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REPHRASING : TENSES

Rewrite each sentence, beginning as shown and it must have the word in bold Rewrite each sentence, beginning as shown and it must have the word in bold
( Don’t write more than 5 words) ( Don’t write more than 5 words)

1. The last time I went to Crete was in July 2010. BEEN 1. During dinner , the phone rang. WHILE
I ........................................................................................ Crete since July 2010. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….,the telephone rang.
2. Is this car yours? BELONG
2. The arrival time of Helen’s flight is 08:00. AT
………………………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………….?
Helen’s flight ………………………………………………………………...………. 08:00.
3. Look at those black clouds, there’s rain on the way. GOING
3. I haven’t spoken to Adam since we graduated. LAST ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………..
The ...................................................................................to Adam was when we 4. Our twenty-fifth anniversary is at the end of next year. HAVE
graduated. By the end of next year we …………………………………………………………………..………………………
4. Debbie went to Mykonos every summer when she was younger. USED 5. How long have you been reading Hamlet? START
Debbie .......................................................Mykonos every summer when she was younger. When ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….?
5. Pete painted the walls and Kelly cleaned the cupboards. WHILE 6. At this time tomorrow you will be on the plane to New York. FLYING
Pete was painting the walls ......................................................................... the cupboards. You ………………………………………………………………………..……………..at this time tomorrow.
6. I haven’t been to an Indian restaurant for ages. SINCE 7. He has a tendency to say exactly what he is thinking. USUALLY
It’s ages ……………………………………………………………………………..to an Indian restaurant. He ……………………………………………………………..…………what he is thinking.
7. There’s a party at Mary’s house next week. HAVING 8. The students will finish their English course at the end of June. HAVE
The English course ………………………………………………………………………the beginning of July.
Next week ………………………………………………………………….……………………….at her house.
9. The tennis players’ match is still going on. YET
8. When you phoned me , it was my lunchtime. STILL
The tennis ……………………………………………………………….…………………………………………..……
I ……………………………………………………………………………..………… when you phoned me.
10. I’ll have lunch between 12 o’clock and 1. BE
9. I had to tidy my room before going out. UNTIL
I ............................................................................at half past one.
I couldn’t go out ................................................................................................ my room.
11. He waited three hours for me to arrive. HAD
10. When I eventually stopped, I’d been a smoker for twelve years. SMOKING
When I .....................................................................................for three hours.
By the time I stopped, I .............................................................................. twelve years.
11. I had never watched a better game. BEST 12. He is in the habit of getting up at 5 o’clock. USUALLY
It was the ..........................................................................................watched. He ..................................................................................at five o’clock
12. I’ve only recently started wearing glasses. BEFORE 13. Helen and I became friends when we were children. KNOWN
I ………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………….. Helen and I ...........................................................................we were children
13. Hurry up! We’ll get to the theatre after the beginning of the play. ALREADY 14. We will have lunch on arrival at Houston. GET
By the time we get to the theatre, the play ……………………………………………………………………… As soon as .........................................................................we’ll have lunch.
14. David went home before we arrived. HAD
15. How long is it since we last went to a concert? GO
When we ……………………………………………………………………………….……………………………home.
When ...................................................................................to a concert
15. I haven’t had a reply to my email yet. STILL
I am ...........................................................................................a reply to my email.
16. Our meeting is tomorrow. ARE
We …………………………………………………………………………………..…………tomorrow.
17. Robert began to write poetry five years ago. FOR
Robert ............................................................................................................. five years.
18. They have never swum in a pool before. TIME
It’s the .........................................................................................in a pool.
19. Ellen hasn’t been abroad for three years AGO
Ellen ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
20. What’s the price of this iPod? COST
How …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….?