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This new edition has been updated and revised to accompany the Fifth edition of English Grammar in Use, the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners. This book contains 200 varied exercises to provide learners with extra practice of the grammar they have studied.
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with Raymond Murphy

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Contents
To the student
To the teacher
Thanks
Exercise
numbers
1–10
Present continuous and present simple
(I am doing and I do)

v
v
vi
Page
2

11–17

Past simple and past continuous
(I did and I was doing)

18–22

Present and past
(I do / I am doing and I did / I was doing)

11

23–28

Present perfect simple and continuous
(I have done and I have been doing)

14

29–30

Present perfect simple and continuous; past simple
(I have done and I have been doing; I did)

18

31–34

Present perfect and present
(I have done / I have been doing and I do / I am doing)

19

35–36

Present perfect, present and past
(I have done / I have been doing, I do / I am doing and I did)

22

37–42

Present perfect and past simple
(I have done / I have been doing and I did)

23

43–46

Past simple, past continuous and past perfect
(I did, I was doing and I had done / I had been doing)

27

47–51

Past simple, past continuous and used to
(I did, I was doing and I used to do)

30

52–53

Present, present perfect and past

33

54–58

The future: present tenses and will/shall
(I do / I am doing and I will/shall do)

34

59–63

The future: present continuous, will/shall, going to
(I am doing, I will/shall do and I am going to do)

37

64

The future: all forms

40

65–66

can, could and be able to

41

67–68

may and might

42

69–72

can, could, may, might, must and can’t

43

73–78

must(n’t), need(n’t), should(n’t) and don’t have to

45

79–82

(don’t) have to, should(n’t), had better (not) and ought (not) to

48

7

iii

iv

83–85

should

50

86–87

Modals: review

52

88–93

if I do and if I did

53

94–97

if I did and if I had done

56

98–99

Conditionals: review

59

100–102

I wish

60

103–113

The passive

63

114–115

have something done

71

116–120

Questions

72

121–131

Reported speech and questions

75

132–137

-ing and to …

82

138–140

Prepositions and expressions + -ing

86

141

I’m used to doing and I used to do

87

142

to … and preposition + -ing
(afraid to do and afraid of doing)

88

143

Verb forms: review

89

144–148

Countable and uncountable

92

149–151

a/an, some and the

94

152–154

the

96

155–159

Quantifiers and pronouns

97

160–163

Relative clauses

100

164–165

Adjectives and adverbs

103

166–168

Comparatives and superlatives

104

169–172

Word order

106

173–175

Prepositions of time

108

176–177

Prepositions of place

110

178–179

Prepositions (general)

111

180–182

Adjective/verb + preposition

112

183–200

Phrasal verbs

113

Solution to Exercise 143

120

Key

121

To the student
English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises is for intermediate and advanced students who
want extra practice in grammar, without help from a teacher.
There are 200 exercises in this new edition. Each exercise relates to a unit or units in English
Grammar in Use Fifth Edition, with the unit number(s) at the top of the page. All the answers are
given in the Key (pages 121–138). Some exercises ask you to use your own ideas. For these, you can
check the Example answers in the Key. You can use this book if you don’t have English Grammar in
Use, but for an explanation of the grammar points, you need to check in English Grammar in Use.
The grammar points covered in this book are not in order of difficulty, so you can go straight to the
parts where you need the most practice. Where there are several exercises on one grammar point,
however, the easier ones come first. It’s a good idea to do each exercise, check your answers and
then go on to the next one.
Many of the exercises are in the form of emails, notes, conversations or short articles. You can use
these as models for writing or speaking practice.

To the teacher
English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises offers extra practice of most of the grammar
points covered in English Grammar in Use Fifth Edition. Much of the language is contextualised
within dialogues, emails, notes, articles etc., encouraging students to consider meaning as well as
form. The book can be used as self-study material or as a basis for further practice in class or as
homework.
The book is designed for students who have already worked through the exercises in English Grammar
in Use (or elsewhere) which are relevant to their needs, but who need more, or more challenging,
practice. It is particularly useful for revision work.
The exercises are organised in the same order as the units of English Grammar in Use, and the
numbers of the relevant English Grammar in Use units are shown at the top of each page. Within
each group of exercises there is a progression from easier to more challenging, including exercises
where students are encouraged to use their own ideas. The contextualised exercises can be used
as models or springboards for speaking and writing practice of a freer nature.

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Thanks
The authors would like to thank Rebecca Winthrop, Ruth Atkinson and Rhona Snelling for
their help with this new edition.
For trying out exercises and providing valuable feedback on the first and second editions,
thanks go to: students and staff at The British Council Young Learners’ Centre, Barcelona,
Spain, Anglo World, Cambridge, The Studio School, Cambridge, The International Language
Academy, Cambridge, Lelio Pallini, Jon Butt, Cemille Iskenderoglu, Isidro Almándarez,
Catherine Carpenter, Marco Palladino, Margarida C.T. Busatto, Katie Head, Aleya Mokhtar,
Graham Palmer, Rob Waring.
The authors and publishers acknowledge the following sources of copyright material
and are grateful for the permissions granted. While every effort has been made, it has
not always been possible to identify the sources of all the material used, or to trace
all copyright holders. If any omissions are brought to our notice, we will be happy to
include the appropriate acknowledgements on reprinting and in the next update to the
digital edition, as applicable.
Photography
Key: Ex = Exercise
All the photographs are sourced from Getty Images.
Ex 1–10: bcreigh/iStock/Getty Images Plus; PeopleImages/iStock/Getty Images Plus; matimix/iStock/
Getty Images Plus; jinjo0222988/iStock/Getty Images Plus; Image Source/DigitalVision; industryview/
iStock/Getty Images Plus; Photo Josse/Leemage/Corbis Historical; teekid/E+; Toni Poikelj_rvi/EyeEm;
Posnov/Moment; Stockbyte; Ex 11–17: Westend61; Mitchell Funk/Photographer’s Choice; FatCamera/
iStock/Getty Images Plus; Ex 18–22: Lane Oatey; Westend61; Erik Isakson/Blend Images; Ex 23–28:
Christer Fredriksson/Lonely Planet Images; william87/iStock/Getty Images Plus; Ex 29–30: Dean
Mitchell/E+; Ex 31–34: Andrea Pistolesi/The Image Bank; Ex 37–42: svetikd/iStock/Getty Images
Plus; Ex 43–46: Caiaimage/Sam Edwards; Ex 47–51: DreamPictures/The Image Bank; Ben Pipe
Photography/Cultura; Ex 52–53: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images; Ex 54–58: Seb Oliver/Image
Source; Jamie Grill; Ex 59–63: Crocodile Images; vasiliki/E+; holgs/E+; claudiodivizia/iStock/Getty
Images Plus; Vincent van Gogh; alexsl/iStock/Getty Images Plus; Jorisvo/iStock/Getty Images Plus;
nechaev-kon/iStock/Getty Images Plus; nakornkhai/iStock/Getty Images Plus; rclassenlayouts/
iStock/Getty Images Plus; Ex 65–66: Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte; Ex 67–68: ben radford/Corbis
Sport; Ex 69–72: Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images Plus; Ex 73–78: Bread and Butter/The Image
Bank; eyecrave/iStock/Getty Images Plus; stock-eye/iStock/Getty Images Plus; PHOTOS.com>>/Getty
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iStock/Getty Images Plus; kelvinjay/iStock/Getty Images Plus; Ronnie Kaufman/Larry Hirshowitz/
Blend Images; Ex 98–99: J Boyer/The Image Bank; Ex 103–113: David Bank/Moment; sturti/E+;
Ex 116–120: mikolajn/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus; Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images
Plus; baona/E+; Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Moment.
Illustrations by QBS Learning.

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ENGLISH
GRAMMAR
IN USE
To accompany English
Grammar in Use Fifth Edition

with answers

SUPPLEMENTARY
EXERCISES

Units

1–4,
19, 25
1

Present continuous and present simple
(I am doing and I do)
Complete the webpage with the present continuous form of the verbs from the box.

hold

offer

organise

perform

play

sing

CONTACT US

What’s on in Hampton this week?
The Arena
The world famous
Company of Knights
(1) is performing a
breathtaking horseback
show from Wednesday to
Saturday at 7.30 pm.
City Hall
Elisa Gonzalez
(2)
songs from
Brazil, Argentina and
Mexico on Friday at 7 pm.
Hampton Sports Stadium
Hampton Juniors football
team (3)
against
a team from Germany at
11 am on Sunday.

2

2

GALLERY

The Pavilion
Local jewellers
their
(4)
Summer Sale this Sunday
from 10 am to 2 pm.
Shoppers’ Paradise (off Main Street)
All shoe shops
(5)
the chance to
buy one pair get one pair
free every day this week!
Hampton College of Further Education
The education department
(6)
an open day
on Thursday – discover
their range of full- and
part-time courses.

Complete the sentences with the present continuous form of the verbs.
Are you waiting

A jenny:
zoe:

Hi, Zoe! (1)
No, (2)

B mandy:
james:

(3)
No, not at all. (4)

C tom:
ellie:

(5)
(6)

D nina:
finn:

Why (7)
(8)

(those people / shout)?
(They / demonstrate) against the new taxes.

E ben:
craig:

(9)
(10)

(you / apply) for university?
(I / think) about it, but I haven’t decided yet.

F ava:
kate:

(11)
Yes, (12)

(Jane / leave) work early today?
(she / fly) to Brussels at five o’clock.

G josh:
max:

(13)
No, (14)

(you / come) to the party on Thursday?
(I / work) late, unfortunately.

English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises

(you / wait) for the London train?
(I / meet) my mother off the train from Bristol.
(this music / disturb) you?
(I / enjoy) it.
(anyone / use) this room today?
(We / have) a meeting here after lunch, but it’s free now.

Units

1371–4,
19,
145
25
3

Present continuous and present simple
Complete the description using the correct present continuous form of the verbs in the
box. Sometimes you need the negative. Use some of the verbs more than once.

enjoy

hang

lie

look

stay

sit

turn

wear

The Bellelli Family by Edgar Degas
This is a painting of two sisters, Giulia and Giovanna, with their mother, Laura, and father, Gennaro.
is sitting
Gennaro (1)
in an armchair by a desk. He (2)
towards
his family. Laura and Giulia (3)
at something behind Gennaro, but Giovanna
(4)
out of the picture towards the artist. Giulia (5)
on a chair with one foot on the floor. Both the girls look rather serious. Perhaps they
(6)
very still for the artist and they (7)
that!
The girls and their mother all have black dresses and the girls (8)
white
aprons, but their mother (9)
an apron. In the room we can see a picture
which (10)
on the wall behind Laura and some papers which
(11)
on the desk.
4

Choose a picture or photograph you like and describe what is happening in it.

English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises

3

Units

1–4,
19, 25
5

Present continuous and present simple
Complete the text with the present simple form of the verbs.

What is an eclipse?
A solar eclipse (1)
(2)
(3)
It (4)

happens (happen) when the moon
(pass) in front of the sun. This only
(take) place when there is a new moon.
(last) for up to 7.5 minutes.

