Exercise 1. Put in am/is/are or do/don't/does/doesn't.

1. Excuse me, do you speak English?

2. 'Where's Ann?' 'I …… know.'

3. What's funny? Why …… you laughing?

4 . "What …… your sister do?' 'She's a dentist.'

5. It …… raining. I …… want to go out in the rain.

6 . ‘Where …… you come from?' 'Canada.'

7. How much …… it cost to phone Canada?

8. George is a good tennis player but he …… play very often.


Exercise 2. Put the verb in the present continuous (I am doing) or the present simple (I do).

1. Excuse me. Do you speak (you/speak) English?

2. ‘Where's Tom?' 'He's having (he/have) a shower.'

3. I (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 3. Put the verb into the correct form, present continuous or present simple.

1. Are you hungry? Do you want something to eat? (you/ want)

2. Jill is interested in politics but she …… to a political party. (not/ belong)

3. Don’t put the dictionary away. I …… it. (use)

4. Don’t put the dictionary away. I …… it. (need)

5. Who is that man? What ……? (he/ want)

6. Who is that man? Why …… at us? (he/ look)

7. George says he’s 80 year old but nobody …… him. (believe)

8. She told me her name but I …… it now. (not/ remember)

9. I …… of selling my car. (think) Would you be interested in buying it?

10. I …… you should sell your car. (think) You …… it very often. (not/ use)

11. I used to drink a lot of coffee but these days I …… tea. (prefer)

12. Air …… mainly of nitrogen and oxygen. (consist)

Exercise 4. Are the underlined verbs right or wrong? Correct the verbs that are wrong.

1. Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. RIGHT

2. The water boils. Can you turn it off? WRONG: is boiling

3. Look! That man tries to open the door of your car.

4. Can you hear those people? What do they talk about?

5. The moon goes round the earth.

6. I must go now. It gets late.

7. I usually go to work by car.

8. ‘Hurry up! It’s time to leave.’ ‘OK, I come.’

9. I hear you’ve got a new job. How do you get on?

10. I’m seeingthe manager tomorrow morning.

11. I’m feelinghungry. Is there anything to eat?

12. Are you believing in God?

13. This sauce is great. It’s tastingreally good.

14. I’m thinkingthis is your key. Am I right?


Exercise 5. Put the verb in the correct form, present continuous or present simple.

1. Let’s go out. It isn’t raining (not/ rain) now.

2. Julia is very good at languages. She speaks(speak) four languages very well.

3. Hurry up! Everybody …… (wait) for you.

4. ‘…… (you/ listen) to the radio?’ ‘No, you can turn it off.’

5. ‘…… (you/ listen) to the radio every day?’ ‘No, just occasionally.’

6. The River Nile …… (flow) into the Mediterranean.

7. Look at the river. It …… (flow) very fast today – much faster than usual.

8. We usually …… (grow) vegetables in our garden but this year we …… (not/ grow) any.

9. ‘How is your English?’ ‘Not bad. It …… (improve) slowly.’

10. Ron is in London at the moment. He …… (stay) at the Park Hotel. He …… (always/ stay) there when he’s in London.

11. Can we stop walking soon? I …… (start) to feel tired.

12. ‘Can you drive?’ ‘I …… (learn). My father …… (teach) me.’

13. Normally I …… (finish) work at 5.00, but this week I …… (work) until 6.00 to earn a bit more money.

14. My parents …… (live) in Bristol. They were born there and have never lived anywhere else. Where …… (your parents/ live)?

15. Sonia …… (look) for a place to live. She …… (stay) with her sister until she finds somewhere.

16. ‘What …… (your father/ do)?’ ‘He’s an architect but he …… (not/ work) at the moment.’

17. (at a party) Usually I …… (enjoy) parties but I …… (not/ enjoy) this one very much.

18. The train is never late. It …… (always/ leave) on time.

19. Jim is very untidy. He …… (always/ leave) his things all over the place.


Exercise 6. Put the verb in the present continuous (I am doing) or the present simple (I do).

1. I (to take) my sister to school now.

He (to take) his little sister to school every day.

2. He (to help) his father very often.

He (to help) his father now.

3. They usually (to go) to the river for a swim.

At the moment they (to go) to the river for a swim.

4. She (to play) the violin now.

She (to play) the violin every day.

5. I (to read) every day.

I (to read) now.

6. He (to sleep) now.

He (to sleep) every night.

7. We (to drink) tea now.

We (to drink) tea every morning.

8. They (to go) to school every morning.

They (to go) to school now.

9. I (not to sleep) now.

I (not to sleep) in the daytime.

