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AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES (kijelent mondatok)


1) -ed can have 3 different sounds: t, d, or ed. Write down and pronounce the
past tense of these regular verbs:
watch__________ change__________
talk__________ count__________
step__________ turn on__________
play__________ finish__________
open__________ look__________
close__________ dance__________
use__________ try__________
need__________ study__________
listen__________ want__________

2) Transform the sentences into the Past Simple.

e.g. I live here with my family. I lived here with my family.
1. We often play football with him.
2. She dances all day.
3. I want a new jacket.
4. He loves me.
5. My driver hates his job.
6. I work twice a week.
7. African children die young.
8. He cleans the house every day.
9. I live here with my dog.
10. She likes dancing.
11. She plays with him every afternoon.
12. We dance in the disco on Saturdays.
13. She arrives at six oclock.
14. I want a new car.
15. I hate my colleagues.
16. She loves cooking at home.
17. I thank him for his help.

3) Read this true story about Newton. Fill in the sentences with the Past Simple form of
the verbs given in brackets.
Isaac Newton, the English physicist was very clever, but when he (work) _____, he didnt
concentrate on anything else.
One day his wife (want) _____ to help him, so she (decide) _____ to take a pot with water, an
egg and a watch into his room. There was a little cooker in the lab. Newton's wife (place)
_____ the pot on the cooker and the egg and the watch next to Newton on the table.
"This is your breakfast"- she said. "Here is an egg and your watch. Cook the egg for three
minutes." Then she (walk) _____ out.
An hour later she (enter) _____ the room again. Newton was still at his desk. In one hand he
had a book and in the other, the egg. Do you know what he (cook)_____ in the pot?
.............His watch!

4) Complete the sentences with the suitable verb using the Past Simple tense.
play enjoy watch listen talk phone stop walk travel like stay
1. I __________ the late film on TV last night.
2. We really __________ the concert last night. It was great!
3. She __________ with friends in Brighton last summer.
4. Spain __________ very well in the last World Cup.
5. Her parents __________ by train from Shanghai to Moscow.
6. I __________ you last night but you were out.
7. We __________ along the beach yesterday. It was lovely!
8. She __________ the film but she didnt like the music.
9. The men __________ work at one oclock.
10. I __________ to the new Blue album yesterday. Its great.
11. They __________ to us about their trip to Madagascar. It was very interesting.

5) Fill in the sentences with the Past Simple form of the words listed in the box.
finish, clean, rain, want, park, open, play, die, start, love
1. I _____ my teeth in the morning.
2. It was hot in the office, so I _____the windows.
3. The film _____ at seven and _____ at nine.
4. When I was a child, I often _____ tennis.
5. Amandas grandfather _____ when he was 94 years old.
6. I _____ my dog, Fred.
7. When my father was a small boy, he _____ to be rich.
8. I _____ my car in front of the house.
9. It _____ last week.


6) Transform the verb of the following sentences into Past Simple.

1. I go to bed late.
2. I wake up my daughter.
3. I speak to her.
4. He makes tea.
5. The postman comes.
6. He gives it to me.
7. We know her.
8. I read it.
9. We eat it.
10. We drink tea.
11. A cup falls down.
12. I find it.
13. John feels guilty.
14. Joe wears a jacket.
15. We get into the car.
16. Kate sits on the back seat.
17. A dog stands in the street.
18. I am late for the office.
19. Somebody tells me this story.
20. I understand it.
7) Fill in the sentences with the corresponding verbs.
1. Max and Lisa (aludtak)__________ at home yesterday.
2. I (olvastam)__________ my favourite book yesterday morning.
3. Amanda (tallkozott)__________ her friends in the evening.
4. My friends (mentek)__________ shopping last week.
5. My uncle (vsrolt)__________ an old radio for me.
6. Fred (adott)__________ her a ring.
7. Frank (rt)__________ a book about elephants.
8. Mary (vezette)__________ her car to the garage.
9. I (megtalltam)__________ my old diary behind the shelves.
10. My son (elesett)_________ in the garden yesterday.

8) Find the infinitive form of the verbs in bold in the sentences.

keep put cut hide break choose ring teach

send drive burn take bring

1. He took a knife from the drawer.

2. He cut his finger.
3. The bell rang.
4. He brought a letter.
5. My friend sent the letter.
6. Julie burnt the toast.
7. We kept the plates on a shelf.
8. They broke the window.
9. Mark hid my pencil.
10. We put on our clothes.
11. Peter drove the car.
12. He chose the wrong direction.
13. This exercise taught me the irregular


9) Fill in the story with the Past Simple form of the verb given in brackets:
Noises in the night
It _________ (be) about two oclock in the morning, and suddenly I __________ (wake)
up. I _________ (hear) a noise. I ________ (get) out of bed and __________(go) slowly
downstairs. There ____________ (be) a light on in the living room. I _____________ (listen)
carefully. I ____________ (hear) two men speaking very quietly. Burglars! I ___________
(think). Two burglars! Immediately I _________ (run) back upstairs and
________(phone) the police. I _________(be) really frightened. Fortunately
the police ____________(arrive) quickly. They _______________(open) the
front door and __________(go) into the living room. Then they
_____________(come) upstairs to find me. Its all right now, sir, they
_____________(explain). We _______________(turn) the television off for

10) Fill in the text with the Past Simple form of the verbs given in the box.
cook, stop, go (4x), play, have (2x), be, stay, get, enjoy, visit

Last summer my husband, Peter, and I _____ on holiday to Italy. We ______a really good
time. We ______in a house with our friends, Eszter and Zoli. Every morning we ______up at
nine oclock and ______ breakfast on the balcony. Then we ______ swimming. The weather
______ wonderful. After that we ______ at a caf near the beach. We ______the afternoons,
too. Our friends ______ the museums or ______tennis with us. In the evening we ______
dinner in the garden and then ______ dancing. We usually arrived home late at night. We
never ______ to bed early.

11) Where Were You Last Week? Fill in the following conversation with the Past Simple
form of the verbs listed in the box.

chat, travel, relax, walk, be, arrive, want, dance, carry, open, play, play

Douglas: - Hello, Gina! Where were you last week?

Gina: - Hi, Douglas! I was away on business. And you? Where were you the week before the
D: - I was on holiday.
G: - But you were on holiday at the beginning of the month, too!
D: - Yes, I was in Greece at the beginning of the month and now we _____ to Italy.
G: - Really? What was it like?
D: - Superb! The sea _____ warm and pleasant...the sky was blue...the weather
was beautiful. We _____ a lot.
G: - What was the hotel like?
D: - Good, really good. When we _____ they _____ our bags upstairs.
G: - Really comfortable!
D: - Yes. It was fantastic. In the evenings we _____ and _____ a lot in the disco.
They _____ very good music. They _____ the bar for us when we _____.
G: - Did the children swim?
D: - Yes, of course! The children _____ in the swimming-pool with other children.
We _____ a lot.
G: - You are a lucky man!

NEGATIVE SENTENCES (tagad mondatok)

12) Negate the following sentences.

1. We visited him.
2. She danced with me.
3. I loved Sues new dress.
4. He wanted to go to the cinema.
5. They hated their job.
6. Liza worked hard.
7. My great grandfather died young.
8. He tidied up the house.
9. We lived here.
10. Harold liked pancakes.
11. I saw your brother.
12. We heard a terrible noise.
13. He slept a lot.
14. They drank all the wine.
15. She thought about it.
16. The police caught the thief.
17. He dug a deep hole.
18. My mother chose this hat.
19. I lent you 20p.
20. She knelt on the floor.
21. He broke his arm.
22. He lost his wallet.
23. His son wrote a poem.
24. He flew to New York.
25. He drove slowly.
26. I spent my holiday in Britain.
27. She sold the car.
28. Mary rang the bell.
29. The boys ran home.
30. He forgave her.
31. Mr. Brown shook the bottle.
32. She spoke slowly.
33. I read a chapter every night.
34. You ate too much.
35. Tom sang very well.
36. He taught me English.
37. These dogs always fought.
38. He slept badly.
39. I made the cakes.
40. He understood me.

13) Write sentences by the example.

e.g. I didnt have a hamburger. (pizza) I had a pizza.
They made a coffee for us. (tea) They didnt make tea.
1. We didnt leave school early. (at 4.30)

2. She bought boots. (shoes)

3. I didnt go to London. (Birmingham)

4. You gave me 10 Euros. (20 Euros)

5. They didnt come yesterday. (the day before yesterday)

6. You didnt wear that dress to Guys party. (Toms party)

7. I saw Harry. (Edward)

8. We didnt take him to the police station. (hospital)


14) Unjumble the sentences.
e.g. school, did, When, start, you? When did you start school?
1. do, What, Sunday, you, last, did ?
2. travel, did, you, yesterday, How, school, to ?
3. visit, you, art gallery, an, did, When ?
4. When, breakfast, did, you, have, today?
5. English, you, yesterday, learn, Did?

15) Transform the following sentences into yes-no questions.

1. You played football.
2. She cooked all day.
3. They wanted to go home.
4. He loved my sister.
5. They liked their job.
6. Tony repaired the car.
7. My mother asked many questions.
8. Sam answered correctly.
9. We lived in a village.
10. The teacher entered the room.

16) Write the questions (1-9) and the answers (a-i) in the Past Simple, then match them.
1. How _____ you __________ (break) your leg?
2. What _____ you __________(buy) for your mum?
3. Where _____ you __________(get) your jeans?
4. When _____ you __________(meet)?
5. Why _____ you __________(come) home so late?
6. What _____ you __________(do) in Corfu?
7. Who _____ you __________(see) at the beach?
8. Who __________ (take) my sandwich?
9. Why _____ you __________(make) a cake?
a) I __________ (get) them at Harrods.
b) I __________(give) it to the dog.
c) I __________(fall) over in the snow.
d) I __________(buy) her some flowers.
e) I __________(see) two people from my school.
f) It __________ (be) a really good party.
g) We __________(go) to the beach every day.
h) We __________(meet) last summer.
i) I __________(make) it for Janes party.


17) Fill in the sentences with the Past Simple negative and affirmative forms of the
e.g. I ____ to London, I ___ Rome. (go) I didnt go to London, I went to Rome.
1. We ____ at home, we ______ in the office. (work)
2. She ____ Jane, she _____ Tarzan. (meet)
3. He ____ me, he _____ you. (see)
4. He ____ a book, he _____ a paper. (read)
5. We ____ in the lake, we ______ in the swimming-pool. (swim)
6. I ____ a new car, I _____ a new house. (buy)
7. She ____ by taxi, she ______ on foot. (come)
8. We ____ an essay, we ______ a test. (write)
9. They ____ a uniform, they _____ jeans. (wear)
18) Give the questions about Jims holiday and write short answers.
e.g. Where / go? Kenya Where did he go? He went to Kenya.
1. When / go there? last summer

2. How long / stay? four weeks

3. How / travel? by plane

4. Where / stay? at a camp site

5. What / do? took photographs of wild animals, ride an elephant

6. What / see? elephants, giraffes, not any lions

7. Enjoy / the holiday? yes, very much

19) Fill in the sentences with the appropriate forms of the verbs in the box.

stop, give, meet, meet, bring, buy, go, go, do, read, see

1. We _____ a new car yesterday.

2. Mandy didn't ______ her homework yesterday.
3. When did you _____ Jane?
4. Why did they _____ to London?
5. I ______ Hamlet last year.
6. Why did Fred ______ you this ring?
7. My parents ______ this film last Tuesday.
8. The day before yesterday she ______ the book back.
9. We ______ to the disco and ______ our friends.
10. I ______ smoking last month.

20) Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

A) Complete the story with the Past Simple Tense of the verbs in brackets.
Once upon a time there _______ (be) a little girl. People ________ (call) her Little Red
Riding Hood because she _______ (have) a red coat. She __________ (not / like) to obey and
she always _______ (do) what she _______ (want).
One day her grandmother ______ (be) ill. Little Red Riding Hoods mother _______ (make)
some sandwiches and cakes and her daughter ______ (take) them
to her grandmothers house. The girl _______ (go) through the
forest where she _______ (find) some woodcutters. They
_______ (advise) her not to go that way because the wolf ______
(be) very hungry and dangerous. Little Red Riding Hood
__________ (not / believe) those stories about the bad wolf. So,
she _______ (leave) the men and ________ (continue) her way.
The girl _________ (see) some flowers and she ________ (pick) them to take to her
grandmother. Suddenly, the wolf ______ (come) near her. The girl ________ (feel) very
frightened! But this ______ (be) the time when animals could speak and the wolf _______
(ask) Little Red Riding Hood not to be afraid of him.
Soon they _______ (be) friends. They ________ (play) hide-in-seek in the forest and they
_______ (eat) the girls sandwiches. Later on the wolf _______ (take) the little girl to her
grandmothers house and he _______ (wait) for her to return home. Little Red Riding Hood
________ (thank) the wolf for all that and she _________ (give) him a kiss. They
__________ (promise) to be friends forever!

B) Use the appropriate form of the Past Simple tense in each sentence.
1. The girl and the wolf (was / were) friends.
2. The girl (taked / took) her grandmother some food.
3. The wolf (wasnt / didnt be) very dangerous.
4. The woodcutters (didnt killed / didnt kill) the wolf.
5. Little Red Riding Hood (left / leaved) home very early.
6. Wolfie Hood (ate / eated) Little Red Riding Hoods grandmother.
7. The girl (studyed / studied) Maths yesterday.
8. Grandmother (was / were) very ill.
9. Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf (played / plaied) a game in the forest.
10. Little Red Riding Hood (didnt came / didnt come) home very late.

C) Choose the right affirmative and negative forms, using the Past Simple tense:

1. Grandmother (die) last weekend.

a) died b) did c) dieded

2. The girl (buy)a new dress.

a) buyed b) buied c) bought

3. The woodcutters (drink) beer last night.

a) drinked b) drank c) drunk

4. Grandmother (not / make) a sandwich.

a) didnt make b) didnt made c) doesnt maked

5. The girl (not / listen) to music.

a) doesnt listened b) didnt listen c) didnt listened

6. The woodcutters (not / find) the wolf.

a) didnt found b) dont finded c) didnt find

7. The woodcutters (cut) trees in the forest.

a) cutted b) cut c) cuted

8. The wolf (make) a new friend.

a) made b) maked c) make

9. The girl (not / be) frightened.

a) didnt was b) wasnt c) werent
10. The wolf (not / have) clothes.
a) didnt have b) hadnt c) didnt had

D) Choose the right interrogative forms, using the Past Simple tense:

1. The wolf (eat) an ice-cream?

a) The wolf ate an ice-cream?
b) Did the wolf ate an ice-cream?
c) Did the wolf eat an ice-cream?

2. The woodcutters (be) in the forest?

a) The woodcutters were in the forest?
b) Were the woodcutters in the forest?
c) Did the woodcutters be in the forest?

3. The girl (try) to be brave?

a) Did the girl tryed to be brave?
b) Did the girl try to be brave?
c) Tried the girl to be brave?

4. Little Red Riding Hood (read) a book

a) Little Red Riding Hood readed a book
b) Little Read Red Riding Hood a book
c) Did Little Red Riding Hood read a book

5. The wolf (watch) cartoons last night?

a) Watched the wolf cartoons last night?
b) Did the wolf watch cartoons last night?
c) Did the wolf watched cartoons last

6. Grandmother (sleep) for two hours?

a) Did Grandmother sleep for two hours?
b) Did Grandmother sleeped for two hours?
c) Did Grandmother slept for two hours?

7. She (offer) her grandmother some flowers?

a) Did she offered her grandmother some
b) Offered she her grandmother some flowers?
c) Did she offer her grandmother some flowers?

8. The wolf (run) through the forest?

a) Did the wolf run through the forest?
b) Ran the wolf through the forest?
c) Did the wolf ran through the forest?

9. Grandmother (go) to the cinema last

a) Did goed Grandmother to the cinema last
b) Did Grandmother went to the cinema last
c) Did Grandmother go to the cinema last

10. Little Red Riding Hood (swim) at the lake?

a) Did swim Little Red Riding Hood at the lake?
b) Did Little Red Riding Hood swim at the lake?
c) Little Red Riding Hood swam at the lake?

E) Look at Little Red Riding Hoods diary for last weekend. What did she do or didnt
do? Build affirmative or negative sentences in the Past Simple:

write a letter 1.
play tennis with Wolfie 2.
go to the cinema 3.
read a book 4.
buy a new dress 5.
visit her grandmother 6.
watch TV 7.
do her English homework 8.
be ill 9.
sleep a lot 10. ___________________________________________________

21) Decide whether the sentences bellow are grammatically correct or not. Correct the
incorrect ones.
1. I sleeped at home yesterday.
2. Yesterday I went home by car.
3. I drived very fast.
4. The police did not saw me.
5. I didnt used my mobile in the car.
6. Did you called me last night?
7. No, I didnt.
8. Yes, I did.
9. Why did you visit me last week?
10. Why didnt you met me last week?

22) Correct the mistakes.

Jake: Did Katie invited you to her party?
Connor: Yes, she invited. Lauren is going to be there.
Jake: I know.
Connor: They were in town yesterday afternoon. We talk for quite a long time but Lauren
dont looked at me.
Jake: Shes shy, thats all.
Connor: I think she doesnt like me. What am I going to do?
Jake: Lauren likes you, I am sure.
Connor: How do you know?
Jake: I ask her. I was out with her last night, you see.

23) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Sok vendg volt a partin.

2. A nk nekeltek, a frfiak pedig nevettek.

3. Tegnap vettem egy j kalapot.

4. Nem voltam az llomson, amikor megrkezett a vonat.

5. Joe a mlt vben elutazott Knba, s ltta a nagy falat.

6. Kaptam egy levelet a miniszterelnktl, s rtam egy vlaszt.

7. Van Gogh egy kis tnl festett sok kpet.

8. Az semberek vadsztak.

9. A foly nagyon mly volt, de n sztam benne.

10. Mary szletsnapjra ksztettem egy tortt.

11. A kutym fogott egy nyulat.

12. Le akartam rajzolni Van Gogh-ot, de nem volt ceruzm.

13. Kate-nek tetszett a film, de nem tetszett a zene.

14. Itt aludtl tegnap?

15. Hova mentl a htvgn?

16. Mit ittak a Jenny bartai a bulin?

17. Hol voltl a nyron?

18. Mikor lttad Robertet?


24) Complete the sentences with are or were.

1. Carol and Jack_____ on the beach yesterday.

2. We _____ in a restaurant at the moment.
3. Where _____ you last night?
4. There _____ interesting people in the museum yesterday.
5. I like your new shoes. _____ they expensive?
6. They feel good this morning, but they _____ very tired las night.
7. The banks _____ not open today, but yesterday they _____.
8. Where _____ your children now?
9. We _____ very cold. Close the windows, please.
10. We _____ very kind children when we were young.

25) Complete the sentences using the Present Simple or the Past Simple.
1. Yesterday it _______ (be) a wonderful day so we _________ (go) to the mountains.
2. We usually _______ (go) to the beach but yesterday we___________ (not).
3. My sister always _________ (ride) a bike to go to school but today she ________ (take)
the bus because she ______ (be) late.
4. I _________ (not have) breakfast this morning because I _______(have) a terrible
stomachache but now I _________ (feel) much better.
5. My father _________(not work) in a hospital, he _______ (work) in a school. He____(be)
a teacher and last week he ___________ (have) a spelling contest and all his students
parents __________(be) invited and they __________(like) it very much.
6. My dog never _________ (bark) during the day but at night he_________ (bark) a lot.
However, last night he__________ (not bark).
7. _______ your mum ________ (go) to the school meeting yesterday? No, she ______ (not)
because my brother ________(play) football and she __________(want) to see him.
Unfortunately, his team _________(lose).
8. My friend __________(not want) to go to the movies but I __________ (convince) her
and we _________(have) a great time.

26) Fill in the blanks with the Present Sinple or Past Simple form of the verbs.
My grandfather
My grandfather was born in Fiume, but now he (live) ______ in Hungary. He (come) ______
to our village when his wife (die) ______.
He is 93 years old now, but he still (work) ______. He is a gardener. He (water) ______ his
flowers every day. He (love) ______ flowers and plants.
He (start) ______ gardening when he (be) ______ ten. At first he (do) ______ it just for a
hobby, but then he (begin) ______ selling the flowers on the market. A lot of people (love)
______ them and (buy) ______ them. He usually (get) ______ up at six in the morning and
(go) ______ to bed at ten in the evening.
Last summer I (visit) ______ him in his house. I (stay) ______ with him for two weeks. We
(work) ______ together in the garden and on the market. I (have) ______ a very good holiday.

1) Put the verbs in brackets into the Future Simple Tense.

1. Jack to the cinema. (go)
2. Sandy a novel. (write)
3. I a famous singer. (become)
4. My friends an exam next week. (have)
5. school tomorrow. (go)
6. In 2100 robots the housework. (do)
7. Dad at home at 4 oclock. (be)
8. Mum. the clothes. (iron)

2) Negate the following sentences.

1. We will travel to the Mars.

2. Bob will have lunch with me tomorrow.

3. I will play football with you.

4. Mr Green will work in a library.

5. They will have a party next week.

6. Sam will go to the disco tonight.

7. Ill travel to Antarctica.

8. The party will start at 7.30.

3) Put the words into the correct order.

1. go out / will / you / tonight ?

2. Ben / tomorrow /go dancing / will ?

3. in June / get married / they / will .

4. next week / wont / it / be cold .

5. by car / she / travel / will ?

6. live / on the Mars / wont / people .

7. Gary / move / will / to New York .

8. London/ to/ go/ Joe / will/ when?

4) Give short answers to the following questions. (= yes, = no)
1. Will John be famous?
2. Will you go to the disco?
3. Will Jenny do the washing-up?
4. Will your friends come tonight?
5. Will it snow tomorrow?
6. Will you have a party this Friday?
7. Will we have English tomorrow?
8. Will Peter travel to Rome?


