ENGLISH ELECTRONIC LEARNING

WEB SPACE FOR ENGLISH STUDENTS

EXERCISES

MINUTO DE DIOS UNIVERSITY

EXERCISE

A. Complete : am / is/ are

1. My father _______a taxi driver.
2.It _______cool in spring .
3.Mr. Beek_______our English teacher.
4. It______a cute cat.
5.We_______ good friends.
6.David_____our family doctor.
7.She ______your music teacher.
8.TheY________at school today.
9.The kids ______in U.S.A now.
10.This ______my new car.
11.My grandparents _____ old.
12. I and Ben ____ sick.
13.That _____my villa.
14.You _____a bad pupil.
15. The apples ______ red.
16.It ______winter.
17.I ____hungry. 18. My schoolbag _____green.

To Be’ Multiple Choice

Choose the correct form of the verb “to be” for each question.

1. Russia _________ one of the largest countries in the world.

is

am

are

2. French wine _________ very tasty.

is

am

are

3. The children _________ in the garden.

is

am

are

4. The President of the United States _________ an important person.

am

is

are

5. These books _________ very hard to understand.

am

is

are

6. I think Arabic _________ a complicated language.

are

am

is

7. I _________ sure your friend is coming to the party.

are

am

is

8. Do you know if the shop _________ open?

are

is

am

FUTURE TENSE EXERCISE I
Use the verbs in brackets in the correct future tenses.

Use will-future, going to-future, Simple Present or Present Progressive.

Example: The weather ______ nice on Sunday. (to be)

Answer: The weather will be nice on Sunday.

1) The train________ at 11:45. (to leave)
2) We_________ dinner at a nice restaurant on Saturday. (to have)
3) It _______ in the mountains tomorrow evening. (to snow)
4) On Sunday at 8 o’clock I ________ my friend. (to meet)
5) They __________ to London on Friday evening. (to fly)
6) Wait! I__________ you to the station. (to drive)
7) The English lesson___________ at 8:45. (to start)
8) I__________ my sister in April. (to see)
9) Look at the clouds – it _______ in a few minutes. (to rain)
10) Listen! There’s someone at the door. I________ the door for you. (to open)

FUTURE TENSE EXERCISE II

Will / Be Going To

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses
1.
Michael: Do you think the Republicans or the Democrats (win) the next election?
Jane: I think the Republicans (win) the next election.
John: No way! The Democrats (win) .

2.
Susan: We (go) camping this weekend. Would you like to come along?
Sam: That sounds great, but I don’t have a sleeping bag.
Susan: No problem. I (lend) you one. My family has tons of camping gear.

3.
Barbara: I (buy) a new car this weekend, but I’m a little worried because I don’t really know much about cars. I’m afraid the salesman (try) to take advantage of me when he sees how little I know.
Dave: I used to work for a mechanic in high school and I know a lot about cars. I (go) with you to make sure you are not cheated.

4.
Gina: Fred and I (visit) Santa Fe next summer. Have you ever been there?
Margaret: My family lives in Santa Fe! I (give) you my parents’ phone number. When you get to Santa Fe, just call them and they (give) you a little tour of the town. They can show you some of the sights that most tourists never see.

5.
Pam: Can you see my future in the crystal ball? What (happen) next year?
Fortune Teller: You (meet) a man from the East Coast, perhaps New York or maybe Boston. You (marry) that mystery man.
Pam: Forget the man! I want to know if I (get a new job.
Check Hint

PAST CONTINUOUS EXERCISES I

Write sentences in past progressive.
the snowman / melt / in the sun →
we / explore / a new territory →
the secretary / print out / a document →
the girls / not / concentrate / on the task →
Garth / not / practise / on the piano →

Write questions in past progressive.
Jill / dance →
your cousins / swim / in the lake →
the student / answer / a question →
William / play / the guitar →
Janet / sit / on the bench →

Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.
At a quarter past six, Phil was translating the document.
Sheila was waiting in the park.
The pupils were talking about the United States.
The boss was dictating a letter.
Barbara was looking for her necklace.

PAST CONTINUOUS EXERCISES II

Write sentences in past progressive.

