Exercises

Grammar exercises related to the contents…

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS

Once review the Past Simple and Past Continuous tenses, the students will do the following exercises.

Simple Present – Simple PastPut the correct form of each verb in brackets into the box.1. I work in a big office with twenty other people. We (spend) all the day together. I (like) most of them except for Neil. Every day he (spend) one hour talking about his holidays. Last year, he (go) to Germany. He (spend) a month there, and he (visit) many places. He (rent) a car and he (drive) across the country. Now he (want) to go to some other country. At 12.30 I usually (go) out for lunch with Helen, the secretary. She (work) from 8am to 8pm. Last week, she (stay) until 9pm to finish her work. Today, she (have) a lot of things to do but she (want)  to stay late again.

2. Every day Susan (go) to work by bus. Yesterday, she (get) up early and (decide) to go by car.

3. Last week, Mr Thomas (buy) a new flat near his office. Every day, he (arrive) at the office at 9 o’clock. He usually (have) lunch there too, but yesterday he (go) to the restaurant across the street.

4. Mary (like) going to the cinema very much. Last weekend, she (invite) her friend Nina to go and watch ‘Titanic’. They (arrive) at the cinema around 8.30 and the film (start) at 8.45.

5. Once a week, John (play) tennis. But last week, he (stay) at home and he (play) cards with his wife.

Simple Past

Put the correct form of each verb in brackets into the box.

1. The film (not begin) late at the cinema yesterday.

2. I hurt myself when I (fall) off my bike.

3. He (not forget) to do the homework.

4. I (want) a new pair of trainers but this shop (not sell) them.

5. My mum (make) pizza for lunch today.

6. (you read) the book the teacher (tell) us to read?

7. When (they meet) ?

8. Who (she speak) to yesterday?

9. What time (he arrive) from school?

10. Pau (learn) all the verbs in a week.

PAST SIMPLE

Put the correct form of each verb in brackets. 

He ………………….(catch) the train at Grand Central

The students……………………..(write) the sentences on the blackboard

John …………………( not forget) to bring the books to school

The bell ……………………(ring) ten minutes ago

I ……………………..(try) to get to school on time yesterday

He …………….(send) a present to his mother

…………. you ………………… (buy) this to me ?

What time ……………….. she ………………. (get up) last saturday?

 

PAST CONTINUOUS

Put the correct form of each verb in brackets. 

It …………………..(rain) when I left home

When you telephoned, I ………………………(have) dinner

It …………………………….(not dark) when we went out

…………………you …………………….(work) in California when your father died?

She ……………………………………(cook) lunch when she heard the noise

We ………………………………….(not be) at home when the accident happened.

……………………. you ……………………(listen) the news when they said that?

PAST SIMPLE VS PAST CONTINUOUS

                              

Put the correct form of each verb in brackets. 

1)

  • While I ____________ television, the telephone _______________.     (watch/ring)
  • When the telephone _____________ , I _______________ off the television. (ring/switch)
  • As I ________________ to school, I ________________ my friend. (go/see)
  • When I _____________ my friend, I _____________ “Hello”. (see/say)
  • Casey ____________ outside the bank, when a thief _____________ outside the bank. (stand/run)

 

2)

0.-Last night, while I was reading (read), someone knocked (knock) at the door.

1.-    We………………..(see) a good film while we……………….(fly) to New York.

2.-    The children……………..(play) in the garden when it………….. (start) to rain.

3.-    When the teacher………………………(enter) the room, everyone………………….(talk) to each other.

4.-    All the pupils…………………………(talk) when the teacher…………………….(come) in.

5.-    What…………………..(you/do) when the fire………………(break out)?

6.-    The dog………………..(bark) when it…………….(hear) a strange noise.

7.-    While Mary……………(practise) the violin, her brother……………… (try) to do his homework.

8.-    The children ………………………. (have) such fun that they…………………(not/want) to get out of the swimming-pool.

9.-    I ……………………..(use) my computer at the same time as my brother………………………….(do) his homework.

10.-  It……………………..(rain) all the time we…………………….(drive) to Liverpool.

11.-  Who…………………..(talk) so loudly while we ……………….(listen) to the radio?

12.-  Why……………………. (you/not pay attention) while the teacher…………………(talk)?

13.-  When we………………………….(arrive) at the Browns´ house, their three children…………………….(rush) about and…………………..(scream).

14.-  ………………………………..(Tom/see) the President while he………………….     (stay) in Washington)?

15.-  She……………………(tell) me that they……………….. (paint) their house the following week.

16.-  He …………………….. (want) to know whether we …………………….. (travel) by car or by bus.

17.-  Don………………….(warn) me that they……………………….(bring) their seven children to lunch the following Friday.

