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REVISION OF ENGLISH TENSES 1. I____________(watch) Tv most evenings 2. Shh! I__________(watch) TV. 3. She__________(hurt) her back when she___________(lift) the bag. 4. We_______(be) in the park from 6.00 to 8.00 yesterday. The children________(play) football and we____________(sunbathe) when it suddenly__________(start) to rain cats and dogs. 5. I__________(go) down in the lift when it suddenly___________(stop). 6. John had a sports car once. How long____________(he,have) it? 7. Maria has got a new motorbike. How long____________(she,have) it? 8. We ____________(start) yo play tennis when it ____________(stop) raining. 9. The lesson____________(already start) when I_____________(get) to the classroom. 10. What are you doing with those tools?- I________________(repair) the car. 11. Are you going shopping?, I_____________(go) with you if you like. 12. You can turn off the radio, I_____________(not listen) to it any more. 13. The thieves__________(already,escape) when the police________(arrive) at the bank. 14. Oh, no! We haven´t got any milk.- Haven´t we? I_____________(get) some from the shops then. 15. Be quiet! I__________ (think). 16. This time next week we_______________(sit) on the beach. 17. There were many books in the room. She______________(read) for hours. 18. Yesterday I____________(get) to the stadium at 7:45, but the game_________(start) at 7:30. 19. It____________(rain) in winter but today it_________(not rain). 20. As we_____________(cross) the road, he slipped and_____________(fall). 21. Lend me your rubber. You _____________(make) a mistake and I_______(wish) to rub it out. 22. My tooth__________(break) when I___________(eat) a hazel-nut. 23. The sun___________(rise) night________(fall).







24. What are you doing?- I____________(sit) on a chair and____________(eat) a banana. 25. As he___________(die), he_____________(ask) for a priest. 26. I_______________(try) to learn English for years, but I__________(not succeed) yet. 27. I__________(meet) him once, it__________(be) a long time ago. 28. Look! That man in the white hat who_______________(walk) past the window_________(live) next door. 29. Jack______________(go) to Switzerland for a holiday. I_____________(never,be) there. 30. You must wake her up, she_____________(sleep) soundly for ten hours! 31. He____________(smile) at me in a friendly way when he___________(see) me. 32. Look! A man__________(run) after the bus. He_________(want) to catch it.

33. My friend___________(already find) a good job in the city. 34. They___________(not speak) to each other since they quarreled. 35. Wood___________(float) on water but iron_____________(not float). 36. _____________(you wash) your hands every meal? 37. ________________(You, understand) the English tenses now? – Yes, I___________(do) an exercise at the moment and I___________(think) that I_______(know) how to use them now. 38. When the police arrived, the car__________(go). 39. I____________(not see) Lucy since last Friday. 40. We__________(not smoke), but we____________(eat) a lot. 41. If you buy some food, I_____________(make) a good meal. 42. Kathy can´t com to the phone, she___________(have) a bath at the moment. 43. I usually_________(go) to school by bus, but yesterday I_________(walk). 44. If someone offered her a job, she__________(accept) it. 45. I__________(talk) to Peter on the phone one week ago. 46. When I got to the cinema, the film_____________(already,start). 47. Mary is pregnant. She_____________(have) a baby next July. 48. He____________(learn) French for two years now. 49. Next year I____________(be) at the university. 50. Jane___________(not study) at the moment, she____________(write) letters. 51. When the car crashed, I_____________(walk) along the street. 52. How long____________(you live) in London? 53. They___________(not want) to come to the party last Sunday. 54. If I had known that he was married, I__________(not dance) with her. 55. I_____________(watch) television this evening. 56. When I got there she was very tired, because she_____________(work) all night. 57. When my sister is 25, I think she____________(have) a big house. 58. I_____________(not finish) my homework, but I decided to go out with my friends. 59. In 1965 a lot of people______________(go) to Germany. 60. I____________(write) her a letter, if I knew her address. 61. I___________(visit) my parents three times this year. 62. If I_________(be) a young man, I would travel everywhere. 63. I´m sorry I can´t help you now, I__________(work). 64. When you telephoned, I_____________(watch) television. 65. I started this book at 7:00, and I______________(read) until now. 66. My brother usually_____________(have) lunch at that restaurant. 67. If you painted this room white, it____________(be) happier. 68. When I finish this school, I___________(be) a nurse. 69. I___________(study) in this school for the last five years. 70. I can´t talk to Jennifer in this moment, she____________(have) lunch.

71. At last he ended the book in October. He______________(write) for a year. 72. If you_____________(study) more, you would have passed this exam. 73. Caroline____________(not like) going to parties until late. 74. There was nobody in the car, but the engine_______________(run).

Revision of English Tenses. Key 1. Watch

9. Had already started/got

2. Am watching

10. I am going to repair

3. Hurt/lifted

11. Will go

4. Were/were playing/were sunbathing/started

12. Am not going to listen

5. Was going/stopped 6. Did he have 7. Has she had 8. Started/stopped

13. Had already escaped/arrived 14. Will get 15. Am thinking 16. Will be sitting 17. Had been reading

18. Got/had started

45. Talked

19. Rains/is not raining

46. Had already started

20. Were crossing/fell

47. Is going to have

21. Have made/wish

48. Has been learning

22. Broke/ate

49. Will be

23. Rises/is setting/is falling

50. Isn´t studying/is writing

24. Am sitting/eating

51. Was walking

25. Was dying/asked

52. Have you lived

26. Have been trying/haven´t succeed

53. Didn´t want

27. Met/was

54. Wouldn´t have danced

28. Is walking/lives

55. Am watching

29. Has gone/has never been

56. Had been working

30. Has been sleeping

57. Will have

31. Smiled/saw

58. Hadn´t finished

32. Is running/wants

59. Went

33. Has already found

60. Would write

34. Haven´t spoken

61. Have visited

35. Floats/doesn´t float

62. Was/were

36. Do you wash

63. Am working

37. Do you understand/am doing/think/know

64. Was watching

38. Had gone

65. Have been reading

39. Haven´t seen

66. Has

40. Don´t smoke/eat

67. Would be

41. Will make

68. Will be

42. Is having

69. Have studied

43. Go/walked

70. Is having

44. Would accept

71. Had been writing

72. Studied 73. Doesn´t like

74. Was running

Revision of english tenses  


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