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1. Tenses. Simple past or past perfect? Fill in the blanks, using a simple form of the verbs given in brackets. Then click the answer box.

1.1. When I (arrive) home last night, my wife (be) out, but she (leave) a meal for me in the

microwave oven.

1.2. Last month I
(go) to Alfriston to look after my father for a few days. He (not have) a good meal
for quite a

long time.

1.3. The Waltons
(not live) here very long when Mrs Walton (become) ill.

1.4. The building 
(be) no longer there. It (burn) down two years before.

1.5. I
(go) out to get my moped from the shed, but I (have) to go back again, because I (forget)

the key.

1.6. We (have) supper early. We (be) very hungry, because we (have) nothing to eat since


1.7. The police (come) into the pub and (arrest) the man. He (break) a shop window nearby.

1.8. He (work) for the firm for only two years when he (become) manager.

1.9. Andrew (introduce) me to his wife, not realizing that we (meet) at the last office party.

1.10. When Maggie (leave) the house in the afternoon, her father was working in the garden.

When she (come) home in the evening, her parents were watching tv.

1.12. Maggie was having supper when Burt (ring up) at eight o'clock.

1.13. The secretary was talking to a friend on the telephone when Mr. Scottney (look) into her room.

While Mariah was practising the trumpet, the postman (knock) several times at the door.

When the boss (enter) the office at half past two, the employees were drinking tea.

1.16. 1. When we  (arrive) in London we (go) to the post-office.

1.17. When Tom (wash) the car he (go) to the cinema.

1.18. The firm
(pay) the invoice when they (receive) the goods.

1.19. Mr Balton
(place) a repeat order when he (sell) the candles.

1.20. When the Smiths
(receive) the catalogues, they (study) them.

1.21. After she
(leave) school, she (go) to Australia.

1.22. When Mom (come) home from work, Dad ( prepare) the lunch.

1.23. Sheila
(know) Simon for years before he (move) to Prestwick.

1.24. The teacher (leave) the staffroom when the headmaster (arrive).

1.25. - Kevin's headache
(be) better in the morning. - I suppose he (take) some tablets the night before. 

2. since and for

2.1. - He has attended the commercial school in Swansea two years.

- No, he has attended the commercial school in Swansea Easter.

2.2. - I have not seen him many years. - I have not seen him February.

2.3. She has kept the shop in Llanberis Road 1955

2.4.  - I have waited for her half an hour.

- Oh, I have waited for her nine o'clock.

2.5. Mrs. Blinn has been in hospital five weeks.

2.6. We have heen married twelve years.

2.7. I have not seen Jack Christmas.

2.8. Shakespeare has been dead over three hundred years.

2.9. He has not heard from Maggie last December.

2.10. - She has been dead 1999.

- Oh no, she has been dead five years.

2.11. - He has known her 1974.

- So he has known her ages.

2.12. - Sharon has had her new sewing machine four weeks.           

- when have you had yours?

2.13. They've been in Australia six months.

2.14. their arrival in Uganda, she has been feeling ill.

2.15. Sarah has been trying on new skirts 9 o'clock this morning.

3. Reading comprehension. Read the text of a famous pop song very carefully.

Then answer the questions in complete sentences. Choose the best answer with the help of the pull down menu.

Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner
I am waiting
At the counter
For the man
To pour the coffee
And he fills it
Only halfway
And before
I even argue
He is looking
Out the window
At somebody
Coming in
"It is always
Nice to see you"
Says the man
Behind the counter
To the woman
Who has come in
She is shaking
Her umbrella
And I look
The other way
As they are kissing
Their hellos
I'm pretending
Not to see them
I pour the milk
I open
Up the paper
There's a story
Of an actor
Who had died
While he was drinking
It was no one
I had heard of
And I'm turning
To the horoscope
And looking
For the funnies
When I'm feeling
Someone watching me
And so
I raise my head
There's a woman
On the outside
Looking inside
Does she see me?
No she does not
Really see me
Cause she sees
Her own reflection
And I'm trying
Not to notice
That she's hitching
Up her skirt
And while she's
Straightening her stockings
Her hair
Is getting wet
Oh, this rain
It will continue
Through the morning
As I'm listening
To the bells
Of the cathedral
I am thinking
Of your voice...
And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time
Before the rain began...
I finish up my coffee
It's time to catch the train


correct answers

after first try



3.1. Where is the "I"?



3.2. What is the "I" waiting for?




3.3.Does the man behind the counter know the woman who comes in?




3.4. Does the singer pour himself or herself some more coffee?




3.5. Then the singer starts to read a magazine.



3.6. The man behind the counter offers him / her another coffee.




3.7. The "I" only reads the funnies and a story about an actor.




3.8. The story-teller feels that someone is looking at him / her.




3.9. The woman outside is hitching her skirt and straightening her stockings.

She does not get wet because the rain has stopped.




3.10. The story-teller leaves the town because of a broken love affair.



4. Active voice and passive voice. Rewrite the sentences in the passive voice or in the active voice. Mind the tenses!

4.1. Jill has beaten Peter.

4.2. Marge was seen by John in the theatre.

4.3. Jonathan will leave her alone.

4.4. Natisha must sharpen the pencils.

4.5. Agatha can't feed the birds.

4.6. Sarah will steal the stamps.

4.7. Tim and Joff have been told a nice story by Father Christmas.

4.8. Norman will watch the house.

4.9. The mechanic has caught the apple.

4.10. Jason must be arrested by the police.

4.11. The boys and girls often visit the museum.

4.12. The headmaster can't be heard by the pupils.

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