During a solar eclipse, it is dark. The birds (5)
(keep) still and quiet.
(not sing), and animals (6)
(not happen) very often, and most
A solar eclipse (7)
(enjoy) seeing one. However, it’s important not
people (8)
(not remember) this,
to look straight at the sun. If you (9)
you can damage your eyes.
A lunar eclipse (10)
(11)
(look) dim until it (13)
6

(occur) when the earth’s shadow
(fall) on the moon. The moon (12)
(come) out from the shadow.

Complete the questions with the present simple form of the verbs.

1

Which day of the week
(you / go) to your yoga class?

2

What time
(the bank / shut)?

do you go

I think it’s five o’clock
on weekdays.

3
(your flat / have) air conditioning?

4

Yes, we really need
it in summer.
Nearly every weekend.

How often
(you / see) your brother?

5

Why
(you / not / drive) to work every day?

6

Where
(your sister / keep) her phone charger?

7

On Thursdays.

(you / not / want)

Because the traffic’s so
bad, it’s quicker by bike.
On that shelf beside the TV.

No, I’m OK thanks.

a cup of coffee? You look tired.

8
9

How many hours
(you / work) in a week?

At least one hour
most evenings.

How long
(you / spend) at the gym?

10

(the souvenir
shop / not / sell) stamps?

4

About thirty-five, usually.

English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises

No, only postcards.

Units

1371–4,
19,
145
25
7

Present continuous and present simple
Choose the correct alternative.
From: Pedro Martinez pm3@rygl.com
To: Kai Muller
Subject: Hi from Canada

Hi Kai
(1) I’m having / I have a great time here in Canada. My MSc course (2) isn’t starting / doesn’t
start until next month, at the beginning of September, so (3) I’m making / I make use of the time
to get to know the place. (4) I’m staying / I stay near Vancouver with Ryan, my Canadian cousin.
He and and his brother Liam (5) are owning / own a software business.
In the evenings (6) we’re driving / we drive into the city and go clubbing or see a movie.
(7) I’m making / I make a lot of new friends. (8) I’m thinking / I think my pronunciation is much
better already, and (9) I’m understanding / I understand almost everything. On weekdays
(10) I’m helping / I help Liam. At the moment (11) he’s working / he works on their new website
and (12) he’s needing / he needs help with it. (13) I’m learning / I learn some useful stuff about
how people (14) are doing / do business in this country.
(15) Do you come / Are you coming to see me? (16) I’m spending / I spend the winter holiday
skiing with Ryan and Liam. (17) They’re wanting / They want to meet you and there’s plenty
of space. You must bring lots of warm clothes because (18) it’s getting / it gets really cold here
in the winter. Let me know as soon as (19) you’re deciding / you decide. And tell me what
(20) you’re doing / you do these days.
See you in December, I hope.
Pedro
8

Choose words from the box and make sentences ending as shown. Use verbs in the
present continuous or present simple and any other words you need.

I

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

My best friend My boss
My boyfriend My classmates My family
My father
My sister
My wife
None of my friends Our children
Our next-door neighbour
Our teacher Several of my colleagues

My boyfriend is studying for his final exams
My sister doesn’t go to the cinema
My classmates aren’t talking much

this term.
very often.
right now.
this year.
every week.
at the moment.
this year.
at weekends.
this term.
right now.

English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises

5

Units

1–4,
19, 25

Present continuous and present simple
Put the verbs into the correct form: present continuous or present simple.
Tony Hunt, a journalist, is interviewing Leila Markham, an environmental scientist.

9

tony:
leila:

tony:
leila:

tony:
leila:

tony:
leila:
10

Tick (✓) the sentences which are correct. In some pairs, one sentence is correct. In other
pairs, both sentences are correct.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

6

So tell me, Leila, why is it important to save the
rainforests?
There are so many reasons. One reason is that
lots of the plants which (1) grow (grow) in the
rainforest could be useful in medicine.
(not / know) all
We (2)
the plants, but there are tens of thousands of them.
Chemists and doctors (3)
(try) to discover their secrets before they are destroyed.
I see. What other reasons are there?
(believe) that the rainforests
Well, scientists (4)
(have) an influence on the world’s weather systems and this
(5)
(help) to slow down global warming. But, unfortunately,
(6)
(disappear) at a terrifying rate and we
these days the forests (7)
(not / do) enough to save them.
(8)
What is the main danger of global warming, in your opinion?
The polar regions (9)
(consist) of millions of tons of ice.
(melt), the
If they (10)
level of the sea will rise and cause terrible floods. Most
(agree) that
scientists (11)
global temperatures (12)
(already / rise). We must do everything we can to
prevent global warming, and that includes preserving the rainforests!
Thank you, Leila, and good luck in your campaign.
Thank you.

What do you think of my hair? ✓
You look great today!
Do you enjoy your meal?
I think of selling my car.
Where do you live?
I don’t believe his story.
The students seem tired today.
He weighs 80 kilos.
How often do you play tennis?
My brother looks for a new job.

English Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises

What are you thinking of my hair?
You’re looking great today!
Are you enjoying your meal?
I’m thinking of selling my car.
Where are you living?
I’m not believing his story.
The students are seeming tired today.
He’s weighing 80 kilos.
How often are you playing tennis?
My brother is looking for a new job.

Units

1375–6
145
11

Past simple and past continuous
(I did and I was doing)
Last week John went to Scotland on a business trip. Read his diary for last week.
Then complete the report he sent to his boss using the past simple.

File

Edit

View

Help
From: John Hutchings
To: Simon Sato
Subject: Visit to Scotland 6 & 7 March

6 MARCH
Thursday
am

• fly to Edinburgh
• have lunch with Scottish
sales team

pm

• visit two factories
• discuss last series of
adverts with marketing
manager (not keen on them)

7 MARCH
Friday

12

am

• drive to Glasgow
• meet architects – look
at new office plans

pm

• go to see new office
building
• invite architects to
dinner (not free)
• catch overnight train to
London

I (1) flew to Edinburgh on Thursday morning and
(2)
lunch with the Scottish sales team.
Then I (3)
our two factories there and
(4)
our last series of adverts with the
marketing manager. He (5)
keen on
them, unfortunately.
On Friday morning I (6)
to Glasgow
and (7)
the architects. We
(8)
at the new office plans and in the
afternoon we (9)
to see the new office
building. I (10)
the architects
to dinner, but they (11)
free.
I (12)
the overnight train back to London.

Think about what you did one day last week. Complete the diary below. Then write a
report using the past simple.

File

Edit

am

View

Help

Day:
Name:

lunch

On

morning

pm

dinner

evening

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Units

Past simple and past continuous

5–6
13

Use the words given to make sentences. Do not change the order of the words. Use only
the past simple or past continuous.
1

2

Sorry I’m so late.
DANNY

We can’t eat it
because it’s cold.

Katie / phone / the takeaway when the
pizza / arrive
Katie phoned the takeaway when
the pizza arrived.

when Danny / arrive / we / pay / the bill
When Danny arrived, we were
paying the bill.

3

4

HARRY

while he / walk / in the mountains, Harry /
see / a bear

the students / play / a game when the
professor / arrive

5

6

OLIVER

Please send
the fire brigade!

8

Oliver / phone / the fire brigade when the
cooker / catch fire

when the starter / fire her pistol / the race /
begin

7

8

I / walk / home when it / start / to snow

Andy / have / lunch in a cafe when Jade / phone

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Hi Jade!

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Past simple and past continuous
Choose the correct alternative.

Is it true that Sir Isaac Newton understood gravity because an apple (1) fell / was falling on his head
when he (2) lay / was lying under a tree in his garden? Probably not. However, many great and small
discoveries are the result of lucky accidents …
One day in 1879 chemist Constantin Fahlberg (3) didn’t wash / wasn’t washing his hands before dinner.
While he (4) ate / was eating he (5) noticed / was noticing that the bread (6) tasted / was tasting sweet.
The sweetness was saccharin.
Alexander Fleming (7) became / was becoming interested in the control of bacteria while he
(8) worked / was working as a doctor during the First World War. In 1928 he (9) tidied / was tidying his
laboratory when he (10) saw / was seeing that one of the dirty dishes (11) didn’t have / wasn’t having
any bacteria on it, but that something else (12) grew / was growing there. It was penicillin.
In 1930 dietician Ruth Wakefield (13) prepared / was preparing some cookies for guests when she
(14) realised / was realising that she had no chocolate powder. She (15) decided / was deciding to use
small pieces of ordinary chocolate instead. The chocolate pieces (16) didn’t melt / wasn’t melting, and
the first chocolate chip cookies were a great success.
Dr Percy Spencer was a physicist in the 1940s who probably enjoyed chocolate chip cookies.
He (17) walked / was walking past some equipment in the laboratory when he (18) felt / was feeling
something strange in his pocket. It was his chocolate bar and it (19) melted / was melting. This accident
(20) led / was leading to the invention of a new piece of cooking equipment – the microwave oven.

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Put the verbs into the correct form: past simple or past continuous.
From: Ada
To: Becky
Subject: Naomi

Hi Becky,
Guess what, my sister Naomi is married! She (1) got (get) home from her round the world
(meet) him when she (3)
trip last week with a husband!! She (2)
(shop),
(travel) round New Zealand. One afternoon, while her friends (4)
(go) to look round an art gallery. She (6)
(look) at
she (5)
(come) into the room and he
a small sculpture when a young man (7)
(start) to put it into his rucksack. She (9)
(call) the security
(8)
(think) the man (11)
(try) to steal it. She
guard because she (10)
(be) really embarrassed to discover that he (13)
(not steal)
(12)
(belong) to him! Anyway, he (15)
(not mind) and he
it – it (14)
(ask) her to go for a coffee. They (17)
(get married) a month
(16)
(not know) anything about it! Can you believe it?
later in Bali. We (18)
He’s really nice and they are very happy together!
Love, Ada
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Here is part of the website of a rock star called Aidan Flanagan. Put the verbs into the
correct form: past simple or past continuous.

Aidan Flanagan

HOME | NEWS | ABOUT | TOURS | EXTRAS

Aidan Flanagan was born in 1994 in Bray near Dublin,
Ireland. In 2011 he became very seriously ill. While he
(1) was recovering (recover) at home, his uncle
(give) him an old drumkit. He enjoyed
(2)
playing and practised in a friend’s garage every evening.
One day in 2013, John Leaf, the manager of several
(pass) the
successful musicians, (3)
(hear) Aidan practising.
garage when he (4)
(bang) on the garage door and
He (5)
(invite) Aidan to appear in one of the concerts he (7)
(organise)
(6)
(not accept) Leaf’s invitation, because at that time he
that year. Aidan, however, (8)
(prepare) for some important school exams.
(9)
Aidan (10)
(pass) his exams and (11)
(go) to university to study
(meet) Kim O’Malley, who (13)
(study)
engineering. There he (12)
(not have) much
chemistry. Kim played the saxophone. Being students, they (14)
(work) as waiters at weekends.
money and they usually (15)
One evening in April 2016, while Aidan and Kim (16)
(serve) customers, the manager
(announce) that there would be no live music in the restaurant that night as the
(17)
(persuade) the manager to let them
regular band could not come. Aidan and Kim (18)
(be) amazed to hear how good their music
play. All the customers and staff (19)
(be). In the next six months Aidan and Kim (21)
(earn) so
(20)
(decide) to leave university and go on tour. Their success has
much money they (22)
continued ever since.

