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Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:


Tom Wilson 1) .... is.... (be) an explorer. He 2) .(be) to nearly every country in
the world, but the most excitin time he !) . (ever"have) was when
he #) (o) to the $ono %unle. & maa'ine ().. (as))
him to retrace the route o* a *amous explorer who +) . (disappear) in the
1,2-.s. &s he /) .(*ollow) a small river he ot separated *rom his uides. He
0) . (o on) alone, hopin he ,) .. (*ind) them, but
instead he 1-) (encounter) a roup o* natives. He 11) ............... (stay)
with them *or several days and 12) .. (*ind out) that a very old woman
1!) (actually"meet) the *amous explorer. 1he 1#) ()now)
how he 1() .(die). Tom 1+) .(become) very
*riendly with the natives and now he 1/) (plan) to o bac) and
see them aain. He is sure they 10) ..(welcome) him bac).
2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
When 2rancis 3ee was a boy he 1) ............................. (want) to be an astronaut. He
2) .........(watch) T4 one day in 1,+, when he !) . (see) 5eil
&rmstron wal) on the moon. 1ince then he #) ....... (always"dream) o*
doin the same. 6very niht when there is a *ull moon, he ()... (stare) up at
it *or hours and +) ........... (imaine) himsel* wal)in around on it. &t the
moment, however, he /) .(wor)) as a niht7watchman at a meat *actory. He
0) . (do) the same %ob since he le*t school *i*teen years ao, but he
still hopes that one day his dream ,) ............... (come) true. He 1-)
(hear) that in the 21
st
century they 11) ................... (sell) tic)ets to *ly to
the moon. 2or this reason he 12) .............(save) hal* o* his waes every month
*or the past two years.
3. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
1ue Thomas is a *ashion desiner. 1he 1) ... has been ma)in.... (ma)e) clothes ever
since she 2) .(be) a youn irl. 1he !) . (et) her *irst %ob
in a clothes *actory when she was sixteen. 1he #) (sew) buttons onto a
shirt one day when she ().. (have) a brilliant idea *or a desin. &*ter she
+) . (spea)) to her ban) manaer, she ot a loan and she /) ....
.(open) her own little wor)shop. 5ow she 0) . (ma)e) lots o*
money. 5ext year she ,) .. (open) a shop which will sell all her own
desins. 1he 1-) (sell) clothes to a lot o* *amous people, includin *ilm
stars and siners, and she 11) ...................... (thin)) she will be very rich soon.
4. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense :
8evin &dams 1)....................(love) trains. He *irst 2)........................(see) one
when he was *our years old and he !) ..............................(thin)) it was reat. He
#).........................(o) to a di**erent railway station every wee) and ().........................(write
down) the enine number o* every train he sees. He +)............................(do) this since he
was eiht. 9y the time he was *i*teen he /).............................(collect) over 1-.--- di**erent
enine numbers in various counties. :nce, while he 0).............................(stand) in a
station in $heshire he saw somethin very unusual. He ,)............................(wait) *or over
an hour *or a train to o by when suddenly he 1-)..............................(see) a very old steam
train comin down the trac). ;t 11).............................(not"stop) at the station and, as it was
passin, 8evin noticed that all the passeners 12)..............................(wear) old7*ashioned
clothes. When he told the station uard about this, the poor man turned pale. He said that
no steam train 1!)...........................(pass) throuh that station *or years, and that the last
one 1#)...........................(crash), )illin everyone on board.
5. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense :
6ver since <olly the sheep was cloned in 1,,/, scientists, politicians and theoloians
1) .......................................... (discuss) the =uestion o* whether or not the clonin o* human beins
2) ..........................................(should"allow). ;* clonin does become a reality one day, it
!) ..................................(raise) many =uestions. >any scientists want clonin #)............................(be)
lealised. They believe that i* it () .....................................(be) leal to clone human beins, it
+) ....................................(be) possible to create a superior race. >any childless couples also wish the
overment /).......................................(allow) clonin. ;* this 0) ...............................(be) the only way *or
you to have a child, you miht aree with them too.
6. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
1ammy >ilton 1) .... is not.... (not"be) very clever. He 2) .(wal)) alon the beach
one daywhen he !) . (trip) over somethin and #)
(*all) on the sand. He ().. (not"loo)) where he was
oin. ?What +) . (be) this@A he said, pic)in up the ob%ect he /)
.(trip) over. ?; 0) . (never"see) anythin li)e it be*ore.A ;t
was, in *act, a very old oil lamp, and as he ,) .. (rub) it, a enie suddenly
1-) (*ly) out o* it. ?Bou 11) ............... (%ust"release) me *rom the lampCA,
said the enie. ?5ow you may have three wishes.A ?Dreat said 1ammy who12)
.. (*eel) very thirsty. ?; 1!) (want) a bottle o* lemonade
that never 1#) (run out).A ?5o problem,A said the enie, and 1()
.(produce) one instantly. 1ammy pic)ed up the bottle and1+)
.(drin)) all the lemonade in one o. >aically, the bottle 1/)
(*ill) itsel* up aain. 1ammy dran) all that, and exactly the same
thin 10) ..(happen) aain. ?ThatEs ama'inCA he said.
?Than)s very muchCA ?Bou still 1,) ................................ (have) two more wishes youn
man.A ?ThatEs easy, ?said 1ammy. ?; 2-) .....................................(have) two more o* these
bottles o* lemonadeCA.
7. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
:ne day a little ;ndian boy 1) .... was sitting.... (sit) outside his wiwam. He 2) .
(wonder) how the ;ndians !) . (choose) their childrenEs names. He
#) (decide) to o and as) the ;ndian $hie*. ?Well,A ()..
(explain) the $hie*, ?we +) . (love) nature and when a new baby /)
.(be) born, we 0) . (loo)) around and we ,)
.. (choose) a name *rom what we1-) (see), li)e 2lowin
Water*all, 9riht 1tar, Funnin 9ull and so on. 11) ............... (you"understand)@A ?Bes,
chie*A, the little ;ndian boy said. ?Why 12) .. (you"be) so intered in this,
Two <os 2ihtin@A, the $hie* as)ed.
8. Fill in the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
:ne a*ternoon, while ; 1).................................................(wal)) in town, ; 2)..........................
(see) a poster *or a li=uor promotion at a club ; !) .......................................(used to, o) to.
They #) ................................(advertise) a ?vod)a discoA. 3ater that wee), my *riend and ;
().................................(decide) to o to this club to *ind out what +) ..............................(o
on). ;t was a ?drin)7as7much7vod)a7as7you7canA evenin, with music and pri'es *or the
best dancers. &*ter we /)...............................(enter) the club, a man 0) ..............................
(ive) each o* us a T7shirt and a bade in the shape o* a vod)a bottle. To my surprise , all
the drin)s ,)..................................(be) *ree.
We 1-) ........................................ (not drin)) very much at all Gone vod)a each7 but other
youn people 11)............................. (drin)) heavily all evenin. 1ome o* the dancers
12) ................................(loo)) =uite drun).
We all )now that companies 1!) .....................................(try) to sell us their products and
they 1#) .................................(use) almost any means possible to encourae us to spend
our money. 1() ............................................. (this, mean) they can convince us to buy
anything? 6ven thins that are bad *or us@
Thin) about itC The last time you 1+) ......................................(buy) an alcoholic drin),
1/)...................................(it, be) because you really wanted it, or because an ad
persuaded you to do so@
9. Fill in the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
; 1. .......................... (be) a *an o* soap operas *or years. ; 2. .............................. (always
watch) my *avourite show three times a wee). ;n *act, until about a wee) ao, ; 3.
.......................... (never " miss) a sinle episode. 3ast 1aturday, while ;
4. ........................ (sit) in *ront o* the T4, the electricity suddenly 5........................... (o o**).
