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Fill in the blanks with PRESENT CONTINUOUS or SIMPLE PRESENT:


1. The children ………………………….. (play) outside now.
2. She usually ………………………. (read) the newspaper in the morning.
3. I …………………………… (do) my homework now.
4. I ………………………… (eat) my dinner now.
5. ……………………………. (you / want) a pizza?
6. They …………………………….. (watch) TV now.
7. I ……………………………. (not / like) spaghetti.
8. The baby …………………………. (sleep) now.
9. My mother usually …………………. (cook) dinner in the evening.
10. He …………………….. (write) a letter to his pen-friend every month.
11. She ………………………. (not / like) football.
12. Mary ………………………….. (listen) to music now.
13. Tom usually ……………………(drink) coffee, but he …………………. (drink) tea now.
14. We ………………………. (go) to the disco tonight.
15. ………………………… (he / go) to work by bus everyday.
16. Susan usually ………………. (go) to school by bus, but now she ………………….. (go) to school by train.
17. Mary often ……………….. (read) in bed, but today she is very tired and she …………………. (not / read).
18. The boys usually ………………… (ride) their bikes to school. They ……………. ………………… (like /
ride) their bikes. They ……………… (be) very naughty boys. They always …………………… (go) to school
late. Today their teacher …………………. (be) very angry, because they ……………… (be) late again.
19. Mary ……………………….. (like / eat) sweets. Every morning she …………. (have) coffee with a lot of
sweets and chocolate. For lunch she and her friends often …………….. (eat) sweets or ice-cream. She
…………(not / like / eat) fruit or vegetables. She ………………… (eat / never) eggs or cheese. Today she
……………….. (be) sick. She ……………… (sleep) in her room now.

Circle the correct answer:


1. Look! Thomas is bringing / brings his little sister to class.
2. My older sister is often listening / often listens to pop music.
3. We are writing / write an exercise now.
4. Mmmm! Mum is making / makes a cake.
5. Our teacher is giving / gives us a test every month.
6. Listen! Dad is reading / reads a story to Ricky.
7. Mr. Michael usually is growing / grows roses in his garden.
8. They are building / build a new house on the hill now.
9. Maria is drinking / drinks milk every morning.
10. Look! Nick is running / runs down the hill.

Read the text carefully and answer the questions:

Right now I am looking at a picture of Barbara. She is not at home in the picture. She is at the park. She is
sitting on a bench. She is eating her lunch. Some boys and girls are running on a patch in the park. A squirrel is
sitting on the ground in front of Barbara. The squirrel is eating a nut. Barbara is watching the squirrel. She
always watches squirrels when she eats her lunch in the park. Some ducks are swimming in the pond in the
picture, and some birds are flying in the sky. A policeman is riding a horse. He rides a horse in the park every
day. Near Barbara, a family is having a picnic. They go on a picnic every week.

a.Where is Barbara in the picture?


b. What is she doing?

c.What is the squirrel doing in the picture?

d. What does Barbara always do when she has lunch in the park?

e.What are the ducks doing?

f. How often does the policeman ride his horse?

g. How often does the family have a picnic at the park?

Fill in the blanks with a verb from the box in the SIMPLE PAST:

break swim have make sit write


spend buy drink lose wash

1. She ………………….. a cake an hour ago.


2. She ………………….. a hat last week.
3. The boy ………………….. a letter yesterday.
4. They ……………………. in the sea for an hour.
5. They ………………….. a lot of Coke last night.
6. She ………………… her arm last week.
7. He ……………………. all his money last week.
8. She …………………… a bath two minutes ago.
9. He ……………………. his wallet last night.
10. She ………………….. on the old chair a minute ago.
11. She ………………….. the clothes yesterday.

Fill in the blanks. Use WAS / WERE:

1. Mary and Susan …… were ……… ill yesterday.


2. The weather …………………….. very hot last Saturday.
3. The students …………………….. at the theater last night.
4. Betty …………………………….. in Germany last summer.
5. My brother and I …………………….. at the football stadium on Saturday.
6. …………………………. it cold yesterday?