We / feed / the birds →
Jenny / ride / a horse →
my parents / not / eating / at a restaurant →
James and Phil / build / a tree house →
their mother / not / cook / dinner →

Write questions in past progressive.
Jane / tidy / her room →
Brendan / drive / a lorry →
Sue and Jane / sell / fruits →
the pupils / write / a test →
your little sister / cry →

Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.
Misses Bush was correcting our tests.
An hour ago, Carol was talking on the phone.
Avril was painting the kitchen.
Katie was sitting in the living room.
The children were running around noisily.

PAST TENSE EXERCISE
CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER

1) Charles Darwin [was were] born on February 12, 1809.

2) He [was were] a British naturalist who became famous for his theories of evolution and natural selection.
3) In South America, Darwin found that fossils of extinct animals [was were] similar to modern species.
4) Many people [was were] strongly opposed to the idea of evolution because it conflicted with their religious beliefs.
5) Throughout his life, Darwin [was were] a reserved, thorough, hard working scholar.

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Albert Einstein

6) When Albert Einstein [was were] young, his parents worried about him.

7) Einstein’s parents [was were] concerned that Albert was “slow.”
8) Albert [was were] a terrible student who didn’t want to attend classes regularly and take exams.
9) Einstein’s best-known work, the theory of relativity, [was were] published in 1905.
10) Unfortunately, the theory of relativity [was were] used to create the atomic bomb.

EXERCISE NRO 2
Put the correct forms of the verbs into the gaps. Use the Simple Past in the statements.

Example: I ______ to the teacher. (to talk)

Answer: I talked to the teacher.

1) Jane_________ a film. (to watch)
2) He ___ a box. (to carry)
3) They _______ their father. (to help)
4) John and Amy ___________ things. (to swap)
5) I________ to Andrew. (to talk)
6) Susan _______ with Peter. (to dance)
7) The boys __________ basketball. (to try)
8) We ________ a trip. (to plan)
9) She____________ her hair. (to wash)
10) The car______________ at the traffic lights. (to stop)

PRESENT TENSE EXERCISE

She ___ four languages.
a. speak
b. speaks

Jane is a teacher. She ___ French.
a. teach
b. teaches

When the kettle ___, will you make some tea?
a. boil
b. boils

I always ___ the window at night because it is cold.
a. close
b. closes

Those shoes ___ too much.
a. cost
b. costs

The food in Japan is expensive. It ___ a lot to live there.
a. cost
b. costs

His job is great because he ___ a lot of people.
a. meet
b. meets

He always ___ his car on Sundays.
a. wash
b. washes

My watch is broken and it ___ to be fixed again.
a. need
b. needs

I ___ to watch movies.
a. love
b. loves

I ___ to the cinema at least once a week.
a. go
b. goes

They never ___ tea in the morning.
a. drink
b. drinks

We both ___ to the radio in the morning.
a. listen
b. listens

He ___ a big wedding.
a. want
b. wants

George ___ too much so he’s getting fat.
a. eat
b. eats

The earth ___ round the sun, doesn’t it?
a. go
b. goes

The shops in England ___ at 9:00 in the morning.
a. open
b. opens

The post office ___ at 5:30 pm.
a. close
b. closes

Jackie ___ two children now.
a. has
b. have

Mr. Smith ___ too much. He always has a cigarette in his mouth.
a. smoke
b. smokes

When the phone ___, please answer it.
a. ring
b. rings

PRESENT CONTINUOUS EXERCISE

1 Mike / clean / the house /

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2 He / cook / an omelette / for dinner

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3 Mike / smile at / me

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4 He / run / to catch / the bus

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5 Mike / ……../ a / disco / in

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6 He / …….

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7 He / laugh at / you

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8 He / wait for / the / bus

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9 He / …. / the guitar

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10 He /…../ water

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11 He / ……..

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12 He / ……/ a / novel /

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13 Mike / think / about / his / problems

COMPLETE

1. The swimming pool (open) at 9:00 and (close) at 6:30 every day.
2. What time (the banks/close) here?
3. I have a car, but I (not/use) it very often.
4. How many cigarettes (you/smoke) a day?
5. “What (you/do)?”  “I’m an electrical engineer”.
6. “Where (your father/come) from?”  “He (come) from Mexico”.
7. It (take) me an hour to get to work, How long (it/take) you?
8. I (play) the piano, but I (not/play) very well.
9. I don’t understand the word “deceive”. What (“deceive”/mean)?
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