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MATRIX INTERMEDIATE

UNIT 2

Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,


PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT
PERFECT tense.

GRAMMAR TEST

My late father (always leave) _______________


the keys in his car.

She (begin) _______________ to panic. Tell her


that she should stay calm.

She (have) _______________ a baby this wee.

She (take) _______________ her briefcase and


left.

This is the first time I (flow) _______________


in a jumbo jet.

We (sit) _______________ down at a free table


and waited for the waiter.

We (spend) _______________ our holidays by t


he sea this winter.

We were asleep when our son (come) ________


_______ home.

What (be) _______________ the flight from Pra


gue to London like?

10 Yesterday evening at 11.30 we (dance) _______


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________ at the local disco.

Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,

____

PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT

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PERFECT tense.
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(you/already/write) _______________ to

Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT


PERFECT and the PAST SIMPLE.

your
grandparents?
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(you/go) _______________ to the cinema

Im sorry, I (break) __________________

next Wednesday ?
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a glass.

'I (think) _______________ she is beautif


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ul.'

street since I was a child.

'Yes, she is gorgeous.'


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He (make) _______________ a lot of new

He (throw) _______________ the old glas

I (always/eat) _______________ caviar in

I (always/make) _______________ mistak

I (know) _______________ him since I m

She opened the door and (shout)


I (never / do) __________________

I (see) _______________ her at the muse

John called a minute ago. He (say)

um

__________________ he was feeling

last Sunday.

miserable.

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this

before.

et him at school.
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in this class

__________________ for help.

es in grammar.
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I (be) __________________
for two years.

expensive restaurants.
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(you / be) __________________ to the


USA?

ses into the rubbish bin last week.


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We (move) __________________ here


three years ago.

friends since he's been living in London.


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I (live) __________________ in this

I'll show you my new camera or (you/alrea

I phoned her and (apologize)


__________________ .

dy/
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see) _______________ it?

____

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She (stay) __________________ for a


while but then left.

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She (have) __________________ a lot of

jobs since she was at school.


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Complete the newspaper extracts. Use the


PRESENT PERFECT or the PAST SIMPLE.

The rabbit stopped and (look)


__________________

at me.

Last night, a massive tidal wave (1)

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When (she / die) __________________ ?

______________ (hit) the coast of Mexico. Over

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He (just / leave) __________________ .

5,000 people (2) _________________ (already /

I (work) __________________ here for

lose) their homes. There (3) ______________ (be)

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fifteen years I think Im getting bored.

several natural disasters in this region in the last


eighteen months. Only last month, a hurricane (4)

____

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_____________ (hit) Brazil.

Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT

How long (he / be) ______________ interested

100,000 to the police. She (6) ___________ (find)

in karate? ______ he was a young boy.

the briefcase at Euston railway station. I (7)

We (not see) ________________ Mark ______

____________ (be) on my way home, and suddenly

ages.

I (8) ___________ (see) the case there on the

I (love) ________________ Busted ______ I

platform. Nothing like this (9) ______________

bought their first CD.

(ever / happen) to me before, she told reporters.

PERFECT SIMPLE and FOR and SINCE.

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3
4

5
6
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Yesterday, fifteen-year-old Emily Harris (5)


______________ (gave) a briefcase containing

Clara (not write) ________________ to us


______ over a year. Maybe she

Latest reports say that the cost of living in Britain

(forget) ________________ about us.

(10) ______________ (rise) again. Last year prices

I (be) ________________ at this school ______

in British supermarkets (11) _____________

five years.

(increase) by more than five per cent. That means

Paul (not eat) ________________ anything

that inflation (12) _____________ (go) up for the

______ last Saturday.

third consecutive year.

____

How long (you / belong) ________________ to

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the club? ______ a long time.


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_____________ the earthquake yesterday,

several large buildings (fall) ______ down.

____

Put the verbs in the correct tense,


PRESENT, PAST or PRESENT PERFECT.

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She paid for her ticket and (leave)


__________________.

Choose the correct alternative - ALREADY,

JUST and YET

__________________ to sleep.
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I closed the door quietly because he (try)

Tim and Lucy look brown.

How many times (she / call)


__________________ since he came to New

Yes, theyve already / just got back from their


holidays.

York?
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Really? But theyve yet / already been on

I (know) __________________ about this for


some time now.

holiday twice this year!

They (watch) __________________ television


- their favourite programme is on at the

Hurry up, the party has already / yet started.


Have you given Dan his present yet / just?

moment.
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No, not already / yet. I was waiting for you.

I wanted to be the first to tell her the news, but


it was to late. Someone (already / tell)
__________________ her.

Have you finished repairing my motorbike yet /

already, Dad?

The children are filthy. Were (they be)


__________________ ?

Yes, Ive just / yet checked the engine, and it

looks fine.

Im going to bed. I (work)


__________________ for hours and Im tired.

Great. Thanks! I can go into town now.

____

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I think shes the nicest person I (ever / meet)


__________________ .

10 Mary was leaning the windscreen when she


(notice) __________________ a crack in the
glass.

____

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MATRIX INTERMEDIATE
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UNIT 2

Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,


PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT
PERFECT tense.

11 My late father (always leave) WAS ALWAYS

GRAMMAR TEST

LEAVING the keys in his car.


