Change the verbs in brackets to the Past Continuous to show that two actions are happening at the same time and for the same length of time.



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Change the verbs in brackets to the Past Continuous to show that two actions are happening at the same time and for the same length of time.



1) I _____ on the grass relaxing while the band _____ classical music. (lie) (play)

2) It was a cold day. The wind _____ hard and the rain _____ heavily. (blow) (fall)

3) John _____ in the sea while the children _____ on the beach. (swim) (play)

4) We _____ the plans while our boss _____ about the project. (draw) (talk)

5) While John _____ the presentation, nobody _____. (give) (listen)

17. In the sentences below, something or someone interrupted the action. Insert the correct form of the verbs (shown in brackets at the end of each sentence) into the spaces.

1) A group of friends _____ dinner in an old house in the country when suddenly there _____ a noise and the door _____ slowly. (have) (be) (open)

2) John _____ in his office reading the newspaper when he _____ the sound of a car crash in the street. (sit) (hear)

3) Mary _____ home late one night when a strange man _____ her and _____ for a cigarette. (walk) (stop) (ask)

4) Policeman Plod _____ home one morning when his wife _____ to him from the door. "You've forgotten your umbrella!" she said. (leave) (call)

5) We _____ along a country road when suddenly a fox _____ out in front of the car and _____ at us. (drive) (jump) (look)

6) While I _____ my English grammar lesson, my roommate _____ in and _____ he wanted to watch the television. (study) (come) (say)

 

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses (Past Simple or 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. 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. While we _____ (talk), I _____ (hear) her professor yell, "Miss, are you making a phone call?" Suddenly, the line _____ (go) dead. I _____ (hang) up the phone and went to the kitchen to make dinner. As I _____ (cut) vegetables for a salad, the phone _____ (ring) once again. It _____ (be) Angela, but this time she _____ (not/sit) in class.


Future Continuous Tense

Put the verbs in brackets into the Future Continuous Tense.

1) This time next month I _____ (sit) on a beach.

2) I'll call for her at 8. — No, don't, she still _____ (have) breakfast then.

3) I _____ (wait) for you when you come out.

4) My son will be in the 6th form next year. That means that old Dr Adder _____ (teach) him mathematics.

5) In a hundred years' time people _____ (go) to Mars for their holidays.

6) It's a serious injury but he_____ (walk) again in six weeks.

7) I'll come at three o'clock. — Good. I _____ (expect) you.

8) Stand there, they _____ (change) the guard in a minute and you'll get a good view.

9) You'd better go back now, your mother _____ (wonder) where you are.

10) We've just got to the top in time. The sun _____ (rise) in a minute.

Use the verbs below as the Future Continuous or Future Simple.

1) I _____ (see) them tomorrow. — I _____ (tell) them what you said.

2) You _____ (work) all tomorrow evening?

3) She _____ (stay) in Leeds all weekend.

4) She _____ (visit) our office next week. — I _____ (ask) her then.

5) I _____ (see) the sales manager at the marketing meeting on Monday and I'm sure she _____ (give) me the figures then.

6) I _____ (not/be able) to lend you a car tomorrow. I _____ (use) it all night.

7) Next year they _____ (live) in Spain.

8) I _____ (work) at home tomorrow. You can call me there.


 

Unit 13 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  Vocabulary in Use The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland London Language Focus Perfect Continuous Tenses

Vocabulary In Use

1. Find the Ukrainian equivalents in the right-hand column for the following:

1) diversity of landscape 2) a great event 3) cultural heritage 4) the English Channel 5) the Strait of Dover 6) a mountainous peninsula 7) a warm current 8) a distinguished figure a) Ла-Манш b) видатна подія c) культурна спадщина d) протока Па-де-Кале e) гористий півострів f) видатна постать g) різноманітність пейзажу e) тепла течія

Match the parts of the UK to their capitals.

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland Edinburgh London Belfast Cardiff

3. Match the words with similar meanings:

1) diversity 2) landscape 3) estuary 4) range 5) mountain 6) harbour a) mouth b) hill c) port d) variety e) scenery f) chain

Fill in the correct prepositions.

1) England is separated _____ Scotland on the north _____ the granite Cheviot Hills.

2) The UK consists _____ four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

3) The Severn flows _____ the Irish Sea.

4) London is divided _____ four main parts: the City, Westminster, the West End and the East End.

5) The mild and sunny climate makes the south coast of Great Britain popular _____ holiday-makers.

6) Kent is famous _____ its picturesque orchards.

READING AND speaking

Read the following text.

 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Britain is very small compared with many other countries in the world, yet it is a surprisingly varied land in many different ways: the diversity of landscape in different parts of the country; a long history that is rich in great events; a varied cultural heritage; long-lived customs and traditions; a rich mixture of peoples who live in the country. All together they make the image of Britain fascinating and exiting.

The full name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and a great number of small islands. Their total area is 244 820 sq. km. The British Isles are separated from the European continent by the North Sea and the English Channel, the narrowest part of which is called the Strait of Dover. The western coast of Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea. Northern Ireland occupies one third of the island of Ireland. It borders on the Irish Republic in the south. The island of Great Britain consists of three main parts: England (the southern and middle part of the island), Wales (a mountainous peninsula in the West) and Scotland (the northern part of the island).

The population of the United Kingdom is over 60 million people. The country is inhabited by the English, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish who constitute the British nation. English is not the only language. Welsh and Scots Gaelic are also used.

Great Britain is a highly industrialized country. The main industrial centres are London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow and Bristol. The capital of the country is London.

There are no high mountains in Great Britain. In the north the Cheviots separate England from Scotland, the Pennine range stretches down North England along its middle, the Cambrian Mountains occupy the greater part of Wales and the Highlands of Scotland are the tallest of the British mountains. There is very little flat country except in the region known as East Anglia. The rivers of the country are short and of no great importance as waterways. Most of them flow into the North Sea. The Thames is the deepest of the British rivers while the Severn is the longest one. Britain’s principal ports are London, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull and Glasgow. They have splendid harbours. Owing to the shape of the country, any point in Great Britain is no more than 70 miles from the sea.

Great Britain is not very rich in mineral resources. It has some deposits of coal and iron ore and vast deposits of oil and gas that were discovered in the North Sea.

The warm currents of the Atlantic Ocean make the climate of Great Britain mild. Winters are not severely cold and summers are rarely hot. The grass remains green all year round. Thanks to climatic conditions, Britain looks like one great well-ordered park with its old trees and green meadows.

Answer the questions.

1) What is the full name of the country?

2) Where is the UK situated?

3) What separates Great Britain from the European continent?

4) What parts does the island of Great Britain consist of?

5) How many people live in the UK?

6) What mountain ranges are there on the territory of Great Britain?

7) Are the rivers of the country long? Which is the longest river?

8) What influences the climate of the country?

Complete the table with the geographical names using information from the text.



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