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Unit 2 - To the rescue - Grammar




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ALL ENGLISH TENSES (ACTIVE VOICE) - COMPLETE GRAMMAR-GUIDE IN A CHART FORMAT WITH FORM, USE, EXAMPLES AND TIME PHRASES (4 pages) FOR ALL LEVELS
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MULTIPLE CHOICE - FOUR TENSES 1
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THE PAST PERFECT TENSE
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TEST YOUR GRAMMAR. ALL THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TENSES.
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FOUR TENSES REVIEW -PRESENT SIMPLE- PRESENT CONTINUOUS-PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS (B&W VERSION+ KEY INCLUDED)
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Worksheet: Simple Present or Present Continuous?
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Grammar

1    Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets. Use the Past Simple or Present Perfect Simple.

1.  It’s nine o’clock and Phillip (already eat) breakfast. He (wake up) at six o’clock.

2.  We are surprised because our teacher (just tell) us that this material will be in the test. We (not study) this material at school last year.

3.  She (not buy) a new dress for her sister’s wedding yet. She can’t find anything, although she (look) in the shops last week.

4.  It (never snow) in April, but yesterday the weatherman (say) that it could happen this year.

5.  Nine months ago, Kate (take) her first driving lesson. Unfortunately, she still (not pass) the driving test.

2    Complete each sentence according to the meaning of the original sentence. Use the words in backets.

1.  Next week, I’m meeting my cousin from Canada for the first time. (never)

     I  .

2.  They want to sell the car soon. (yet)

     They  .

3.  Did you eat seafood in the past? (ever)

     Have   ?

4.  Jan sent her job application yesterday. (already)

     Jan  .

5.  The last time Charles saw his sister was a month ago. (for)

     Charles  .

3    Complete the passages with the verbs in brackets. Use the Past Simple or Past Perfect Simple.

1.  The restaurant manager 1. (hire) a new waitress by the time I 2. (come) for the interview. I 3. (be) very disappointed because I 4. (lose) my job the week before.

2.  Mum 1. (already prepare) all the food for the picnic when it 2. (begin) to rain. She 3. (blame) us because we 4. (not listen) to the weather forecast.

3.  After the team 1. (win) the match, the fans 2. (go) to the city centre to celebrate. The police 3. (close) off the streets before the fans 4. (arrive).

4    Complete the mini-dialogues with the verbs below. Use the Past Simple, Present Perfect Simple or
Past Perfect Simple.

help • not want • be

1.  A: Michael 1. to help me with my homework yesterday.

     B: 2. he ever you?

     A: No, he 3. always like this.

break in • go • happen

2.  A: What a mess! What 1. to your house?

     B: A thief 2. after we 3. to sleep.

not see • return

3.  A: I 1. Terry and Nan recently. Where are they?

     B: They 2. just from Africa.