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EXTRA EXERCISES

USED TO
3) Complete the dialogue with the correct form of used to, (be) used
to and get used to. Then listen and check.

A: So,What1______________you______________do before you


became a teacher?

So,What1 did you used to do before you became a teacher?

B: I 2________________________work as a banker in the City, in


London.

I 2 used to work as a banker in the City, in London.


A: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

B: My working life3________________be very stressful. I4


______________working ten or twelve hours a day and under a lot
of pressure. It was very tiring and I decided it was time for a change.

My working life3 used to be very stressful. I4 was used to


working ten or twelve hours a day and under a lot of pressure. It
was very tiring and I decided it was time for a change.
A: Was it difficult to5 ____________________your new lifestyle?
Was it difficult to5 get used to your new lifestyle?

B: Well, I6 _______________________earning a lot more money, so


it took me a bit of time to7_______________________living on a
teacher’s salary! And I8________________(not) working with
kids, but now I’m slowly9___________________the role of teacher of
it – well, almost!

Well, I6 was used to earning a lot more money, so it took me a bit


of time to7get used to living on a teacher’s salary!And I8 wasn’t used
to (not) working with kids, but now I’m slowly9 getting used to the role
of teacher of it – well, almost!
A: And what about your new working routine?

B: I10_______________________the shorter working hours


and the longer holidays very quickly! I
only11_____________________take ten or fifteen
days’holiday a year when I was a banker. Now I have six
weeks’holiday in the summer alone.That’s great!

I10 got used to the shorter working hours and the longer
holidays very quickly! I only11 used to take ten or fifteen
days’holiday a year when I was a banker. Now I have six
weeks’holiday in the summer alone.That’s great!
PRESENT PERFECT versus SIMPLE PAST
A: What’s the most excting things you have ever done ( ever/ do) ?
B: I ___________(do) so many exciting things. Perhaps the most exciting
was when I ______________(climb) to the top of Kilimanjaro. I
________________(climb) a lot of mountains, but Kilimanjaro was
definitely the best. When I ____________(reach) the top, I
just______________(want) to shout. It’s amazing standing on a snow-
capped mountain looking down over sun-baked Africa.

I’ve done so many exciting things. Perhaps the most exciting was
when I climbed to the top of Kilimanjaro. I’ve climbed a lot of mountains,
but Kilimanjaro was definitely the best. When I reached the top, I just
wanted to shout. It’s amazing standing on a snow-capped mountain
looking down over sun-baked Africa.
A: What _________________(be) the worst moment of your last trip?

What was the worst moment of your last trip?

B: When I ____________(catch) malaria. I__________________(never/feel)


so ill.
When I caught malaria. I’ve never felt so ill.

A: Is there anywhere you______________(not/visit)?

Is there anywhere you haven’t visited ?

B: I _________________(never/be) to the Arctic Circle. I’d love to visit the North


Pole.
I _________________(never/ see) the midnight sun or the Northern Lights. I’d love
to do that some day.
I ’ve never been to the Arctic Circle. I’d love to visit the North Pole.
I’ve never seen the midnight sun or the Northern Lights. I’d love to do that some
day.
Add already,ever or yet to the dialogues. Add only one word per dialogue.
Then listen and check.

① A: Has John arrived _______? I need to see him.

Has John arrived yet ? I need to see him.

B : No, he hasn’t. He phoned to say he’d be late today.

② A: Have you ______been on a cruise?

Have you ever been on a cruise?

B: No, but my parents are going on one at the end of the month.They’re really
excited about it.
③A: Is there anything I can do to help?
B: No,I’ve _______________cooked dinner.We just need to heat it up
when the others get back.
No,I’ve already cooked dinner.We just need to heat it up when the
others get back.

④ A: Shall I throw out this old magazine?


B: No, please don’t. I haven’t read it ________.
No, please don’t. I haven’t read it yet.

⑤ A : Do you mind if I change the channel? Or are you watching the film?
B: No, turn over. I’ve____________seen this film twice.
No, turn over. I’ve already seen this film twice.