Веселкова Елена Александровна

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Упражнения на времена английского глагола. Уровень Pre-Intermediate.
Упражнение 1. Join the two parts of sentences.

1. Fred plays tennis…

2. Fred is playing tennis…

3. Fred has played tennis…

4. Fred played tennis…

5. Fred was playing tennis…

6. Fred will play tennis…

a) every Monday.

b) for several times.

c) at the moment.

d) at that time.

e) next Monday.

f) when he was 15.

Упражнение 2. Copy the sentences and note if they refer to the present, past or future. Write the tense against each sentence.

Example: He cut his finger with a knife. (Simple Past)

He often cuts himself.
What time did John arrive?
I never forget anything.
Are you sitting comfortably?
We drank a lot of Coke at the party.
It was raining all night.
The train will leave in a few minutes.
I put on a clean shirt yesterday.

Упражнение 3. Put the following sentences into the correct tense: Simple Past, Simple Present, Present Continuous or Past Continuous, Present Perfect.

I ________ (listen) to the radio while Mary __________ (cook) dinner.
You __________ (buy) this book yesterday?
Last Friday Jill __________ (go) home early because she __________ (want) to see a film.
When your brother usually __________ (get) home in the evening?
Jane always __________ (bring) us a nice present.
What those people __________ (do) in the middle of the road?
You __________ (read) this book?
While Fred __________ (sleep), Judy __________ (watch) TV.
When I __________ (be) young, I __________ (think) Mary __________ (be) nice — but now I __________ (think) she’s fantastic.
Jill __________ (walk) home when she __________ (see) her husband’s car outside the cinema
Look there! Sue and Tim __________ (run) to school.
Jack’s father __________ (not work) in London — he __________ (not speak) English.
Joe __________ (buy) a car yesterday.
Their father often __________ (go) to rock concerts.
While you __________ (sleep), mother __________ (arrive).

Упражнение 4. Исправьте ошибки.

When she was younger, she has played tennis every day.
It’s already 10:00, but Jane hasn’t finished her homework already.
Joe crashed his car three times since Christmas.
Did you done your homework, or have you been watching TV?
Karl has been driving since five years.
This hotel has been already in business for twenty years.

Упражнения на времена английского глагола. Уровень Intermediate.
Упражнение 5. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense form (Present Simple, Present Perfect, Present Continuous, Past Simple, Past Continuous).

Alice … (not to take) the bus to school every day. She usually … (to walk) to school…
(to take) … you the bus to get to school or … (to walk) you?
Who is this man? I … (to think) that I … (to know) him, but I … (to forget) his name.
The children … (to have) a good time in the park yesterday. They … (to give) small pieces of bread to the ducks. Then they … (to take) pictures of themselves.
Where are the children? They … (to watch) TV in the room now. Some minutes ago they … (to play) a game.
Now I am in my class. I… (to sit) at my desk. I always … (to sit) at the same desk.
Упражнение 6. Раскройте скобки употребляя глаголы в Present Simple, Future Simple, Present Continuous или поставьте конструкцию to be going + to inf.

When you_____ (know) your examination results?
Kathy_____ (travel) to Caracas next month to attend a conference.
Do you have any plans for lunch today? — I _____ (meet) Shannon at the Sham Cafe in an hour. Do you want to join us?
I ____ (buy) a bicycle for my son for his birthday next month. Do you know anything about bikes for kids? — Sure. What do you want to know?
How do you like your new job? — I don’t start it until tomorrow. I_____ (give) you an answer next week.
I suppose he_____ (talk) about his new invention.
Why are you packing your suitcase? — I_____ (leave) for Los Angeles in a couple of hours.
My regular doctor, Dr. Jordan, _____ (attend) a conference in Las Vegas next week, so I hope I _____ (meet) her partner, Dr. Peterson, when I _____ (go) for my appointment next Friday.
What time class _____ (begin) tomorrow morning? — It_____ (begin) at eight o’clock sharp.
The coffee shop _____ (open) at seven o’clock tomorrow morning. I’ll meet you there at 7:15. — Okay. I’ll be there.

