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VERB TO BE

1. Complete the text below with the correct form of the verb "to be" and
translate:

Marcia from Brazil. She 25 years old


and works as a secretary at ZLS Computers,
in Dublin. She very communicative and
has a lot of friends. Two of her best friends
are Miguel and Pauline. Miguel from
Portugal. He 27 years old. Pauline a
very funny French girl.
She 30 years old. Marcia and
Miguel single, but Pauline . She married to a
doctor. She says they very happy.
Marcia says she wants to go back to Brazil, but she sure she going to
miss her friends.

2. Complete the sentences with the appropriate form of the verb "to be".
a. I Portuguese. I from São Paulo, Brazil.
b. you from Spain?
c. Phillip and Susan American. But their mother Canadian and their
father from Puerto Rico.
d. The dog barking a lot today.
e. We lawyers. We doctors.
f. Ross funny?
No, he . Actually, he one of the most humorless people I know.

3. Check the right answer:

a. Terry __________ a pilot.


is not is are aren't
b. Caitlyn __________ a model. She travels the world and she can speak four
languages.
are are not is am

c. __________ your parents from China?


No, they __________.
Aren't / are Is/ isn't Are / aren't Are / are

ENGLISH MATERIAL FOR SECOND ACTIVITY

2. SIMPLE PRESENT

1.Write the correct forms of the verbs in the brackets in the


boxes. Then rewrite the sentences into negative. Use the short
forms as in the example. Look at the example below.
e.g.: I ____ to school . (to go) go / I don’t go to school early.

1) Cindy ( put on) mini skirts.

2) The students (listen) to the teacher.

3) My class (make) an excursion in May.

4) We (decorate) the Christmas tree at Christmas.

5) I (lock) the door of my office after work.

6) Phil (arrive) home at 5.

7) You (sleep) ten hours.

8) We (wear) a school uniform.


9) Linda (lie) in the sun in summer.

10) Lisa and Frank (meet) their friends after school.

2 .Don’t or doesn’t? Choose the correct one.

1) Mary travel to France.


2) We write an essay every day.
3) My mum sell flowers.
4) Peter and Sam fish.
5) I talk to him about love.
6) Kim usually sit next to Mike.
7) You build houses.
8) Lilith teach Jim.
9) They forget my birthday.
10) The train arrive in time.
ENGLISH MATERIAL FOR SECOND ACTIVITY

2. SIMPLE PRESENT

1.Write the correct forms of the verbs in the brackets in the


boxes. Then rewrite the sentences into negative. Use the short
forms as in the example. Look at the example below.
e.g.: I ____ to school . (to go) go / I don’t go to school early.

1) Cindy ( put on) mini skirts.

2) The students (listen) to the teacher.

3) My class (make) an excursion in May.


4) We (decorate) the Christmas tree at Christmas.

5) I (lock) the door of my office after work.

6) Phil (arrive) home at 5.

7) You (sleep) ten hours.

8) We (wear) a school uniform.

9) Linda (lie) in the sun in summer.

10) Lisa and Frank (meet) their friends after school.

2 .Don’t or doesn’t? Choose the correct one.

1) Mary travel to France.


2) We write an essay every day.
3) My mum sell flowers.
4) Peter and Sam fish.
5) I talk to him about love.
6) Kim usually sit next to Mike.
7) You build houses.
8) Lilith teach Jim.
9) They forget my birthday.
10) The train arrive in time.
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3. ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

1.Rewrite the sentences placing the adverb in its correct position:


a) Mary goes shopping to the mall (usually)

b) Amalia helps her parents with the housework (sometimes)

c) We are late to school (never)

d) Mark is sad (hardly ever)

e) My sister goes swimming (often)

f) Our teacher is very friendly (usually)

g) Does David study the grammar? (often)

h) I am happy (always)

i) Elena reads the newspaper (hardly ever)

j) Does Laura have breakfast with her family? (usually)

2. Correct the sentences:

a) My sister is punctual always.

b) David sometimes is a bit sad.

c) Our teacher gives often us a lot of homework.


d) We write usually our composition for the English class.

e) She is late to work never.

f) Hardly ever I go to the cinema.


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4. PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

1. ORDER THE SENTENCES

IS / DOOR /OPENING / SHE / THE


___________________________________________________
NOT /ICE-CREAMS / WE / EATING / ARE
___________________________________________________
TV / NOW / WATCHING / YOU / ARE ?
___________________________________________________
WEARING / NOT / HATS / THEY / ARE
___________________________________________________

IS / READING / BOOK / HE / A ?
___________________________________________________

2. Rewrite the sentences with the present progressive and translate

1. Ted and Lucy (kiss).

2. Tom and Ana (watch) TV together

3. Bob and Debbie (make) bubbles.

4. George and Tania (sit) on a bench

5. David (kneel) and (propose) to Suzan.

6. Paul (read) a love poem to Maria.

7. Sean (give) his heart to Jill.


8. Mr. & Mrs. Jones (dance) at a party.

9. Don (give) Rona a present.

10. Harry and Helen (exchange) gifts.

3. Write in present progressive!


1. The cowboy _______________he guitar. (play)
2. The artist _______________a picture (draw)
3. Tom _______________a hot dod (eat)
4. Ron _______________ a book. (read)
5. Teddy _______________with a butterfly.(paly)
The people _______________ a song. (sing)
The astronaut _______________ In the moon (walk)

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5. PAST OF BE.