&*ter waitin *or about an hour, ; *inally phoned the telephone company. ?What 6.
.......................... (happen)@A ; as)ed them. ?When 7. ............................ (we " have)
electricity aain@A The man ; spo)e to said it 8. .......................... (ta)e) a while to *ix the
problem. 1o ; 9. .......................... (not watch) my *avourite soap opera that day. 1tranely
enouh, ; 1. .......................... (not watch) it since. 1uddenly, there are so many other
thins to doC
1. !om"lete the "assa#e $ith the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
Doldiloc)s is probably the most *amous and most charmin ?s=uatterA o* all times.
While the 9ear *amily................................... %look& *or brea)*ast,
Doldiloc)s .......................................... %break into& their house and .................................
%make& hersel* at home. The *irst thin she .................................. %see& when
she .......................................%enter& the house was *ood on the table. This made her
happy because she ............................. %$alk& in the woods *or several hours and was very
hunry. Doldiloc)s immediately ................................ %sit 'o$n& at the table to eat. When
she ....................................%finish& the meal, she ......................................%feel& very tired
and .............................. %'eci'e& to loo) *or a con*ortable place to rest.
9y the time the bears ............................... %return& *rom their hunt,
Doldiloc)s ........................... %alrea'( leave&. To this day they do not )now who the
?s=uatterA was.
KEY
1. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
Tom Wilson 1) .... is.... (be) an explorer. He 2) has been...(be) to nearly every country
in the world, but the most excitin time he !) has ever had. (ever"have) was when he
#) went (o) to the $ono %unle. & maa'ine ()(had) as)ed (as)) him to
retrace the route o* a *amous explorer who +) had disappeared. (disappear) in the
1,2-.s. &s he /) was *ollowin.(*ollow) a small river he ot separated *rom his uides.
He 0) went on. (o on) alone, hopin he ,) would *ind.. (*ind) them, but instead
he 1-) encountered (encounter) a roup o* natives. He 11) stayed.... (stay) with
them *or several days and 12) *ound out.. (*ind out) that a very old woman
1!) had actually met(actually"meet) the *amous explorer. 1he 1#) )new ()now)
how he 1() had died.(die). Tom 1+) became.(become) very *riendly with the
natives and now he 1/) is plannin (plan) to o bac) and see them aain. He is sure
they 10) will welcome..(welcome) him bac).
2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
When 2rancis 3ee was a boy he 1) ....wanted..... (want) to be an astronaut. He
2) was watchin...(watch) T4 one day in 1,+, when he !) saw. (see) 5eil
&rmstron wal) on the moon. 1ince then he #) has always dreamt (always"dream) o*
doin the same. 6very niht when there is a *ull moon, he ()stares.. (stare) up at it *or
hours and +) imaines... (imaine) himsel* wal)in around on it. &t the moment,
however, he /) is wor)in.(wor)) as a niht7watchman at a meat *actory. He 0) has
been doin. (do) the same %ob since he le*t school *i*teen years ao, but he still hopes
that one day his dream ,) will come... (come) true. He 1-) has heard (hear) that
in the 21
st
century they 11) will sell"will be sellin...... (sell) tic)ets to *ly to the moon. 2or
this reason he 12) has been savin...(save) hal* o* his waes every month *or the past
two years.
3. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
1ue Thomas is a *ashion desiner. 1he 1) ... has been ma)in.... (ma)e) clothes ever
since she 2) was.(be) a youn irl. 1he !) ot. (et) her *irst %ob in a clothes
*actory when she was sixteen. 1he #) was sewin (sew) buttons onto a shirt one
day when she ()had... (have) a brilliant idea *or a desin7 &*ter she +) had spo)en.