2) Make sentences by the example.

e.g. Tom English (learn) Tom is learning English.
1. He a cigarette (smoke)
2. We tea (drink)
3. Mary to the shop (go)
4. They here (come)
5. She an English paper (read)
6. John in the garden (work)
7. I an apple (eat)
8. You at the table (sit)
9. Eve a letter (write)
10. Ann tea (make)

4) Put the verbs in brackets in the present continuous.

Its the Rush Hour
A lot of people (stand).. at the bus stop. A man (run) to the bus stop.
Others (wait) at the crossing. A bus (come).. round the corner. A lady
(wait) for a taxi. A young man and a girl
(stand). in front of the cinema. A lot of people (look) at the shop
windows. Two ladies (come).
out of a shop.

5) Make wh questions about the following words of the sentences above:

at the bus stop' ; a man ; a bus ; (for) a taxi ; in front of the cinema ; two ladies

6) Give answers using the words in brackets.

e.g. Whats Robert doing? (sit living room) He is sitting in the living room.
1. Whats Helen doing? (watch TV)

2. Whats Vivian doing? (phone Robert)

3. Whats Peter doing? (go to Lianas house)
4. What are the policemen doing? (watch the man)

5. Whats the cat doing?(sit on the floor)

6. What are Robert and Helen doing? (wait at the bus stop)

7. What are Mr. And Mrs. Brown doing? (wash their car)

8. What is Anna doing? (have orange juice)

7) Write the questions (1-6) and the answers (a-f) in the Present Continuous then match
the questions to the responses.
1. Why (you read) my letter?

2. Why (Melissa shut) the window?

3. What (you do) with my mobile phone?

4. (your sister buy) a chocolate icecream?

5. (your friends play) football?

6. Why (Sheila dance) on the table?

a) she (not shut) it, she (open) it.

b) I (not read) your letter, I (look) at the stamp on the envelope.

c) I (not make) a phone call, I (send) a text message.

d) No, they (not play) football, they (play) volleyball.

e) She (not dance), she (sing) her new song!

f) No, she (not buy) a chocolate ice-cream, she (buy) a coffee one.

e.g. 1. b Why are you reading my letter?

I am not reading your letter, I am looking at the stamp on the envelope.

8) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Anya alszik.

2. Sok ember ll a buszmegllban.

3. Nhnyan a felhket nzik, msok pedig ftyrsznek.

4. Linda pp a bartjval beszlget.

5. Mit esztek? Csak tet iszunk s rgt rgunk.

6. Tom knyvet olvas, n pedig nevetek, mert fejjel lefel tartja a knyvet. (fejjel lefel=
upside down)

7. Helen s Robert pp reggeliznek.

8. Kinek telefonlsz?

9. Mirt nem rod a leckdet?

10. Hny fi focizik pillanatnyilag?

Present Simple vs. Present Continuous

9) Write DONT, DOESNT, ISNT, ARENT or AM NOT in the blank space in each
e.g. He isnt listening to the radio right now.
He doesnt listen to the radio every evening.
1. We . watching a television program now.
2. We . watch television every day.
3. They . study their lessons after class.
4. They . studying their lessons right now.
5. It .. raining very hard right at the moment.
6. It rain very much during the summer.
7. Mr. Johnson eating his lunch now.
8. Mr. Johnson always eat at that place.
9. I . see any students in that room.
10. I . hear anyone in the hall now.

10) Circle the correct answer.

1. Look! Thomas is bringing / brings his little sister to class.
2. My older sister is often listening / often listens to pop music.
3. We are writing / write an exercise now.
4. Mmmm! Mum is making / makes a cake.
5. Our teacher is giving / gives us a test every month.
6. Listen! Dad is reading / reads a story to Ricky.
7. Mr. Michael usually is growing / grows roses in his garden.
8. They are building / build a new house on the hill now.
9. Maria is drinking / drinks milk every morning.
10. Look! Nick is running / runs down the hill.

11) Write down the appropriate present form of the verb in brackets.
1. She _______________________(go) to school every day.
2. The sun ________________________(always shine) in Egypt...
3. It _____________________________(often rain) in winter.
4. It ___________________(rain) now.
5. Mother _______________________(cook) some food in the kitchen at present; she
_______________________(always cook) in the morning.
6. The sun ______________________(rise) in the east; now it
________________(set) and night _______________________(fall).
7. That man in the white hat who ________________________(walk) past the window
_______________________(live) next door.
8. Architects ______________________(make) the plans of buildings.
9. She ___________________________(usually sit) at the back of the
class, but today she _________________________(sit) in the front row.
10. ________you ___________________(smell) gas? I_______________(think) the new
stove _________________________(leak).
11. "Where are you?" "I __________________________(sit) in the kitchen." "What
________you _______________________(do) there?"
"I __________________(help) mother."
12. ________you __________________________(wash) your hands before every meal?
13. Why ________you ________________________(wear) a coat this morning? I never
________________________(wear) one till October.
14. Joan ______________________(still do) her homework. Her sister, who
__________________________(always work) quicker, _____________________(play)
in the garden.
15. She ___________________________ (not understand) you.
16. Why ________ you__________________(look) at me like that?
17. I ________________________(never go) to school at the weekends.
18. Where ________ your friend _______________(live)?
19. She _____________________(wait) for her friend at present.
20. I _____________________(like) dogs very much.
21. I can hear that your dog _______________________(bark).
22. Tony _________________________(never write) me.
23. I ____________________(not understand)
Mathematics but I _________________ (like) Physics.
24. Where _______ you ________________(go) now?
25. Mick ______________________(always watch) TV in the evenings.
26. Why _______ she ______________ (wash) her clothes in this dark bathroom?
Because there ______________(be) no light.
27. What ________ Paul and Tom ___________________(do) in the garden?
28. It is Saturday night. Laura and Molly ______________________ (want) to go to the
disco. Laura _____________________(stand) in front of the mirror. She
_____________________(want) to look beautiful. Molly ________________(be) in the
bathroom. She ____________________(brush) her hair. Their friends
________________(be) in the disco, they _________________(wait) for them
but they ____________________(still be) at home.

12) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Paul ltalban kvt iszik, de ma tezik.

2. Az utols vonat mindig 11.30-kor indul az llomsrl.

3. Mindig veszek tejet, de a kutym sohasem issza meg.

4. Minden vben elmegyek Nagy-Britanniba.

5. Egyre hidegebb van.

6. Mirt nzel gy rm?

7. Beszlni akarok veled.

8. Mit jelent ez a sz?

9. Szeretek gitrozni, de most rdit hallgatok.

10. A nagybtym nem jsgr, de most pp egy cikket r.


1) Transform the sentences into Past Continuous.

1. They are listening to music.

2. She is crying.

3. I am reading.

4. Are you eating?

5. Hes writing a letter.

6. Were making tea.

7. Are they sleeping?

8. What are you doing?

9. Wheres he going?

10. Why is she laughing?

2) Ask questions about the underlined parts of the sentences.

1. I was writing a letter.

2. She was laughing because she was happy.

3. Mary and Bob were watching TV.

4. Charlie was standing at the corner.

5. Kate was waiting for Charlie.

3) Fill in the spaces with the Past Continuous form of the verbs, then transform the
sentences into questions (Q) and negations (N).
1. I (write) ___________ when the teacher came.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
2. Jane (wait) __________ for me when I arrived.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
3. Tom burnt his hand while he (cook) __________
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
4. They (look) _________ here when you saw them.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
5. When Don came, we (have)_______ coffee.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
6. I (walk) _______ home when it started raining.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
7. As he (have) ________ a bath, the phone rang.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
8. You (listen to) ______________ music when you heard the noise.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
9. Ann (have) _______ lunch while I (be) ____ on the phone.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
10. We (sit) __________ while you (talk) __________ to us.
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________
11. You (study) __________ while Mum (tidy up) _________
Q: _________________________________________________________________________
N: _________________________________________________________________________

4) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. t rakor ppen tvt nztem.

2. Mary ppen aludt.

3. Bob s Linda tegnap egsz nap a parkban stltak.

4. Nem a hzi feladatunkat rtuk 2 rakor.

5. A mlt hten szllodban laktl?

6. Mit csinltl tegnap t rakor?

7. Mirt srt Mary?

Past Simple vs. Past Continuous

5) Choose the Past Simple or the Past Continuous form of the verbs in bracket!
1. I _________________(wash) my hands when the telephone _________________(ring).
2. Mary ________________(sew) while John ________________(mend) the radio.
3. She _______________(break) down when she _______________(hear) the news.
4. She _______________(think) about something else all the time you _______________
(talk) to her.
5. The children _______________(run) away when they _______________(see) the
6. I _______________(not want) to meet Paul so when he _______________(enter) the room,
I _______________(leave).
7. While I _______________(wait) for the taxi yesterday I _______________(see) a car
8. Tom _______________(have to) go to the dentist when he _______________(be) in
9. I _______________(have breakfast) when the postman _______________ (ring) the
10. She _______________(do) her driving test this time yesterday.
11. My parents _______________(live) in Los Angeles between 1975-1985.
12. The guests _______________(dance) happily when one of them suddenly collapsed.
13. The dogs _______________(bark) all night so we couldnt sleep.
14. On my way home it _______________(start) to rain so I _______________(open) my
15. She ____________ (exercise) when a rock __________ (fall) on her motorcycle.
16. ________________ (they/ go) to the cinema yesterday?
17. He ___________ (play) the guitar while I was singing.
18. Yesterday I ____________ (see) my best friend. He ______________ (ride) his bike.
19. I ___________( not see) you yesterday. Where ________ (be) you?
20. We _____________ (watch) TV when we saw a car bumping into a tree.

6) Fill in the gaps with the Past Simple or Past Continuous for of the verbs in brackets.
It (be) a cold November evening and all the animals .(sit) in their
houses. The lion (read) the newspaper and the lioness (play)
with the lion cubs. They (be) all happy to be together. The fox (be) alone in
the den, because the vixen . (pay) a visit to her relatives in the Green Forrest.
The rabbits .(sleep), while the wolves (play) chess. Nobody
(know) where the bears (be) or what they . (do).
All of a sudden a terrible noise (be) heard. They . (hurry) outside and
. (come) to the Old Tree, the place where all the animals of the Silver Forrest
(meet) when important matters (be) decided. They . (know)
about the nature of that noise and . (send) the eagle to investigate. After half an
when the eagle. (return), he .(tell) the animals that the squirrels
(explode) while she .(bake) some cakes for her husbands
birthday. Now they . (have) no home at all.
All the animals . (feel) sorry about the Squirrel family and . (decide) to
them build a new house.

8) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Amg gitroztam, a bartom nevetett.

