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Name Class Date

2 GRAMMAR
1 Choose the correct option. 4 Complete the sentences with would if possible; if not,
use used to.
0. All the guests had arrived / arrived by 8pm. 0. We used to live in that house.
1. I was busy yesterday when you called. I 1. My dad ___________ take me to the circus every
did / was doing my homework. Christmas.
2. He had been waiting / had waited for half an hour 2. When they were children they ___________ go to
before his friends arrived / were arriving. the park every Sunday.
3. John had finished / finished breakfast by the time I 3. Pat ___________ be in the same class as me at
had got up / got up. school.
4. I was driving / drove home when I saw / was seeing 4. I ___________ know the names of all the capital
your brother at the bus stop. cities in the world.
5. She was carrying / had been carrying the coffee 5. I ___________ have a cat when I was ten.
when she was falling / fell over. 6. He ___________ belong to the chess club.

2 Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets in 5 Complete the sentences with used to or didn’t use to.
the past simple or continuous.
0. I didn’t use to eat fruit, but I do now!
0. I saw (see) Sandra as I was walking (walk) down the 1. When I was your age, I _______________ play the
street. trumpet too.
1. He ___________ (can not hear) the phone because 2. She ______________ have really long hair and wear
he ___________ (listen) to his MP3. it in a ponytail.
2. James ______________ (fall) asleep while he 3. There _____________ be any buildings here.
______________ (read) a book. 4. As a teenager, I _______________ go to many
3. She ____________ (open) the bottle and then parties. My parents wouldn’t let me.
______________ (pour) everyone a glass. 5. We _______________ get on but we’re great friends
4. Although the TV ______________ (be) on, nobody now.
______________ (watch) it.
5. I ______________ (drive) when you 6 Complete the sentences so that they are true for you.
______________ (call). Use used to or didn’t use to.

3 Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets in When I was ten, …
the past simple or past perfect. 0. my Dad used to take me to school.
1. I _______________ like spinach.
0. The film had already started (already start) when we 2. my parents _______________ give me pocket
arrived (arrive). money.
1. As soon as we ___________ (meet) I realised that I 3. I _______________ watch cartoons on TV.
______________ (see) her before. 4. my mum_______________ help me with my
2. His clothes ____________ (be) dirty because he homework.
_____________ (play) football in the park. 5. I _______________ go to bed before 9 pm.
3. I ___________ (have) breakfast and then I 6. I _______________ eat sweets at school during the
______________ (go) to school. break.
4. I ______________ (not eat) Greek food before I
went to Greece.
5. She ______________ (run) so she ______________
(be) out of breath.

Think Level 3 Unit 2 Grammar PHOTOCOPIABLE © Cambridge University Press 2017


Name Class Date

2 GRAMMAR
Answer Key

1 4

1. was doing 1. would


2. had been waiting; arrived 2. would
3. had finished; got up 3. used to
4. was driving; saw 4. used to
5. was carrying; fell 5. used to
6. used to

2
5
1. couldn’t hear; was listening
2. fell; was reading 1. used to
3. opened; poured 2. used to
4. was; was watching 3. didn’t use to
5. was driving; called 4. didn’t use to
5. didn’t use to

3
6 (possible answers)
1. met; had seen
2. were; had been playing 1. didn’t use to
3. had; went 2. used to
4. hadn’t eaten 3. used to
5. had been running; was 4. used to
5. didn’t use to
6. didn’t use to

Think Level 3 Unit 2 Grammar PHOTOCOPIABLE © Cambridge University Press 2017