18.-  Alan…………………..(wonder) whether we……………………………..(come) for coffee later that day.

19.-  Stella…………………………………..(ask) if we……………………….(have) the wedding at our house.

3

 

  1. The thieves……………….(break in) while we…………………… (sleep).
  2. Someone…………………..(run off) with my clothes while I………………………..(swim).
  3. I………………….(shop) in the market when I ……………………..(lose) my purse.
  4. He………………………(play) tennis and he ………………………..(break) his leg.
  5. I first………………….(meet) my wife when we …………………..(work) in London.

 

FIRST CONDITIONAL

Once review the First Conditional, the students will do the following exercises:

Put the correct form of each verb in brackets.

  • If we ______________ (be) late, we _______________ (telephone) the airport.
  • If your plane ______________(be) late, we _______________ (stay) in Madrid the first night.
  • If you ____________ (want) to see Madrid, we _____________ (show) you the city.
  • If you ___________ (be) hungry, we _____________ (stop) at a restaurant.
  • If it _________ (be) very hot, we _____________ (go) to my uncle’s house in the evening.
  • If my aunt ___________ (come) to Madrid, she ___________ (take) us to their house.

 

Put the correct form of each verb in brackets.

  • If John studies hard, he……………………(pass) his examinations.
  • If I finish my work in time, I……………………(go) to the ball game.
  • If I see Henry, I………………….(give) him your message.
  • If he works hard, he…………………naturally………………..(succeed).
  • If you don’t hurry, we…………………..(be) late for class.
  • If he tries hard, he…………………(find) a job somewhere.
  • If he fails the test, he………………….(have) to repeat the course.
  • If the weather is nice tomorrow, we………………(go) to the beach.
  • If he arrives on time, I…………………(speak) with him.
  • If I have time tomorrow, I……………….(go) shopping with you.
  • If I……………………..(find) the book, I Will give it to you.
  • If the weather…………………….(be) warm, we will go to the park tomorrow.
  • If you…………………..(turn) out the light, we will be in the dark.
  • If you save your money, you will be able to go on a vacation.
  • If you……………………(drive) slowly, you won’t have any accidents.
  • If John……………….(call), I will speak to him.
  • If you…………………..(learn) how to swim, you can go with us to the beach on Sundays.
  • If you…………………..(go) to Mexico, you will be able to practice your Spanish.
  • If the train………………….(be) late, we won’t be able to see them.
  • If you…………………….(study) hard, you can easily pass your examinations.

 

Choose the correct form:

 

  1. If you come/will come round this evening I show/will show you the new clothes I´ve bought.
  2. Perhaps I become/will become an interpreter when I finish/will finish studying English.
  3. Wars stop/will stop when people get/will get more sensible.
  4. If you go/will go to China next year you need/will need a visa.
  5. I expect Jane tells/will tell us when she finds/will find a job.
  6. It rains/will rain before we get/will get home.
  7. The meeting starts/will start when everybody has/will have arrived.

 

Put the correct form of each verb in brackets into the box.

1. If you (not study), you (fail) the test.
2. We (die) if we (not get) help soon!
3. If you (look) in the fridge, you (find) some cold drinks.
4. If there (be) no oil in the engine, the car (break) down.
5. I (lend) you my umbrella if you (need) it.
6. The sea level (rise) if the planet (get) hotter.
7. If you (eat) your sandwiches now, you (not have) anything for lunch!
8. You (be) safe in an accident if you (wear) your seatbelt.
9. If he (save) all his money, he (be able to go) on holiday to Canada.
10. I (not come) with you if you (not bring) John!

1 If Clare ___________________   late again, the hockey trainer will be furious. (to arrive)
2 You’ll be sorry if you ___________________  for your exams. (to revise)
3 We ___________________  if the weather’s good. (to go)
4 They ___________________  you if you wear a wig and dark glasses. (to recognise)
5 If the bus ___________________ on time, I won’t miss the football. (to be)
6 If you ___________________ your homework now, you’ll be free all tomorrow. (to do)
7 We___________________  out if there’s no food at home. (to eat)
8 You’ll find life much easier if you ___________________ more often. (to smile)
9 If it’s hot, we___________________  for a swim. (to go)
10 You’ll do it better if you ___________________ more time over it. (to take)
11 If she ___________________ practising, she’ll get better. (to keep)
12 Mum will be very sad if Jim ___________________ Mother’s Day again. (to forget)
13 I___________________  so happy if I pass the exam. (to be)
14 You’ll be really tired tomorrow if you ___________________  to bed soon. (to go)
15 The government ___________________  the next election if they continue to ignore public opinion. (to lose)
16 If Valencia FC win the Spanish football league, I___________________  my hair blue. (to dye)
17 If someone ___________________ you a bike, you can come with us. (to lend)
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