2. Egsz jszaka ugattak a kutyk, ezrt mrges voltam.

3. Mihelyt megrkeztnk, azonnal lefekdtnk aludni.

4. A gyerekek az udvaron beszlgettek, amikor hirtelen egy glya replt a bokorba.

5. Mialatt hazafel stltam, elkezdett esni az es, de nem volt esernym, ezrt megztam.

6. Amikor a posts csengetett, pp az j autnkat mostuk.

7. Tegnap hat rakor ppen filmet nztnk, de hirtelen kialudt a villany, s aztn mi is


8. Mialatt n magyarztam, nem figyeltl rm, hanem a telefonoddal jtszottl.

9. Mit csinltatok ppen, amikor betrt az ablak?

10. Cigarettzott Joe, amikor lttad?

11. Mirt ittl vizet, amikor tej is volt?


1) Complete the sentences using the Future Continuous form of the verbs given in
brackets and translate the sentences into Hungarian.
1. This time next week Helen ..(travel) to Brazil with her husband.
2. They . (swim) in the sea before the end of the month.
3. .. your friend (wait) for you at the airport?
4. Jackeline .. (interview) the candidates for the position.
5. I know you wont be asleep at 12.00.You.. (play) computer games.
6. Next Saturday night Sonia ..(have) dinner with some friends.
7. The mechanic .. (repair) my car in the garage.
8. Joanna . (live) in Greece happily with her family.
9. My mom . (decorate) our new flat.
10. The tennis player .. (compete) for the World Cup.
11. The police . (investigate) the kidnap of the child.
12. My grandparents (spend) next month in Cuba.
13. The woman .. (talk) to her friend on the phone.

2) what theyll be doing at a certain time in the future.

make, watch, swim, sleep,climb, help, wash, wash, dance, do, do, play, travel, visit,dig,
1- At 9 p.m. Pam _____________ her favorite soap opera.
2- Tonight at 11 oclock, Marjorie _______________ at the new dance club downtown.
3- Tomorrow after class Jill _______________ her homework.
4- At 3 next Monday, Michael ______________ his uncle cross the Main Street to go to the
5- This time next week you ____________ to the mountains.
6- At 9 in the morning Ruth _______________ the housework.
7- After the game tonight, George _________________.
8- At six tomorrow Arnold _____________________ a cake.
9- At 3 next Sunday the boys ______________ soccer with their friends.
10- On Sunday this time Melanie _________________ in the lake at Aunt Julies farm.
11- Tomorrow at 6 Ernie __________________ her friend at the hospital.
12- Next Monday at 8 the men ________________ the front yard to plant the trees.
13- In 3 hours time, the climbers __________________ the top of the mountain.
14- In ten minutes Harold _______________ his teeth. He always does it after the meals.
15- Today after lunch Carl ___________________ the dishes to help his mother.

3) Future Simple or Future Continuous?

1. I _______________(ring) you at six tomorrow.
No, don't ring at six. I _______________(bath) the baby then. Ring later.
2. _____ you _______________(have) lunch with me on the 24th?
I'd love to, but I'm afraid I _______________(do) my exam then.
3. I don't feel good enough to go to the station to meet him.
I _______________(meet) him for you. Tell me how I _______________(recognize) him.
He _______________(wear) a black and white school cap.
4. I wonder what I _______________(do) this time next year.
I expect you _____________________(still work) at the same office.
5. He _______________(come) if you ask him.


1) Correct the sentences if there are any mistakes.

1. Are they having a good time?
2. I am thinking you are a nice person.
3. It is tasting good.
4. You are looking great.
5. He's having a huge house.
6. The food tastes good.
7. They are looking at the photo album.
8. They are designing a robot.
9. She is liking him very much.
10. Are you wanting to go to the cinema now?
11. I love creating my own lifestyle.
12. Jane invites her friends round every Saturday.
13. Im thinking that school uniforms arent a bad idea.
14. That dress looking awful on you. Why do you wear it?
15. My parents arent agreeing with my boyfriend.
2) Look at the verbs in the sentences and correct the one that is used incorrectly.
1. I play tennis every Tuesday. Last week, I was playing with John, a man I am knowing
from work, when a bird flew into the tennis net.

2. Mohammed owns two different houses. He likes to live in his house by the sea when the
weather is good, but in winter he is preferring to live in the city.

3. While Keiko was fixing the car, I was making the supper. By six o'clock I had been
working for eight hours, so I was needing a good meal.

4. I don't understand stative and dynamic verbs. They seem very confusing. I am hating
them, because they are driving me crazy!

5. When I called Sarah, she watched TV, so she didn't want to come out with me, so I
went to the pub alone.

3) Choose the correct sentence.

1. a) Why are you smelling the soup? b) Why do you smell the soup?
2. a) She was feeling his arm on her shoulder. b) She felt his arm on her shoulder.
3. a) Are you having an English dictionary? b) Do you have an English dictionary?
4. a) What are you thinking about? b) What do you think about?
5. a) I am feeling much better today. b) I feel much better today.
6. a) What are you looking at? b) What do you look at?
7. a) I am not hearing you.b) I can't hear you.
8. a) What are you thinking of me? b) What do you think of me?
9. a) I am feeling we should go home now. b) I feel we should go home now.
10. a) This bread is tasting funny. b) This bread tastes funny.

4) Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verbs given in brackets.
1. He__________(cross) the road when I_________(see) him.
2. He__________(be) very busy now because he_________(wash) his car.
3. When Peter_________(arrive) home, his sister__________(listen) to the radio.
4. While I_____________(wash) my hair the phone________(ring).
5. I_____________(usually/get up) at 7 oclock.
6. I______________(work), so dont interrupt me.
7. What time_________________(you/go) to bed on Saturdays?
8. I_______________(have) lunch at the moment.
9. Dont ask Tim. He______________(not/know) the answer.
10. Carol cant swim today. She___________(have) a cold.
11. See you in the morning. I_________________(leave) now.
12. Jane________________(not/drink) tea very often.
13. How often_________________(you/go) to the dentist?
14. In summer John__________________(usually/play) tennis once or twice a week.
15. Water_____________(boil) at 100 degrees of Celsius.
16. The train is never late. It__________________(always/leave) on time.
17. ________________(you/go) out last night?
18. I_________________(go) to the cinema three times last week.
19. Jane______________(wait) for me when I_____________(arrive).
20. The doorbell_______________(ring) while I________________(have) a shower.
21. Actually, that _______________ (sound) wonderful.
22. We_______________ (cook) right now.
23. I _______________ (promise) to be back soon.
24. Frank and his wife _______________ (disagree) on this matter.
25. He _______________ (own) several large companies.
26. _______________ you_______________ (hear) Richard's voice now?
27. _______________ you _______________ (study) at the moment?
28. I ______________ (not mean) to hurt you.
29. I seriously _______________ (doubt) it.
30. We _______________ (be) at the office right now.
31. I _______________ (see) that you are busy at the moment.
32. I _______________ (think) that's not true.
33. I _______________ (love) Ben. We have a lot of fun together.
34. We _______________ (have) three kids.
35. I _______________ (think) about it a bit later.


1) Complete the following table.

Infinitive Past Participle


2) Write HAS or HAVE.

1. ____________ you ever visited London?
2. Mary ____________ never read a novel.
3. They ____________ already finished.
4. ____________ she closed the door?
5. Mr Bean ____________ travelled abroad.
6. ____________ it stopped snowing?
7. Mother ____________ called you.
8. I ____________ never tasted sushi.
9. We ____________ worked hard.
10. _____________ Peter painted the wall?

3) Fill in the spaces with the present perfect simple forms of the verbs given in brackets!
1. My parents _______ to New York.(travel)
2. I ________for the Math test. (study)
3. Our grandparents ________________ us lately. (not write)
4. Daisy _______ her sister a parcel.(send)
5. Our teacher___________ the present perfect. (teach)
6. My sister and I _______ our bedroom. (redecorate)
7. My brother______________ the game. (win)
8. She __________ the cake. (bring)
9. Peter ___________ a book. (publish)
10. Jack ___________ five letters. (write)
11. I ___________ my umbrella. (lose)
12. _______ you ___________ this book? Its very good. (read)
13. She ___________ the travel agent. (not / phone)
14. My dog ___________ my sandwich. (eat)
15. They ___________ this film. (not / see )
16. Kitty is happy because John ___________ a beautiful fur coat for her. (buy)
17. Miss Dee phones the police because a thief ___________ her jewellery. (take)
18. The young man looks worried because he ___________ the address of his hotel. (forget)
19. Jim looks tired and worried because he __________ the night at the police station. (spend)
20. The Browns are happy because they ___________ an invitation to Scotland. (get)

4) Read the secretarys to do list for today and speak about her solved and
unsolved tasks using Present Perfect. (Remember that on the list you can find only notes i.e.
only the key words for a given activity. So you might have to make some necessary transformations
e. g. collect CVs for open position e.g. She has collected the CVs for the open position.

select candidates for job interviews

invite candidates for job interviews

order a bouquet for boss wife

order plane ticket to Copenhagen

order stationery

water plants in office

feed boss fish

arrange reception for companys 20th anniversary

answer press enquiries

send company car to service

check company share prices

remind boss of merger negotiations

remind boss to take blood pressure pills

cancel meeting with Mrs Jones

call dentist for appointment

5) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Megrkezett Robert!

2. Valaki megette a vacsormat.

3. Hvott tged az anyukd.

4. Charlie s Susan sszehzasodtak.

5. Valaki bezrta az ajtt.

6. Harriet lekste a vonatot.

7. Elmentetek a sznhzba?

8. Megmostad a fogadat?

9. Mirt hvtl?

10. Mit ettl?


6) Practice the use of Present Perfect Simple with the adverb already by the sample
e.g. A: Bring the milk in, please. B: I've already brought it in.

1. Begin your exercise now.

2. Do your homework.
3. You must find those tickets.

4. Don't sit on that record.

5. Tell him the joke.

6. Take your medicine.

7) Negate the following sentences with the adverb yet by the example!
e.g. I have already done it.
I havent done it yet.

1. He has already found it.

2. We have already read it.

3. Joe has already been there.

4. The boy has already had lunch.

5. I have already telephoned him.

6. She has already come home.

8) Say these sentences in the negative and interrogative.

1. Daisy has already phoned her mother.

2. She has already bought some books.

3. He has already arrived.

4. Lucy and Paul have already left.

5. Charles has already booked the hotel.

6. My dog has already eaten.

7. We have already drunk coffee.

8. They have already cooked dinner.

9. You have already tasted the cake.

10. Susan has already seen the film.

11. Mrs. Smith has already watered the roses.

12. They have already won the lottery.

9) Put already or yet in the right place.

1. Have you done your homework?

2. She hasnt seen him.

3. I have sung in a pub.

4. Has he performed in a film?

5. I havent been to London.

6. They have swum in the river.

7. It hasnt rained.

8. Have you found your glasses?

9. She has lost her keys.

10. Has James drawn the elephant?

11. I have had a shower.

12. Spring hasnt begun.

10) What has just happened? Make sentences in the Present Perfect Simple, using just
1. catch a fish
2. throw a ball
3. come out of the water
4. fall asleep
5. take a picture
of his wife
6. start a voyage
7. catch a hat
8. pitch a tent
9. jump into the water
10. pick a bunch of flowers
11. arrive at the hotel
12. eat a strawberry
13. start to rain
14. eat somefood
15. fall
16. build asandcastle
17. water thecarrots
18. get lost
19. put out thefire
20. make dinner
11) Choose the correct sentence from each pair.
1. I just have done it. / I have just done it.
2. I have already finished. / I already have finished.
3. I have been recently ill. / I have been ill recently.
4. I haven't done yet it. / I haven't done it yet.
5. Have you ever done it? / Have ever you done it?
6. Have you seen lately her? / Have you seen her lately?
7. I haven't spoken to her recently. / I haven't spoken to recently her.
8. I have seen today her. / I have seen her today.
9. Has it been yet done? / Has it been done yet?