(spea)) to her ban) manaer, she ot a loan and she /) opened...(open) her own little
wor)shop. 5ow she 0) is ma)in"ma)es. (ma)e) lots o* money. 5ext year she ,) is
openin"is oin to open.. (open) a shop which will sell all her own desins. 1he 1-)
has sold"sells (sell) clothes to a lot o* *amous people, includin *ilm stars and siners,
and she 11) thin)s.... (thin)) she will be very rich soon.
4. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
8evin &dams 1)...loves....(love) trains. He *irst 2)....saw.....(see) one
when he was *our years old and he !) .....thouht....(thin)) it was reat. He #)....oes....(o)
to a di**erent railway station every wee) and ()...writes down...(write down) the enine
number o* every train he sees. He +)....has been doin.....(do) this since he was eiht. 9y
the time he was *i*teen he /).....had collected....(collect) over 1-.--- di**erent enine
numbers in various counties. :nce, while he 0)...was standin....(stand) in a station in
$heshire he saw somethin very unusual. He ,)....had been waitin.....(wait) *or over an
hour *or a train to o by when suddenly he 1-)......saw....(see) a very old steam train
comin down the trac). ;t 11)....didnEt stop.....(not"stop) at the station and, as it was
passin, 8evin noticed that all the passeners 12)...were wearin...(wear) old7*ashioned
clothes. When he told the station uard about this, the poor man turned pale. He said that
no steam train 1!)....has"had passed...(pass) throuh that station *or years, and that the
last one 1#).....had crashed...(crash), )illin everyone on board.
5. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
6ver since <olly the sheep was cloned in 1,,/, scientists, politicians and theoloians
1) .....have been discussin..... (discuss) the =uestion o* whether or not the clonin o* human beins
2) .....should be allowed.....(should"allow). ;* clonin does become a reality one day, it
!) ...will raise....(raise) many =uestions. >any scientists want clonin #)....to be....(be) lealised.
They believe that i* it () .....were...(be) leal to clone human beins, it +) .....would be..........(be)
possible to create a superior race. >any childless couples also wish the overment /).......would
allow....(allow) clonin. ;* this 0) ....were......(be) the only way *or you to have a child, you miht aree
with them too.
6. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
1ammy >ilton 1) .... is not.... (not"be) very clever. He 2) was wal)in...(wal)) alon the
beach one daywhen he !) tripped. (trip) over somethin and #) *ell (*all) on the
sand. He ()wasnEt loo)in"hadnEt been loo)in.. (not"loo)) where he was oin.
?What +) is. (be) this@A he said, pic)in up the ob%ect he /) had tripped...(trip) over.
?; 0) have never seen. (never"see) anythin li)e it be*ore.A ;t was, in *act, a very old oil
lamp, and as he ,) was rubbin... (rub) it, a enie suddenly 1-) *lew (*ly) out o* it.
?Bou 11) have %ust released.... (%ust"release) me *rom the lampCA, said the enie. ?5ow
you may have three wishes.A ?DreatCA said 1ammy who12) was *eelin... (*eel) very
thirsty. ?; 1!) want(want) a bottle o* lemonade that never 1#) runs out(run out).A
?5o problem,A said the enie, and 1() produced.(produce) one instantly. 1ammy
pic)ed up the bottle and1+) dran)...(drin)) all the lemonade in one o. >aically, the
bottle 1/) *illed (*ill) itsel* up aain. 1ammy dran) all that, and exactly the same thin
10) happened...(happen) aain. ?ThatEs ama'inCA he said. ?Than)s very muchCA ?Bou
still 1,) ....have... (have) two more wishes youn man.A ?ThatEs easy, ?said 1ammy. ?;
2-) ....Ell have...(have) two more o* these bottles o* lemonadeCA.
7. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
:ne day a little ;ndian boy 1) .... was sitting.... (sit) outside his wiwam. He 2) was
wonderin...(wonder) how the ;ndians !) choose"chose. (choose) their childrenEs
names. He #) decided (decide) to o and as) the ;ndian $hie*. ?Well,A ()explained..