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Complete the first sentence with the verb in the past continuous. Write a second sentence
with the verb in the past simple to say what happened next. Use your own ideas.

1 When my phone rang, I was watching TV.
I answered it but it was a wrong number.
2 I
3 Everyone
4 When we came out of the cinema, the sun

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when it started to rain.
when the lights went out.

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Present and past
(I do / I am doing and I did / I was doing)
Choose the correct alternative.

adam:
mike:
adam:

mike:
adam:
mike:
adam:
mike:
adam:

mike:
adam:
mike:

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Hello, Mike. What (1) are you doing / do you do in my part
of London?
Well, actually, (2) I’m looking / I look at these new flats
(3) they’re building / they build down the road here.
Well, (4) they’re looking / they look quite cool, but
(5) I’m thinking / I think they’re quite expensive. So
(6) are you wanting / do you want to move to this area?
Yes. In fact, well, the news is that Mandy and I (7) are getting / get married.
Oh, wow! Congratulations. When (8) were you deciding / did you decide?
Only last week. It was while (9) we were staying / we stayed with her family in Scotland.
Now (10) we try / we’re trying to find a suitable flat.
I hope you manage to buy one of these.
Oh, (11) we aren’t looking / we don’t look for one to buy. (12) We aren’t having /
We don’t have enough money yet. (13) We’re wanting / We want to rent one.
Yes, of course. That’s what Anna and I (14) did / were doing at first. After that, my brother
(15) was lending / lent us some money. That’s how (16) we were managing / we managed
to buy ours.
You’re right. We must talk to our families before (17) we choose / we’re choosing a flat.
Yeah, my family (18) gave / were giving us a lot of help and advice. Now, what about a
sandwich at my place? It’s just round the corner.
Oh yes, thanks. (19) I looked / I was looking for somewhere to eat when (20) I was bumping /
I bumped into you.

Put the verbs into the correct form: present simple, present continuous, past simple or
past continuous.

1 I remember the day you got engaged. I was having a shower when you phoned. (have)
what
2 He tried to explain his problems to his parents, but they just
he was talking about. (not / understand)
absolutely disgusting. (taste)
3 What have you put in my burger? It
4 Leo always claimed that he was innocent, but for many years no one
him. (believe)
to me. I’m just
5 It’s a great jacket, I know, but unfortunately it
borrowing it for the party this evening. (not / belong)
a coat? You’ll freeze to death in this cold wind! (you / not / wear)
6 Why
this morning. (jog)
7 Zoe fell over and hurt her ankle when she
my phone from my bag.
8 While I was admiring the view, someone
(steal)
that man standing at the checkout? I’m sure I know him.
9 Look!
(you / see)
. (prefer)
10 Tea or coffee? I’m making both, so just say which you

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There are mistakes in eight of these sentences. Correct the sentences where necessary.
Write ‘OK’ if the sentence is already correct.

1 The coffee is smelling wonderful.
2 Last year we visited Australia.
3 The ship sank because the engineer wasn’t calling for
help until it was too late.
4 My brother is always texting during movies.
It's so distracting!
5 How is Jennifer? Does her health improve?
6 You’re quite right, I’m completely agreeing with you.
7 What did you after you left school?
8 Now I understand what you’re trying to say!
9 I can’t imagine why you were believing all those stories.
10 Martin looked forward to a quiet evening when his brother
came home from the football match with ten friends.
11 Philippa heard the election result as she was driving
to work, so she immediately stopped and phoned me.
12 I’m sorry, I’ve spilt your drink. Where are you
keeping the paper towels?
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The coffee smells wonderful.
OK

Complete the email with suitable verbs in the correct form: present simple, present
continuous, past simple or past continuous.
From: Alice
To: Anita
Subject: Hiya!

Hi Anita,
Thanks for the text you (1)
although my back still (3)
Last night I (5)
I (7)
my back (9)
more careful.

sent

yesterday. I (2)
if I (4)

to feel better now
too far.

some friends who (6)
to the cafe quite easily, but while I (8)
to ache really badly. So today I (10)

dinner near here.
home,

Remember that great song we heard during Laura’s birthday meal? Well, I finally
to find out who sings it! They have a concert next month if you
(11)
to go together? You could invite John too – I know you
(12)
for a thank-you gift for him.
(13)
I must lie down now because my back (14)
see me soon. I’m OK, but you know me, I (15)
Love, Alice

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to hurt again. Come and
bored very quickly!

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Present and past
Complete the questions with suitable verbs in the correct form: present simple,
present continuous, past simple or past continuous.
1

Why are you wearing
your coat and hat?

2

How often
your teeth?

I’m really cold.

3

Twice a day.

4
When
your driving test?

this programme?

Last Friday. Would you
like a lift somewhere?
No, it’s not
very interesting.

5

6

What time
to bed last night?

this jumper is too small for me?

Not at all. It’s fine.

About one o’clock
I think.

7

8

What
at one o’clock this morning?

What time
?

I was at home
watching TV.

Nine o’clock
usually.

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Present perfect simple and continuous
(I have done and I have been doing)
Complete the email with the present perfect simple form of the verbs.
From: Theresa
To: Flora
Subject: Hello from NYC!

Hi Flora
(already / do)
As you can see, I (1) ’ve arrived (arrive) safely. Paul and I (2)
(I / only / be) in New York twenty-four hours.
lots of things even though (3)
(I / not sleep) for two days! (5)
(I / take) hundreds of
(4)
(show) me lots of famous landmarks and
photos already. Paul (6)
(I / eat) a real American breakfast. (8)
(I / ride) in a
(7)
(I / travel) on the subway too. (10)
yellow cab and (9)
(pay) for everything so far.
(I / not spend) any money yet because Paul (11)
(I / have) some sleep.
I’ll email you again tomorrow when (12)
Love, Theresa
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Tick (✓) the sentence which means the same as the first sentence.

1 Have you ever visited Ibiza?
a Did you visit Ibiza?
b Have you been to Ibiza? ✓
c Have you visited Ibiza recently?

4 We’ve just got home from the beach.
a We were at the beach very recently.
b We haven’t been to the beach for a long time.
c We went to the beach yesterday.

2 This is the first time I’ve been skiing.
a I’ve been skiing once before.
b I haven’t been skiing for a long time.
c I’ve never been skiing before.

5 My manager hasn’t been at work for a week.
a My manager has left the company.
b My manager has been away for a week.
c My manager didn’t come to work last week.

3 I’ve had two holidays this year.
a I’ve just come back from holiday.
b I’ve been on holiday twice this year.
c I’ve been away for two weeks.

6 I haven’t checked my emails since this morning.
a I have just checked my emails.
b I haven’t checked my emails today.
c I checked my emails this morning.

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Present perfect simple and continuous
Complete the conversation with the verbs from the box in the correct form: present
perfect simple or present perfect continuous. In some cases both forms are possible.
You need to use some of the verbs more than once. Read the whole conversation before
you begin.

be

come

do

drive

find

have

look

Julia is being interviewed by Nicola for a job working with young children.
nicola: Come in, Julia. Please sit down. Would you
like a coffee?
julia:
Thank you, actually I (1) ’ve just had
nicola:
julia:

nicola:
julia:
nicola:
julia:
nicola:
julia:
nicola:
julia:
nicola:
julia:

nicola:
julia:
nicola:
julia:
nicola:
julia:
nicola:

(just) one.
Oh good. Now, do you know this area at all?
Quite well. I’ve got friends who live in this
here
town, so I (2)
for holidays since I was a child. I’m staying
with them at the moment, actually.
Oh, that’s nice. And do you have a driving
licence?
for four years now.
Yes. I (3)
And would you say you’re a careful driver?
(never) an accident.
Yes, I think so. At least I (4)
Good. Now, could you tell me why you think you would be right for this job?
(always) interested in working with small
Well, I (5)
two holiday jobs looking after children.
children. And I (6)
How do you think you would cope in an emergency?
a first-aid course too.
I’m quite a calm person, I think. I (7)
I got a certificate.
That’s good. Now, this job isn’t permanent, as you know. We need someone for about
a year. How would that fit with your long-term plans?
I’d like to work abroad eventually. But I want some full-time experience first.
a Nursery Teacher’s course this year. We finish next
I (8)
week, in fact.
When would you be able to start?
As soon as I finish my course.
Excellent. And would you live with your friends?
in the
Well, probably not. I want to rent a small flat. I (9)
(not) anything yet.
paper every day, but I (10)
Well, if you get the job, we’ll try to help you. Now, would you like to come and meet
some of the children?
Oh, yes.
Right, if you’ll just follow me then.

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Present perfect simple and continuous
Tick (✓) the sentences which are correct. In some pairs, one sentence is correct. In other
pairs, both sentences are correct.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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She’s had a headache all day. ✓
I’ve wanted a cat for a long time.
They’ve eaten lunch.
I’ve known her for two years.
He’s been very helpful.
He’s tasted the soup.
They’ve seen this movie before.
I’ve seen a throat specialist.
We’ve realised where we are now.
It’s belonged to us for many years.
He’s explained the plan to us.
You’ve broken my phone!

She’s been having a headache all day.
I’ve been wanting a cat for a long time.
They’ve been eating lunch.
I’ve been knowing her for two years.
He’s been being very helpful.
He’s been tasting the soup.
They’ve been seeing this movie before.
I’ve been seeing a throat specialist.
We’ve been realising where we are now.
It’s been belonging to us for many years.
He’s been explaining the plan to us.
You’ve been breaking my phone!

Put the verbs into the correct form: present perfect simple or present perfect continuous.

1 John’s terribly upset. He’s broken off (he / break off) his engagement to Megan. Apparently
she’s been seeing (she / see) someone else while he’s been (he / be) in Africa.
2 Could you translate this Arabic song for me? I understood Arabic when I was a child,
(I / forget) it all.
but
(you / have)
3 What’s that mark on the side of the car?
an accident?
(you / play about) with it?
4 The lock on this case is broken.
(you / study) it long?
5 Your Portuguese is very good.
(you / never / ask)
6 Of course you don’t know what I think!
my opinion.
(he / fail) the exam.
7 I’m not surprised
(he / not / work) hard recently.
(she / repair) her bike.
8 Mina’s hands are very dirty.
(they / swim)
9 I’m going to make some lunch for the kids.
all morning. I’m sure they’re hungry.
(I / do) grammar exercises all morning. I deserve a break.
10
(I / lose)
11 Where’s my phone? This is the third time
it today!
(you / grumble) all weekend!
12 Oh, do be quiet.
13 Since Maria won that talent show
(she / spend) money like there’s no tomorrow.
(she / move) to a big new
(she / buy) a new car and
(she / throw) wonderful parties at her new house
house.
every weekend too. In fact, I’m going to one tomorrow.