12) Choose the correct option.

1. Oliver has _____ washed his car.
a) yet b) ever c) just

2. My cousin hasnt arrived _____.

a) never b) yet c) already

3. My friend Jason has _____ come back from Italy.

a) already b) yet c) ever

4. Have they _____ met a famous person?

a) just b) yet c) ever

5. I have _____ listened to classical music.

a) before b) yet c) never

6. Sam and Jane have _____ left for work.

a) ever b) yet c) already

7. We have _____ heard a strange noise.

a) just b) yet c) just now

13) Use FOR or SINCE to complete these expressions.

1. ______________ 3 months
2. ______________ 7 oclock
3. ______________ April
4. ______________ a week
5. ______________ a long time
6. ______________ her birthday
7. ______________ 1950
8. ______________ ten years

14) Fill in the sentences with since or for.

1. Things have changed ... I was a little girl.
2. He hasn't worked this hard ..... he was at school.
3. She's worked there ....... years.
4. ..... 1989, no one has lived here.
5. He hasn't worked ..... he was made redundant.
6. They haven't cleaned the windows ........ months.
7. It's the first time I've eaten snails ........ I was in France on holiday.

15) Make up mini dialogues by the example!

e.g. You be England 1991
Have you ever been to England? Yes, I have. I was there in 1991.
1. You read Hamlet last month

2. your mother visit New York three years ago

3. he speak to a film star yesterday

4. you see the Mona Lisa last summer

5. you meet an English man two months ago

6. he eat bananas a few days ago

7. you drive a car last night

8. he drink tea with milk in the morning

16) Choose the appropriate verb form.

1. My dad _____________ tennis yesterday morning.
a) played
b) has played
c) have played

2. Look, they __________ the car in the garage. It looks new again.
a) cleaned
b) has cleaned
c) have cleaned

3. Last year, Bob and I _____________ to Japan to climb Mt Fuji.

a) have ever been
b) have gone
c) went

4. Tom and Jerry ___________ a joke so now they are laughing.

a) just read
b) have just read
c) just have read

5. I __________ my husband at high school more than 20 years ago.

a) have already met
b) have met
c) met
6. My grandparents ____________ another country before.
a) have never visited
b) visited
c) never visit

7. Mrs P. Orsche _________ a new Porsche in 2005.

a) has bought
b) have bought
c) bought

17) Choose the correct answer.

1. He ..... there when he was a child.
has lived

2. They ......... a few minutes ago

have left

3. They ....... the contract last week.

have finalised

4. The film .......... yet.

hasn't started
didn't start

5. I ........ the project last night.

have finished

6. Look- someone ....... their handbag in the room.

has left

7. ............ to Rome?
Did you ever go
Have you ever been

8. I can't get into my house because I ........ my keys.

have lost

9. Nobody ....... the phone when it rang.

has answered

10. I ......... up smoking last year.

have given

11. You can't see her because she .........home.

has gone

12. ............... to the United States?

Did you ever go
Have you ever been

13. I never ......... my grandmother as she died before I was born.

have known

14. The first time we ......... was just the other day.
have spoken

15. He's in hospital because he ............. a leg.

has broken

16. I ........ from her lately.

haven't heard
didn't hear

17. I just ........ the time to go to the cinema recently.

didn't have
haven't had

18. I ........ just Meg and Brian at the party.

have seen

19. ......... to the concert on Friday?

Did you go
Have you been

20. He ......... yet.

hasn't arrived
didn't arrive

21. They ........... the contract yet.

didn't sign
haven't signed

22. The newspaper ......... very successful lately.

hasn't been
23. He ...... during the war.
has died

24. I ....... a taxi so I came on the bus.

haven't found
didn't find

25. John's nervous because he .......... such a difficult test before.

has never taken
never took

26. My stereo ....... working last night.

has stopped

27. We ....... out on Saturday night.

haven't gone
didn't go

28. I ....... it last week.

have bought

29. I .......... to water-ski in 1993.

have learnt

30. She ....... an absolute fortune last year.

has earned

31. The weather ....... dreadful for the whole two weeks we were there.
has been

32. No one ...... to do it yet.

has managed

33. I ...... the dog for a walk because it was raining.

haven't taken
didn't take

18) Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple?

1. "_____ you __________(book) your hotel room yet? "

"Well, I _______________(write) to the hotel last week but they _______________(not
answer) yet. "
2. "_____ you _______________(know) any English when you first _______________
(arrive) here? "
"No, I _______________(not know) a word. "
3. Yesterday Jim _______________(go) to the cinema.
4. The weather _______________(be) very bad this week.
5. Kitty _______________(do) a lot of work today.
6. Robert and Helga _______________(spend) their holidays in Scotland last year.
7. Mark _______________(begin) to learn German in 1993.
8. I _______________(catch) a bad cold last week.
9. My daughter _______________(win) a foreign scholarship.
10. My colleague _______________(exhibit) her paintings a fortnight ago.
11. "Have you ever been to Japan? "
"Yes, I _______________(go) there last summer. "
12. I _______________(not exceed) the speedlimit yet.
13. Franzi _______________(be) very tired yesterday, so she _______________(go) to bed
14. "Diana, _______________ (you visit) the Royal Pavilion yet?"
"Yes, Ted. I _______________( already, be) there."
"Really! When _______________(you go) ?"
"I _______________(just see) it. I _______________(go) there yesterday!... No, I'm
joking. I _______________ (go) there two months ago."

19) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Mg nem ettem csigt.

2. Mr jrtam Afrikban.

3. Az utbbi idben nem lttam a hgodat.

4. Most mr eleget dolgoztunk!

5. pp most nyeltem le egy gombot.

6. Amikor a film elkezddtt, Bob azonnal


7. Azt hiszem, elvesztettem a kulcsaimat.

8. pp most lttam egy uft.

9. Mg soha nem tallkoztam a ppval.

10. Rosszul vagyok. Hsz palacsintt ettem meg.

11. Hrom hete rtam Tonynak, de mg nem vlaszolt.

12. Reggeliztek mr a gyerekek?

13. Volt mr itt Joe?

14. Hazart mr Mary?

15. Kitakartotttok mr a szobtokat?

16. Lttl mr falon pkot?

17. Mirt mondtad ezt nekem?

18. Mirt utazott el Alice?

19. Hol voltl tegnap?


20) Fill in the sentences with since or for.

1. He has been in prison . a year.
2. He has been very ill ... the last month.
3. I have been very patient for you .............. several years.
4. It has been very foggy ............. early morning.
5. I've been awake ............ four o'clock.
6. They've had no gas .... the strike began.
7. He has been under water . half an hour.
8. I haven't seen them .......... ages.
9. I haven't seen him ...... .last week.
10. He hasn't been able to work .......... the last three weeks.
11. They've known about it ...... a long time.
12. I haven't seen her ......... a fortnight.
13. They haven't been here ........ 1993.
14. He's been here .......... three o'clock.
15. There haven't been any wolves in England ........ a long time.
16. The weather has been dreadful ............October.
17. The film's been on at cinemas .............Tuesday.
18. Nobody has been so close to breaking the record ......... 1983.
19. ............. then, I haven't been able to sleep well.
20. I haven't had such fun ............ the last time we met.
21. I hadn't heard from them .. ages.
22. I haven't heard from them ..... ..I sent them the letter.
23. She hasn't been here .......... a month.
24. It's the first time I've been here ............. the accident.
25. I haven't been able to get a good night's sleep ....... ..our daughter was born.
26. It is the first time I've had such a bad fever ............. I was a child.
27. I've know her ...... ages.
28. It's been ........... last month.

21) Complete the sentences using the word in brackets. Use Present Perfect or Past
Mary ___________(buy) a lot of presents. I ________ (not-buy) anything yet.
He __________ (goalready) to bed. He ___ ______(be) very tired.
I _____ ____(not-be) to thedisco nowadays. I ____________(go) there 2 years ago!
When ________ (Peter - go) to the beach?
We _________(not-have) breakfast this morning we_______ (be) in a hurry.
______ you __________ (go) to church last Sunday? No, I_________.
I__________(buy) a car but it____________(break) down last week.
I ____________(ring) but nobody________(open) the door yet.
________ (they-go) on a holiday? No, they_________ They are at their mothers.
I _______ (be) twice to the new bar but I _________(not-be) satisfied!
She _________ (be) on a diet last week but she _______ ________(eat) 3sandwiches today!
__________(you-everdrink) Absint? Yes,I___ ______. I______________ (drink) some
at the last party.
When ______________ (Peterget up) to work? I dont know I _____________(not-see)
him this week.
Leo_______________(not-write) me recently but yesterday I________________(receive) his
She _____________ (not- have) breakfast yet.
Somebody________________ (steal) my car but police ______________ (already-find) it

22) Answer the questions.

Have you ever had difficulties doing your homework?

What subject was it?

Why was it difficult?

Did you succeed?

Have you ever ridden a horse?

When was it?

Where was it?

How did you feel?Why?

Have you ever found a four-leaf-clover?

When was it?

Where was it?

Did it bring you luck?

Have you ever cooked something delicious?

When was it?

What did you cook?

Why did you cook it?

Have you ever taken part in a race?

When was it?

How long was the race?

Who won?

How did you feel? Why?

What did you do with it?

Have you ever got a valentine card?

Who was it from?

What was it like?

Did you like it? Why?

How did you feel? Why?


1) Connect the sentences using the Past Perfect Simple and the given connectors by the
A/ because
e.g. He ate too much chocolate. He was sick.
He was sick because he had eaten too much chocolate.
1. She caught a cold. She couldn't go to the party.

2. He forgot to post the letter. She was angry with him.

3. He drank too much at the party. He woke up with a hangover.

4. She didn't sign the cheque. The bank wouldn't pay the money.

B/ before
e.g. They had left. I didn't explain it properly.
They had left before I explained it properly.

1. He had offered me a drink. I didn't take off my coat.

2. The children had left the class. The bell didn't ring.
3. He had asked to borrow the book. I didn't read it myself.

4. We had managed to arrive at the hall. The concert didn't start.

2) Past Simple or Past Perfect Simple? Complete the gaps in these sentences with the
form of the verb in brackets.
e.g. When the film ....... started....... (start) Beth realised she ......had seen...... (see) it before.
1. The rain .................................. (stop) by the time we .................................. (get) to the
2. Melissa .................................. (be) angry because her brother .................................. (eat) all
the chocolates.
3. The jazz singer .................................. (sing) an old blues song that I ..................................
(never hear) before.
4. When I .................................. (write) the letter I .................................. (post) it straightaway.

