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Present and past tenses

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Present and past tenses.
 
Exercise 1.
Complete these sentences with the verbs in brackets using the simple present, present continuous, simple past and past continuous.
 
Only two students in my class  (pass) all the exams last year.
 (talk) about you now.
What  Elise  (do) with that big book?
 (play) football last Saturday with my football team.
Yesterday I  (not watching) TV when you  (arrive)
He  (have) an exam every Wednesday.
 they  (walk) the dog yesterday when the storm  (start)?
Last Sunday I  (study) in my bedroom until 11 p.m.
My mother   (work) very hard this week.
I  (paint) a picture of my dog now.
I never  (go) to the beach on summer becuse I  (not like) suntanning.
I  (write) a letter with my classmates last Wednesday while my mother  (buy) a scarf.
My brother  (surf) on the Internet in his bedroom.
The lion  (eat) meat.
I  (hate) the advertisement on TV.
My sister  (not like) the cinema because there  (be) a lot of people.
 
Exercise 2.
Transform these sentences into past. Make the necessary changes in the other words.
Example: This year I am twelve.
                 Last year I was twelve.
 
I can play football in the park.
 
I am reading a good book this week.
 
They are the best basketball team.
 
She celebrates her birthday with a great party.
 
I am buying a blue t-shirt and white trousers.
 
Lucía is my best friend, we are together in the Secondary school.
 
The lion is the most dangerous animal.
 
I think we have soup for dinner tonight, my mother is buying vegetables.
 
He is drawing a castle with a princess.
 
Exercise 3.
Change the verbs to a continuous form when possible. Make the necessary changes in the other words.
Example: I play football on Saturday.
                I am playing football this Saturday.
 
I go to Madrid on Wednesday.
 
I watched a good movie yesterday.
 
Sara isn't a good singer, she sings very bad.
 
Do you listen to rap music?
 
Lucía doesn't recycle in the school, but in her house she always does.
 
Did you drink a lot of water?
 
Last summer we ate ice cream.
 
The telephone rang at 3 a.m.
 
I draw a house in New York.
 
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