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Present perfect simple and continuous
Complete the sentences with the verbs in the correct form: present perfect simple or
present perfect continuous.
1

earlier this morning

2

now

a moment ago

now

Why do you need a new phone?

You look
very tired.

I’ve been cleaning
my room all morning.

Because I

Yes, I am.

3

earlier this afternoon

.

4

now

earlier this year

How did you get
in such a mess?

now
You dance much better
than you used to!

Thank you. Actually,
I

.

Well, I
sausages.

5

about now

6

now

earlier

now

Isn’t your husband here?

You’re looking very nice.

Thanks, I

.

Sorry, no. He

.

7

a few minutes ago

8

now
Why are you
crying?

earlier this week

now
Can you give me a lift
to work tomorrow?

Don’t worry. It’s because I

I’m afraid I can’t. You see, I

.

.

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Present perfect simple and continuous; past simple
(I have done and I have been doing; I did)
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

1 We haven’t been to a beach party for over a year.
The last time we went to a beach party was over a year ago.
2 Your wedding was the last time I wore a long dress.
since your wedding.
I
3 It’s nearly twenty years since my father saw his brother.
for nearly twenty years.
My father
4 James went to Bratislava last Friday and is still there.
to Bratislava.
James has
5 When did you learn to drive?
to drive?
How long is it
6 The last time I went scuba diving was when we were in Egypt.
we were in Egypt.
I haven’t
7 You haven’t cut the grass for weeks.
the grass.
It’s weeks
8 We started looking for a flat two months ago and we’re still looking.
a flat for two months.
We’ve
9 This is the first time I’ve been to a spa.
to a spa before.
I
10 Kim lost her job a year ago and is still trying to find one.
a job for a whole year.
Kim
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Use your own ideas to complete the sentences. Use the present perfect simple,
the present perfect continuous or the past simple.

1 Since we bought this car, we’ve done lots of trips round the country.
or we’ve been doing lots of trips round the country.
2 My colleague was ill, so I had to work overtime
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

18

When I was a child,
It’s three weeks since
For the past three weeks

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last week.
for several years.
since yesterday.
.
five minutes ago.
.
.
in 2016.
since I came into this room.
.
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Present perfect and present
(I have done / I have been doing and I do / I am doing)
Choose the correct alternative.
Megan meets her friend Jess in a cafe.

megan:
jess:
megan:

jess:
megan:

jess:
megan:
jess:
megan:
steve:
megan:
steve:
jess:
steve:
jess:
steve:
megan:

Hi, Jess, how are you? (1) I haven’t seen / I haven’t been seeing you since the summer.
No, (2) I’ve been revising / I’ve revised for my exams. They’re next week. What about you?
Well, a few days ago I met a website designer, Steve, (3) who’s looking / who’s been
looking for some help for weeks. (4) He offers / He’s offered me some work from
next week.
That’s great.
Yeah, and every day since then (5) I look / I’ve been looking at his sites. (6) He’s designed /
He’s been designing three or four really cool ones already. But (7) he doesn’t have / he isn’t
having enough time to do all the new ones. That’s why (8) he’s needing / he needs me.
That’s really good. Hey, who’s that guy over there? (9) He’s looked / He’s been looking
at us since we met.
Oh, wow, that’s Steve, the guy (10) I’ve been telling / I tell you about.
(11) He’s looking / He looks like a student or something.
Shh. (12) He’s coming / He comes over.
Hi, Megan.
Hi Steve, this is my friend Jess.
Hello. (13) Do you using / Are you using the wi-fi in here at the moment?
Yes. (14) I come / I’m coming here most days for lunch and since there’s free wi-fi
(15) I’ve checked / I’ve been checking my email at the same time.
And (16) do you enjoy / are you enjoying the food here?
Er, yes. It’s always very good. But why?
Oh, just interested. (17) I own / I’m owning this cafe.
I didn’t know that!

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Present perfect and present
Complete the sentences with the verbs from the box in the correct form: present perfect
simple, present perfect continuous, present simple or present continuous.

not / be
deal
not / speak

not / finish have
not / know
live
see
not / see
stare
stay
suffer
wait not / want
watch

1 I haven’t finished answering my emails because I ’ve been dealing with customers
all morning.
any more juice. I
2 Thank you, but I really
two large glasses already.
from earache since the weekend. He
3 Paul
the doctor twice, but it’s still not better.
why Sara is upset, but she
to us for ages.
4 We
you
at me like that? I suppose you
5 Why
anyone with rainbow-coloured hair before!
with my cousin in London for a few days. I
6 I
here for several years, so he can show me around.
here before, but he
you
a long time?
7 I’m sorry I’m late.
this stupid film since lunchtime. Let’s switch over to another channel.
8 We
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Complete the email with suitable verbs in the correct form: present perfect simple,
present perfect continuous, present simple or present continuous.
From: Roberto & Jan
To: Nick
Subject: Greetings from Prague

Dear Nick,
We (1) ’re having

a wonderful time here in Prague. We

(2)

here for three days now and we

(3)

to stay for the rest of the week

because we (4)
We (5)

ourselves so much.
the Charles Bridge and the

Castle, and this morning we walked around other historic
places, including Kafka’s house. I took this photo just
before lunch. We (6)

any souvenirs

yet, but we (7)

some good art

galleries and shops. Fortunately, the weather (8)
People (9)

it can be really bad at this time of year and of

course it often (10)
(11)

heavily here! As this is the first time we
to Prague, we (12)

See you soon, Roberto and Jan

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that we’re just lucky.

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Present perfect and present
Put the verbs into the correct form: present perfect simple, present perfect continuous,
present simple or present continuous.
Sam is the captain of his local football team. He’s talking to his brother, Dave.

sam:
dave:
sam:
dave:
sam:

dave:
sam:
dave:
sam:

dave:
sam:

dave:
sam:

Dave, I’m worried about the team.
But why? (1) You’ve won (You / win) every game this season.
(we / be) very lucky.
Yeah, (2)
(what / cause) me problems now.
That’s (3)
How come?
(we / practise) twice a week since
Well, (4)
the beginning of this season and (5)
(that / really / make) a difference. Now, some of the guys say that’s not necessary
(we / always / win). The thing
because (6)
(we / not / practise)
is, I’m afraid that if (7)
so often, we may start losing matches. (8)
(we / play) Donnington on Saturday and (9)
(everyone / agree) they’re a really strong team. I’m worried because the trouble is,
(we / not / practise) since Monday.
(10)
(you / have) a problem.
I can see (11)
What can you do?
I think the problem is really Callum.
(who / play) for you since
The big guy (12)
last season?
(he / usually / score) most of the
Yeah, and (13)
goals. The trouble is, since the summer (14)
(he / arrive) for training really late. And now several of the other players in the team
(begin) to do the same. When I try
(15)
(he / refuse) to listen to
to talk to him, (16)
(I / say).
what (17)
Well, you’re the captain, tell him he can’t play in the match against Donnington if
(he / not / listen) to you.
(18)
OK, but (19)
(I / not / like) to speak to people like that. What if he
gets angry and leaves the team?
I’m sure he won’t.
Yeah, well. (20)
(I / hope) not.

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1–5,
7–12
35

Present perfect, present and past
(I have done / I have been doing, I do / I am doing and I did)
There are seven mistakes in this email. Correct the mistakes.
From: mariannanov@wtmail.com
To: maaziz@market.solutions.co.uk
Subject: Temporary manager

Dear Mr Aziz,

I have seen
I would like to apply for the job of temporary manager which I see advertised on your website.
I am twenty years old. I was born in Poland, but my family moved to England when I was
twelve and I am living here ever since. I left school since three years and since then I am
having several jobs in tourism and marketing. For the past six months I am working for
Go-Places Agency. The manager has been saying that he is willing to give me a reference.
I speak Polish and English fluently. I have also learnt Spanish since I left school, so I speak
some Spanish too.
I hope you will consider my application.
Yours sincerely,
Marianna Nowak
36

Write an email applying for this job. You may write for yourself or you may invent an applicant.

Student jobsearch

Temporary jobs

Assistant shop manager – Allingham
Busy souvenir shop seeks bright, helpful person for two months in summer.
Must speak fluent English in addition to at least one other language. Experience and
qualifications not essential, but desirable. Good pay and conditions.
Email giving details + one referee to nicole.sparks@studentjobsearch.co.uk

From:
To: nicole.sparks@studentjobsearch.co.uk
Subject: Assistant shop manager

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Present perfect and past simple

13713–14
145 (I have done / I have been doing and I did)
37

Match the beginning of each sentence with the most suitable ending to make a story.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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The Ocean Hotel opened
There’s been a sushi restaurant there
I went for a meal there
I lost my coat
I phoned the restaurant
The manager asked me to wait
That’s why I’ve felt cold

a
b
c
d
e
f
g

half an hour ago.
last night.
in 2018.
since January.
all day.
when I went there.
for a few days in case it’s found.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

c

Choose the correct alternative.

1
2
3
4
5
6

My sister has been / was interested in medicine ever since she has been / she was a child.
How long have you studied / did you study before you have qualified / you qualified?
Where have you first met / did you first meet your boyfriend?
Is this the first time you’ve cooked / you cooked dinner for the whole family?
We’ve wanted / We wanted to go to out last night, but we haven’t had / we didn’t have any money.
What can we do? I’m sure something has happened / happened to Alex. We’ve been calling /
We called him for over an hour and he still hasn’t answered / he still hasn’t been answering.
7 We have posted / We posted the contract to you three weeks ago. If you haven’t received /
you didn’t receive it yet, please email us immediately.
8 I’m exhausted because I’ve worked / I’ve been working in a restaurant for the past three weeks.
I’ve never realised / I never realised before how hard the work is!

39

Complete the sentences with the verbs from the box in the correct form: present
perfect or past simple.

be
go
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

be
break
have offer

earn
forget
phone tell

give
train

Ben has been
Gina
Pippa
Eric
How long

off work all this week.
to the cinema every weekend when she was a student.
very quiet recently. Is she OK?
every day for six months before he ran the marathon.
Nick
his current job?
Tina
her parents since she left home?
my toe.
Ow, that hurt! I think I
me about his problems last night.
Jack
Sue’s address. Do you have it?
I
more money in her last job, but she enjoys this one more.
Jane
Mark
you his phone number
before he left?
to lend me his car tomorrow, so I needn’t get the bus.
12 My brother

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13–14 Present perfect and past simple
40

Put the verbs into the correct form: present perfect simple or past simple. Read the whole
text before you begin.