3) Complete the sentences using a suitable verb from the list in the Past Perfect. (The
past simple is also possible in some sentences)

1. By the time the bell rang, Mark ___________ his lunch at the canteen.
2. Bobs cat ________________ a tree before the day it saw the neighbours new bulldog.
3. Jims mother __________ just _________ him a beautiful tale when somebody rang the
door bell.
4. Peter and his dog ________________ under the table by the time Peters father started
looking for them.
5. Dave _________ already ____________ his teeth before his mother told him to go to bed.
6. They ___________ never __________ a ride in a gondola until they went to Venice last
7. By the time the match finished, the boys _____________ three goals.
8. They _________ already ________ best friends before they started going to primary
9. Bob couldnt lift the bag as he __________ a lot of books in it.
10. Ted started to run after he _______________ the dangerous dog.
11. The bus ______ already ______ by the time he arrived at the bus stop.
12. Henry _______ just ________ the dog when he heard a strange noise upstairs.
13. Lara ___________ the ironing by the time her husband returned home.
14. Tina _____________ her new bike only twice before someone stole it.
15. They went on a trip round the world as they ______________ a lot of money one year
16. He _______ just _______ his girlfriend a letter when she phoned him to tell him she was
in town.

4) Past Simple or Past Perfect Simple? Choose the correct answer.

1. By the time we ____, everyone had left.
had arrived
2. They _____ a long time ago.
had finshed

3. By that time, everybody ____ exhausted.

had been

4. I ____ of it until you mentioned it.

didn't hear
hadn't heard

5. I ____ enough time to finish the exam.

didn't have
hadn't had

6. I _____ it until last month,.

didn't try
hadn't tried

5) Translate the following sentences.

1. A bartom tegnap visszaadta nekem a knyvet, amelyet azeltt kt httel adtam klcsn.

2. Mire Ann befejezte a mosogatst, mr mindenki lefekdt aludni.

3. A szoba nagyon hideg volt, mert nyitva felejtettk az ablakot.

4. Mieltt Tom belpett a szobba, hromszor kopogott.

5. Peter beteg volt, mert harminc palacsintt evett meg.


1) Fill in the verbs in the Future Perfect Simple and translate them into Hungarian.
1. Mr. Jones _________________ (clean) the whole kitchen by the time Mrs. Jones returns
2. Mary _________________ (do) her homework before she goes out to dinner.
3. Helen and Mary _________________ (graduate) by June.
4. By the time the bell rings, Johnny _________________ (finish) the exam.
5. The Millers _________________ (do) all their shopping by this afternoon.
6. By the time Jane finishes her lullaby, the baby _________________ (fall) asleep.
7. By this afternoon Mary _________________ (plant) all the carrots.
8. The children _________________ (set up) the camp by nightfall.
9. Kay and Terry _________________ (leave) for their holidays by July.
10. Maxine _________________ (have) her baby by the time her daughter goes back to
11. By the end of this year I _________________ (drive) more than 20,000 kilometres.
12. I hope you _________________ (not forget) everything by tomorrow.
13. By the time he comes, I _________________ (finish) my work.
14. In two years time he _________________ (write) his second book.
15. I _________________ (finish) long before you arrive.
16. If you dont get to the party before seven, the guests _________________ (eat and drink)
17. When you come back he _________________ (already buy) the house.
18. I hope it _________________ (stop) raining by 5 oclock.
19. When he reaches Lands End he _________________ (walk) 1,000 miles.
2) Complete the sentences using the Future Perfect Simple.
1. Every day I run three miles before going to work.
Before going to work today, I ________________
2. John is investing all his money in bonds before he retires.
By the time he retires, John _________________
3. Im going to do all the housework today. It will be finished when you get back.
By the time you get back, I _________________
4. The Smiths go to France every summer for their holidays. They return in September
By September, the Smiths ___________________
5. John graduates from medical school in June. He will be a doctor.
By July, John ___________________

3) Use the words on the right in the Future Perfect to answer the questions
1. Will my dress be ready for the party tonight Mum? wash and iron
Yes, I _____________________ by six o clock
2. Will you finish your homework by six oclock, Jenny? complete
Yes, Mum. I _____________________ it by then
3. Can you please return the book I lent you by tomorrow? finish
Yes, of course. I _____________________ reading it by then.
4. Would you like to have a late dinner with us at 9 oclock? eat
No, Im sorry but I _____________________ by then.
5. Can we have some apple pie for lunch today, mum? not bake
No, Im afraid not! I _____________________ it by lunch.

4) Fill in the blanks with the future perfect of one of the verbs in the box.
solve make recover drive light go visit meet escape reply prepare win write do buy score read
paint marry learn study milk answer deliver finish
5) Translate the following sentences.
1. Remlem, megjavtjk ezt az utat, amikorra visszajvk jv nyron.

2. Amikorra visszajssz, addigra megveszi a hzat.

3. Ha nem rnk oda ht ra eltt, mindent megisznak s megesznek.

4. Oktber 21-n mr 20 ve lesznek hzasok.

5. Mostanra mr bizonyra megkapta a levelnket.

6. A gyerekek szerdn gymlcst fognak enni, mr vettem almt, krtt, szilvt s szlt,
s nem adok nekik csokit, mert addigra megeszem az sszeset.


1) Write the sentences in a different way, using the Present Perfect Continuous.
e.g. My best friend went to live in Greece twenty years ago, and she is still there.
My best friend has been living in Greece for twenty years.
1. My grandmother started to listen to the radio an hour ago, and she is still there.

2. They started to wait for the bus twenty minutes ago, and they are still waiting.

3. Helen and James started to go out together two years ago, and they still do it.

4. Peter started to study English three and a half years ago, and he still hasnt finished.

5. My friends started to eat lunch half an hour ago, and they are still eating.

6. My father started to work in the garden two hours ago, and he is still working.

7. I started this exercise ten minutes ago, and Im still doing it.
8. The students started to write their compositions half an hour ago, and they still havent

9. It started raining last night, and it hasnt stopped yet.

10. My sister bought her car in 2010, and she is still paying for it.

11. My parents began to save money when they got married, and they are still saving it.

12. The children began to watch TV after dinner and they are still watching it.

13. John began learning how to drive in September and he is still having lessons.

14. I began this exercise at seven oclock. Now its half past eight and Ive just finished.

2) Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Continuous?

We ____________(have) our dog for more than five years now.
I ______________ (help) my mum cook dinner today.
I _____________ (just/send) a text message to my wife.
Karen ____________ (never/fly) a plane in her life.
Judy __________ (jog) in the park for an hour.
It _____________ (rain) all night.
There are puddles in the garden Mrs. Slim _________ (wait) for the lift since she left her
boss office.
I _____________ (study) French since I was in primary school.
Mr. Long _________ ____ (work) as a postman for twenty years.
Lucy ____________ (talk) to her best friendfor an hour.
I ______________ (shovel) snow for half an hour.
Im tired. Teresa ___________ (not/read) the news yet.
My parents ______ _______ (go) fishing.
Theyll be back in an hour. Sue _____________ (just/eat) a healthy salad for lunch.
My mum __________ (tidy) up the wardrobe in my room.
We ____________ (not/be) to the
Opera for ages. Jen ____________ (already/pack) her suitcase. Shes going on holiday
Frank ___________ (not/do) all his homework yet.
I ______________ (never/be) to Paris before.
Barbara ____________ (play) the flute since she was seven.
We _____________ (just/eat) breakfast.
My aunt __________ (break) her leg.
Now she has to walk on crutches.
Our neighbour ______________ (paint) the living room all afternoon.
My secretary _____ ________ (type) seven letters this morning.

3) Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Continuous?

1. We _______________(walk) ten kilometres. We are so exhausted!
2. We _______________(walk) for three hours now.
3. I _______________(sleep) every bed in this house and I don't like any of them.
4. He _______________ (sleep) since ten oclock, its time he woke up.
5. You _______________(telephone) for ages. _____ you nearly _______________(finish)?
6. I _______________ (do) housework all morning and I _______________(not finish) yet.
7. What _______________( you, do) with the corkscrew? The point is broken off.
8. I _______________ (count) the bicycles. One is missing.
9. The doctor _______________ (examine) my injured arm. Thanks God, it isnt broken.
10. Her phone _______________ (ring) for ten minutes. It annoys me.
11. That boy _______________ (eat) four ice-creams. Dont give him any more.
12. I _______________ (not talk) to him yet.
13. It _______________ (rain) for two days now, there will be flood soon.
14. Ann _______________ (not do) anything to stop her friends gossiping.
15. He _______________ (teach) in this school for five years.
16. I _______________ (teach) hundreds of students but I _____ never ______________
(meet) such a hopeless group.
17. John and Jack _______________ (argue) since the early morning.
18. We _______________ (hear) the news: Tom and Jill are engaged!
19. Stop babbling, I _______________ (try) to finish this letter for the last half-hour.
20. They _______________ (live) in France since 1990.
21. I _______________ (buy) a new carpet. Come and look at it.
22. Frank and Sally _______________ (discuss) these matters for an hour or so. They cant
23. We _______________ (miss) the bus. Now well have to walk.
24. Dont come in. I _____ just _______________ (wash) this floor.
25. He _______________ (be) Minister of Education since 1983.


4) Present (Simple or Continuous), Past(Simple or Continuous), or Present Perfect
(Simple or Continuous)?
1. I suppose you _______________(hear) the latest news - John _______________(marry)
Susan yesterday.
2. Mary _____________(not come) home yet. She never _______________(come) home
before midnight and last night she _______________(not get) in till two o'clock.
3. While I _______________(walk) through the park with my girl-friend last night, a man
_______________(snatch) her bag from her hand and _______________(run) away. I
could not run after him because it _______________(be) too dark to leave her alone. The
police _______________(not catch) him yet.
4. We ________________(wait) here for half an hour now, so I (not think) she will come.
She always _______________(arrive) late, or _____ you __________(think) something
_______________(happen) to her?
5. This is the first time I _______________(see) you since you _______________(get)
6. I _______________ (sleep) badly recently, doctor. What can I do about it?
7. I _______________(meet) him last June but my family _______________(not meet) him
8. When I ____________(see) him he _______________(sit) asleep in a chair.
9. He _______________(write) a letter now. How long _____he __________(write) it?
10. Im sure I _______________(read) that book before.
11. I _______________(not want) to speak to you again.
12. The play _______________(just, begin). You _______________(be) a little late.
13. They _______________(have) their new sports car since last month.
14. "How long _____ you ___________(know) your neighbours? " "Since last month. "
15. His life _______________(change) since his accident.
16. I _______________(not talk) to him since he _______________(finish) his new book.
17. I _______________(ski) when I _______________(be) at the university, but I
_______________(break) a leg five years ago and since then I _______________(not do)

5) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Az a fi egyfolytban eszik, amita megjtt. Mr ht palacsintt evett meg.

2. Az utbbi fl rban prbltam befejezni ezt a levelet, de valaki mindig megzavar.

3. Amita 20 ves lettem, boldog vagyok.

4. pp most kezddtt a film, de Robert mg nincs itthon.

5. Ez az els alkalom, hogy srt ittam, amita beteg voltam.

6. Rgen minden hten tallkoztunk, de amita elkltztt, csak vente ktszer runk

egymsnak levelet.

7. Itt dolgozom t ve, de azt hiszem, mg nem lttam a fnkt.

8. Szeretek zent hallgatni, de az csm mr hsz perce trombitl, ezrt ideges vagyok.

9. Mit fztl ma vacsorra?

Krumplit s rntott csirkt, de siess, mert mi mr egy fl rja esznk.