10. She (not to drink) coffee after lunch.

She (not to drink) coffee now.

11. We (not to watch) TV now.

We (not to watch) TV in the morning.

12. They (not to eat) at the lesson.

They (not to eat) now.

13. My mother (not to work) now.

My mother (not to work) at an office.

14. You (to work) now?

You (to work) every day?

15. He (to play) now?

He (to play) in the afternoon?

16. They (to eat) at school?

They (to eat) now?

17. Your sister (to rest) after school?

Your sister (to rest) now?

18. What you (to do) now?

What you (to do) every morning?

19. What you (to read) after dinner?

What you (to read) now?

20. What they (to eat) now?

What they (to eat) at breakfast?

21. What your brother (to drink) now?

What your brother (to drink) in the evening?

22. Everybody (to have) a good time every Saturday?

Everybody (to have) a good time now?

23. How often she (to take) medicine?

She (to take) medicine now?

24. Where they (to go) now?

Where they (to go) on Sunday?

25. What language they usually (to speak)?

They (to speak) English now?



Exercise 1. Put in make or do

1.an enquiry

2. an offer

3.a reguest

4. money

5. an appointment

6. a complaint

7. a decision

8. a forecast

9. progress

10. an effort

11. certain or sure

12. an application

13. a deal

14. an excuse

15. a profit or a loss

16. arrangements or plans

17. an apology

18. achoice

19. a mistake

20. a phone call

21. an attempt

22. а business trip

23. changes, or an improvement

24. business

25. a job

26. an exercise

27. good

28. the accounts

29. an experiment

30. well, or better

31. damage or harm

32. some work


34. wrong

35. your duty

36. research

37. someone a favour

38. repairs

39. something to, or for, or with someone

40. something for a living

e 9. a mistake r an improvement 8. a forecast

Exercise 2. Put in make/making/made or do/doing/did/done.

1 'Shall I open the window?' 'No, it’s OK. I'll do it.'

2 What did you … at the weekend? Did you go away?

3 Do you know how to …bread?

4 Paper is … from wood.

5 Richard didn't help me. He sat in an armchair and … nothing.

6 'What do you …?' 'I'm a doctor.'

7 I asked you to clean the bathroom. Have you … it?

8 'What do they … in that factory?' 'Shoes.'

9 I'm … some coffee. Would you like some?

10 Why are you angry with me? I didn't … anything wrong.

11 'What are you … tomorrow afternoon?' 'I'm working.'

Exercise 3. Put in make or do in the correct form.

1 I hate doing housework, especially cleaning.

2 Why do you always…… the same mistake?

3 'Can you……me a favour?' 'It depends what it is.'

4 'Have you……your homework?' 'Not yet.'

5 I need to see the dentist but I haven't……an appointment.

6 I'm……a course in photography at the moment. It's very good.

7 The last time I……an exam was ten years ago.

8 When you've finished Exercise 1, you can……Exercise 2.

9 There's something wrong with the car. The engine is……a strange noise.

10 It was a bad mistake. It was the worst mistake I've ever …

11 Let's……a list of all the things we have to……today.

Exercise 4. Translate into English.

1. На следующей неделе я сдаю экзамен по вождению.

2. Моя сестра собирается за покупками.

3. Я собираюсь сделать мой знаменитый яблочный пирог.

4. Что это создает такой шум?

5. В каком году был сделан этот фильм?

6. Мой дедушка бегает по утрам и делает гимнастику вот уже 10 лет.

7. Если я не составлю список продуктов, то обязательно забуду что-нибудь купить.

8. Твой младший брат уже сделал свою домашнюю работу?

9. Что эти люди там делают?

10. Чем занимается твой брат? (какая у него профессия?)



Exercise 1. Put in the correct form of have or have got.

1. I didn’t time to do the shopping yesterday. (I / not / have)

2. 'Has Lisa got (OR Does Lisa have) a car?' 'No, she can't drive.' (Lisa / have?)

3. He can't open the door …… a key. (he / not / have)

4. ……a cold last week. He's better now. (George / have)

5. What's wrong? …… headache? (you / have?)

6. We wanted to go by taxi but we …… enough money. (we / not / have)

7. Liz is very busy. …… much free time. (she / not / have)

8. …… any problems when you were on holiday? (you / have?)


Exercise 2. Write questions using two schemas for each sentence (Do you have…? and Have you got……?).

1 (you / an umbrella?)

2 (you / a passport?)

3 (your father / a car?)

4 (Carol / many friends?)

5 (you / any brothers or sisters?)

6 (how much money / we?)

7 (what / kind of car / Julia?)


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