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Exercise 16 Choose the most suitable line for speaker A in each mini-dialogue
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1 A Where are you living? Where do you live?
B I’m staying with some friends for the time being.
2 A What are you thinking? What do you think?
B It's probably a good idea.
3 A Are you speaking Turkish? Do you speak Turkish?
BNo, German of course. Don't you recognise it?
4 A Are you eating that? Do you eat that?
B No, I’m not allowed to.
5 A Are you reading this magazine? Do you read this magazine?
B When I can find it, but it's hard to get hold of in this town.
6 A How do you do? How are you doing?
B Fine, thanks.
Exercise 17 Look at Brian’s schedule in Argentina. He usually has a regular schedule but today is different. Complete the sentences below. Use the present progressive or the simple present. Choose between affirmative and negative forms
1 Brian always runs in the park early in the morning, but today he is getting ready for a field tri .
2 Brian usually __________________ between 8:30 and 12:30, but today he _____________________ .
3 He always ___________________ between 1:00 and 2:00.
4 It’s 1:30. He ____________________ .
5 He normally ______________________________ after lunch, but today he ______________________ .
6 Every day from 3:00 to 5:00, he _____________________ .
7 It’s 5:00, but he _________________________ now.
He ______________________________________ instead.
8 It’s 6:45, but he ______________________________ .
He ________________________________ .
9 It’s 8:30. Brian ________________________________ .
10 He always ________________________________ at 8:30.
11 After dinner, Brian usually ________________________ , but tonight he ____________________ .
12 It’s 10:15, but he __________________________ .
He _______________________________ .
Exercise 18 Some students are talking outside of a classroom. Complete their conversations. Choose between the simple present and the present progressive forms of the verbs in parentheses. Remember that some verbs are not used in progressive forms as a rule
A: Li-wu:Hi, Paulo. What __________________________?
1 (do you do / are you doing)
Paulo:Oh, I _____________________ for class to begin.
2 (wait / ’m waiting)
Li-wu:How are you? You _____________ a little down.
3(seem / ‘re seeming)
Paulo:I’m just tired. I ___________________ evenings
4 (work / ‘m working)
this semester. Hey, is that your teacher over there?
Li-wu:Yes. She ________________________ to one of
5 (talks / s‘ talking)
Paulo:What’s wrong? He __________________ at her.
6 (doesn’t look / ‘s not looking)
He ________________ uncomfortable.
7 (seems / ‘s seeming)
Li-wu:Oh, That _______________ anything. In Taiwan
8 (doesn’t mean / isn’t meaning)
it’s not respectful to look directly at your teacher.
B. Taro:There’s Miguel. He _________________ to Luisa.
1 (talks / ‘s talking)
Marisa:Yes. They ________________________ a class
2 (take / ‘re taking)
together this semester.
Taro:They _________________ very close to each other.
3 (stand / ‘re standing)
____________________ they ___________________ ?
4 (Do you think / Are you thinking) 5(date / ‘re dating)
Marisa:No. I ______________ it ____________________
6 (don’t think / ‘m not thinking) 7 (means / ‘s meaning)
anything special. I _______________ from Costa Rica, and
8 (come / ‘m coming)
people ___________________ that close to each other.
9 (usually stand / are usually standing)
Exercise 19 Put the verb in the present continuous (I am doing) or the present simple (I do). Mind the negative and interrogative forms
1 Excuse me. Do you speak (you/speak) English?
2 “Where's Tom?” “He’s having” (he/have) a shower.”
3 I don’t watch (I/not/watch) television very often.
4 Listen! Somebody _______________________________ (sing)
5 Sandra is tired ___________________ (she/want) to go home now.
6 How often _________________________ (you/read) a newspaper?
7 “Excuse me but ________ (you/sit) in my place.” “Oh, I'm sorry.”
8 I'm sorry, _______ (I/not/understand). Can you speak more slowly?
9 It's late ___________________________ (I/go) home now. ______________________________ (you/come) with me?
10 What time __________ (your father/finish) work in the evenings?
11 You can turn off the radio _________________ (I/not/listen) to it.
12 “Where's Paul?” “In the kitchen _________________ (he/cook) something.”
13 Martin ______________________________ (not/usually/drive) to work. He ______________________________ (usually/walk).
14 Sue _______________________ (not/like) coffee _______________________ (she/prefer) tea.
Exercise 20 Put the verb in the present continuous (he is leaving etc.) or present simple (the train leaves etc.)
1 “_____________ (you/go) out this evening?” “No, I'm too tired.”
2 ____________ (we/go) to a concert this evening. _____________ (it/start) at 7.30.
3 Do you know about Sally? _______________ (she/get) married next month!
4 A: My parents _______________ (go) on holiday next week.
B: Oh, that's nice. Where _______________ (they/go)?
5 Silvia _________________(to do) an English course at the moment. The course _______________ (finish) on Friday.
6 There's a football match tomorrow but _______________ (I/not/go).
7 _______________ (I/go) out with some friends tonight. Why don't you come too? _______________ (we/meet) at John’s house at 8 o'clock.
8 A: How _______________ (you/get) home after the party tomorrow? By taxi?
B: No, I can go by bus. The last bus _______________ (leave) at midnight.
