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INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (go) to the cinema last night. What film


INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (see) The Lord of The Rings . Really?


INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (be) really fantastic. I

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (think) you should go and see it. You know, I never


INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (prefer) to read a book ; I

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (read) a romantic story last week, and yesterday, I

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (go) to the opera. Bottom of Form

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1. She

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (go) to Australia in 1994 and she liked it very much. 2. My father usually

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (like) his steak well-done. 3. The dog

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (eat) its toy last night. 4. The policeman

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (talk) to the burglar yesterday. 5.

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (you /have) a test last week? 6. I often see her mother but she never

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (speak) to me. 7. The gentleman

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (speak) to his servant 2 hours ago. 8. The kangaroo always

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (carry) its baby. 9. My friend

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (talk) a lot every day. 10. The man

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (drive) to the supermarket last weekend. 11. My brothers

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (leave) for England last week. 12. My sisters

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (leave) for England every year in June. 13. I don't like that man because he often

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (laugh) at me. 14. Her sister never

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (smoke). 15. The cat usually

INCLUDEPICTURE "" \* MERGEFORMATINET (leave) its basket when it is hungry. Bottom of Form

It is a Friday evening. Tim and Oliver (play) football against Mike and John. They (often/play) football against Mike and John.

On nice Sunday mornings the Millers (have) breakfast in the garden. But today it (rain). So they (have) breakfast in the kitchen.

It is three oclock. Mr Hill (take) Sebastians food into the garden. He (always/take) Sebastians food into the garden.

It is Monday morning. A coach full of children (drive) to the youth hostel in Bexhill. The pupils at Sarahs school (go) on a trip every spring.

Sandra (often/listen) to Jessica Simpsons songs in the afternoon. But today she and her friend Patricia (listen) to the Backstreet Boys.

1. Complete the passage with the correct form of the verbs in the box. Use the simple present or present continuous tense.learn (2) / think / enjoy / spend / watch (2) / know

Many parents think that their children (1.) ______________ too much time in front of the TV, but TV can be educational. For example, Sylvia and Eddie (2.) ____________ an interesting TV program on animals now. Another program they (3.)____________is about the latest developments in computer technology. Sylvia now (4.)____________ how to send e-mail and how to use the Internet. Eddie (5.)____________about all the new computer games. Sylvia and Eddie's parents don't worry about TV; they (6.) ____________ their children (7.) ____________ a lot from the programs they (8.) _____________.

BOB:Hey, Pat. What (1. you/do) ___________________?

PAT:Hi, Bob. I (2. listen)__________________ to the latest CD by The Broken Bones Band.

BOB:Oh yeah? I (3. hear)______________ they have some great songs on there.

PAT:They do. I really (4. like) ___"Crash" and "Forget About It."

BOB:I (5. know, neg.)__________________ those songs, but I love their old ones.

PAT:What (6. you/do) _____________________ after class? (7. you/want) ____________________ to come over to my place and _____________ (8. listen) to their new CD?

BOB:That (8. sound) ____________ great, but I can't. I (9. have) _____________

an appointment. I (10. meet) ________________ an old friend this evening.

PAT:Too bad. Another time, maybe.

I 1_____________________ (travel/ often) to other countries, so I 2_______________ (spend) a lot of time at airports. Today I 3_______________ (travel) to Greece and at the moment I 4__________________ (wait) for my plane. But I 5________________ (waste) my time. What 6_________________ (I/ do)? I 7____________ (play) my favorite game people-watching. Whenever I have the time, I 8__________________ (watch) other people.

Take that couple, for example. They 9_____________ (buy) magazines at the moment. 10____________________ (they/ go) on holiday or 11_______________ (they/ travel) on business? They 12_________________ (wear) business clothes, but he 13________________ (carry) a briefcase. Every few seconds she looks round. 14__________________ (someone/ follow) them? Perhaps they 15_________________ (run) away and ... Just a minute, there 16_________ (be) a story in this newspaper. A bank clerk stole one million pounds last week and disappeared with his wife. There 17______________ (be) a picture of them here. Hmmm, they 18_____________ (look) similar. That's it! The money 19_____________ (be) in the briefcase. I must stop them.

They 19______________ (go) to the departure lounge now. Quick. Oh, just a minute. They 20__________________ (say) goodbye to each other. The woman 21_______________ (not/ go) into the departure lounge. She 22_______________ (walk) away. Oh well, I 23__________ (be) excited. Oh, what 24__________________ (she/ do) now? She 25_______________ (talk) to another man. They 26_____________ (kiss). Now, I wonder ...

