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Intermediate grammar exercise: future simple (will) or

‘going to’ future


1 John: Did you remember to bring that book I lent you?

Paul: Oh, sorry, I forgot again. I (bring) it tomorrow.


2 Martina: Do you know what to buy your sister for her birthday?

Tom: Yes. I (buy) her a book on gardening.


3 I don't feel like going out this evening. I (stay) at home and watch
TV.
4 Elizabeth: There's someone at the door.

Mark: I (go) and see who it is.


5 David: Do you know that Mark (open) a shop in the centre of town?
Jana: Really? What type of shop?
6 I've decided that I (look) for a new job.

Intermediate grammar exercise: past simple vs. past


continuous

1 I used my time well while I (wait) for my plane – I wrote some emails.

2 I (not/work) when my boss walked in my office: I was on Facebook.

3 I saw a car crash when I (wait) for the taxi.

4 Tom (have) long hair and a beard when he was at university.

5 It started snowing while I (drive) to work.

6 What (you/do) this time last year?

7 I (not/call) you at 9 o'clock as arranged because I was having a


meeting.
8 I (still/sleep) when my wife left for work this morning.

9 Why did you bring your umbrella? (it/rain) when you left home?
Intermediate grammar exercise: past simple or
present perfect (1)

1 Jim: How many times (you/try) to pass your driving test?


Michael: Three times so far.
2 When (you/go) to Rome?

3 You look different. (you/have) a haircut?

4 I (not/see) David at all this week. I don't even know where he is.

5 Jim: (you/speak) to Peter yet?


Michael: No, not yet.
6 When (you/start) your job?

7 I (move) house three times in the last five years.

8 My sister (be) to New York three times and she's going again next month.

9 The US President (be) in our country last year.

10 The US President (visit) our country three times in the last two years.

Intermediate grammar exercise: past perfect vs. past


simple

1 I got home and found that someone (try) to break into the house.

2 I celebrated last Friday night because I (pass) my exams the day before.

3 I saw a bad accident on my way here. Two cars (crash) on the


crossroads.
4 I got to the cinema and a minute later the film (start) .

5 I (go) to Ireland in 2008 and then to Sweden in 2009.

6 When I married Helena in 2007, I (be) married three times before.


7 I got to the cinema and saw that the film (already/start)
Choose the correct form of the verbs (infinitive or gerund)

1. I am keen on (work) in the computer industry.


2. Amy decided (see) a doctor.
3. Leila enjoys (read) love stories.
4. Do you intend (study) Italian or English?
5. Do you mind (help) me wash the dishes?
6. Alan asked (talk) to the boss.
7. I can't help (laugh) when I watch Mr Been.
8. If Sara keeps (come) to work late, she'll have
problems with the boss.
9. Liza hates (study) Maths.
10. Are you interested in (live) in Africa ?

Passive sentences – Exercise

1. Julia rescued three cats.


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2. The students handed in the reports.
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3. Maria crashed into the blue car.
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4. Alex learned the poem.
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5. Steven has forgotten the book.
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6. The mechanic has not repaired the DVD recorder.
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7. They play handball.
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8. Sue puts the rucksack on the floor.
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9. The girls had lost the match.
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10. The teacher is not going to open the window.
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