9 A: Do you want to go to the cinema tonight?
B: Yes, what time _______________ (the film / begin)?
10 A: What _______________ (you/ do) next Monday afternoon?
B: _______________ (I/work).
Exercise 21 Complete the sentences. Use I/me/he/him/she/her, etc
1 Who is that woman? Why are you looking at her?
2 “Do you know that man?” “Yes, I work with _______________.”
3 Where are the tickets? 1 can't find __________________________
4 I can't find my keys. Where are ___________________________ ?
5 We're going out. You can come with _______________________ .
6 Margaret likes music. _______________________ plays the piano.
7 I don't like dogs. I'm afraid of ____________________________ .
8 I'm talking to you. Please listen to _________________________ .
9 Where is Ann? I want to talk to ___________________________ .
10 My brother has a new job. _______ doesn't like _____ very much.
Exercise 22 Put each verb in brackets into either the present simple or the present continuous
I (1work) __________ in a factory which (2make)__________ plastic pipes. I (3 not like) __________ the job very much because I (4do) __________ the same things every day. I (5want) __________ to find a new job but my friend Terry (6tell) __________ me that I should stay. He (7look) __________ for a job but he can't find one, which is strange because they (8build) __________ a lot of new factories in our town. Of course, Terry (9not dress) __________ very well and he (10usually arrive) __________ late everywhere. He (11train) ___________ to be an accountant and he (12go) __________ to college every day, but his parents (13not send) __________ him any money. That's why he usually (14come) __________ round to my house to eat. But luckily he's a good cook so at the moment while I (15write) __________ this, he (16cook) __________ the dinner.
Exercise 23 Read this student’s journal. Use the present progressive or simple present of the verbs in parentheses
It’s 12:30 and I __________ (1to sit) in the library right now. My groupmates __________ (2to eat) lunch together, but I __________ (3to be not) hungry yet. At home, we __________ (4to eat) never this early. Today our journal topic __________ (5to be) culture shock. It __________ (6to be) a good topic for me right now because I __________ (7to be) pretty homesick. I __________ (8to miss) my old routine. At home we always __________ (9to eat) a big meal at 2:00 in the afternoon. Then we __________ (10to rest). But here in Toronto I __________ (11to have) a 3:00 conversation class. Every day I __________ (12almost to fall asleep) in class, and my teacher __________ (13to ask) me, “__________ (14to be bored) you?”
Of course I’m not bored. I just need my afternoon nap! This class __________ (15always to be) fun. This semester we __________ (16to work) on a project with video cameras. My team __________ (17to film) groups of people from different cultures. We __________ (18to analyze) “social distance”. That means how close to each other these people stand. According to my new watch, it’s 12:55, so I __________ (19to leave) now for my 1:00 class. Teacher here really __________ (20not to like) tardiness!
Exercise 24 Put each verb in brackets into the most suitable form, either present simple, or present continuous
I (1think) __________ of moving house, because at the moment my neighbours (2drive) __________ me crazy! I (3live) __________ in a small flat, and noise (3come) __________ through the walls very easily. They (4not seem) __________ to realise that I (5go) __________ to bed early and they (6have) __________ parties nearly every night, and (7make) __________ a lot of noise. It's after midnight now, and I (8try) __________ to go to sleep, but it's impossible. People (9dance) __________ and (10shout) __________ next door, and the floor (11shake) __________. When I (12complain) __________ to the people next door, they (13tell) __________ me that I (14not understand) __________. “We (15only have) __________ fun,” they (16say) __________ “you (17complain) __________about nothing.” They (18not understand) __________ me. That's why I (19look) __________ for a new place to live.
Exercise 25 Put in was/were or wasn't/weren't.
1 We weren't happy with the hotel. Our room _____ very small and it _____ very clean
2 George _______ at work last week because he _______ill. He's better now.
3 Yesterday _______ a public holiday so the shops _______ closed. They're open today.
4 “_______ Sue and Bill at the party?” “Sue _______ mere but Bill _______ .
5 “Where are my keys?” “I don't know. They _______ on the table but they're not there now.”
6 You _______ at home last night. Where _______ you?
Exercise 26 Write the questions. Use the words in brackets (...) in the correct order + was/were
1 (late / you / this morning / why?) The traffic was bad.
2 (difficult / your exam?) No, it was easy.
3 (last week / where / Ann and Chris?) They were on holiday.
4 (your new camera / how much?) Sixty pounds.
5 (angry / you / yesterday / why?) Because you were late.
6 (nice / the weather / last week?) Yes, it was beautiful.
Exercise 27 Put in there was / there wasn't / was there / there were / there weren't / were there
1 I was hungry but _______________________ anything to eat.
2 ____________________ any letters for me yesterday?
3 ______________ a football match on TV last night. Did you see it?
4 “We stayed at a very nice hotel.” “Did you? _______________ a swimming pool?”
5 “Did you buy any eggs?” “No, _______________ any in the shop.”
6 The wallet was empty. _______________ any money in it.
7 “______________ many people at the meeting?” “No, very few.”
8 We didn't visit the museum. _______________ enough time.
9 I'm sorry I'm late. _______________ a lot of traffic.
10 Twenty years ago _______________ many tourists here. Now there are a lot.
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