Then

and

Now

Thirty years ago only a few people (1) realised
(realise) how greatly technology was about to
transform everyone’s daily lives. These few
decades (2)
(see) enormous
changes in how people live, study and work.
Trips to the supermarket which once
(3)
(take) half the weekend have
been replaced with online ordering. Music lovers
who once (4)
(spend) hours
wandering around shops, simply download the
tracks they want to hear. Information which
(require) hours of research in
(5)
a library (6)
(become) available
to anybody in a few clicks on the keyboard. The
spread of laptops and wi-fi (7)
(enable) students and business people to work
almost anywhere at anytime and mobile phones
(8)
(transform) the way people
organise their lives.
However, some people question how much
our lives (9)
(improve) over
these years. Online banking, for example,
(10)
(replace) the friendly bank

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clerk who (11)
(know) your name
with an impersonal website. Teachers complain
that students (12)
(learn) to copy
and paste instead of thinking for themselves.
There are fears that governments and companies
(13)
(not / do) enough to safeguard
personal data stored online. Certainly, some of us
may now be wondering whether modern technology
(14)
(bring) us as many problems
as it (15)
(solve).

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137- Present perfect and past simple
13–14
145
41

Alex wants to go to an art college and is being interviewed by Tom Smith, one of the
lecturers. Complete the questions which Tom asks him. Read the whole conversation
before you begin.

tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:
tom:
alex:

Right, Alex, let’s find out something about you. When (1) did you leave school?
Five years ago, actually.
since then?
And what (2)
Well, I’ve had several jobs.
first?
What (3)
I worked in a cafe for about a year. I needed to save a lot of money.
the money?
Why (4)
I wanted to travel a bit before I started studying.
to go?
Where (5)
Well, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia …
all those places?
Wow! And (6)
No, not yet. I’ve been to Brazil and Peru so far. And I spent some months in Turkey.
there?
Where (7)
With some friends near Izmir. It was great.
You’re very lucky. And now you want to come to college.
some work to show me?
(8)
Um, yes, I’ve got some paintings here.
these?
Where (9)
Mostly in Turkey.
anything in South America?
(10)
No, I didn’t have time to paint. And I was travelling light, so I just did some pencil
sketches. They’re behind the paintings.
Well, Alex, I’m very impressed. When (11)
interested in painting and drawing?
I think I always have been.
I can believe that. This work is very good.
Thank you very much.

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42

Choose ten of the pictures and write true sentences about yourself. Use the present
perfect or past simple.

do / washing-up

drive / car

eat / noodles

wear / hat

ride / motorbike

get / married

play / computer
game

play / golf

pass / exam

break / leg

watch / TV

ride / bike

study / English

drink / milk

text / my best
friend

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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I haven’t ridden a bike
Yesterday I
In the past six months I
Since my last birthday I
I
Last year I
Six months ago I
I
I
This week I

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since last month.
.
.
.
recently.
.
.
since I was a child.
yesterday evening.
.

Units

Past simple, past continuous and past perfect

1375–6,
15–16
145 (I did, I was doing and I had done / I had been doing)
43

Choose the correct alternative.
From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:

nonna@zapnet.com
GHL@zapnet.com
margo35@kwikmail.co.uk
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE

Hi,
The talks
Thought you’d like to know that the conference was very successful.
(1) were / had been really interesting and all the speakers (2) had prepared / prepared
their material very thoroughly. Everyone agreed we should do the same next year.
When we
However there were some problems with the conference centre.
(3) arrived / had arrived, we (4) discovered / had discovered that the manager
(5) reserved / had reserved the wrong room for us. This meant that we (6) didn’t have /
hadn’t had enough space. Unfortunately, he couldn’t let us have the larger room because
he (7) gave / had given it to another group, which was even bigger than ours.
He (8) also misunderstood / had also misunderstood the form explaining what lunch
options we (9) wanted / had wanted. In fact, we (10) suspected / had suspected that he
(11) lost / had lost it. I recommend not using that venue again!
Best wishes,
Nonna
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There are mistakes in all of these sentences. Correct the sentences.
as we hadn’t seen each other
1 I was pleased to see my friends from uni at the

2
3
4

5
6

7
8

conference last week as we didn’t see each other
since graduation.
By the time we reached the stadium, the match ended
and the spectators were leaving.
At the end of the meal, he found he couldn’t pay his
share of the bill because he didn’t bring his wallet.
We were pleased that Gary was having his laptop with
him, but we were less pleased when we discovered
that he hadn’t charged the battery.
When I came out of the cinema, I had found that a
thief had taken my phone from my bag.
At first the authorities thought the athlete had been
using drugs, but they soon realised the lab mixed up
the test results.
When my cousin came into the room, I didn’t recognise
him because I didn’t see him since he was a child.
We couldn’t find anywhere central to stay when we
arrived in Rome, so we had decided to book a hotel
room the next time.
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15–16
45

Complete the sentences with suitable verbs in the correct form: past perfect simple or
past perfect continuous.
1

2
Why did Vicki
have a shower?

Why didn’t Becca
call me last night?

VICKI

she’d been
working out .

Because

BECCA

Because she

.

3

4
Why didn’t Jordan
answer the door?

Why didn’t Simon
arrive for his interview?

JORDAN

SIMON

Because he

Because he

.

.

5

6
ALEX

Why didn’t Alex
eat any lunch?

Why did Cora
miss the bus?

CORA

Because she

Because he

.

.

7

8
ELLIE

Why didn’t Ellie
go to the beach?

Why did Chris
lose his job?

CHRIS

Because he

.

Because she

.

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1375–6, Past simple, past continuous and past perfect
15–16
145
46

Put the verbs into the correct form: past simple, past continuous, past perfect simple or
past perfect continuous.
Kylie has called to see her friend Gary. They are both angry.

gary:
kylie:
gary:
kylie:
gary:
kylie:
gary:
kylie:
gary:
kylie:

gary:
kylie:

gary:

kylie:
gary:
kylie:
gary:
kylie:
gary:

Kylie, I’m surprised to see you.
Yeah? Well, I think you owe me an explanation.
What about you? (1) I saw (I / see) you in the cafe with your sister last night.
(We / arrange) to meet at the cinema, if you remember.
(2)
(you / not / come) into the cafe if you saw me?
So why (3)
(I / be) extremely angry. And also extremely cold.
(4)
(I / wait) outside the cinema for three-quarters of an hour.
(5)
(you / not / get) my texts?
But why? (6)
What texts?
(I / send) you yesterday afternoon. And the one
The text (7)
from the cafe yesterday evening.
What are you taking about?
(I / walk) past the cinema yesterday lunchtime when
(8)
(I / notice) that (10)
(9)
(I / text) you to tell you.
(they / change) the movie. So (11)
(I / send) you a message from the cafe to to say
Then (12)
where I was last night.
(I / not / get) any texts from you yesterday.
(13)
(I / try) to phone you but there was no answer.
(14)
What? Let me look at your phone. Yes, there’s your call to me but not my texts
to you. But look on my phone. Here are my two texts to you. And you can see,
(I / not receive) any texts or a call from you yesterday.
(15)
(My phone / not / work) properly all last
Oh, no! (16)
week so I took it back to the shop. I thought (17)
(they / mend) it but obviously not. I’m so sorry I was angry. It’s just that, well, while
(I / wait), (19)
(I / worry) about
(18)
(what / happen) to you. Then (21)
(20)
(You / laugh) with your sister and
(I / see) you in the cafe. (22)
(I / realise) that (24)
(you / sit)
(23)
(I / lose)
there in the warm with her all evening. That’s why (25)
my temper.
Never mind. Let’s forget it. Where shall we go now?
What’s on at the cinema, then?
(My sister / see) it at the weekend.
A new musical. (26)
(She / sing) the theme song all day yesterday.
(27)
Oh, you must be tired of hearing it.
I am. Let’s just go and have something to eat, shall we?
Yes, that’s a good idea.

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5–6,
18

Past simple, past continuous and used to
(I did, I was doing and I used to do)

47

Write sentences with used to or didn’t use to and the verbs provided.
1 I had a yacht, but I sold it when my business failed. (own)
I used to own a yacht.
2 I often eat olives now, although I wasn’t keen on them when I was younger. (like)

3 I seem to have lost interest in meeting new people. (enjoy)
4 My sister has started visiting art galleries since moving to Paris. (be interested)
5 Now that I’m married, I have less time for football. (play)
6 My brother had his hair cut short when he left college. (have)
7 I didn’t really see my uncle until he bought a house near ours. (live)
8 My husband had a job in Beijing before we lived here. (work)
9 I retired from the university five years ago. (teach)
10 We’ve bought bikes since we moved to the countryside. (cycle)
48

Choose the correct alternative.

It is sometimes said that there is nothing new in the world
of fashion. Annabelle was a well-known model during the
seventies. When her granddaughter Zoe was a schoolchild,
she (1) was enjoying / used to enjoy looking at granny’s old
photo albums. She (2) was finding / found it hard to believe that
granny (3) was wearing / used to wear such strange clothes.
(4) Did people really use to think / Were people really thinking
flared trousers looked good? And those ugly platform shoes!
Annabelle (5) was admitting / admitted that people
(6) were often falling / often used to fall over because their
heels were so high.
When Zoe went to university, however, Annabelle noticed to her
amusement that seventies styles (7) were / used to be in fashion
again. ‘I (8) planned / was planning to throw all my old clothes
away,’ she said, ‘but Zoe went to a party last week, and guess
what she (9) used to wear / was wearing – that’s right, some of
my old clothes!’

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1375–6,
145
18
49

Past simple, past continuous and used to
Underline the verbs which can be changed to used to (used to work / used to play /
used to be etc.) instead of the past simple. If no change is possible, write ‘No change’.
Rewrite the sentences with used to where possible.

1 In the winter vacation, Dan worked in a cafe while his friends were skiing.
In the winter vacation, Dan used to work in a cafe while his friends were skiing.
2 Theo cycled from Naples to Athens last summer, stopping each night in a different town.
No change
3 My mother had a favourite handbag which she had bought with her first pay cheque.
4 As Lynda was getting out of the boat, her foot slipped and she fell into the river.
5 Before the new shopping centre was built, there was a football stadium here.
6 Jamie complained that the street wasn’t full of litter until the fast food restaurant opened.
7 During our cruise I took several photos of the seabirds which followed the ship.
8 While I was waiting for the bus, I noticed a group of tourists who were listening to a guide.
9 The music in this club was terrible until they installed a new sound system.
10 I spent a lot of time helping with the housework when I was a kid, but my sister didn’t help
at all.
11 The politicians made lots of promises before the election but kept none of them, as usual.

50

Write true sentences about yourself with used to or didn’t use to and the words from
the box.

cinema
computer games friends grandparents
homework
jeans
music
restaurants
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

I used to go on holiday with my parents, but now I go with my friends.
I didn’t use to wear jeans when I was a child.

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5–6,
18
51

Past simple, past continuous and used to
Complete the sentences with suitable verbs in the correct form: past simple,
past continuous or used to.
1

2
When did Ellie meet her husband?

Why does Warren keep
shouting at people?

WARREN

ELLIE

I think it was while she
was studying in
the States.

3

I don’t know. He
so bad-tempered.

4

How long is it since you

Is the bank shut
already?

a holiday?

Yeah, it
open much later than it does now.
Not since last year.

5

What were you doing on your phone?

6

I
some cinema tickets for tomorrow night.

7

I didn’t know you understood Italian!

