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Simple Present or Present Continuous?
Write the correct form of each verb.
Next week, my friends and I __________________(go) camping in the woods. I __________________(organize)
the food, because I __________________(like) cooking. Dave __________________(have) a big car with a trailer,
so he __________________(plan) the transportation. Sam __________________(bring) the tent -- he
__________________(go) camping every year, so he __________________(have) a great tent and lots of other
equipment. My wife __________________(think) we're crazy. She __________________(like) holidays in
comfortable hotels, so she __________________(take) a trip to Paris instead.

Simple Present / Present Continuous

1. Every Monday, Sally (drive) __________________her kids to football practice.
2. Usually, I (work) __________________as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study)
__________________French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.

3. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep)__________________.

4. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain)__________________.

5. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always)__________________.

6. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say) __________________because everybody (talk) __________________so
loudly.

7. Justin (write, currently) __________________a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good
publisher when he is finished.

8. A: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?
B: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) __________________to a movie tonight with some friends.

9. The business cards (be, normally ) __________________printed by a company in New York. Their prices (be)
__________________inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good.

10. This delicious chocolate (be) __________________made by a small chocolatier in Zurich, Switzerland.

Present and Past Tense Review

Lars: Excuse me, which movie are you waiting for?

Tony: We (wait) __________________for the new Stars Wars Phantom Menace movie. In fact, we (wait)
__________________here for more than five hours.

Lars: Five hours? When did you arrive?

Tony: We (get) got here at 6:00 o'clock this morning. More than forty people (stand,already)
__________________here waiting for tickets when we arrived.


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Lars: I can't believe that! Are you serious?

Tony: Yeah, people (take) __________________Star Wars movies seriously. In fact, this particular showing has
been sold out for over a week. We (wait, just) __________________in line to get a good seat in the theater.

Lars: When did you buy your tickets?

Tony: I (buy) __________________them last week by phone. I (know) __________________tickets would be hard
to get because I (hear) __________________on the news that a group of people in Los Angeles (wait)
__________________in line for almost a month to buy some.

Lars: I don't believe that!

Tony: It's true. They (camp) __________________out in front of Mann's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles for about
a month because they (want) __________________to be the first people to see the movie.

Present Simple or Continuous?
I (not/like) __________________politics.
How many languages (you/speak)__________________?
Where (you/live)__________________?
What (you/do) __________________at the moment?
I (not/believe) __________________that you are a millionaire.
He (not/wear) __________________a tie today.
He often (travel) __________________abroad on business.
David is in Paris this week. He (stay) __________________at the Hilton.

Simple Past / Past Continuous

1. A: What (you, do) __________________when the accident occurred?
B: I (try) __________________to change a light bulb that had burnt out.

2. After I (find) __________________the wallet full of money, I (go, immediately) __________________to the
police and (turn) __________________it in.

3. The doctor (say) __________________that Tom (be) __________________too sick to go to work and that he
(need) __________________to stay at home for a couple of days.

4. Sebastian (arrive) __________________at Susan's house a little before 9:00 pm, but she (be, not)
__________________there. She (study, at the library) __________________for her final examination in French.

5. Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time yesterday, she (watch, also)
__________________television. That's all she ever does!

6. A: I (call) __________________you last night after dinner, but you (be, not) __________________there. Where
were you?
B: I (work) __________________out at the fitness center.

7. When I (walk) __________________into the busy office, the secretary (talk) __________________on the phone
with a customer, several clerks (work, busily) __________________at their desks, and two managers (discuss,
quietly) __________________methods to improve customer service.

8. I (watch) __________________a mystery movie on T.V. when the electricity went out. Now I am never going to
find out how the movie ends.


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9. Sharon (be) __________________in the room when John told me what happened, but she didn't hear anything
because she (listen, not)__________________.

10. It's strange that you (call) __________________because I (think, just) __________________about you.

11. The Titanic (cross) __________________the Atlantic when it (strike) __________________an iceberg.

12. When I entered the bazaar, a couple of merchants (bargain, busily) __________________and (try)
__________________to sell their goods to naive tourists who (hunt) __________________for souvenirs. Some
young boys (lead) __________________their donkeys through the narrow streets on their way home. A couple of
men (argue) __________________over the price of a leather belt. I (walk) __________________over to a man
who (sell) __________________fruit and (buy) __________________a banana.

13. The firemen (rescue) __________________the old woman who (be) __________________trapped on the third
floor of the burning building.

14. She was so annoying! She (leave, always) __________________her dirty dishes in the sink. I think she (expect,
actually) __________________me to do them for her.

