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E - Klasse 10 - Übung Nr. 9


1.Tenses. Supply the correct tense. Click the answer button to see the correct answer.

1.1. At least you the most important facts about Ireland for today's lesson.

1. should have learnt

2. learn


1.2. When we first met, Linda her first book for five years.

1. has been writing

2. had been writing


1.3. As far as as I know there about 50 million cars in Great Britain.

1. are running

2. run


1.4. Tommy his store since we got acquainted.

1. has been running

2. had been running


1.5. If you are really ill, you from the lessons.

1. are dispensed

2. have been dispensed


1.6. How long in Harlech when you first met him?

1. had Daniel been living

2. has Daniel been living


1.7. We in Maesteg since 1971.

1. had been living

2. have been living


1.8. By next February, she for our company for 25 years.

1. has been working

2. will have worked


1.9. They him for quite a long time.

1. have been knowing

2. have known


1.10. Before they fell in love, he Carol only twice.

1. had seen

2. had been seeing


1.11. Stan told me that he to Northern Ireland before.

1. had never been

2. would have never been


1.12. Tina promised me she the story two times.

1. has read

2. would have read


1.13. Peter asked me if I a pop concert.

1. had ever attended

2. have ever attended


1.14. Lara letters since noon.

1. has been writing

2. had been writing


1.15. Before I went to Sheila, I two pints of bitter in my favourite pub.

1. have

2. had 


1.16.  I finishing my homework when the movie began.

1. have

2. was


1.17. I finished my housework before the movie began.

1. have

2. had


1.18. Look out of the window! It (snow). We are going to have a white Christmas this year.

1. has snowed

2. is snowing


1.19. While she , they were cleaning their cars.

1. was sleeping

2. had been sleeping


1.20. It's hard to say which car the race because we were too far away from the finishing line.

1. had won

2. won


2. Infinitives. Complete the following sentences. Use infinitives and the supply the correct tense as indicated in brackets.

2.1. Her mother (stop / watch / simple past) the children play in the playground.


2.2. Your country (expect / do / you / simple present) your duty.



2.3. We (eat / live / simple present), but we (live / not / eat / simple present).



2.4. (err) is human, (forgive ) divine.



2.5. My parents (make / do / me / simple past) my homework.



2.6. Nobody (want / tell / simple present) grandfather this news.



2.7. The best thing (be / leave / conditional I) this bloke alone.



2.8. (be) or (be / not), that is the question.



2.9. Why (stay / not / they / future I) at home over Easter?




2.10. (love) and   (love / passive) is what matters in life.



2.11. You (not / have / enter) all the data.



2.12. As it is raining, I (prefer / stay / simple present) at home.



2.13. The professor (want / know / simple past) if he (should / repeat) his last explanations.



2.14. (can / show / you) me the way to the station, please?



2.15. Tomorrow there (be / future I) an important meeting, but you (not / need / come / simple present).


3. Reading comprehension. Read the text carefully. Then answer the questions in complete sentences. As far as possible do not copy the text.

War of American Independence

The long wars against France had cost a great deal of money, and the English nation was burdened with a very heavy debt.

The government was therefore of the opinion that the colonies should contribute their share.  But the colonists in America

declared that, as they had no representatives in the English parliament, it would be an act of tyranny to lay taxes on them. 

King George III insisted, against the advice of his ministers, that a duty should be placed on certain articles of food entering

America, especially on tea.  When the first ship laden with tea entered the port of Boston, a number of the towns-people,

dressed like Indians, went on board the vessel and threw all the chests of tea into the sea.

This was the signal for the beginning of the War of Independence in 1775; it lasted eight years.  At first the colonists suffered

many defeats; but this only roused a spirit of resistance in the colonial army and its brave leader, George Washington.  A

council was called consisting of representatives of the eleven colonies; it now declared the independence of the colonies as the

United States of America.  This was on the 4th of July, 1776. The following year the colonists succeeded in surrounding an

English General in Saratoga and compelling him to surrender with his whole army. This was the turning-point in the war.

Encouraged by this success, the Americans made every possible exertion. An ambassador was sent to Europe and succeeded

in forming an alliance with France, Spain, and Holland. England was now surrounded on all sides by enemies. In vain had the great

statesman, William Pitt, urged the king to grant the just demands of the colonies. George III remained obdurate. At length an English

army was shut up in Yorktown and forced to surrender.  This practically put an end to the war, and in 1783 a treaty of peace was

signed at Paris, in which the English government acknowledged the independence of the American colonies. George Washington was

elected first president of the United States in recognition of his untiring zeal and unbending courage. After he had been made president

twice, Washington retired to live on his estate in Virginia, but died a few years afterwards. But he had gained the love, respect, and

gratitude of a whole nation and his name will live for ever in the hearts of all true-born Americans.

Questions on the text

3.1. What difference of opinion arose between the English government and the colonists in America?




3.2. On what did King George III insist?



3.3. What was the signal for the beginning of the war?



3.4. How was the spirit of resistance in the colonial army roused?



3.5. What took place on the 4th of July, 1776?



3.6. What was the turning-point of the war?



3.7. What allies did the colonists make?



3.8. How was the war brought to an end?



3.9. How did Washington spend the rest of his life?


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