I 1____________ (work) for a construction company. We 2____________(build) roads, dams, bridges and things like that. At the moment my company 3____________ (produce) a plan for a new motorway. I usually 4______________(work) in the roads department, but this month I 5______________(work) in the department that 6______________ (build) bridges. So my whole working day is different just now. I normally 7_____________(spend) a lot of time outdoors, because I 8_______(go) to the construction sites. But with this new project I 9_____________ (spend) a lot of time in the workshop. At the moment we 10_________________(test) a model of one of the new bridges. I 11___________ (enjoy) it a lot, because I 12____________ (learn) a lot of new things.

1. Alice is in her room right now . She (read) a book . She (like) the book.

2. It (snow) right now . Its beautiful! I (like) this weather.

3. I (know) Jessica Jones. Shes in my class.

4. The teacher (talk) to us right now. I (understand) everything shes saying.

5. Don is at a restaurant right now. He (eat) dinner. He (like) the food. It (taste) good.

6. Look at the little girl! She _________________ (smell) the flowers in the garden one by one.

7. Jason (tell) us a story right now . I (believe) his story. I (think) that his story is true.

8. Ugh! The cigar (smell) terrible.

9. Look at the picture. Jane (sit) in a chair. A cat (sit) on her lap. Jane (hate) cats.

10. Look at the picture. Mr. Allen (hold) a cat. He (love) the cat. The cat (lick) Mr. Allens face.

11. The teacher (shout) in the class right now. It (mean) shes very angry.

12. The movie is really boring ! I (want) to go home.

13. Im going to the shops. you (need) anything?

A: Can I help you, sir?

B: Yes, please. I (1)..........................(look) for a birthday present for my wife.

A: I see. What kind of things (2)...................(she/like)?

B: Oh, she (3)...........................(enjoy) reading books on interior decorating and she (4)........................... (love) listening to Latin music.

A: How about this book then? It (5) ......................... (have) over a hundred pages of different ways to decorate your home and lots of pictures, too.

B: I (6) ............................. (not/know) about that. Is there anything else you could show me?

A: Well, sir. I (7)............................(believe) this set of CD s with Latin bands is an excellent choice. Your wife will enjoy it very much.

B: How much is it?

A: It (8)..................(cost) 25. They're on special offer.

B: Okay, then. I just (9)......................(hope) she won't play the music too loud because I (10)...................... (hate) Latin music!!

It (rain) very hard when the bus (leave) the school. When we (get) home, my Aunt Carol and Uncle Arthur (wait) for us. They (tell) us to run into their basement. When I (look) up the road, I (see) that a tornado (come) towards our house. We all (run) towards the shelter. But it was too late. The tornado (pass) over us while we (try) to get down the stairs. We (close) the door when the wind suddenly (pull) it off. The noise was as loud as a train, and it was very dark. My uncle (hold) me down when suddenly the tornado (lift) him and threw him against a wall. Everybody (scream) for help while the tornado (throw) things on top of us. Suddenly the wind (stop) . It (become) very quiet. My uncle and sister were hurt, but we all (survive) .

I (hear) a terrible explosion while I (walk) into my office on the 24thfloor of the north tower, so I (look) out of the window. Lots of paper (fall) from the sky. There was an announcement to evacuate the building, so we (start) walking down the stairs. As we (go) down, we (see) some fire-fighters who (run) up the stairs. When we (get) to the ground floor, we (run) as fast as we could, and after 10 minutes we (stop) to rest in a small park. That's where we(stand) when the second tower (fall) down.


I (live) in Edinburgh at the time in a fourth floor flat. It (be) about two o'clock and I (sleep). Suddenly I (wake up). I (hear) a dog barking loudly outside my window. I (get up) and (look) out. I (be) still half asleep and it (be) very dark but I could see that someone (climb) up a ladder towards my bedroom window. I (be) terrified. I quickly (phone) the police. I the situation when I (hear) a knock on the window. I (look) up. There (be) my flatmate at the top of the ladder. He (wave) and (shout), "Let me in. I've forgotten my keys!"

Last week I (decide) to invite some friends to dinner. I (buy) lots of delicious food,including some Parma ham and at about 6.00 I (cook) in the kitchen. The sun (shine) and it was a beautiful evening, so,I (open) the back door. Then the telephone (ring). I (go) to answer it and when I (come)back the ham wasn't on the table. I (look) out of the window. A cat (sit) on my garden wall and it (eat) my ham. What (can) I do? I (fill) a pan with water and I went quietly outside. The cat (not look) in my direction and it (enjoy) the ham so much that it (not hear) me. I (walk) slowly up to it, I (want) to empty the water over its head. A bit cruel. I know but the ham (be) very expensive but at the last moment the cat heard me and (escape)in the neighbourhood._1498325285.unknown












































































































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