Oh, I
I

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Have you ever ridden a motorbike?

Yes, once. But I
off at a roundabout.

8

How do you know London so well?

Well, I
here.

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1371–18
145
52

Present, present perfect and past
Choose the correct alternative.

A pete:

Whereabouts in Brighton (1) do you live / did you live / have you lived when
(2) you were / you’ve been / you were being a child?
patrick: The part called Kemp Town. (3) Do you know / Did you know / Have you known it?
pete:
Oh, yes. (4) I was eating / I used to eat / I’ve eaten there most weekends when
(5) I was doing / I’ve been doing / I’ve done my degree at the university.

B helen:
clara:

helen:
clara:
helen:
clara:
helen:
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When (6) are you hearing / did you hear / have you heard the result of your law exam?
When (7) I phoned / I’ve phoned / I’d phoned my boss. (8) She’s checking / She’s been
checking / She was checking the results when (9) I’d rung / I rang / I was ringing, so
(10) she’s told / she was telling / she told me then.
(11) Do you expect / Have you expected / Had you been expecting to do so well?
Not really, to be honest!
(12) Are you telling / Do you tell / Have you told your husband yet?
Not yet.
Go on! (13) He waited / He’s waited / He’s been waiting to hear from you all day.

Put the verbs into the correct form: present simple, present continuous, past simple, past
continuous, present perfect simple, present perfect continuous or past perfect simple.

1 Tom has started training regularly since he joined (join) the gym.
(you / visit) your brother’s family when
2 How often
(you / be) in Singapore last year?
(not top up) my smart card yet. How much
3 I
(you / think) I need for a month?
(realise)
4 The filling station manager called the police when he
(drive) off without paying for their petrol.
that someone
(seem) much better these days than it
5 Sharon’s health
(take) more exercise as the doctor
used to be. Perhaps she
(advise).
(set) fire to his kitchen last week when he
6 Eddie
(fry) sausages. He
(sort out) the mess ever since, as you can imagine.
(spend)
7 My grandmother was a wonderful woman. She
(miss) the
most of her life teaching adults who
(be) children.
opportunity to learn to read when they
(always / want) to visit Japan. Now that I finally
8 I
(have) the chance, I
(decide) to take it.
(arrive) at the music festival on Friday afternoon, but a
9 We
(get) there in the morning and the queue at
lot of people
(be) already long.
the entry gates
(have) such a
10 My sister’s in Vietnam at the moment. She
(want) to stay another six months.
great time she
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The future: present tenses and will/shall
19,
21–22 (I do / I am doing and I will/shall do)
54

Choose the correct alternative.

A ben:
sam:
B mia:
andy:
C will:

Yes. (1) I prepare / I’m preparing for a conference next Wednesday, but (2) that only lasts /
that is only lasting until Friday so I’m free after that.
Oh dear, I’ve spilt my coffee.
Don’t worry! (3) I get / I’ll get a cloth.
What time (4) does your evening class finish / is your evening class finishing?

liz:

Half past nine.

will:

(5) Shall I come / Do I come and collect you?

liz:

Thanks, but (6) I meet / I’m meeting my sister for a drink.

D mike:

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Are you busy at the moment, Sam?

Mum, (7) will you talk / are you talking to Lucas for me?

mum:

What’s the problem?

mike:

Last week he said I could borrow his car at the weekend, but now (8) he doesn’t let /
he won’t let me after all. I need it to get to the match (9) I play / I’m playing on Sunday.

mum:

OK. (10) I try / I’ll try to make him change his mind. I expect (11) he’s agreeing / he’ll agree
if I offer to take him to work and fetch him afterwards.

Complete the text conversation with the verbs from the box in the correct form: present
simple, present continuous or will.

be

call

go

include

let

look

work

Hey Milo! I’ve had an idea about next year’s holiday. I (1)
tour, starting on 10th July. Would you like to come too?
Hey Pedro. (2)
company (3)
Great!

The tour (4)

Sounds busy! I hope there
(5)
chances
to take a break and relax too.
Definitely. Have a look at their website
www.tourfarther.com and let me know
what you think quickly because I
(6)
the
travel agent tomorrow.
Count me in. I (7)
forward to it!

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’m going

to the Far East on a

in Moscow next summer, but I’m sure my
me fly there via the Far East.
ancient sites in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia.

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13719,
145
21–22
56

Put the verbs into the correct form: present simple, present continuous or the
will/shall future.
Gina and Mickey are going to an international students’ conference. Gina’s checking with Mickey
about the arrangements he’s made for them.

gina:
mickey:
gina:
mickey:
gina:
mickey:
gina:
mickey:

gina:
mickey:
gina:
mickey:
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Is everything arranged for tomorrow? What time (1) does our plane leave
(our plane / leave)?
(I / collect) you from your
At seven-thirty, so (2)
house at five.
(I / have to) get up in the middle of
Five! (3)
the night.
I’m sorry, but we must check in by six and (4)
(there / probably / be) a long queue.
Oh, OK. What about the other end?
(a local student / come) to the airport to
Well, (5)
meet us. He texted me this morning.
(We / be able to) talk to him on
That’s good. (6)
the way to the hostel.
(the conference / not start)
Right. I know (7)
(they / email) the
until late afternoon and (8)
programme to us before we leave.
(I / read) it on the plane. Now, I’d
Great. (9)
better go and pack.
Yeah, me too. See you tomorrow at five.
(I / be) awake.
Oh, yeah. I hope (10)
So do I.

Complete the following sentences about yourself using the words in brackets.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

This lesson ends at twelve o’clock
At the weekend I’ll probably go to the cinema
Next summer
When I finish this exercise,
Tomorrow evening I expect
At the end of my course
My next class
Next week
My course

. (end)
. (probably go)
. (visit)
. (be)
. (eat)
. (probably speak)
. (begin)
. (have)
. (finish)

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The future: present tenses and will/shall
19,
21–22
58

Imagine that you are in the following situations. Write what you say using will, shall
or won’t.
1

2

YOU

YOU

Don’t be late.

You offer to help her.
You say: I’ll take the bag for you.
or Shall I carry something?

You promise not to be late.
You say:

3

4

YOU

YOU

We haven’t got
anything to do.

Can you deliver before
the weekend?

You agree to deliver the goods on Friday.
You say:

You suggest going to the swimming pool.
You say:

5

6
YOU

YOU

You ask them to stop fighting.
You say:

You explain the problem with the door.
You say:

7

8

YOU

YOU

You offer to phone for an ambulance.
You say:

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You refuse to pay for the goods until you’ve
checked that they aren’t damaged.
You say:

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145 (I am doing, I will/shall do and I am going to do)
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Write sentences with going to and the words in brackets.

1 It’s Noah’s birthday next week. (send him a card)
I’m going to send him a card.
2 Look at those dark clouds. (rain very soon)
3 John forgot his Mum’s birthday. (be in trouble)
4 This room is a mess. (who / help me tidy up?)
5 Alex and Tony can’t afford to stay in a hotel. (buy a tent)
6 This food is terrible. (not come to this restaurant again)
7 I need to get more exercise. (walk to work from now on)
8 I’m very tired this morning. (have another coffee)
9 We haven’t got enough money for the bus. (how / get home?)
10 I need to leave home very early tomorrow. (buy petrol tonight)
11 My parents dislike flying. (travel to Prague by train)
12 Leila’s phone isn’t working. (contact her?)

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Choose the correct alternative.

1 The sports club has put up the prices again. I’ll cancel / I’m going to cancel my membership.
2 I’ve talked to my boss, but he’s very unhelpful and won’t do / isn’t going to do anything about
the problem.
3 I’ll go / I’m going to go into town this afternoon. Can I get you anything?
4 Will you hold / Are you going to hold this box for a moment while I open the car?
5 I hear the government’s announced they’ll raise / they’re going to raise taxes again.
6 My car won’t start / isn’t going to start. It must be the cold.
7 I’ll start / I’m going to start a new job next week.
8 I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday. Why don’t you come round tomorrow evening and
I’ll cook / I’m going to cook you a meal?
9 I took these trousers back to the shop, but they won’t change / aren’t going to change
them without a receipt.
10 You look tired. Shall we eat / Are we going to eat early this evening?
11 John’s sold his car. He’ll buy / He’s going to buy a bike, he says.
12 I’ve decided what to do for my holiday. I’ll go / I’m going to go to Morocco.
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Put the verbs into the correct form: the will/shall future or the going to future.
Mary and Nigel run a sportswear shop together. They are having money problems.

Monday
we’re going to do

(we / do). We’ve hardly made any money

mary:

I don’t know what (1)
for ages.

nigel:

I think we should advertise. We can send out leaflets.
Yes. (2) That’ll probably get (That / probably / get) the shop more widely known.

mary:

(people / come) here?

But do you think (3)
nigel:

Well, we could try to get more online sales.

mary:

Yes, we need to improve our website. (4)
(I / phone) the designer. And what about advertising on local radio?

nigel:

Good idea. (5)

mary:

OK, thanks.

(I / phone) them?

Tuesday
mary:

We haven’t got enough money to pay for radio advertising and updating the website.
(I / see)
I’ve been in touch with the bank. (6)
a business advisor called William there on Friday.

nigel:

(7)

mary:

I hope so.

(he / help) us to get a loan, do you think?

Friday

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william:

So you want to borrow some money. How do you want to spend it?

mary:

(We / advertise) on the radio and update
(8)
our website. We’ve planned it carefully. We only need £10,000.

william:

(The bank / lend) you the money.
OK. (9)
But you must pay us back in three months. Can you do that?

mary:

(10)

william:

Now, I just need a few more details, then (11)
(I / help) you fill in the necessary forms.

mary:

Thank you.

william:

You’re welcome.

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Complete the conversations. Use will/shall, going to or the present continuous.

A ann:

It just said on the radio that (1)
’ll take

bill:

Oh, did it? I (2)

joe:

Good idea. So (3)

B ed:

.

my big coat then.
. Come on, Bill. Let’s go.

Jenny’s had her baby.
her some flowers.

gail:

Really? That’s wonderful! (4)

ed:

(5)

her this afternoon at the hospital.

(6)

them to her for you if you want.

(7)
(8)

you? Thanks very much. In that case,
and buy them right away.

gail:

C caleb: I haven’t got a clean shirt. (9)
mum:

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it’s going to snow

No, (10)
own washing!

one for me?
. You’re 18 years old – you can do your

Write what you would say in these situations. Use will/shall, going to or the present
continuous.

1 You make your friend a cup of sweet coffee, then she tells you she doesn’t take sugar.
Offer to make her another one.
You: I’m sorry, I’ll make you another one.
2 A colleague asks why you’re leaving work early. Explain that you have arranged to meet your
grandmother at the airport.
You:
3 Your brother lent you some money last week. Promise to pay him back at the weekend.
You:
4 Your sister has bought some clothes from a cheap website. You want to buy some too and
you’ve asked her several times for the address, but she refuses to tell you. Ask why.
You:
5 You failed an exam last year. Since then you’ve been working hard. Tell your teacher it’s
because you’re determined not to fail again.
You:
6 Your neighbour is playing loud music late at night. You get angry and ask him to turn the
volume down.
You:
7 You’ve been offered a role in a film and have accepted. Tell your friends about it.
You:
8 A friend is telling you about her travel scholarship. Ask her which countries she plans to visit.
You:
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The future: all forms
Put the verbs into the correct form: present simple, present continuous, the will/shall
future, the going to future, the future continuous or the future perfect.

