, she was miserable
and unhappy.
9. While he was working for that company, he _________________ at the office an
hour or two late every morning; he was eventually fired.
10.When I last spoke to Robert Blake, he was worried because his company
_________________ a lot of people, and he did not want to be one of them.
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Present Perfect Tense


A. Put the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use present perfect tense.
1. Karen __________________ (to send) an e-mail.
2. Dave and Pat __________________ (to visit) the museum.
3. I __________________ (to be) at the pet shop.
4. They __________________ already __________________ (to pack) their rucksacks.
5. Marcus __________________ (to have) an accident.
6. We __________________ (to do) the shopping for our grandmother.
7. I __________________ just __________________ (to clean) my bike.
8. Emily __________________(to paint) her room.
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Revision: Simple Present, Simple Past, Present Continuous,


Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Perfect
UWB10102/UWB10101/UMB1011 Academic
English

9. Max and Louis __________________ (to go) to a birthday party.


10.My uncles promised that he __________________ (to give up ) smoking.
B. Make present perfect yes/no or wh questions
Example: They/go/to USA?
Have they gone to USA?
1. You/ read/ War and Peace?
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2. She/ be/ late for meeting?
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3. He/ meet/ your family yet?
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4. She/ miss/ the bus? _____________________________________________________
5. They / take/ exam? _____________________________________________________
6. How long/ she/ live in London?
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7. Where/ you/ be? _____________________________________________________
8. Why / you/ bring that? _____________________________________________________
9. How long / you study English?
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10.How many books/ you/ read this week?
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Past Perfect Tense
A. Put the verbs into the correct form (past perfect tense)
1. The rain poured on the car that we (wash)_________________________ .
2. She (not/be) _________________________ to England before 1966.
3. When he went to our play, he (do/already) _________________________ his
homework.
4. My father ate all of the cake that our mom (make) _________________________.
5. The doctor took off the plaster that he (put on) _________________________ six
weeks before.
6. The waitress brought the food that I (not/order) _________________________.
7. I could not remember the poem we (learn) _________________________.
8. The children collected the durian that (fall) _________________________ from the
trees.
9. He (phone) _________________________ Sara before he went to China.
10.She (not/ride) _________________________ an elephant before that day.