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ITEM 14.6. THERE IS/ THERE ARE. REVIEW



Exercise 1. Describe your class room. Use there is /there isn't/there are /there aren't. Write ten sentences at least.

Exercise 2. Put in there is /there isn't / is there /there are /there aren't / are there.

1 Kenham isn't an old town. There aren't any old buildings.

2 Look! ……a photograph of your brother in the newspaper!

3 'Excuse me,……a bank near here?' 'Yes, at the end of the street.'

4 ……five people in my family: my parents, my two sisters and me.

5 'How many students……in the class?' 'Twenty.'

6 'Can we take a photograph?' 'No,……a film in the camera.'

7 '……a bus from the city centre to the airport?' 'Yes. Every 20 minutes.'

8 '……any problems?' 'No, everything is OK.'

9 ……nowhere to sit down……any chairs.

Exercise 3. Put in there's/ is there/it's/is it.

1'There's a train at 10.30.' 'Is it a fast train?'

2 I'm not going to buy this shirt……very expensive.

3 'What's wrong?' '……something in my eye.'

4……a red car outside the house……yours?

5 '……anything on television tonight?' 'Yes,……a film at 8.15.'

6 'What's that building?' '……a school.'

7 '……a restaurant in this hotel?' 'No, I'm afraid not.'

8 ……nice weather today. Let’s go to the country.

9 The teacher isn’t going to give you a good mark: …… a lot of mistakes in your test.

10 - ……anything to drink? – No, the bottle is empty.

Exercise 4. Put in there is/was or it is/was. Some sentences are questions (is there…... ? / is it…... ? etc.) and some are negative (isn't/wasn't).

1 The journey took a long time. There was a lot of traffic.

2 What's the new restaurant like? Is it good?

3 '…… a bookshop near here?' 'Yes, …… one in Hill Street.'

4 When we got to the cinema,……a queue outside……a very long queue, so we decided not to wait.

5 I couldn't see anything……completely dark.

6 ……trouble at the club last night. They had to call the police.

7 How far……from Milan to Rome?

8 …… Keith's birthday yesterday. We had a party.

9 …… three years since I last went to the theatre.

10 I wanted to visit the museum but……enough time.

11 '……time to go?' 'Yes,……nearly midnight.'

12 A few days ago……a storm................................. a lot of damage.

13 ……a beautiful day yesterday. We had a picnic.

14 ……anything on television, so I turned it off.

15 ……an accident in King Street but …… very serious.

Exercise 5. Are these sentences right or wrong? Change it to there where necessary.

1 They live on a busy road. It must be a lot of noise. WRONG: There must be ...

2 Last winter it was very cold and it was a lot of snow……

3 I wish it was warmer. I hate cold weather……

4 It used to be a church here, but it was knocked down……

5 It's a long way from my house to the nearest shop……

6 Why was she so unfriendly? It must have been a reason……

7 I don't know who will win but it's sure to be a good match……

8 'Where can we park the car?' 'Don't worry. It's sure to be a car park somewhere.'

9 After the lecture it will be an opportunity to ask questions……

10 I like the place where I live but it would be nicer to live by the sea……

11 I was told that it would be somebody to meet me at the station but it wasn't anybody.

UNIT 15. PAST CONTINUOUS.

ITEM 15.1 PAST CONTINUOUS (POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, INTERROGATIVE).

Exercise 1. Complete the questions. Use was/were -ing. Use what/where/why if necessary.

1 (you/live) Where were you living in 1990? 2 (you/do) ……at 2 o'clock? 3 (it/rain) ……when you got up? 4 (Ann/drive) ……so fast? 5 (Tim/wear) ……a suit yesterday? In London. I was asleep. No, it was sunny. Because she was in a hurry. No, a T-shirt and jeans.

Exercise 2. You saw Joe in the street yesterday afternoon, he was going shopping. What was he doing? Write positive or negative sentences.

1 (wear / a jacket) He wasn’t wearing a jacket.

2 (carry / a bag) ……

3 (go / to the dentist) ……

4 (wear / a hat) ……

5 (ride / a bicycle) ……

6 (eat / an ice-cream) ……
7 (carry / an umbrella) ……
8 (go / home) ……

 

Exercise 3. What were you doing at the following times? Write one sentence as in the examples. The past continuous is not always necessary (see the second example).

1(at 8 o'clock yesterday evening) I was having dinner with some friends.

2(at 5 o'clock last Saturday) I was on a train on my way to London.

3 (at 10.15 yesterday morning)

4 (at 4.30 this morning)

5 (at 7.45 yesterday evening)

6 (half an hour ago)

Exercise 4. Use your own ideas to complete these sentences. Use the past continuous.

1Tom burnt his hand while he was cooking the dinner.