(explain) the $hie*, ?we +) love. (love) nature and when a new baby /) is...(be)
born, we 0) loo). (loo)) around and we ,) choose... (choose) a name *rom what
we1-) see (see), li)e 2lowin Water*all, 9riht 1tar, Funnin 9ull and so on. 11)
<o you understand..... (you"understand)@A ?Bes, chie*A, the little ;ndian boy said. ?Why 12)
are you.. (you"be) so intered in this, Two <os 2ihtin@A, the $hie* as)ed.
8. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
:ne a*ternoon, while ; 1).....was wal)in.....(wal)) in town, ; 2).....saw... (see) a poster *or a
li=uor promotion at a club ; !) ...used to o....(used to, o) to. They #) ....were advertisin.....
(advertise) a ?vod)a discoA. 3ater that wee), my *riend and ; ()...decided....(decide) to o to
this club to *ind out what +) ....was oin on.....(o on). ;t was a ?drin)7as7much7vod)a7as7
you7canA evenin, with music and pri'es *or the best dancers. &*ter we /).... entered.....
(enter) the club, a man 0) .....ave... (ive) each o* us a T7shirt and a bade in the shape o*
a vod)a bottle. To my surprise , all the drin)s ,)......were....(be) *ree.
We 1-) ....didnEt drin)..... (not drin)) very much at all Gone vod)a each7 but other youn
people 11)....had been drin)in...... (drin)) heavily all evenin. 1ome o* the dancers 12)
....loo)ed.........(loo)) =uite drun).
We all )now that companies 1!) ....try" are tryin......(try) to sell us their products and they
1#) ...use"will use... (use) almost any means possible to encourae us to spend our money.
1() ....<oes this mean....... (this, mean) they can convince us to buy anything? 6ven thins
that are bad *or us@
Thin) about itC The last time you 1+) ......bouht......(buy) an alcoholic drin), 1/).....was it.....
(it, be) because you really wanted it, or because an ad persuaded you to do so@
9. Fill in the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
; 1. ...have been.... (be) a *an o* soap operas *or years. ; 2. .....always watch...... (always
watch) my *avourite show three times a wee). ;n *act, until about a wee) ao, ; 3. ....had
never missed...... (never " miss) a sinle episode. 3ast 1aturday, while ;
4. ...was sittin..... (sit) in *ront o* the T4, the electricity suddenly 5......went o**...... (o o**).
&*ter waitin *or about an hour, ; *inally phoned the telephone company. ?What 6. ..(has)
happened...... (happen)@A ; as)ed them. ?When 7. ...shall"will we have...... (we " have)
electricity aain@A The man ; spo)e to said it 8. ..would ta)e..... (ta)e) a while to *ix the
problem. 1o ; 9. ...didnEt watch..... (not watch) my *avourite soap opera that day. 1tranely
enouh, ; 1. ...havenEt watched..... (not watch) it since. 1uddenly, there are so many other
thins to doC
1. !om"lete the "assa#e $ith the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
Doldiloc)s is probably the most *amous and most charmin ?s=uatterA o* all times.
While the 9ear *amily.....$as lookin#... %look& *or brea)*ast, Doldiloc)s ......broke into.....
%break into& their house and ......ma'e....%make& hersel* at home. The *irst thin
she ......sa$... %see& when she .......ha' entere'....%enter& the house was *ood on the
table. This made her happy because she ....ha' been $alkin#.... %$alk& in the woods *or
several hours and was very hunry. Doldiloc)s immediately .......sat 'o$n... %sit 'o$n& at
the table to eat. When she .....%ha'& finishe'....%finish& the meal, she .........felt......%feel&
very tired and .....'eci'e'... %'eci'e& to loo) *or a con*ortable place to rest.
9y the time the bears .......returne'.... %return& *rom their hunt, Doldiloc)s .....ha'
alrea'( left... %alrea'( leave&. To this day they do not )now who the ?s=uatterA was.