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Grammar exercises

For all of you who want to practice for the following short test, check the following link! It is about the difference between Past Simple and Past Continuous

http://www.englishmedialab.com/Quizzes/intermediate/past%20simple%20or%20past%20continuous.htm

PRESENT SIMPLE

1. Write the HE/SHE/IT forms

catch                           read                             come                            run

cook                             smoke                           drink                            stand

fetch                           start                            fix                               touch

live                               watch                           miss                              wish

rush                             write                            buy                               carry

copy                             enjoy                            fry                               marry

play                              study                            try

2. Write the verb in the right form

  1. Children ………………………….. (ask) a lot of questions.
  2. She ……………………………. (go) to college on her bike.
  3. A lot of birds ………………………… (fly) south in the winter.
  4. She ………………………………. (study) very hard at the weekends.
  5. My father ………………………… (watch) television most evenings.
  6. He …………………………….. (understand) Arabic.
  7. He …………………………………. (fight) with his brother.
  8. Big dogs………………………. (like) a lot of exercise.
  9. He’s very naughty – he ………………………. (push)  other children.
  10. Lessons …………………………… (start) at 8.35 every morning.

3. Choose one verb to make each sentence negative

e.g. It doesn’t snow very often inSan Francisco(snow, sing, play)

  1. I like football, but I …………………………………….. cricket at all. (think, like, remember)
  2. She lives inJapan, but she ……………………………….. a word of Japanese (sing, work, speak)
  3. I’m sorry – I …………………………… your name. (eat, remember, work)
  4. He works inNew York, but I ……………………………… what he does. (know, use, come)
  5. Mary’s really tired, but she ……………………………….. to go to bed. (help, want, walk)
  6. We …………………………………… a big flat – just one bedroom. (work, play, want)
  7. Phil ………………………………. very hard, but he makes a lot of money. (work, stand, stop)
  8. Ann’s parents …………………………….. I’m the right man for their daughter. (write, read, think)

4. a) Make questions

  1. How / you pronounce / this word?
  2. How / you spell / that?
  3. What / this word / mean?
  4. How much / they cost?
  5. Where / you live?
  6. What / you do?
  7. How / you do?
  8. What time / the plane / leave?
  9. What time/ the class / start?
  10. What time / the train / arrive?

b) Make questions. Write the short answer ( + and -)

  1. She / live / with her parents?
  2. You / like / your new job?
  3. I /speak / good Italian?
  4. They /work / hard / at university?
  5. We /usually give/ her a birthday present?
  6. Your sister / help / you / very much?
  7. Alan /smoke?

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

  1. Write the –ING FORM of these verbs.

Break                                 clean                            wash                             live

Come                                  die                               enjoy                            go

Make                                  play                              sing                              jump

Write                                 start                            get                               feel

Begin                                  put                               hit                                rain

Rob                                    shop                             dream                           sleep

Shout                                 sit                                stand                            talk

Turn                                   open                             visit                              forget

  1. 2.   Fill in the blanks with the verbs in the present continuous tense
  2. 3.   Rewrite the sentences in the negative. Use the present continuous
  3. 4.   A) Write the questions. Use the present continuous
  1. John and I ……………………………….. (stay) in a beautiful hotel.
  2. Kevin …………………………………… (work) at home today.
  3. I ……………………………….. (wait) for a very important letter.
  4. You ……………………………….. (walk) too fast.
  5. We ……………………………………. (plan) our next holiday.
  6. The girls …………………………………….. (visit) their grandmother today.
  7. She ………………………………… (read) in her bedroom at the moment.
  8. The baby ……………………………….. (learn) how to walk.
  1. They …………………………………… (buy) a new car.
  2. He ……………………………………….. (learn) to read.
  3. I ………………………………………….. ( look) for your keys.
  4. We ……………………………………….. (sell) the house.
  5. They …………………………………. (drink) tea.
  6. You ………………………………… (work) very hard.
  7. Jack and Jill ………………………………… (run) downhill.
  8. I ………………………………… (go) home now.
  1. What /Jessica / do?
  2. Why / John and Patrick / laugh?
  3. What book / you / read?
  4. What / we / watch?
  5. Where / they / stay?
  6. Why / we / sit in the dark?
  7. Where / they  / wait?
  8. What / you / sell?

b) Make questions. Write the short answer ( + and -)

  1. It / rain?
  2. You / learn / French / at school?
  3. I /speak / clearly?
  4. Angela and Fred / dance / together?
  5. The plane / land/ now?
  6. The Smiths / plan / a party?
  7. The children / study / in their bedroon?
  8. Chris / wave/ at us?