15. Samantha (live) __________________in Berlin for more than two years. In fact, she (live)
__________________there when the Berlin wall came down.

Simple Past / Past Continuous

Last night, while I was doing my homework, Angela (call)__________________. She said she (call)
__________________me on her cell phone from her biology classroom at UCLA. I asked her if she (wait)
__________________for class, but she said that the professor was at the front of the hall lecturing while she (talk)
__________________to me. I couldn't believe she (make) __________________a phone call during the lecture. I
asked what was going on.


She said her biology professor was so boring that several of the students (sleep, actually) __________________in
class. Some of the students (talk) __________________about their plans for the weekend and the student next to
her (draw) __________________a picture of a horse. When Angela (tell) __________________me she was not
satisfied with the class, I (mention) __________________that my biology professor was quite good and (suggest)
__________________that she switch to my class.

While we were talking, I (hear) __________________her professor yell, "Miss, are you making a phone call?"
Suddenly, the line went dead. I (hang) __________________up the phone and went to the kitchen to make dinner.
As I (cut)__________________ vegetables for a salad, the phone rang once again. It (be)
__________________Angela, but this time she wasn't sitting in class.


Simple Past / Present Perfect
Since computers were first introduced to the public in the early 1980's, technology (change)
__________________a great deal. The first computers (be) __________________simple machines designed for
basic tasks. They (have, not) __________________much memory and they (be, not) __________________very
powerful. Early computers were often quite expensive and customers often (pay) __________________thousands
of dollars for machines which actually (do) __________________very little. Most computers (be)
__________________separate, individual machines used mostly as expensive typewriters or for playing games.

Times (change)__________________. Computers (become) __________________powerful machines with very
practical applications. Programmers (create) __________________a large selection of useful programs which do


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everything from teaching foreign languages to bookkeeping. We are still playing video games, but today's games
(become) __________________faster, more exciting interactive adventures. Many computer users (get, also)
__________________on the Internet and (begin) __________________communicating with other computer users
around the world. We (start) __________________to create international communities online. In short, the simple,
individual machines of the past (evolve) __________________into an international World Wide Web of
knowledge.
Present and Past Tense Review

Lars: Excuse me, which movie are you waiting for?

Tony: We (wait) __________________for the new Stars Wars Phantom Menace movie. In fact, we (wait)
__________________here for more than five hours.

Lars: Five hours? When did you arrive?

Tony: We (get) got here at 6:00 o'clock this morning. More than forty people (stand,already)
__________________here waiting for tickets when we arrived.

Lars: I can't believe that! Are you serious?

Tony: Yeah, people (take) __________________Star Wars movies seriously. In fact, this particular showing has
been sold out for over a week. We (wait, just) __________________in line to get a good seat in the theater.

Lars: When did you buy your tickets?

Tony: I (buy) __________________them last week by phone. I (know) __________________tickets would be hard
to get because I (hear) __________________on the news that a group of people in Los Angeles (wait)
__________________in line for almost a month to buy some.

Lars: I don't believe that!

Tony: It's true. They (camp) __________________out in front of Mann's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles for about
a month because they (want) __________________to be the first people to see the movie.


First Conditional
Gap-Fill Exercise
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 __________________(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!

An exercise on the First Conditional
1) Use the word: begin
If the seminar __________________at 9:00 we will be on time.

2) Use the word: call
If the customer __________________I'll tell her you'll contact her first thing tomorrow.


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3) Use the word: fix
If you inform us of any problems by 10:00 a.m. we __________________them the same day.

4) Use the word: increase
If you adopt this marketing strategy your profits __________________dramatically.

5) Use the word: learn
Your employees __________________all they need to know about the program if you send them to this training
session.

6) Use the words: meet & give
If I __________________with the customer tomorrow I __________________her your card.

7) Use the words: do & produce
Your company __________________better financially if you __________________for the international market.

8) Use the words: think & succeed
If you __________________positively you __________________.

9) Use the words: use & "to be"
If you __________________biodegradable products it __________________better for the environment.

10) Use the words: see & visit
We __________________Mr. Johnson when we __________________the factory.

IF + PRESENT SIMPLE , WILL + INFINITIVE
WILL + INFINITIVE + IF + PRESENT SIMPLE


Fill the gap using the verb in brackets. Three gaps need a NEGATIVE verb and watch out for the third person S!

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)
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 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)

IF + PAST SIMPLE , WOULD + INFINITIVE
WOULD+ INFINITIVE + IF + PAST SIMPLE



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Fill the gap using the verb in brackets. 5 gaps need a NEGATIVE verb!