10. Bob este tz ta alszik. Mi trtnt vele?

11. Tegnap elmentem a fogorvoshoz, s azta nincs rossz fogam.

12. hes vagyok, kt napja nem ettem semmit.

13. Martha s Sam hsz ve hzasodtak ssze, s azta boldogok.

14. Nem lttalak, amita befejeztk az iskolt.


1) Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense: Past Continuous or Past Perfect
1. I __________________________ (wait) in the office for more than two hours when the
Boss finally arrived.
2. They _______________________ (talk) for over an hour before the other members
3. ______________________________ (you/watch) the match when I telephoned you?
4. She _____________________ (work) for that company for three years when it went out
of business.
5. How long ___________________________ (you/wait) for John before he finally
6. Mike was longing to sit down because he ____________________ (stand) all day at
7. What ______________________________ (you/do) yesterday at 8 p.m.?
8. David ____________________________ (teach) at the international school for more
than a year before he left forF rance.
9. How long _____________________________ (you/study Italian before you moved
10. The footballers were tired because they ___________________ (play) for two hours.
11. Helen _____________________ (not/do) anything special when we arrived.
12. Sam put on a lot of weight because he _______________________ (eat) too much.
13. I _____________________ (have) lunch when he entered the restaurant.
14. Florence failed the final test because she ____________________ (not/revise) enough.
15. While I ______________________ (walk) home last Monday I saw a terrible car

2) Use the exact form of the verbs in brackets. (Past Simple / Past Continuous or Past
Perfect Simple / Past Perfect Continuous)
1. He _______________(keep) looking at her, wondering where he ______________(see)
her before.
2. He _______________(help) me as soon as he _______________(finish) his work.
3. She _______________(give) us the answer after she _______________(speak) to her
4. When we _______________(arrive) at the station I _______________(try) to find a
5. Stan _______________(say) good-bye to Dick as soon as he _______________(get) the
6. Joe _______________(let) them in after they _______________(knock) the door three
7. They _______________(leave) for school before I _______________(make) them some
8. Joe _______________(be) the gardener at the Lees before Dick
9. John _______________(not worry) as everything _______________(be) all right so far.
10. I _______________(have) no idea what _______________(happen).
11. When Mark _______________(turn) to say good-bye to them, they
_______________(already go).
12. They _______________(be) tired and sleepy because they _______________(travel) all
through the night.
13. Peter _______________(already drink) a lot when he _______________(come) to the
14. Before she _______________(present) her plans to me she _______________(work it
out) thoroughly.
15. By the time I _______________(get up), the whole family _______________(leave)
16. After she _______________(write) the cheques she _______________(go) to the post
17. Before we _______________(visit) our parents we _______________(pop) in a flower
shop to buy a bunch of roses for my mom.
18. Who _______________(take) the kids to the nursery the day before yesterday?
19. First I _______________(wash) all the curtains, then I _______________(clean) the
20. My parents _______________(be) proud of me because I _______________(pass) all my
21. Geoff _______________ (not see) his parents for fifteen years so he _______________
(feel) rather nervous at the airport.

3) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Mire Ann befejezte a mosogatst, mr mindenki aludt.

2. Mieltt Tom belpett a szobba, sokig kopogtatott.

3. Mire elaludtam, mr flrja hegedlt a szomszd.

4. Mire a nagybtym megrkezett, mr kt rja esett az es.

5. Mennyi ideig lltl a mozi eltt, mieltt a bartaid megrkeztek?

6. Mit jtszottak a gyerekek, mieltt esni kezdett az es?


1) Fill in the verbs in the Future Perfect Continuous and translate them into Hungarian.
1. By the time the bus arrives we ________________________ (wait) for an hour.
2. Sheila __________________________(sleep) for half an hour by the time her mother gets
3. By the time we return home, Mary __________________(walk) the dog for a long time.
4. By the time her husband returns, Alicia __________________ (have) her bath for some
5. By March we _______________(stay) in London for ten years.
6. When he reaches Lands End he _______________(walk) for 5 hours.

2) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Estre ms 5 rahosszja fognak sorban llni.

2. Holnapra mr egy hete fogunk vrni a csomagra.

3. A hnap vgre Mary mr 10 hnapja fog itt dolgozni.

4. Mire megeszed a vacsordat, a tbbiek mr rgen tncolni fognak.

5. A jv hten kt hete fogok itt lakni.


1) Transform the sentences using used to so that it had the same meaning.
e.g. Until the 1700s, people in Europe thought that tomatoes were toxic, but now it is not so.
Until the 1700s, people in Europe used to believe that tomatoes were toxic.
1. I smoked earlier but now I dont.

2. When I was younger, I didnt like coffee but now I like it.

3. In the past people travelled to America by ship.

4. They had six cars but now they have only one.

5. He was in the team last year but he isnt now.

6. Did she have blond hair when she was younger?

7. Did you get good grades when you were at school, Grandma?

2) Complete the sentences with the verbs listed below. Make any other necessary
be (3x) work buy hate use take
e.g. She lives in London now but she used to live in Paris.
1. We buy all our food in the supermarket now but . it in the village shop.
2. Hes a teacher now but . an engineer.
3. Theyve retired now but . in a factory.
4. This buildings a school now but . hotel.
5. People in Germany use the Euro now but . the Deutschmark.
6. There arent any pubs in this village now but . five.
7. I usually walk to work now but . the bus.
8. I like bananas now but . them.

3) Match the old customs with the modern ones.

1. People used to ride horses when they wanted to go somewhere.
2. People used to dress in an elegant way, for instance men used to wear bowler hats.
3. People used to buy the grocery in small grocery shops.
4. Women didn't use to go out much and especially not alone.
5. Men used to go to their club, listen to the radio or read the newspaper for the news.
6. Women used to stay at home to raise the children.
a. Today women do whatever they want to and go wherever they want to.
b. Now people wear whatever they like.
c. Today there is a very efficient public transportation system.
d. Now you can buy it in supermarkets.
e. Now most women have jobs.
f. Now people can watch tv as well.
4) Match the two halves of the sentences and translate them into Hungarian.

I used to eat a lot of chocolate but

Paul used to work in London but
He used to take the train to work but
When I was younger I didnt use to eat cheese but
When I lived in the city
They used to go to a very traditional school
I used to really enjoy his company but
She used to play the piano but
We used to go to the beach for our holidays
He used to have a motorbike but

now I eat a lot.

I often used to go to the theatre.
now Im on a diet.
now he drives.
now she plays the guitar.
now he drives a very boring family car.
when we were children.
where they wore a uniform.
now I find him a bit boring.
now he works in Sheffield.

5) Translate the sentences into English.

1. Amikor David fiatal volt, nem teniszezett.

2. Rgen szerettem a focit, de ma soha nem nzem.

3. Kiskoromban minden htvgn kirndultunk a szleimmel.

4. Susan valaha mindig jkedv volt.

5. A nagynnm egykor hres sznszn volt.

6. Valaha a nk nem viseltek nadrgot, a frfiak pedig kalapot hordtak.

7. Egy msik utcban laktunk a nagymamm hzikjban.

8. Ez az plet rgen mozi volt. Minden pnteken idejrtunk.

9. Amikor gyerekek voltatok, nztetek rajzfilmeket a tvben?

10. Mit csinltak az emberek estnknt a rgi idkben?


1) Complete the sentences. Use GOING TO and the verb in brackets.

e.g. Are you going to buy (you / buy) a new bike?
1. Tom (not / be) a doctor.
2. I (buy) some new shoes.
3. (Helen / catch) the train?
4. Who (carry) the shopping bags for me?
5. Jim and Dinah (not / marry).
6. Sam (take) a holiday.
7. What time (you / phone) me?
8. Where (we / eat) tonight?
9. I (not /give) a birthday present!

2) Make sentences by the example.

* miss the train * make some tea * change it * crash
* shout at us * take some photos * play in the snow
* fall off * sell his house * make a cake
e.g. She cant stop the car!
She is going to crash
1. They are late.
2. The headmaster looks angry!
3. Jim has got his camera.
4. Micks putting up a For Sale sign.
5. The car has got a flat tyre.
6. Mums looking at a recipe.
She ..
7. Look! The ladder is broken.
Oh no, he .
8. Theyre putting their hats and gloves on.
They .
9. Kevins putting the kettle on.

3) Complete the sentences using the going to construction and translate them into
1. They travel next week.
2. Look at those clouds! It rain.
3. I think I paint the fence light blue.
4. We ride the bike this afternoon.
5. They get married next month.
6. Peter study medicine. He wants to be a doctor.

5) Decide if it is possible to use the going to construction or the Present Continuous form
to express future actions. If it is not, use the Future Simple tense.
1. She _______________(come) back on Monday.
2. I hope that you _______________(have) a good time tomorrow.
3. I _______________(wait) here till he comes back.
4. A lot of paint was delivered here today. _____ you ___________(redecorate) your
5. The chimney sweep _______________(come) at eight tomorrow.
6. I _______________(believe) it when I see it.
7. I'm sure that you _______________(like) him.
8. You look frozen. Sit down by the fire and I _______________(make) you a cup of tea.
9. Why are you carrying a corkscrew? I _______________ (open) a bottle of wine.
10. I __________ (go) to the cinema tonight, there 's a great film on.

6) Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Amikor Angliba rnk, valsznleg pp esni fog az es.

2. Nagyon fj a fejem, mindjrt sztrobban.

3. Nem kedvelem ezt az embert, s nem fogok segteni neki.

4. Hallom, ditzni fogsz. Mikor akarod kezdeni?

5. Htvgn dolgozni fogok, mint rendesen. Szombaton mindig gyeletes vagyok.

6. A jv hnapban meg akar ltogatni az anysom.

7. Tny, hogy a jv hnapban megltogat az anysom.

8. A jv hnapban megltogat az anysom. Van vonatjegye.

9. Holnap ilyenkor pp dolgozatot fogtok rni.

10. Terveim szerint a gyerekek szerdn gymlcst fognak enni, s nem adok nekik csokit.

11. Azt hiszem, sokat ettem ebdre. Mindjrt hnyni fogok.

12. A kocsma, szoks szerint, jflkor be fog zrni.


1) Ask questions about the underlined parts of the sentences.

1. My friends are reading a newspaper.

2. Larry is whistling because he is happy.

3. I am giving a party next Saturday.

4. The students are going to travel to London.

5. Steve never writes letters.

6. Helen and Frank live here.

7. I always have some coffee for breakfast.

8. The train starts at 8.30 tomorrow.

9. Hell arrive in an hour.

10. We are going to buy a new car.

11. People saw the bank robber at the supermarket.

12. Kate drank a lot of milk.

13. Edison invented the gramophone.

14. Mike was waving his hands for some minutes.

15. Two girls were sitting in the car.

2. tenses in jokes
A man __________ (come) home from the pub. He said, I___________ (bump) into Nancy
tonight. Oh, that_________ (be) nice, said his wife, I bet, she ________ (be) pleased to
see you.
The man answered, Not really. You know, I ______________ (drive) out of the car park at
the time when she ______________ (drive) in!