1, PRESENT SIMPLE

Make POSITIVE, INTERROGATIVE and NEGATIVE sentences.

1. They (smoke)

2. Ann (teach) chemistry.

3. TheOxfordbus (stop) here.

4. The teachers (know) her.

5. You (play) the piano.

6. John (work) in a restaurant.

7. We (need) more eggs.

8. Mary (like) parties.

9. Peter (speak) English well.

10. The ticket (cost) $5.

  1. You (speak) Arabic.
  2. We (agree) about most things.
  3. Alan and John (live) near me.
  4. My father (write) novels.
  5. John (fly) to NY every Monday.
  6. That child (never /say) Thank you.
  7. Andy (always/wash) his clothes at the weekend.
  8. My father (teach) English.
  9. My boss (think) you’re wonderful.
  10. She (try) to go skiing every winter.

2. PRESENT CONTINUOUS

Make POSITIVE, INTERROGATIVE and NEGATIVE sentences. Add SHORT ANSWERS ( + AND – ANSWERS)

  1. Ann (read) the newspaper.
  2. The baby (cry).
  3. It (snow).
  4. You (look) very beautiful today.
  5. I (play) a lot of football this year.
  6. We (wait) for a phone call.
  7. He (listen) to me.
  8. She (wear) a coat.
  9. They (learn) very much.
  10. You (eat) bread these days.
  11. Your boyfriend (enjoy) the concert.
  12. We (go) too fast.
  13. The children (make) something.
  14. Bill (write) something on the wall.
  15. I (cook) rice tonight.

3. Make questions for the answers provided

  1. The President and his wife live inMadrid.
  2. Peter and Ann’s children play football on Saturdays.
  3. The film about skiing inNew Zealandstarts at 8.00.
  4. The second word in the first sentence means ‘kind’.
  5. The man in the flat downstairs wants to change his job.
  6. A ticket for Saturday’s concert costs € 15.
  1. 4.   Complete the conversation putting the verbs into the present continuous and completing the short answers with AM, IS ,  ARE (NOT)

A: So what …………………………………. (happen)? ……………………………………. (they/have) a party?

B: Yes, they ………………….

A: And what ………………………………………………………. (they/do)?

B: Well, a few of them ………………………………………. (dance)

A: ……………………………………………………………… (Mum and Dad) dance?

B: Yes, Mum ………………………. but Dad …………………… He …………………………………(talk) to Uncle Jack and they ……………………………………….(laugh) a lot.

A: Is Aunty Linda there?

B: Yes, she …………………. She ………………………………..(dance) with Brian from next door. Oh, and Dad ………………………………..(give) everyone a drink.

A: ………………………………………..(they/eat)?

B: Only crisps and nuts and some cheese.

A: and we…………………………………………..(not/eat) anything. It’s not fair.

  1. 5.    WORD ORDER.

a)   Rewrite these sentences including the word in brackets

  1. My brother speaks to me (never)
  2. Susan is polite. (always)
  3. Do you finish work at5 o’clock? (usually)
  4. I go to bed beforemidnight. (rarely)
  5. The bus isn’t late. (usually)
  6. I don’t eat fish. (often)
  7. What do you have for breakfast? (usually)
  8. Is Tina here? (already)
  9. They stay in the same hotel. (always)
  10. Does Janet work in the same place? (still)

b) Write the following sentences in the correct order

  1. (to work / every day/ walks / Liz)
  2. (goes / every year / toItaly/ Julia)
  3. (Ann / very well / French / doesn’t speak)
  4. (every day/ do / the same thing / we)
  5. ( football / don’t like / very much / I)
  6. (watch/ when / you / TV/ do)?
  7. ( hungry/I / the /in / am / morning / always)
  8. ( Dave / in / Jane / that / never / restaurant / and / eat)
  9. ( weekend / tennis / do / play / the / you / at / ever)?
  10. (sometimes / park / Sunday / the / we / on / to / go)
  11. (usually / the / Claire / bus / gets / to / school)

PRESENT SIMPLE / PRESENT CONTINOUS                       

  1. Put the time  expressions under the right heading. Translate them

Every day/ just now / nearly always / on Fridays / these days / this afternoon /                           hardly ever / today / very often / when I’m tired / in the evening / at present /                                 at the moment / rarely / usually / never

PRESENT SIMPLE

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

2. Put the verbs in the PRESENT SIMPLE/PRESENT CONTINUOUS

  1. a: What …………………………………………. (you/do)?  b: I’m an architect.
  2. a: What …………………………………………. (you/do)? b: I ……………….. (want) to get this car started.
  3. a: Where ………………………………………. (you/work)? B: I ………………………. (work) in a big insurance company.
  4. a: Where ………………………………………. ( you/work)? B: I’m inCardiffthis week.
  5. a: ………………………………………………………… (your son/play) the violin? B: No, the piano.
  6. a: ……………………………………………………. (your son/play) the violin? B: Actually, that’s the radio.
  7. a: What language ………………………………………. (she/speak)? It …………………….. (sound) like Russian.
  8. a: What language ……………………………………….. (she/speak)? b: French- she’s fromBelgium.
  9. a: Who ……………………………………….. (drink) champagne? B: Me, when I can afford it.
  10. a: Who ……………………………………….. (drink) champagne? B: Me, can I have some more.