1 I ___________________ that if I were you. It's bad luck. (to do)
2 They'd be a better team if they ___________________ fitter. (to be)
3 If I had some spare money, I ___________________ a DVD player. (to buy)
4 Those children ___________________ so horrible if their parents were stricter. (to be)
5 I wouldn't go out with him even if you ___________________ me. (to pay)
6 If we ___________________ so hard, we wouldn't be so tired all the time. (to work)
7 If she didn't take so long in the shower, she ___________________ more time for breakfast. (to have)
8 If you ___________________ so much beer, you wouldn't be so fat. (to drink)
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 The world ___________________ a better place if politicians were less vain. (to be)
10 I ___________________ to visit Thailand if I had the chance. (to love)
11 If I had more free time, I ___________________ a play. (to write)
12 If you ___________________ a digital camera, you could send photos by email. (to have)
13 He would definitely lose weight if he ___________________ eating carbohydrates and sugar. (to stop)
14 We could go travelling across France if we ___________________ a tent. (to buy)
15 Valencia would have the perfect climate if it ___________________ so hot in July and August. (to be)
16 If I understood more about computers, I___________________ help you out. (to be able to)
17 I wouldn't do that if I ___________________ you. (to be)
Conditional 2

Present Unreal Conditional

Did you hear about that guy who won 180 million dollars in the lottery? If I (win) __________________that much
money, I (quit) __________________my job the next day. I (travel) __________________around the world and
(stay) __________________in the most luxurious hotels. If I (want) __________________anything, I (buy)
__________________it. If I (see) __________________a beautiful Mercedes that I wanted, I (buy)
__________________it. If I wanted to stay in a beautiful hotel and the hotel (be) __________________full, I (buy)
__________________the hotel and make them give me a room. I (can) __________________do anything in the
world if I had 180 million dollars ... Oh, I am starting to sound a little materialistic... Well... I (do)
__________________good things with the money as well. If anybody (need) __________________help, I (give)
__________________them some money to help them out. I (donate) __________________money to charities. I
(give) __________________money to help support the arts. If I (win) __________________that much money, I
wouldn't keep it all for myself. I (help) __________________as many people as possible.

Adverbs of Frequency

1 Put the adverbs in the box onto the scale in the correct order.

always              occasionally          sometimes           hardly ever         often                 usually

1.__________ 2.__________ 3.__________ 4.__________ 5.__________ 6.__________ never

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2 Order the words in the boxes below to make sentences. Remember that the adverbs go after the verb to be and
before all the other verbs. SPECIAL NOTE: sometimes you will see some of these adverbs at the beginning and at
the end of sentences. However, that will not be accepted in my exercise because that's too easy, so raspberry to
you.



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'm late I never                            always clean class isn't our
 1 ___________________________________.   6 ___________________________________.

seldom go they in the week out             out go do always you on Fridays
2 ___________________________________.    7 ___________________________________?

 don't her we see often                    sometimes sad feel you do
3 ___________________________________.    8 ___________________________________?

 take too long in the shower I always      That dirty pig his teeth never cleans
4 ___________________________________.    9 ___________________________________.

 on time usually Sam arrives               smiles our maths teacher hardly ever
5 ___________________________________.    10 ___________________________________.




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Enough and Too Exercise
Fill the gaps with enough or too.
    1 I don't feel very well. I've eaten __________ much.
    2 Don't worry. We still have __________ time to get there before it closes.
    3 She's __________ young to go to discos.
    4 He's __________ young to vote, but old enough to go to war.
    5 The disco is __________ far to walk.
    6 The film was rubbish. After 20 minutes I had had __________.
    7 This town isn't big __________ for the two of us.
    8 That's it. I've had __________. Leave the class immediately!
    9 I had __________ much wine at the party and behaved rather badly.
  10 If she doesn't get __________ sleep, she's bad tempered all day.
  11 This recipe sounds easy __________ . I'll make it for lunch.
  12 She's far __________ talkative. After 5 minutes I've got a headache.
  13 Everyone got great marks in the exam. It wasn't difficult __________ .
  14 This chicken's __________ small for five.

Can, Could and To Be Able To

Circle the correct answer. Fill the gaps when you´ve checked your answers.