Put these sentences into the PAST. Use past form of verb “ TO BE “:
TODAY YESTERDAY
Example: I’m at home. ….. I was at home………………………………
1. Jane and Michael are tired. ……………………………………………….
2. She’s in the park. ……………………………………………….
3. It’s a sunny day. ……………………………………………….
4. You’re late. .………………………………………………
5. They aren’t hungry. ……………………………………………….
6. We aren’t at work. ……………………………………………….
7. I’m thirsty. .………………………………………………
8. You aren’t at school. ……………………………………………….
9. We’re at the cinema. ……………………………………………….
10.Paula isn’t happy. ……………………………………………….
11.Everyone is excited. ……………………………………………….
12.I’m not afraid. .. .……………………………………………..

Fill in the blanks with the SIMPLE PAST of the verbs in brackets:
Last Saturday my father …. took…. (take) my friends and me to the circus. We ……………………...…(see)
lots of things. My father …………………..…………. (buy) us some popcorn and orange juice.
We………………………………...……. (eat) the popcorn and ………………………… (drink) the orange
juice.
We …………………….. (laugh) at the funny clowns. There …………………. (be) a lion-tamer. The lions
……………………(do) tricks; they …………………………(jump) through hoops. A girl
………………………. (ride) an elephant around the ring. We all ………………… (have)
a wonderful time.

Write what Jean DID or DIDN’T do yesterday:

go shopping ( - ) ………… Jean didn’t go shopping yesterday. …………….


clean the house ( + ) ………………………………………………………………
feed the cat ( + ) .………………………………………………………………
telephone Mary ( - ) ………………………………………………………………
watch a film on TV ( - ) ………………………………………………………………
visit her grandparents ( + ) ………………………………………………………………
take them a cake ( + ) ……………………………………………………………

Fill in the blanks with the PAST form of the verbs:


Benjamin Franklin …… was born ….. (be born) in Boston in 1706. He ………………… (be) the fifteenth
of the seventeen children of a poor candlemaker. He …………………(go ) to school only one year. He
…………………………… (begin) to work when he was twelve. At the age of fourteen he
…………………………… (decide) to be a writer. He ………………….(copy) the great stories of famous
writers and later he …………………………… (become) the best known writer in his time.
When he ………………….. (be) seventeen, he ………………(leave) Boston and……………………………
(arrive) in Philadelphia with only a few pennies in his pocket. He ……………………… (get) a job as a
publisher of a newspaper and ……………………. (retire) from business as a very rich man at forty-two. Then
he ………………………. (spend) the next forty years for his government. He ………………………. (play) an
important role in the founding of the USA.
Franklin ……………… (be) also an important scientist and inventor. He ……………. (draw) electricity
from a cloud on a kite string. He ……………………… (write) one of the first text books on electricity. He
……………………… (invent) a simple lightning rod and many other practical tools. He ………………………
(make) a study of water and ……………………….(discover) many principles of hydrodynamics. He even
………………………… (invent) bifocal glasses when he was seventy-eight and ……………………… (need)
them himself. Franklin ……………… (do) all these things and many more because he …………….………
(believe) he ………………………… (can).
Ask questions for the underlined words:

1. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
George often has a bath.
2. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
Mike eats corn-flakes for breakfast every morning.
3. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
The teacher is writing some examples on the board.
4. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
Tom is watching a film now.
5. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
My parents never smoke cigarettes.
6. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
Peter and Rob go to school by service bus.
7. …………………………………………………………………………………….?
Sam is doing his homework in his room.
8. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
I read two books every month.
9. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
I can’t understand Hans because I don’t know German.
10. …………………………………………………………………………………… ?
No, Sally isn’t writing a letter now.

Write a question word in each blank (For example: When, How, Why, How many ..) and then match the
questions with the answers:

1. …………………….. is your music lesson? a) Because, I’m hungry.


2. …………………….. is it? b) Fine.
3. …………………….. books are there in your bag? c) Germany.
4. …………………….. likes James? d) Mary.
5. …………………….. is your watch? e) In the garden.
6. …………………….. are you? f) In June.
7. …………………….. are the children? g) It is half past two.
8. …………………….. your father’s birthday? h) 5.
9. …………………….. do you want a sandwich? I) Tuesday.
10. …………………….. is she from? j) Six.