A

Mick is watching television when his flatmate Vanessa comes into the room.
mick:
What are you doing in your dressing gown?
It’s only eight o’clock.
vanessa: I don’t feel well. (1) I’m going to have
(I / have) an early night.
mick:
Bad luck. I hope (2) you feel (you / feel)
better in the morning.
(I / meet)
vanessa: So do I. (3)
my new boss at ten o’clock.
(I / make) some tea when this programme
mick:
I think (4)
(finish). (6)
(I / bring) you
(5)
a cup?
(I / try) and go straight to sleep.
vanessa: No, don’t bother. (7)
Thanks anyway.
mick:
OK. Sleep well.

B

Sandy and Alison are students who have been sharing a flat. Sandy is leaving to do a course in
the U.S.
sandy:
It’s hard saying goodbye after so long.
alison:
Yeah. Remember to send me your phone number when (8)
(you / get) your new phone in the States. And you’ve promised to Skype® me.
(I / probably / not / have)
sandy:
Yeah, we can do that a lot. But (9)
(my course / start) as
time the first few days because (10)
(I / arrive), and (12)
soon as (11)
(I / spend) the weekend with some friends of my father’s.
alison:
I know, of course.
sandy:
Anyway, do you know what
(you / do)
(13)
this time the Sunday after next?
(I / get)
alison:
(14)
ready to go to London.
sandy:
OK. So, (15)
(I / Skype) you about three o’clock that
Sunday afternoon.
alison:
Great.

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can, could and be able to
Choose the correct alternative.

1 Why did you walk from the station? You could phone / could have phoned me for a lift.
2 I loved staying with my grandparents when I was a child. They let me read all their books and
told me I could go / was able to go to bed as late as I wanted.
3 This carpet was priced at £500, but I could get / was able to get a discount because of this little
mark in the corner.
4 I couldn’t have got / haven’t been able to get online all morning. It’s making my life impossible!
5 I’ve no idea where my brother is now. He can be / could be at the North Pole for all I know.
6 It’s hard to imagine how scientists cope with the Antarctic climate. I’m sure I can’t / couldn’t.
7 We could cook / could have cooked in our holiday flat, but we preferred to eat out.
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Tick (✓) the best sentence in each pair, or tick both if both are possible.

1 a I broke my new necklace but luckily my sister could fix it for me. ✗
b I broke my new necklace but luckily my sister was able to fix it for me. ✓
2 a Emily was with Tom when her phone was stolen, so she could use his to call me.
b Emily was with Tom when her phone was stolen, so she was able to use his to call me.
3 a I didn’t enjoy the match because I forgot my glasses. I couldn’t see the ball.
b I didn’t enjoy the match because I forgot my glasses. I wasn’t able to see the ball.
4 a In the end, Marion could come with us because her meeting was cancelled.
b In the end, Marion was able to come with us because her meeting was cancelled.
5 a Toby couldn’t speak Dutch when he arrived in Holland, but he’s almost fluent now.
b Toby wasn’t able to speak Dutch when he arrived in Holland, but he’s almost fluent now.
6 a I’d planned to get a taxi after the party, but luckily I could have a lift with Kate.
b I’d planned to get a taxi after the party, but luckily I was able to have a lift with Kate.
7 a We really wanted to buy a new car last year, but we just couldn’t afford it.
b We really wanted to buy a new car last year, but we just weren’t able to afford it.
8 a My brother could read well by the age of seven, but he had problems with maths.
b My brother was able to read well by the age of seven, but he had problems with maths.
9 a Last night we heard a noise outside our window and when we turned off the light inside,
we could see a fox by the rubbish bin.
b Last night we heard a noise outside our window and when we turned off the light inside,
we were able to see a fox by the rubbish bin.
10 a One day last week I locked my sister out of the house by mistake, but luckily she could get
in through an open window!
b One day last week I locked my sister out of the house by mistake, but luckily she was able
to get in through an open window!

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may and might
Answer the questions with might or might have and the ideas in brackets.

1 What flavour ice cream shall we buy for Liz, vanilla or strawberry?
(prefer chocolate) She might prefer chocolate.
2 Why is Alan in such a bad mood today?
(sleep badly last night) He might have slept badly last night.
3 Why didn’t Jane come to the party with her boyfriend last night?
(have a row)
4 Why is Anna looking under the desk?
(drop something)
5 I can’t remember where I put my bag. Do you know where it is?
(be under the bed)
6 Why hasn’t anybody said ‘Happy Birthday’ to me?
(plan a surprise)
7 Why does Henry look so miserable?
(have some bad news)
8 Why isn’t Sophie in the office today?
(work at home)
9 Why didn’t Rosie come to the cinema last night?
(have something better to do)
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Use might to complete the sentences which explain why you should follow this advice.

1 You should reserve a seat on the train for long journeys.
If you don’t, you might have to stand all the way
2 You’d better not leave your laptop in the garden.
If you do, someone might steal it
3 You should use a satnav when you drive in London.
If you don’t,
4 You should allow plenty of time to go through security checks at the airport.
If you don’t,
5 You ought not to eat too much fast food.
If you do,
6 You’d better revise thoroughly before your exam.
If you don’t,
7 You should have your car serviced regularly.
If you don’t,
8 You shouldn’t stay out late the night before you start a new job.
If you do,
9 You ought to arrive punctually for meetings with your boss.
If you don’t,
10 You shouldn’t shout at your brother.
If you do,

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.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

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can, could, may, might, must and can’t
Match the beginning of each sentence with the most suitable ending.
1 You must have met some fascinating people a after all your hard work.
2 You must know Tokyo is expensive
b for your next holiday.
3 You can’t have lived in Tunisia for ten years
c because you’ve lived there.
4 You can’t be tired
d during your trip to Africa.
5 You must be exhausted
e when you’ve just had a nap.
6 You may find it difficult to settle down
f without learning some Arabic.
7 You couldn’t have gone on a big holiday
g to the airport tomorrow.
8 You might think about going to Spain
h because you had no money.
9 You could take a taxi
i after travelling around the
world for years.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

d

Complete the email with the words from the box.

could be coming
could have fallen
couldn’t have left
may be seeing
may be visiting
may have found may have left
From: Robin Nicholas
To: Helena Shakespeare
Subject: Seeing you again

Hi Helena,
Thanks for your email.
It was good to see you last week and show you our research facilities here. Sorry to hear
you lost your phone on the journey home. I’ve looked for it, but it definitely isn’t in our
office. I think you (1) may have left it on the train. Why not phone the lost property
office? It (2)
down the side of your seat. Someone
(3)
it and handed it in. Anyway, as far as
I remember, you (4)
it here, because you were
using a map on your phone to get to the station.
to your
And now my news. Guess what? I (5)
part of the world next month for a conference! My professor wanted to attend it, but now
he’s heard that some important scientists (6)
our
laboratory at that time. So, you and I (7)
each other
sooner than we expected. I’ll email as soon as I know for certain.
All the best,
Robin

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Choose the correct alternative.

1 You must be / can’t be very proud of your daughter winning the race.
2 I expected my boyfriend to call after work last night, but he didn’t. I suppose he must be /
must have been too tired.
3 That group is so famous now, it must be / can’t be easy to get tickets to see them perform.
4 I’m sure we can get online here if we try. We must be using / can’t be using the right password.
5 I’ve just rung the garage to check whether they’ve fixed my car, but I can’t get an answer. I suppose
they may have / may be having a break in the yard.
6 I don’t know why you wanted to stay at that party. You might have enjoyed / can’t have enjoyed
talking to all those boring people.
7 I can’t go out now. We’re getting a new TV and the store may be delivering / must be
delivering it this morning.
8 Please check these figures again. They’re not accurate. You might have been concentrating /
can’t have been concentrating when you added them up.
9 You must be / must have been thirsty after playing tennis all afternoon. Shall I get you a drink?
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Complete the answers with must, can’t or might and any other words you need.

1 greg:
helen:
2 jim:
harry:
3 will:
tessa:
4 clare:
fiona:
5 andy:
jane:
6 ellie:
kate:
7 nicky:
ryan:
8 emma:
neil:
9 jill:
eva:

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Who’s calling at this hour? It’s gone midnight!
It might be James. He said he’d phone if he passed his exam.
There’s a light on in that office block. Do you think it’s a thief?
It must be the cleaners. They always work at night.
What are we having for Sunday dinner?
chicken. Mum often does chicken on Sundays.
It
Is that your daughter’s coat?
hers. It’s much too big.
No, it
Where did I put my shopping bags? I can’t remember.
the car. You often leave them there.
They
Where did Adam get that new guitar? He hasn’t got any money.
a present. After all, it was his birthday last week.
It
Why did Mina ignore me at the party last night?
you. She wasn’t wearing her glasses.
She
Do you think Cindy told the boss I left work early yesterday?
him.
She’s away this week, so she
What’s making me feel so ill?
ate. Did you have seafood last night? That sometimes
It
makes people ill.

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must(n’t), need(n’t), should(n’t) and don’t have to
Match the beginning of each sentence with the most suitable ending.
1 Lucy should be having breakfast,
a when she was supposed to be studying.
2 Millie shouldn’t stay up all night
b because she woke up early anyway.
3 Jenny shouldn’t have gone out
c but she’s too nervous to eat.
4 Megan mustn’t oversleep
d when she has an exam the next day.
5 Nicky doesn’t have to get up yet
e if she’s not going to work today.
6 Natalie didn’t need to hurry
f or she’ll be late for her interview.
7 Sharon needn’t have set the alarm clock g because she wasn’t late.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

c

Choose the correct alternative.

Thursday
neil:
We’re doing our presentation to the seminar group next Monday. Can you email them
right away?
robbie: (1) Must I do / Should I do it now?
neil:
Well, we (2) must have told / should have told them earlier really.
robbie: Oh, all right then.
Friday
naomi:
ellie:
naomi:

I’ve had an email about Neil and Robbie’s presentation on Monday.
That’s strange, I haven’t. Do you think I (3) must / ought to call them?
No, you (4) mustn’t / don’t have to. It’s probably not relevant to your research area.

Monday
naomi:
Hi, Neil. I’ve come a bit early in case you wanted help to get the room ready. But I see
I (5) needn’t bother / needn’t have bothered, you’ve got everything organised!
neil:
Isn’t Ellie with you?
naomi:
No, she didn’t get an email from you, so we thought the presentation wasn’t relevant to
her work.
neil:
Oh, dear. Robbie (6) must send / must have sent the email to the wrong address.
naomi:
Where is he now? He (7) must be / should be here.
neil:
I don’t know. He (8) must have forgotten / should have forgotten we’re doing this
presentation. He’s so unreliable!