A man __________ (find) a chimpanzee sitting in his garden that ______________ (escape)
from a pet shop. The man ____________ (ring) up the police and said, I ______________
(phone) to say I _____________ (just, find) a chimpanzee in my garden. The police officer
said, If I were you, I would take him to the zoo at once. The next day the man _________
(call) the police again and said, I __________ (take) the chimp to the zoo and he
__________ (like) it very much.

A man ____________(travel) on a plane when the Where shall I take him today? pilot
suddenly _________ (have) a heart attack and the air-hostess __________ (faint). Although
the man ______ never __________ (fly) a plane before, as there _______ (be) nobody else to
fly it, he __________ (decide) to have a go. While he ______________ (sit) in the pilots
seat, the control tower _________ (come) on the radio and said, State your height and
position. The man said, I ______ (be) 5 feet 6 inches and I _____________ (sit) in the
pilots seat.

A tramp _____________ (stand) outside the Hilton hotel one night when all the rich people
______________ (come) out. He ________ (see) a lady who __________ (look) very
wealthy, so he _________ (go) up to her and said, Lady, do me a favour. I _____________
(not have) a bite all day. The lady said, Oh dear, I ________ (be) sorry to hear that. And
she ________ (bite) him.

One day a man _______ (go) to an auction. While

there, he ______ (bid) on an exotic parrot. He really ________ (want) this bird, so he ______
(get) caught up in the bidding. He _______ (keep) on bidding, but was always _________
(outbid). Finally, after he __________ (bid) more than he _________ (intend), he ______
(win) the bid - the fine bird _____ (be) finally his! As he ___________ (pay) for the parrot, he
said to the auctioneer, "I ______ (hope) this parrot can talk. I _________ (hate) to have paid
this much for it, only to find out that he ____________ (not talk)!" "Don't worry", said the
auctioneer, "He can talk. Who do you think _______ (keep) bidding against you?"
A Scotsman who ___________ (drive) home one night, ______ (run) into a car driven by an
Englishman. The Scotsman _______ (get) out of the car to apologize and ________ (offer)
the Englishman a drink from a bottle of whisky.
The Englishman was glad to have a drink."Go on," said the Scot, "have another drink."
The Englishman ________ (drink) gratefully. "But don't you want one, too?" he _______
(ask) the Scotsman. "Perhaps," replied the Scotsman, "after the police _____________ (go)."

3) Choose the appropriate answer.

1. I'll stay here till you _____ back.

A, get B, will get
C, don't get D, won't get

2. When did you get your degree? Oh, I _____ my degree yet, I'm still at university.
A, didn't get B, haven't got
C, won't get D, don't get

3. You look very thoughtful. What _____ about?

A, do you think B, are you thinking
C, have been thinking D, did you think

4. Which sentence is correct?

A, Are you waiting for Peter here? B, Do you wait for Peter here?
C, Wait you for Peter here? D, Do you going for wait for Peter Here?

5. My mother was ironing the clothes when I _____

A, was entering. B, entered.
C, have entered. D, had entered.

6. How long _____here by then?

A, had you been living B, were you living
C, have you been living D, did you live

7. How much cheese _____ yesterday?

A, have you bought B, had you bought
C, were you buying D, did you buy

8. I ___ the bathroom. Look, how nice it is!

A, just finished B, had finished
C, finished D, have just finished

9. We will write him when he _____ to his village

A, will return B, returned
C, will have returned D, returns

10. As he _____ I couldnt ask him anything.

A, will already leave B, have already left
C, had already left D, already leaves

11. _____ to the United States?

A, Were you B, Have you been
C, Travelled you D, did you been

4) Use the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1. He__________(cross) the road when I_________(see) him.
2. He__________(be) very busy now because he_________(wash) his car.
3. When Peter_________(arrive) home, his sister__________(listen) to the radio.
4. Scientists_________(believe) that our cities_____________(die).
5. While I_____________(wash) my hair the phone________(ring).
6. These people___________(feel) very angry at the moment because the
7. I_____________(usually/get up) at 7 oclock.
8. I______________(work), so dont interrupt me.
9. What time_________________(you/go) to bed on Saturdays?
10. I_______________(have) lunch at the moment.
11. Dont ask Tim. He______________(not/know) the answer.
12. Carol cant swim today. She___________(have) a cold.
13. See you in the morning. I_________________(leave) now.
14. We can go out now. It_________________(not/rain) any more.
15. Angela has just started evening classes. She________________(learn) German.
16. Jane________________(not/drink) tea very often.
17. How often_________________(you/go) to the dentist?
18. In summer John__________________(usually/play) tennis once or twice a week.
19. Water_____________(boil) at 100 degrees Celsius.
20. The train is never late. It__________________(always/leave) on time.
21. ________________(you/go) out last night?
22. I_________________(go) to the cinema three times last week.
23. I________________(walk) home when I______________(meet) Dave.
24. Jane______________(wait) for me when I_____________(arrive).
25. Tom________________(burn) his hand while he________________(cook) the dinner.
26. The doorbell_______________(ring) while I________________(have) a shower.
27. Tony __________(sit) and ____________ (watch) TV when I ______________(come) to
help him with his work project. I _____________ (not/be) surprised as he usually
___________(do) things like this at weekends.
28. Samantha _______(be) really overweight but she ________ (dance) well. Last night when
we ___________ (come) to the show, some people _____________ (stand up) and
___________ (applaud) during her last dance.
29. This morning I ______________ (notice) that my cat was gone. I _______(be) very sad
but in a few minutes I _________ (hear) some weird sounds that ___________(come)
from the tree. I ___________ (look) out of my window and ___________(see) my cat that
__________ (sit) there. My father ____________ (take) a ladder, _______________
(climb) the tree and ____________ (save) my cat. The neighbours _________ (be) so
curious that they _________________ (watch) my dad all the time.
30. Roy _____________ (buy) a new bike yesterday. Today he ________ (decide) to test it.
But when he _____________ (ride) it, the bike ______________ (break). Tomorrow Roy
_____________ (return) it to the store or he ____________ (fix) it himself.
31. Yesterday while I ____________ (go) home from the gym I ____________ (feel) very
thirsty. Luckily, I __________ (see) a little girl who __________ (sell) lemonade. I
_________ (come up) to her, ___________ (buy) some and __________ (drink) it. I
__________ (feel) very refreshed.
32. Every morning Lisa __________ (step) on her bathroom scales and _______ (weigh)
herself. She _________ (hope) she __________ (lose) some kilos soon as she _________
(join) a gym two weeks ago. She ______________________ (be/already) there five times.
33. Julia _______ (eat) a big hamburger every morning and ______ (drink) a lot of soda. She
__________________ (put on) a lot of weight recently. If she ____________ (continue)
this way, soon she ______________________ (not/be able) to fit into any of her favourite
34. An unbelievable story __________ (happen) a week ago. My boss _____________
(return) from a business trip and _________ (go) straight to work. He _____ (be) so tired
that he _________ (fall) asleep right among all the documents. When his secretary
________ (come) in the following morning she _________ (see) that her boss
_____________ (sleep). The computer ____________ (work) all night while the boss
__________________ (sleep) on the keyboard.
35. Jimmys trainer ____ (be) very strict. Look! He _________ (shout) at him right now! He
_______ (do) this very often. He ______ (say) that Jimmy ___________ (not/do) his best.
36. John _____ (be) angry yesterday. He ________ (work) on his report for more than 5 hours
and then his computer ___________ (break down) and all the information was lost. John
____________ (get) really mad and _____________ (break) it!

5) Read the text and choose the best alternative to fill in the gaps.
He.(1) running at school and raced in school competitions from the age of eight, but not
with any plans to be an Olympic athlete. It(2) the late Sixties, early Seventies,
remember. Sport was only something you did when you.(3) nothing else to do. It wasnt
something you(4) think of making a living out of, except maybe as a PE teacher. I
dont know of anyone who..(5) as a career, except perhaps kids who went to Eton.
Christie and his family..(6) from racial harassment on occasion at the hands of the
police. He.(7) also been stopped more than once in order to explain why he(8) in
possession of a new car. But he says these experiences do not mean that when he(9),
he is, or ever.(10) fuelled by a sense of grievance.
1. A. starting B. started C. have started
2. A. was B. were C. has been
3. A. have B. had C. have had
4. A. could B. were able to C. can
5. A. think B. was thinking C. thought
6. A. suffered B. have been suffering C. have suffered
7. A. has B. have C. had
8. A will be B. is C. was
9. A is running B. has run C. runs
10. A is B. was C. has been

6) Correct the errors in the following sentences.

1. Paul not live in Spain, he live in Italy.
2. How long is your son usually watch TV every day?
3. My uncle has 48 years.
4. My friend is thinking that I often lie to him.
5. By the time she was 40, she will live in this town for ten years.
6. Its a surprise party and her friends wont know anything about it until they got there.
7. They have been learning for one hour when we called.
8. When the train came to a standstill, get on and try to find your seats.
9. I see the doctor tomorrow afternoon.
10. We just left the house.
11. Didnt you finish the test, yet?

7) Translate the sentences into English.

1. Ezer ve nem lttalak.

2. Budapesti vagyok, de most Pcsett lakom egy htig.

3. Felismered azt az embert? Azt hiszem lttam mr, de nem emlkszem, hol.

4. Amikor mosogatsz, mindig eltrsz valamit.

5. Egy vvel ezeltt vettem ezt a ruht, de mg nem hordtam.

6. Holnap tteremben vacsorzunk, mr foglaltam asztalt.

7. Milyen finom illat! Mary stemnyt ksztett.

8. Bob pp teniszezett, amikor Iris elhagyta.

9. Amikorra az llomsra rtem, a vonat elment.

10. Hol voltl? Nem lttalak j nhny hete.

11. Voltl mr Japnban?

12. Robert egyfolytban nevet, amita Mary megrkezett.

13. Mlt hten kikltztnk abbl a hzbl, ahol tz vig idegestettek a szomszdok.

14. A szomszd nni egyfolytban horkol, amita elaludt.

15. Mlt vben megmsztam a Vezvot, s alig tudtam lejnni.

16. Valaha bartok voltunk, de egyszer sszevesztnk, s azta nem beszlnk egymssal.

17. Amikorra a Mikuls megrkezett, mr tz perce nekeltnk.

18. Jv hten ilyenkor a h mr elolvadt.

19. Amikorra megrkezett, mr hrom rja vrtam.

20. Ted hetente csak ktszer mos fogat, ezrt gyakran kell fogorvoshoz mennie.

8) Translate the English sentences into Hungarian and the Hungarian sentances into
A: What are you doing?
B: Levelet rok.
A: Who are you writing to?
B: A bartomnak, Jacknek. De tudom, hogy nem fog vlaszolni.
A: How do you know?
B: Sosem szokott vlaszolni.
A: Why are you writing him then?
B: Mert szombaton szndkomban ll megltogatni.
A: And does he know about it?
B: Igen, azt hiszem. Megrtam neki ngy napja.
A: Well, dont worry. Im sure hell wait for you.
B: Igazad van. Mindjrt befejezem a levelet, de nem fogom elkldeni neki.