2 The doorbell rang while I……

3 We saw an accident while we……

4 Mary fell asleep while she……

5 The television was on but nobody……

 

ITEM 15.2 PAST CONTINUOUS OR PAST SIMPLE.

Exercise 1. Put the verbs into the correct form, past continuous or past smple.

1 Jane was waiting (wait) for me when I arrived (arrive).

2 'What……(you/do) this time yesterday?' 'I was asleep.'

3 '……(you/go) out last night?' 'No, I was too tired.'

4 'Was Carol at the party last night?' 'Yes, she……(wear) a really

nice dress.'

5 How fast…… (you/drive) when the accident…… (happen)?

6 John……(take) a photograph of me while I

……(not/look).

7 We were in a very difficult position. We……(not/know) what to do.

8 I haven't seen Alan for ages. When I last……(see) him, he

……(try) to find a job in London.

9 I……(walk) along the street when suddenly I……

(hear) footsteps behind me. Somebody……(follow) me. I was frightened

and I……(start) to run.

10 When I was young, I……(want) to be a bus driver.

 

Exercise 2. Put the verb into the past continuous or past simple.

1 A: What were you doing (you/do) when the phone rang(ring)?

B: I was watching (watch) television.

2 A: Was Jane busy when you went to see her? ......

B: Yes, she……(study).

3 A: What time……(the post / arrive) this morning?

B: It……(come) while I……(have) breakfast.

4 A: Was Margaret at work today?

B: No, she……(not/go) to work. She was ill.

5 A: How fast……(you/drive) when the police

……(stop) you?

B: I don't know exactly but I……(not/drive) very fast.

6 A: ……(your team / win) the football match yesterday?

B: No, the weather was very bad, so we……(not/play).

7 A: How……(you/break) the window?

B: We……(play) football. I……

(kick) the ball and it……(hit) the window.

8 A: ……(you/see) Jenny last night?

B: Yes, she……(wear) a very nice jacket.

9 A: What……(you/do) at 2 o'clock this morning?

B: I was asleep.

10 A: I……(lose) my key last night.

B: How……(you/get) into your room?

A: I……(climb) in through a window.

 

UNIT 16. PRESENT PERFECT.

ITEM 16.1 PRESENT PERFECT (POSITIVE).

Exercise 1. Complete the sentences with a verb from the list.

go invite see not/see take tell go decide finish break buy go

1 'Can I have this newspaper?' 'Yes, I've finished with it.'

2 I … some new shoes. Do you want to see them?

3 'Where is Liz?' 'She……out.'

4 I'm looking for Paula……you...................... her?

5 Look! Somebody……that window.

6 'Does Lisa know that you're going away?' 'Yes, I……her.'

7 I can't find my umbrella. Somebody……it.

8 I'm looking for Sarah. Where……she……?

9 I know that woman but I……her name.

10 Sue is having a party tonight. She……a lot of people.

11 What are you going to do? ……you……?

12 'Where are my glasses?' 'I don't know. I……them.'

 

Exercise 2. Complete these sentences.

1 Jill is in hospital. She has been hospital since Monday.

2 I know Sarah. I have knownher for a long time.

3 Linda and Frank are married. They……married since 1989.

4 Brian is ill. He …… ill for the last few days.

5 We live in Scott Road. We……there for ten years.

6 Catherine works in a bank. She……in a bank for five years.

7 Alan has a headache. He……a headache since he got up this morning.

8 I'm learning English. I……English for six months.

Exercise 3. Write for or since.

1 Jill has been in Ireland sinceMonday.

2 Jill has been in Ireland for three days.

3 My aunt has lived in Australia……15 years.

4 Margaret is in her office. She has been there …… 7 o'clock.

5 India has been an independent country …… 1947.

6 The bus is late. We've been waiting…… 20 minutes.

7 Nobody lives in those houses. They have been empty …… many years.

8 Mike has been ill……a long time. He has been in hospital …October.

Exercise 4. Answer these questions. Use ago.

1 When was your last meal? Three hours ago.

2 When was the last time you were ill? ……

3 When did you last go to the cinema? ……

4 When was the last time you were in a car? ……

5 When was the last time you went on holiday? ……

 

Exercise 5. Complete the sentences. Use the words in brackets (...) + for or ago.

Примеры: 1 Jill arrived in Ireland three days ago (three days)

2 Jill has been in Ireland for three days (three days)

3 Linda and Frank have been married…… (20 years)

4 Linda and Frank got married…… (20 years)

5 Dan arrived…… (ten minutes)

6 We had lunch…… (an hour)

7 Silvia has been learning English…… (six months)

8 Have you known Lisa……? (a long time)

9 I bought these shoes…… (a few days)

 

Exercise 6. Write sentences about yourself. Begin with the words in brackets (...).

1 (I've lived)

2 (I've been)

3 (I've been learning)

4 (I've known)

5 (I've had)





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