Упражнение 7. Упражнение раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous, Past Simple.

Aren’t you about to finish with the dishes? You _______ (wash) the dishes for thirty minutes or more. How long can it take you to wash the dishes?
We _______ (go) to the Steak House restaurant many times. The food is excellent.
A: What is that sound? B: A car alarm _______ (ring) somewhere down the street. It _______ (drive) me crazy —I wish it would stop! It _______ (ring) for more than twenty minutes.
Can you translate this note from Stockholm? I understood Swedish when I _______ (be) a child, but I _______ (forget) it all.
What’s that dent in the side of the car? You _______ (have) an accident?
I’m sorry, John’s not here; he _______ (go) to the dentist. He _______ (have) trouble with a tooth for some time.
This cassette recorder is broken. You _______ (play) about with it?
Your Italian is very good. You _______ (study) it long?
Do you mind if I clear the table? You _______ (have) enough to eat?
Ann never _______ (go) camping. She _______ (not sleep) in a tent.
Frank, where have you been? We _______ (wait) for you since 1 p.m.
I’m not surprised he _______ (fail) that exam. He _______ (not / work) hard recently.
Упражнение 9. Pаскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Present Perfect, Past Simple или Present Perfect Continuous.

Oh no! The children _______ (cook). Look at the state of this kitchen!
How many times Wendy _______ (be) late for work this week?
I’m going to give that cat some food. It _______ (sit) on the doorstep for hours. I’m sure it’s starving.
I _______ (do) grammar exercises all morning. I deserve a treat for lunch.
You _______ (not / buy) your mother a present? That’s really mean of you.
She _______ (work) in Australia for 2 years. Then she moved.
Now where are my keys? This is the third time I _______ (lose) them today
You _______ (ever/play) chess? You should try it. I’m sure it’s the sort that you’d like.
Oh do be quiet. You _______ (grumble) all day!
Your tennis _______ (really / improve)! You _______ (practice) in secret?
Упражнения на времена английского глагола. Уровень Upper -Intermediate.
Упражнение 10. Подчеркните правильно выбранное время.

I am writing in connection with the advertisement which appeared / has appeared on 12 April.
I originally studied/ have studied chemistry at university. I graduated / have been graduating with a first-class degree.
I now completed / have now completed a postgraduate degree in administration.
I’ve been trying / I’ve tried to find a permanent job for a considerable time.
Indeed, I have already worked /I have already been working for several companies on a temporary basis.
In my first job, I was / have been responsible for marketing,
I’ve been applying / have applied for several posts this year but I did not manage / have not managed to find what I’m looking for.
The last job I applied / have applied for required applicants to speak some Japanese,
I started learning / have been learning Spanish a few months ago I did not obtain / have not obtained a qualification in it yet.
I did not apply / have not applied for a job with your company before.
I hoped / have hoped that you would consider my application favourably.
However, I have been waiting/ have waited for a reply for weeks and I still have not received / did not receive any answer.

Упражнение 11. Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Present Perfect, Past Simple или Present Perfect Continuous.

Today is Thursday, and John ________ (be) late twice this week; he________ (be) late yesterday and on Monday.
I first________ (meet) George a month ago, and I ________ (meet) him several times since then.
It is October now, and we ________ (do) a lot of work this year; we ________ (do) a lot last year too.
She ________ (buy) a coat last winter, but she________ (not / buy) a new dress since 2008.
It’s only the middle of the month, and he________ (spend) (already) most of his salary; he ________ (spend) $60 yesterday,
I ________ (break) my leg in 1991, but I ________ (break) (never) my arm.
He’s over sixty, and he’s still working. He ________ (work) hard all his life. When he ________ (be) a young man, he sometimes ________ (work) all night.
The postman ________ (come) at eight yesterday, but it’s now half past eight and he ________ (not / come) yet.
Today is May 25th. Ted ________ (not / be) absent this month.
He ________ (feel) extremely ill when he went to hospital, but he ________ (feel) much better since he came out of hospital a month ago.


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