12 She (begin) IS BEENG
to panic. Tell her that she should stay calm.
13 She (have) S HAD a baby this week.
14 She (take) TOOK her briefcase and left.
15 This is the first time I (flow) VE FLOWN
in a jumbo jet.
16 We (sit) SAT
down at a free table and waited for the waiter.
17 We (spend) SPENT
our holidays by the sea this winter.
18 We were asleep when our son (come) CAME
home.
19 What (be) IS
the flight from Prague to London like?
20 Yesterday evening at 11.30 we (dance) WERE
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DANCING at the local disco.

Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,

____

PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT


PERFECT tense.
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(you/already/write) HAVE YOU ALREADY


WRITTEN to your grandparents?

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He (make) S MADE a lot of new


friends since he's been living in London.
He (throw) THREW
the old glasses into the rubbish bin last week.
I (always/eat) ALWAYS EAT caviar in

(you / be) HAVE YOU BEEN to the USA?

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I (be) VE BEEN in this class for two years.

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She opened the door and (shout)


SHOUTED for help.
I (never / do) VE NEVER DONE this
John called a minute ago. He (say) SAID
he was feeling miserable.

I (know) VE KNOWN

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him since I met him at school.

I phoned her and (apologize)


APOLOGIZED.

I (see) SAW her at the museum

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last Sunday.
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mistakes in grammar.

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We (move) MOVED here three years ago.

before.

I (always/make) M ALWAYS MAKING

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expensive restaurants.
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I (live) VE LIVED in this street since I was


a child.

'Yes, she is gorgeous.'

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Im sorry, I (break) VE BROKEN

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'I (think) THINK she is beautiful.'

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PERFECT and the PAST SIMPLE.


a glass.

to the cinema next Wednesday?

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Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT

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(you/go) ARE YOU GOING

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I'll show you my new camera or (you/alrea


dy/

She (stay) STAYED for a while but then


left.

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She (have) S HAD a lot of jobs since she


was at school.

see) HAVE YOU ALREADE SEEN it?


____

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The rabbit stopped and (look) LOOKED at


me.

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When (she / die) DID SHE DIED?

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He (just / leave) HAS JUST LEFT.

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I (work) VE BEEN WORKING here for


fifteen years I think Im getting bored.

Last night, a massive tidal wave (1) HIT (hit) the


coast of Mexico. Over 5,000 people (2) HAVE

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ALREADY LOST (already / lose) their homes. There


(3) HAVE BEEN (be) several natural disasters in this

Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT


PERFECT SIMPLE and FOR and SINCE.

a hurricane (4) HIT (hit) Brazil.

How long (he / be) HAVE YOU BEEN interested


in karate? SINCE he was a young boy.

Yesterday, fifteen-year-old Emily Harris (5) GAVE

We (not see) HAVENT SEEN Mark FOR ages.

I (love) VE LOVED Busted SINCE I bought their

(give) a briefcase containing 100,000 to the police.

first CD.
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and suddenly I (8) SAW (see) the case there on the


platform. Nothing like this (9) HAS EVER HAPPENED

(forget) HAS FORGOTTEN about us.

(ever / happen) to me before, she told reporters.

I (be) VE BEEN at this school FOR five years.

Paul (not eat) HASNT EATEN anything SINCE

Latest reports say that the cost of living in Britain

last Saturday.

(10) HAS RISEN (rise) again. Last year prices in

How long (you / belong) HAVE YOU BELONGED


to the club? FOR a long time.

British supermarkets (11) INCREASED (increase) by


more than five per cent. That means that inflation

SINCE the earthquake yesterday, several large


buildings (fall) HAVE FALLEN down.

(12) HAS GONE (go) up for the third consecutive


year.

____
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She (6) FOUND (find) the briefcase at Euston


railway station. I (7) WAS (be) on my way home,

Clara (not write) HASNT WRITTEN to us FOR


over a year. Maybe she

region in the last eighteen months. Only last month,

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Choose the correct alternative - ALREADY,


JUST and YET

____
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Put the verbs in the correct tense,


PRESENT, PAST or PRESENT PERFECT.

11 She paid for her ticket and (leave) LEFT.


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Tim and Lucy look brown.

12 I closed the door quietly because he (try) WAS

Yes, theyve already / JUST got back from their


holidays.

TRYING to sleep.
13 How many times (she / call) HAS CALLED since

Really? But theyve yet / ALREADY been on

he came to New York?

holiday twice this year!

14 I (know) HAVE KNOWN about this for some


time now.

Hurry up, the party has ALREADY / yet started.


Have you given Dan his present YET / just?

15 They (watch) ARE WATCHING television - their


favourite programme is on at the moment.

No, not already / YET. I was waiting for you.

16 I wanted to be the first to tell her the news, but


it was to late. Someone (already / tell) HAS

Have you finished repairing my motorbike YET /


already, Dad?

ALREADY TOLD her.


17 The children are filthy. Were (they be) HAVE

Yes, Ive JUST / yet checked the engine, and it


looks fine.

BEEN?
18 Im going to bed. I (work) HAVE BEEN

Great. Thanks! I can go into town now.


____

WORKING for hours and Im tired.


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19 I think shes the nicest person I (ever / meet)


HAVE EVER MET.

Complete the newspaper extracts. Use the


PRESENT PERFECT or the PAST SIMPLE.

20 Mary was leaning the windscreen when she


(notice) NOTICED a crack in the glass.

____

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