3. Put the verbs in the PRESENT SIMPLE or the PRESENT CONTINUOUS

1. Vegetarians are people who ………………………………………….. (not / eat ) meat.

2. Look out! My father ……………………………………. (come)

3. Some people still …………………………….. (think) the sun ……………………….. (go) round the earth.

4. I ……………………………. (play) tennis every weekend.

5. Who ……………………………… (sit) in my chair?

6. What ……………………………………. (happen) in golf if you ……………………….. (lose) the ball?

7. Look! She …………………………………….. (wear) the same shoes as me.

8. a: What ………………………………………… (you/look) at? B: A strange bird!

9. I …………………………………. (stay) with John for a few weeks until my flat is ready.

10. We ………………………………………………. (usually/stay) with Peggy when we go toChicago.

11. What time ………………………………………….. (you/go) to bed on Saturdays?

12. Why ……………………………………… (you/wait) outside the door.

13. Don’t ask Tim. He ……………………………….. (not/know) the answer.

14. I ……………………………. (have) lunch at the moment.

15. When ………………………………….. (he / leave) the house?

16. I ……………………………………….. (not/understand). What ……………………………….. (happen)?

17. Excuse me, …………………………………….. (you/know) the time?

18. This is a great party. I ……………………………… (have) a lovely time.

19. We can’t use the lift because it …………………………….. (not/work)

20. a:What ………………………………….. (you/do) here? B: Nothing.

21. a: ………………………………….. (Penny/like) cheese sandwiches? No, ……………………………..

22. a: What time …………………………………….. (the sun/rise)? B: It …………………………. (rise) at 7.30.

23. We ………………………………….. (not/watch) videos at school.

24. Look out of the window! It …………………………… (snow).

25. a: ……………………………………………… (you/wear) a uniform at your school? B: Yes,             ……………………

3. Make QUESTIONS for the following answers

  1. Mark and George are engineers.
  2. Pam starts school at nine o’ clock.
  3. Bob is writing a letter.
  4. John hates football.
  5. Yes, I do. ( You like hip hop)
  6. No, she isn’t (Reggie is listening to the teacher)
  7. It is half-past seven.
  8. No, I haven’t (got any brothers or sisters)
  9. Yes, she does. (Paula walk to school every morning)
  10. Our children visit their grandparents twice  a week.

 

PRIMERI ZA PISMENI ZADATAK

I U praznine staviti odgovarajući oblik prideva (pozitiv, komparativ ili superlativ)

  1. This flower is ________________________(beautiful)  than that one.
  2. She is _______________________(rich) woman on earth.
  3. Janet is as _________________(tall) as Jeniffer.
  4. Elephants are _________________(big) than bears.
  5. The girls are ______________________(interesting) than the boys.
  6. He is _____________________(smart) student of all.
  7. Non-smokers usually live _________________(long) than smokers.
  8. A coke is often ____________________(expensive) than a beer.
  9. You are as __________________(crazy) as my sister.
  10. The tiger is ______________________(heavy) than a fox.

II U praznine staviti odgovarajući oblik Present Perfect Tense

1. We _______________(buy)a new lamp.

2.He ______________(write) five letters.

3. Jack ___________________(be) my friend for over 20 years

4. For the last ten years, Jack and I _________________(play) for the same hockey team every Saturday.

5. I _____________________(work) hard today.

III U praznine staviti Simple Present Tense ili Present Continuous Tense

  1. Bill ________________________(smoke) one or two cigars every day. In fact, he _______________________(smoke) one right now.
  2. Look! She ______________________________(take) all of your cookies.
  3. They never ____________________________(watch) TV in the morning.
  4. I __________________________(run) really fast at the moment.
  5. Helen often _________________(cook) her own meals.
  6. He ______________________(compete) in athletics right now!
  7. We usually ______________________ (have) orange juice every morning.
  8. Look! The boys __________________________(swim) in the pool.
  9. They _________________________________(clean) the bathroom every day.

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