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FCE Grammar Exercises 

Review of past tenses - 1
 
1. Please choose the most suitable verb form for the sentence
 
a) I was walking down the street yesterday. I passed the supermarket and suddenly remembered I  my keys
 
b) While I  the film, there was a power-cut
 
c) Did you know that I  an airline pilot
 
d) By the time we ran back to the flat to close the window, the bird
 
e) Who  the bus at the time of the accident?
 
f) She was so angry she missed the party, the only reason she didn't go because no-one  about it 
 
g) I  a lot more football than I do now
 
h) My girlfriend  to the restaurant before, so she knew exactly what to order.
 
i) I forgot to tell you, yesterday while I , I saw that American man you like.
 
j) What on earth  when I walked into your room yesterday?
 
 
1. Please choose whether the underlined verb form is suitable or unsuitable
 
a) While we had dinner, the plumber knocked on the door.
 
b) We didn't go to this restaurant before.
 
c) Apart from the delays at the airport, they were enjoying their holiday last year.
 
d) I didn't know you had bought a new house.
 
e) What did you wear to the wedding last week.
 
f) When I woke up in the morning I remembered exactly what happened.
 
g) 'What a disaster of a week !' the woman thought. Everything had gone wrong!
 
h) We all wanted to believe her but we suspected she was lying.
 
i) Were you walking to work everyday when you lived in Spain?
 
j) We tried to cook yorkshire puddings, but we didn't really know what we were doing.
 
 
 
 
by Oliver Smith
 

 

       

  verb tenses downloadable worksheets:
MULTIPLE CHOICE - FOUR TENSES 1
AN EASY WORKSHEET WHERE STUDENTS HAVE TO CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER / THE FOLLOWING TENSES ARE PRACTISED: PRESENT SIMPLE - PRESENT CONTINUOUS - PAST SIMPLE - PRESENT PERFECT
Level: elementary
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 3097

 
ALL ENGLISH TENSES (ACTIVE VOICE) - COMPLETE GRAMMAR-GUIDE IN A CHART FORMAT WITH FORM, USE, EXAMPLES AND TIME PHRASES (4 pages) FOR ALL LEVELS
There are a lot of different tense tables and this is one more variant which can be very handy for both teachers and students. 4 pages. Each page - definite group of tenses: 1-indefinite tenses, 2-continuous tenses, 3- perfect tenses and 4- perfect continuous tenses. Includes form, use and examples. I have spent much time preparing it so I hope it ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 2936

 
THE PAST PERFECT TENSE
Form and use of the Past Perfect tense with an exercise in which students have to complete the sentences with one of the verbs in the list in the past perfect. Again the pictures will help them choose the right verb. I hope you like it and find it useful. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 2484

 
TEST YOUR GRAMMAR. ALL THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TENSES.
20 situations with the gaps to be filled with the correct tense form of the verbs in orded to test your students´ knowledge of the rules and verb tenses in general. Hope you´ll find that useful. Life_line.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 2008

 
Tenses Board Game
Your students will practise tenses while playing! You will need a die and tokens.They have to form correct sentences using the words given and taking into account the time expresion. I let my students move on only if they form the sentence correctly, but you may adjust the rules as you wish. This game is made on WORD, so you can make changes accor...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1763

 
A SCARY NIGHT - MIXED TENSES
Students complete the story using the verbs in brackets in a suitable tense. Then they correct the mistakes in some sentences. B&W version included on the second page and the key to the exercises is on the third page. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful week!
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1744

 
Simple Present or Present Continuous
It is a good revision ws and also it is good for Ss to differenciate the 2 tenses.Explanation part is also available reminding time expressions.Have a nice Monday:)))
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1641

 
THE PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE
Form and use of the present perfect continuous tense followed by an exercise in which students have to look at the pictures and complete the sentences using a suitable verb from the list provided in the Present Perfect Continuous. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful week!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1554

 

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