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1. Write the verbs in brackets in present simple or present continuous.

1. On Saturdays Susan _____________ (help) in her parents' shop.


2. It's eleven o'clock. Terry _____________ (get) up.
3. _____________ (Bobby, play) for Liverpool? - No, he ___________ (play) for
Manchester United.
4. Mrs. Moore _____________ (travel) to London every day but today she
_____________ (travel) to Brighton.
5. Eileen ____________ (do) her homework in her room. She always
_________ (do) it after dinner.
2) Write the verbs in brackets in past simple or past continuous.
1. What _____________ (you, buy) when you _____________ (go) shopping?
2. _____________ (you, be) at Sally's party last Saturday? - No, I
_____________ (stay) at home because I _____________ (be) ill.
3. When I _____________ (go) to school, I _____________ (meet) an old
friend, when I _____________ (see) him, I _____________ (say) 'hello'.
4. While I _____________ (fly) to Spain, I _____________ (talk) to the pilot.
5. What _____________ (you, do) yesterday at 9.00? - I _____________ (dry)
my hair.

3) Write the verbs in brackets in present perfect or past simple.


1. He _____________ (write) a letter to the local newspaper, but he
__________ (not post) it yet.
2. _____________ (you, do) the Maths homework? - Yes, I _____________
(do) it last night.
3. How long _____________ (she, live) here? - She _____________ (come)
two months ago.
4. _____________ (you, be) to Australia? - Yes, I _____________ (be) there
last September.
5. What time _____________ (she, finish) the project?

4) Write the verbs in brackets in future with will or with be going to.
1. Max is planning something very exciting. He _____________ (sail) round the
world.
2. I think we _____________ (get) there on time.
3. We are playing very well. We _____________ (win) the match.
4. How old are you, Jackie? - I _____________ (be) eighteen next Friday. - Oh,
really? _____________ (you, have) a party? - I _____________ (have) a
meal in a restaurant with a few friends. - That _____________ (be) nice.

5. Complete and translate all these sentences with these IRREGULAR verbs.

1) The girl ____________________ her school books to a friend. (SELL)


2) The new group __________________ all their great hits. (SING)
3) Jenny ___________________ me her bicycle for the summer holidays. (LEND)
4) I was in a hurry, but finally I ___________________ the train on time. (CATCH)
5) Last autumn John _________________ a lot of photos in Greece. (TAKE)
6) Those gold earrings ______________________ me fifty pounds. (COST)
7) The wind __________________ powerfully and the dead leaves fluttered in the air.
(BLOW)
8) The Watson family ____________________ some tasteful seafruit in the restaurant.
(EAT)
9) Johnny was studying in his room when the phone ___________________. (RING)
10) My mother _______________________ a letter to a TV contest yesterday. (SEND)

6. Choose a verb from the list and complete these sentences. Make sure that they
make sense.

cry draw sleep count come wash play fly eat live begin look

He was very tired and __________ for nine hours last night. The baby was ill and
___________ all night.
I ________ my hands and face this morning. The teacher _________ a picture on the
board.
The children were hungry and _____________ all the cakes. Jack’s father _______
in London until 1988.
He opened the door and ____________ into the room. This lesson ____________
twenty minutes ago.
The cat climbed the tree, but the bird _________ away. The boys _____________
football last Saturday.
He took the book and _____________ at the pictures. She opened her purse and
____________ the money.

7. Choose the Present Perfect or the Past Simple in the following.


1) We learnt / have learnt a lot of English last year.
2) Can I have another book? I’ve read / read this one.
3) I can’t find my wallet. I think I lost / ‘ve lost it.
4) Where did you go / have you been last Saturday?
5) I’m not ready. I didn’t finish / haven’t finished.
6) My dad didn’t do / hasn’t done the cooking yesterday.