1. Complete the sentences with was or were and translate.

The The bin is full but


When I a baby I Dinosaurs big and
cried a lot apple delicious! I strong. it empty this
ate it all. morning.

Sue opened her Bob and


The window open umbrella because The frogs hungry!
and the burglar went Linda very happy
into the house. it raining. at their wedding party.

2. Complete with the correct form of be in past.

a. Yesterday ________ Sunday and we went to the beach.


b. Beth _____ worried because the test ______ very difficult.
c. My uncles ______ in Florida last year.
d. Tom and Daisy ________ at the Mall last evening.
e. My sister _______ 20 years old when she got married.
d. We ________ sad because it rained during our picnic.
3. Complete and Turn the sentences into Negative and
Interrogative.

a. Tracy ____ very happy yesterday.


Neg:
Int:

b. We ____ very busy last week.


Neg:
Int:

c. Mother _____ tired this morning.


Neg:
Int:

d. The teacher _______ very angry


Neg:
Int:

e. You ______in the factory.


Neg:
Int:

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6. PAST SIMPLE.

1- PUT THE VERBS IN THE BRACKETS INTO SIMPLE PAST TENSE AND TRANSLATE.
1) He (knock) at the door.
2) Tom (lie) to his mum.
3) Mum (lift) her bags.
4) They (like) this programme.
5) You (listen) to the radio in June.
6) We (live) in Cambridge.
7) He (lock) the gate.
8) I (look) at the photos.
9) Mike (love) dancing.
10) I (believe) her.

2.CHANGE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IN TO NEGATIVE SENTENCES:


1. Karilis applied for a new job.
-
2. Alexis and Steven studied for the test
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3. Johanna cried because she was ill.
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4. Jonathan and Gryselle were absent.
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5. Melissa was here.
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6. Moises and Carmen made themselves dinner.
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7. You and David got a good mark on the quiz.
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8. Celi and Gladys ate at Mc Donald's.
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9. Kathyana and Michael went to the movies.
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10. Lizbet and Yamilett did their work.
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3. Complete in Simple past tense
1. I ________Adam and her sister two days ago. (meet)
2. They ________the jumping race last year. (win)
3. We ________basketball last week. (play)
4. May ________ a new cassette recorder last month. (buy)
5. He ________ a fish yesterday. (fish)
6. Mr. Chan ________ the music club two years ago. (enter)
7. Ben ________ in the United States in the past. (live)
8. I ________at the hospital two hour ago. (am)
9. It ________ heavily last night. (sound)
10. We ________Rose in town a few days ago. (return)
7. PAST PROGRESSIVE
1. Put the verbs into the correct form (past progressive).

1. When I phoned my friends, they (play) monopoly.


2. Yesterday at six I (prepare) dinner.
3. The kids (play) in the garden when it suddenly began to rain.
4. I (practice) the guitar when he came home.
5. We (not / cycle) all day.
6. While Alan (work) in his room, his friends (swim) in
the pool.
7. I tried to tell them the truth but they (not / listen ) .
8. What (you / do) yesterday?
9. Most of the time we (sit) in the park.
10. I (listen) to the radio while my sister (watch) TV.
11. When I arrived, They (play) cards.
12. We (study) English yesterday at 4:00 pm .

2. Write correct sentences:

Yesterday at 6 pm your family were doing different things. Write positive sentences
in past progressive.

1. My mother / read / a novel


2. My father / watch / a movie
3. My elder sister / writing / in her diary
4. My two brothers / listen / to the radio
5. My little sister and I / not / watch / a movie
6. We / talk / about school

1. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION AND TRANSLATE

1. My brother and sister _____ playing tennis at 11am yesterday.


are
was
were

2. _____ you still working at 7pm last night?


Were
Are
Was

3. At 8.30am today I _____ driving to work.


was
am
were
4. We _____ sleeping when the police came.
was
weren't
won't

5. Why _____ he having lunch at 4pm?


was
does
were

6. Was he not _____ his homework?


doing
do
done

7. Snow _____ lightly. Suddenly a reindeer appeared.


fell
was falling
is falling

8. Somebody threw a shoe at him _____ he was speaking.


after
when
while

9. They ________ TV when I arrived.


were watching
were watched
watched