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0.-Choose the correct alternative.

1. Global weather conditions ... more extreme.


a. become b. are becoming c. are become
2. Scientists are worried because the ice caps ... .
a. melt b. they are melting c. are melting
3. The bank ... until 10 oclock.
a. opens not b. isnt opening c. doesnt open
4. Be quiet! ... me!
a. You disturb b. Youre disturbing c. You disturbing
5. Do you like paella?
a. Yes, I do. b. Yes, I like. c. Yes, I am.
6. I ... that is the correct answer.
a. am not think b. don't think c. am not thinking
7. Please be quiet. I ... this exercise and Im trying to concentrate.
a. dont understand b. not understanding c. am not understanding
8. I ... a single word she says.
a. am not believing b. not believe c. dont believe
9. You ... tired. Have you been working?
a. are seeming b. seem being c. seem
10. Water ... at 0 degrees Celsius.
a. freezes b. is freezing c. freeze
11. Have they ever been to Italy?
a. No, they have ever been. b. No, they not been. c. No, they haven't.
12. Where ... my keys?
a. I have put b. have I put c. have I putting
13. Have they been playing tennis?
a. Yes, they been. b. Yes, they have. Yes, they do.
14. ... on holiday this year?
a.You have been b. Has you been c. Have you been
15. Oh dear, I ... a glass!
a. 've broken b. 've been breaking c. 've broked

1. Use the words to write a question. Use the correct tense: present simple or present
continuous.
How often / she / go / to the gym

2. Complete the sentence. Use the present simple or present continuous form of the verb in
brackets
In Britain, people on the right - they drive on the left.(drive)

3. Use the words to write a question. Use the correct tense: present simple or
present continuous.
Why / David / wear / your T-shirt

4. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


She isnt liking horror films but her friends do.
5. Choose the correct alternative.
I ... with her views on the environment.
a. am not agree b. don't agree c. am not agreeing d. not agree

6. Complete the short answer.


'Are you having a good time?' 'No, I .'

7. Complete the sentence. Use the present simple or present continuous form of
the verb in brackets.
I should go home. It late. (get)

8. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


Would you mind being quiet, please? I watch TV.

9. Complete the short answer.


'Does she eat meat?' 'Yes, she .'

10. Use the words to write a question. Use the correct tense: present simple or
present continuous.
What / you / do / next Saturday

11. Complete the question using the present perfect simple or continuous form
of the verb in brackets.
Martin ______________ a headache since six o'clock this morning. (have)
12. Complete the question using the present perfect simple or continuous form
of the verb in brackets.
Where _____________________? I've been looking for you everywhere! (you / be)

13. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


Three people has drowning in the sea this winter.

14. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


How many emails you have send this week?

15. Use the words to write a sentence using the present perfect simple or continuous.
I / never / understand / my sister

16. Complete the question using the present perfect simple or continuous form of the
verb in brackets.
How many times________________________ your leg? (you / break)

17. Choose the correct alternative.


I ... Jim and John today. Where are they?
a. haven't saw b. haven't been seeing c. haven't seen d. haven't see

18. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


They've been knowing Maria for three years.
19. Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets. Use the present simple or
present continuous.
The city of Rome __________________on the River Tiber. I __________
that because we learnt it in Geography. (stand, know)
20. One of the sentences is incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence and
write it correctly.
a. Why is Robert looking at me like that?
b. The new school term begins next week.
c. Do you do anything next weekend?

21. Complete the text with the present simple or continuous of the verbs. Use each verb once.
start work travel not finish
At the moment Sandra (a)____________ as a waitress. She (b) _______
work at 11.00 each morning, and sometimes (c) _________________ until after
midnight. The restaurant is closed next weekend, so Sandra (d) __________
to London to see her parents.

22. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of
the present simple or present continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct.
In Britain, people____________on the right they drive on the left. (lead, drive)

23. Rewrite the sentence in the negative:


Susan often laughs and tells jokes in class.

24. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.


Its not normal for him to behave in that way.
He.

25. Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets. Use the present simple or continuous.
Why _____you__________ a skirt? You usually ___________ jeans. (wear, wear)

26. Write the correct affirmative short answer.


Does Robert eat meat?

27. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of
the present simple or present continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct.
Unfortunately, James how dangerous it is to play with matches.
(realize, count)

28. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.


The boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius.
Water.

29. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of
the present perfect simple or continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct.
Katie her bag. She can't find it anywhere. (lose, miss)
30. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.
Harry came to live in Oxford four years ago.
... for four years.

31. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of
the present perfect simple or continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct.
___________________the new exhibition at the Tate Gallery? It's really good.
(you / watch, you / see)

32. Complete the sentence with the words in brackets. Use the present perfect simple
or continuous.
We ______________________to the supermarket twice today, but we_______ still
______________to get milk. (go, not remember)

33. Write the correct affirmative short answer.


Has Carmen been doing lots of shopping?__________

34. Complete the text. Use the present perfect and these verbs:
book hire go have eat

I _______________to France many times before, but this is the first time I
_____________frogs' legs. This time we _________________a car for a change,
and we ______________some nice hotels. We ___________a lovely time so far.

35. One of the sentences is incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence and write it correctly.
a. Why have you been sitting in my chair?
b. How long have you been knowing Kate?
c. Where have you put my keys?

36. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of the
present perfect simple or continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct.

Oh, no! Someone______________________ my bicycle! (rob, steal)

37. Choose the correct alternative.

1) Who ... Mr Sanchez to the airport yesterday? a. take b. took c. taken

2) Where in Singapore ... you live? A. are b. have c. did

3) They first met when they ... for a big company in Madrid.
a. was working b. have worked c. were working

4) Sandra told me she really .. the party last week. a. enjoys b. enjoyed c. enjoying

5) What ... the weather like on your holiday? a. was b. were c. was being

6) I rang home just as the train ... into the station. a. get b. has got c. was getting
7) ... Peter go skiing with you last year? a. Was b. Has c. Did

8) I didnt ... to the swimming pool yesterday. a. go b. went c. going

9) When I was at school, I ... in the choir. a. sing b. sang c. sung

10) Was John waiting for you when you got to the station?
a. Yes, I was. b. No, he didn't. c. Yes, he was.

11) Our holiday villa ... been cleaned, so I rang the owners to complain.
a. wasn't b. didn't c. hadn't

12) We missed the first part of the film because it ... by the time we got to the cinema.
a. was starting b. had started c. started

13) My car wouldnt start, but luckily Joanne ... me a lift to the station.
a. gave b given c. had given

14) I didnt recognise my old school friend because she ... so much.
a. have changed b. had changed c. was changed

15) I ... French at school, but Im not really very good at it.
a. study b. studied c. had studied

16) They were excited about their holiday because they ... abroad before.
a. had never been b. weren't c. had ever been

17) Did you have a good time in Barcelona?


a. Yes, I had. B. Yes, I did. C. Yes, I have.

18) I had a sandwich in the garden and then I ... back to the office.
a. went b. have gone c. had gone

19) I felt nervous because I ... a speech in public before.


a. have never given b. never gave c. had never given

20)When we got back from the shop, we found that someone ... our car window.
a. broke b. broken c. had broken

21) Before they built the flats, thats where the old garage used ... .
a. to be b. being c. to being

22)I ... to take much exercise, but now I go to the gym regularly.
a. don't use b. am not used c. didn't use

23) Before I had an internet connection, I used to ... to the library two or three times a week.
a. go b. went c. going

24)I remember my grandfather as a very kind man who .... never lose his temper or
be impatient. a. used b. didn't c. would
25)Id rather you ... smoke inside the house, if thats OK with you.
a. won't b. didn't c. couldn't

26)Is it midnight already? Its time we ... home.


a. go b. going c. went

27)to live in France?


a. Did you use b. Have you used c. Were you used

28)When he was young, he ... play football for hours.


a. would to b. use to c. used to

29)Before email, people .... write a lot more letters.


a. use to b. used to c. were used to

30)We ....................skiing last winter.


a. would go b. went c. used to go

38. Choose the correct alternative.


How did you hurt your leg?
A. I was falling off a ladder. B. I fell off a ladder.
C. I had fallen off a ladder. D. I did fall off a ladder.

39. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


Did you saw that film on TV last night?

40. Use the words to write a question. Use the correct tense: past simple or past continuous.
How much / that meal / cost / last night?

41. Complete the short answer.


'Did you have a good time on holiday?' 'Yes, we ____________ .'

42. Complete the sentence using the past simple or past continuous and the correct
form of the verb in brackets.
Oh dear! how __________________________ (you / break) the glass?

43. Complete the sentence using the past simple or past continuous and the correct
form of the verb in brackets.
Sheila ______________shower when I rang, so she didnt hear the phone. (have)

44. Use the words to write a question. Use the correct tense: past simple or continuous .
Where / you / go / when I saw you last Saturday

45. Complete the sentence using the past simple or past continuous and the
correct form of the verb in brackets.
It _________________ to rain as soon as we got to the campsite. (begin)

46. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


She isnt liking horror films but her friends do.

47. Use the words to write a question. Use the correct tense: past simple or continuous.
What time / you / get home / last night

48. Use the words to make a question. Use the correct tense: past simple or past perfect.
Where / you go / on holiday last year

49. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


She phoned the bank to say that she was lost her credit card.

50. Complete the sentence. Use the past simple or past perfect and the verb in brackets .
I missed the train, so I waited half an hour and __________the next one. (take)

51. Choose the correct alternative.


Why didnt you give Joanna the parcel? Because.
a. She has left when I got there. b. She is leaving when I get there.
c. She would leave when I had got there. d. She had left when I got there.

52. Use the words to make a question. Use the correct tense: past simple or past perfect.
How / you know / John / move house

53. Complete the sentence. Use the past simple or past perfect and the verb in brackets.
We hired a car on holiday, but I found it a bit strange because I ___________
(not drive) an automatic before.

54. Use the words to make a question. Use the correct tense: past simple or past perfect.
How did you do so well in the test? you / do / the question paper / before?

55. Choose the correct alternative.


I was disappointed when I went back to my old school because most of my teachers ...
a. retired b. did retired c. has retired d. had retired

56. Complete the sentence. Use the past simple or past perfect and the verb in brackets.
When she tried to put one of her summer dresses on, she realised that
she _________________ (put on) a lot of weight.

57. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


I watched a bit of TV and then gone to bed.

58. Complete the short answer.


'Petrol used to be so much cheaper, didnt it?' 'Yes, it.

59. Complete the short answer.


'Did you use to go out a lot in the evenings?' 'Yes, I .

60. Complete the sentence. Use the correct form of use to and the verb in brackets.
People ____________________ (know) their neighbours - but not anymore.

61. Choose the correct alternative.


My uncle .................. to smoke, but he gave up about five years ago.
a. use b. used c. is used d. was used

62. Complete the sentence. Use the correct form of use to and the verb in brackets.
When I was younger, we ___________ to school, but now we go in the car. (walk)

63. Correct the mistake in the sentence.


It takes a while to get use to working with a new computer.

64. Use the words to make a question.


you / use / like / mushrooms / you / be / younger

65. Use the words to write a question.


you / use / live / in Madrid

66. Complete the sentence. Use the correct form of use to and the verb in
brackets.
I ________________________ fish very much, but now I really enjoy it. (like)

67. Choose the correct alternative.


Each summer we . my cousins.
a. were used to visit b. used to visiting c. would visit d. would to visit

68. Complete the text. Use the past simple or past continuous and the verbs below.
wait not come send go
I _______________to the train station yesterday afternoon to collect Jenny,
but while I ____________________ for the train to arrive, she ____________
me a text to say that she ____________________after all because of some
problem at home.

69. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct
form of the past simple or past continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct.
Dan _____________________the paper when he came across a really
interesting article about sunken treasure. (read, look)

70. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct
form of the past simple or past continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct .
I ____________________________ the starter very much, but I thought
the main course and the dessert were very nice. (like, admire)

71. Write the correct affirmative short answer.


'Was Sandra expecting you?' 'Yes,. .'