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For each pair of sentences, write same if sentences a and b have the same meaning. If the
meaning is different, try to explain.
same
1 a It is vital to wear a helmet when you ride a motorbike.
b You must wear a helmet when you ride a motorbike.

2 a I expect we’ll get the contract because we offered the best price.
b We offered the best price, so we should get the contract.
3 a It isn’t necessary for us to spend a long time in the museum if it’s not interesting.
b We shouldn’t spend a long time in the museum if it’s not interesting.
4 a It was wrong of you to open the package.
b You must have opened the package.
5 a She promised to phone me before lunch. It’s seven o’clock now.
b She should have phoned me by now.
6 a I made far more sandwiches than we needed.
b I needn’t make so many sandwiches.
7 a It’s essential that my father doesn’t find out what I’ve done.
b My father must have found out what I’ve done.
8 a In my opinion it would be wrong for them to move house now.
b I don’t think they need to move house now.
9 a My sister offered me a lift, so it wasn’t necessary for me to call a taxi.
b As my sister offered me a lift, I didn’t need to call a taxi.
10 a I think it’s a good idea to check the timetable before we leave.
b We should have checked the timetable before we left.
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Complete the sentences with must(n’t), need(n’t) or should(n’t).
must
Oh no – my phone’s dead. I
find my charger straight away!
finish that essay tonight if you’re too tired. Midday tomorrow is the deadline.
You
you be at college?
What are you doing here?
have told his brother about this present. It was supposed to be a secret.
He really
pay to go into this exhibition because I’ve got my membership card with me.
You
make so much noise. We’ll be asked to leave the restaurant if you don’t
You
stop shouting.
have texted my mum earlier this afternoon and
7 I’m going to be in trouble. I
I completely forgot.
have gone to the bus station, you can book tickets online.
8 You

1
2
3
4
5
6

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77

Read the rules of the Fitness Centre. Complete what the instructor says with must(n’t),
need(n’t) or should(n’t).

SPORTS CLUB NOTICE
• It is vital to have a health check before using the gym for the first time.
• It isn’t necessary for members to pay for towels, but guests are charged £1 per towel.
• It is recommended that you begin with light exercises to warm up.
• It is not recommended that you exercise after a heavy meal.
• It’s a good idea to ask a member of staff if you’re not sure how to use the equipment.
• It is forbidden to use the Fitness Centre against the advice of the staff.

You (1) must have a health check before using the gym for the first time.
pay for towels, but your guests (3)
You (2)
pay £1.
begin with light exercises to warm up.
You (4)
exercise after a heavy meal.
You (5)
ask a member of staff if you’re not sure how to use
You (6)
the equipment.
use the Fitness Centre against the advice of
You (7)
the staff.
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Read what James did. Then complete what the instructor says with must(n’t),
need(n’t) or should(n’t).
James became a member of the Sports Club yesterday. He used the gym without having a health
check. He paid for a towel. He didn’t begin with light exercises. He exercised soon after eating a big
lunch. He didn’t ask a member of staff how to use the equipment. His back is very painful today.

James (1) shouldn’t have used the gym without having a health check, so
it’s not my fault his back is very painful.
have paid for a towel.
He (2)
have begun with light exercises.
He (3)
have exercised soon after lunch.
He (4)
have asked me how to use the equipment.
He (5)
have injured his back.
He (6)

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(don’t) have to, should(n’t), had better (not) and
ought (not) to
Read the situations and write sentences with ought (not) to. Some of the sentences are
past and some are present.

1 Andy is very shy. His teacher chose him to make a speech to the whole school.
His teacher ought not to have chosen Andy to make a speech to the whole school

.

2 Carla has an exam on Monday. She plans to spend the weekend at a music festival.
She

.

3 I live in Kyoto. You went there last week, but you didn’t visit me.
You

.

4 Dan has a new games console. His brother used it without asking.
He

.

5 You’ve bought a new phone. The shop said it had unlimited data, but it has a monthly limit.
They

.

6 We wanted to fly home at the weekend, but the flights were all full. We hadn’t booked seats.
We

.

Tick (✓) the correct sentence in each pair, or tick both if both are correct.

1 a You should always lock your front door when you go out. ✓
b You’d better always lock your front door when you go out.
2 a I should leave now or I’ll miss my bus.
b I’d better leave now or I’ll miss my bus.
3 a I don’t think people should keep pets if they don’t have time to care for them properly.
b I don’t think people had better keep pets if they don’t have time to care for them properly.
4 a If you want to take photos here, you should ask permission or we might get into trouble.
b If you want to take photos here, you’d better ask permission or we might get into trouble.
5 a You should wear a coat. It’s cold outside.
b You’d better wear a coat. It’s cold outside.
6 a Would you mind getting some bread when you’re out? The money I gave you should be enough.
b Would you mind getting some bread when you’re out? The money I gave you had better be enough.
7 a I realise you must be surprised to see us. Perhaps I should explain what’s going on.
b I realise you must be surprised to see us. Perhaps I’d better explain what’s going on.
8 a People really should wear a helmet when they ride a bike.
b People really had better wear a helmet when they ride a bike.
9 a Passengers on long flights should move their legs as much as possible.
b Passengers on long flights had better move their legs as much as possible.
10 a Tell Jess that she should bring some cash if we’re going out tonight.
b Tell Jess that she’d better bring some cash if we’re going out tonight.

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Complete the email with had better, should or have to. Sometimes there is more than
one answer.
From: Anna James
To: Gary Newland
Subject: Travel tips

Hey Gary,
I know you haven’t done such a long flight before so I thought I (1) ’d better give
make sure you get to the
you a few tips. First, you (2)
spend ages
airport really early because you always (3)
be prepared for
getting through security. You (4)
them to open all your hand luggage too. Your flight is an early one so, with luck, you
be able to get a seat in the business lounge. You
(5)
(not) pay for breakfast as it’s free there. When
(6)
start moving to the gate
your flight’s called, you (7)
walk for about
immediately because sometimes you (8)
(not) take very heavy hand
fifteen minutes. You (9)
carry it yourself and you can’t
luggage because you (10)
be
take a trolley to the gates. Everyone agrees there (11)
some, of course, but there aren’t. You get a meal on the flight, and even if it doesn’t taste
eat it, because there’s nowhere to eat
very exciting you (12)
until you reach your hotel at the other end. If you have any questions, email me.
Love, Anna x

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Complete the second sentence with (don’t) have to, should(n’t) or had better (not) so
that it has a similar meaning to the first.
1 It is compulsory to wear a helmet when you ride a motorbike.
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You have to wear a helmet when you ride a motorbike

2 It’s advisable to check that all the windows are shut whenever you go out.
You

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3 It’s not acceptable to borrow money from people you hardly know.
You

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4 I suggest we keep the door shut in case someone sees us.
You

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5 Training regularly is essential if you want to succeed in athletics.
You

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6 I don’t think it’s a good idea to take your phone to the beach. It might get stolen.
You

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7 It’d be a good idea to change your shirt before the guests arrive.
You

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8 There is no extra charge for delivery.
You

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should
Tick (✓) the correct sentences.

1 a After a match, the captain insists the football team should take things easy. ✓
b After a match, the captain insists the football team take things easy. ✓
c After a match, the captain insists the football team to take things easy.
2 a The journalist demanded that the minister resigned.
b The journalist demanded that the minister resign.
c The journalist demanded that the minister should resign.
3 a If you really want to get rich fast, I suggest you should work harder.
b If you really want to get rich fast, I suggest you work harder.
c If you really want to get rich fast, I suggest you to work harder.
4 a He never has any money, so it’s very odd that he have a new car.
b He never has any money, so it’s very odd that he has a new car.
c He never has any money, so it’s very odd that he should have a new car.
5 a I think the weather will stay dry, but you can borrow my raincoat if by any chance it rains.
b I think the weather will stay dry, but you can borrow my raincoat if by any chance it should rain.
c I think the weather will stay dry, but you can borrow my raincoat if by any chance it rained.
6 a My doctor explained that it was important I should take more exercise.
b My doctor explained that it was important I take more exercise.
c My doctor explained that it was important I took more exercise.
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There are mistakes in five of these sentences. Correct the sentences where necessary.
Write ‘OK’ if the sentence is already correct.

1 We were very surprised that Tom behave in such
a rude manner.
2 I asked a friend about getting train tickets and he
recommended to book online.
3 The government accepted the recommendation that
they reduce spending on the armed services.
4 If I can’t use a phone here, how do you
suggest me to contact my office?
5 I shouldn’t go in there if I were you. They’re
having an argument about money.
6 Should be my phone off when you call, just
leave a message on voicemail.
7 It’s essential that I should see the doctor
today.
8 Why didn’t you demand the club to refund
your subscription?

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Complete the conversation with should where necessary. Leave out should where
possible.

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We’ve got a review of the company’s environmental footprint today and I can’t find our
latest energy consumption figures. What (1) should I do (I / do)?
(the figures /
I really don’t know. It’s odd that (2)
disappear) just when you need them. Did you ask Rose?
(I / check) all the files
Yes. She insisted that (3)
myself.
She’s so unhelpful.
And where’s Jack? He promised to update me on new machinery costs.
I saw him printing off some figures a few minutes ago.
(we / discuss) his report before
It’s important (4)
the meeting.
Shall I go and find him?
(I / not / bother). He’s probably on his way.
No, (5)
OK. Are you going to stay in the office over lunchtime?
(I / find) these figures for this
Yes. It’s vital (6)
afternoon’s meeting.
Oh, right. Well, I’m going out to give
a talk to some new graduates about
our industry this afternoon, so, if
(7)
(anyone / call), will you say I’m not
available till tomorrow?
Sure. Are we going to recruit new staff?
I’d like to, but the accountant’s
recommendation is that
(8)
(we / wait) until later in the year. He says
we can’t afford anyone yet. He suggests
(9)
(we / hire) someone temporary if we
really have to.
Well, I suppose it’s only natural
(10)
(he / be) cautious. But we could really
do with permanent help.
Yes, quite.

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Use your own ideas to complete the sentences.

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In most countries motorcyclists must wear a helmet
I nearly missed the first class this morning. I should have
I decided I didn’t like the shoes I’d bought, but luckily I was able to
The shops are always terribly crowded on Saturdays, so I may
Politicians ought not to
Some people dislike flying, so they might
Most people pass their driving test first time, so it can’t
I don’t know why my brother hasn’t phoned. He may have
If you really want to get fit, you should
When the price of petrol rose sharply, many people had to
Can you imagine travelling before the invention of railways? It must have
Commuter trains are often overcrowded, and people aren’t able to
when I was ten, but I couldn’t
I could

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Read this notice. Then complete the advice for people who are coming to your school or
place of work.

Information for newcomers to London Language School
• You shouldn’t miss lessons.
• You should bring your laptop
if you have one.
• You mustn’t be late for class.
• You must switch your phone off
during lessons.
• You needn’t bring a dictionary.
• You don’t have to take any exams.

Information for newcomers
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You shouldn’t
You should
You mustn’t
You must
You need