8. Complete the sentences with the Comparative and Superlative of the


adjectives given in brackets:
-Your father is _______________________ mine, but ________________________
one is Peter’s father. (young)
-Horses are ______________________ cats, but dogs are ______________________
animals I know. (intelligent)
-Scream is ______________________ The Haunting, but Blade is
_______________________ film for me. (bad)
-Paris is _____________________ London, but Venice is ______________________
city in the world. (romantic)
-Estopa are __________________ UPAdance, but Amaral are ____________________
Spanish pop group. (good)
-The car is ____________________ the motorbike, but the bus is
___________________ transport in town. (safe)
- Teide is ___________________ Mulhacén, but Mount Blanc ___________________
mountain in Europe. (high)
-April and May are __________________ December, but June and July are
_____________ months. (hot)
9. Choose the right word from those underlined below.
a) There isn’t many / much food in the fridge, I’m afraid.
b) Have you read many / much books in German?
c) There isn’t many / much rain in the summer.
d) There isn’t many / much coffee in the coffee pot.
e) You haven’t made many / much mistakes.

10. Turn the following sentences into the passive (use BY only if it is necessary).

People study English in many countries.

Do you speak English in this shop?

Cervantes wrote Don Quixote.

Where did the police find the dead body?

Do they clean the rooms every day?

The police didn’t catch the thieves.

11. Put the verbs in the simple present passive.


A lot of olive oil ………………………….…………. in Mediterranean cooking. (use)
Arabic ………………………………………………. from right to left. (write)
Jaguar cars ………………………………………….. in America. (not make)
Our classrooms ……………………………….……. every day. (clean)
These programmes …………………………………. by millions of people every week.
(watch)
Spanish ……………………………………………... in Brazil. (not speak)
12. Complete the chart.

Base Simple Past Past Participle


Teach ___________ ___________
Eat ___________ ___________
Let ___________ ___________
___________ Ran ___________
Fight ___________ ___________
___________ ___________ Had
Win ___________ Won
Take Took ___________
___________ Shook Shaken
Drive Drove ___________
Bring ___________ Brought
___________ Did ___________
Have ___________ ___________
Buy ___________ Bought
Forget ___________ ___________
Write ___________ ___________
Think ___________ ___________
Speak ___________ ___________
Feed ___________ ___________

13. Modal verbs


1) There is somebody in the living room. It must / should be the cat.
2) You must / mustn’t make noise in the library.
3) “Can / could you play tennis as a child?” “No, I can’t / couldn’t. I wasn’t good at
sports.”
4) My father is at work now. He mustn’t / can’t be at home.
5) Will / would you mind opening the window?
6) We must / can hurry up otherwise we will / would be late.
7) My mother: “You have to / should take these pills.”
8) The gardener must / can’t be busy. He is doing nothing but sleeping.
9) We mustn’t / don’t have to water the flowers. Because it is raining.

14. Join these two sentences using a relative pronoun when necessary.
1. The people are very nice. They live next door to us.
2. What's the name of the man? He lives next door.
3. I like the jacket. Jill is wearing it.
4. I don't know the girl. Tom is dancing with her.
5. We met some people. They were very nice.
6. He told us a story. I didn't believe it.
7. I know the student. His book is here.
8. Have you seen the money? It was on the table.
9. I like the city. I was born there.
10. How much were the oranges? You bought them

15. Conditionals. Write the correct form of the verbs in brackets.


1. She ……………………(call) if she …………………… (have) time.
2. If it costs too much, I ………………………. (buy) a smaller one.
3. If the doctor can't see me, I ………………………. (go) somewhere else.
4. If ……………………… (be) you, I …………………….. (become) an actress.
5. Would you phone me if you ……………………. (have) problems?
6. If we ……………………….(have) more time, I could tell you more about it.
7. Who would you like to be if you …………………….(not be) yourself?
8. I ………………….(go) next week if I ……………………. (can) get a train ticket.
9. If she ………………….. (be) here, everything ………………….(be) easier.
10. What …………………….(we do) if she doesn't come?