72. One of the sentences is incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence and write it correctly.
a. I spoke to Jack and he said he wasnt doing anything special this weekend.
b. I wasnt knowing how to fix the problem, so I phoned the technical helpline.
c. How did he react when he heard the news?

73. Complete the sentence with the verbs in brackets. Use the past simple or
continuous.
When the alarm bell ______________, I __________________ on the 10th floor,
so I shut down my computer and headed for the stairs. (ring, work)

74. Complete the sentence with the verbs in brackets. Use the past simple or continuous.
I _____________ some money down the side of the chair while I
_____________ the sitting room. (find, tidy up)

75. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of the
past simple or past continuous. Only one of the verbs is correct.
We left the motorway and took the small road that ________to the village. (take, lead)

76. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.


The phone rang in the middle of dinner.
While we

77. Rewrite the sentence in the negative.


We went to Greece for our holiday last year.

78. Complete the sentence. Use one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of
the past simple or past perfect. Only one of the verbs is correct . (retreat, retire)
Im afraid Mr Ramos doesnt work here anymore. He ___________ last year

79. Complete the sentence. Use one of the verbs in brackets and the correct
form of the past simple or past perfect. Only one of the verbs is correct.
By the time we eventually made it to the station the train (leave, be)

80. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.


After leaving university, he got a job with a bank in New York.
When.

81. Write the correct affirmative short answer.


'Had Roberta changed much when you saw her again?' 'Yes, .'

82. Complete the sentence with the verbs in brackets. Use the past simple or
the past perfect.
I ________________(manage) to get into the house because I ____________
(hide) a spare key in the garden.

83. Complete the text. Use the past simple or past perfect and the verbs below.
Leave not change look not see
Going back to my old university was a strange experience. The town itself ________
much, and all the places I knew ___________much the same. But it felt terribly empty
because all my friends ___________________and I ________________any familiar faces.

84. Complete the sentence. Use one of the verbs in brackets and the correct form of
the past simple or past perfect. Only one of the verbs is correct.
My brother______________ a house in the village a few months ago. (buy, move)

85. Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning.


The plane left before we got to the airport.
When we got to the airport, .

86. One of the sentences is incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence and write it correctly.
a. I emailed Peter to say that the package had arrived.
b. I gave James a lift because his car breaking down.
c. My car tax ran out while we were away on holiday.

87. Write the correct affirmative short answer.


'Did you get some milk from the shop?' 'Yes, .'

88. One of the sentences is incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence and write it correctly.
a. Id prefer to go and see a film I dont like musicals much.
b. Its time you stopping going out every night and got down to some serious work .
c. Id rather your friends came this weekend, as next weekend is very busy.
89. One of the sentences is incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence and write it correctly.
a. I would have a dog called Pookie when I was six.
b. I used to be much shyer before I became a sales rep.
c. Our old car would never start on cold mornings.

90. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct
form of use to or would. Only one of the verbs is correct.
When I was a kid I _________those sweets, but I hate them now. (love, admire)

91. One of the sentences is incorrect. Identify the incorrect sentence and write it correctly.
a. We would go to the coast for a month every summer.
b. They used to visit France five times last year.
c. Did she use to take the train there?

92. Write the affirmative short answer.


'Didnt you use to go to school with Jack?' 'Yes, I _________ .'

93. Complete the sentence using one of the verbs in brackets and the correct
form of use to or would. Only one of the verbs is correct.
In the old days, there_________________ a pub on the corner, but its a
private house now. (be, stand)
94. Rewrite the sentence in the negative.
We used to go abroad for our holidays.
95. Complete the question using used to.
_______________________smoke?''Yes, he did, but he quit four years ago.'

96. Use the words and used to to answer the question.


'Where was the factory before?'
it / be / in the centre of town / when / I / be / younger

97. Use the words and used to to answer the question.


'How do you two know each other?'
we / play / football / together / every Saturday