1. I ______________ remember his name.
 A am not able to             B can't                                 C red herring

2. You'll be able to solve this, ______________?
 A can you                          B won't you                       C will you


3. Diana ______________ the piano.
  A can play                   B can to play                          C eats

4. Sorry, Teacher. I ______________do it yet.
  A wasn't able to              B couldn't                            C haven't been able to

5. She ______________ come on holiday next month if her parents give her permission.
 A can't                      B could                             C will be able to

6. He ______________ pass the exam if he studied harder.
 A will be able to             B can                                  C would be able to

7. They ______________ go. The weather was too bad.
 A couldn't                    B can't                                C wasn't able to

8. The fishing boat sank but luckily all the crew ______________ save themselves.
 A were able to                    B could                           C wasn't able to

9. A: Can you lend me some money?
  B: Sorry. I ______________. I haven't got any either.

A can't                            B am not able to                   C couldn't

10. We ______________ go to the party. We're going to a wedding.
 A couldn't                     B won't be able to                    C will can't


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 Write the participle form of the following verbs.
   1. go → __________________
   2. sing → __________________
   3. be → __________________
   4. buy → __________________
   5. do → __________________
Complete the table in present perfect simple.
                positive                             negative                      question
He has written a letter.                __________________                 __________________
__________________                      They have not stopped.             __________________
__________________                      __________________                 Have we danced?
She has worked.                         __________________                 __________________
__________________                      Andy has not slept.                __________________
Write sentences in present perfect simple.
    1.   they / ask / a question - __________________
    2.   he / speak / English - __________________
    3.   I / be / in my room - __________________
    4.   we / not / wash / the car - __________________
    5.   Annie / not / forget / her homework - __________________
Write questions in present perfect simple.
    1.   they / finish / their homework - __________________
    2.   Sue / kiss / Ben - __________________
    3.   the waiter / bring / the tea - __________________
    4.   Marilyn / pay / the bill - __________________
    5.   you / ever / write / a poem - __________________
Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.
    1.   They have talked about art at school. - __________________
    2.   Jane has got a letter. - __________________
    3.   Oliver has cooked dinner. - __________________
    4.   Caron has read seven pages. - __________________
    5.   You have heard the song 100 times. - __________________
Write the participle forms of the following verbs.
    1.   make → __________________
    2.   drink → __________________
    3.   catch → __________________
    4.   have → __________________
    5.   sit → __________________
Complete the table in present perfect simple.
            positive                            negative                         question
He has swum.                    __________________                    __________________
__________________              She has not slept.                    __________________
__________________              __________________                    Have you phoned?
Tina has cried.                 __________________                    __________________
__________________              They have not run.                    __________________
Write sentences in present perfect simple.
    1.   Phil / not / miss / the bus - __________________
    2.   they / not / plant / a tree - __________________
    3.   Vanessa / catch / the ball - __________________
    4.   we / sell / our old car - __________________

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5. the train / leave / the station - __________________




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Write questions in present perfect simple.
   1.   you / correct / my mistakes - __________________
   2.   you / practise / your English - __________________
   3.   she / tidy up / her room - __________________
   4.   the boss / sign / the letter - __________________
   5.   Mary / shut / the door - __________________
Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.
   1.   Tony has built a house. - __________________
   2.   Avril has crossed the street at the traffic lights. - __________________
   3.   They have never been to Australia. - __________________
   4.   Rupert has dialled the number. - __________________
   5.   Betty has spent 200 euros at the shopping mall. - __________________
Write the participle forms of the following verbs.
   1.   shut → __________________
   2.   spend → __________________
   3.   give → __________________
   4.   teach → __________________
   5.   sell → __________________
Complete the table in present perfect simple.
              positive                                negative                           question
We have chatted.                     __________________                            __________________
__________________                   The lesson has not started.                   __________________
__________________                   __________________                            Have we won?
She has turned around.               __________________                            __________________
__________________                   They have not arrived.                        __________________
Write sentences in present perfect simple.
   1.   we / reach / our goal - __________________
   2.   our team / lose / the match - __________________
   3.   she / underline / the word - __________________
   4.   they / not / discover / the treasure - __________________
   5.   Ron / not / talk / about the problem - __________________
Write questions in present perfect simple.
   1.   you / knock / at the door - __________________
   2.   the teacher / mark / the tests - __________________
   3.   she / buy / a new computer - __________________
   4.   they / rescue / the girl - __________________
   5.   Brad / wear / a blue shirt - __________________
Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.
   1.   They have seen him at the library. - __________________
   2.   Robby Robber has robbed another bank. - __________________
   3.   Bill has ordered three desserts. - __________________
   4.   Clara has repeated the sentence five times. - __________________
   5.   Jane has asked a question. - __________________




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