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Грамматические упражнения "Past Tenses"

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1. Choose the best answer.

Usually, whenever Peter (1)........home from a trip he (2)..............his passport in his desk drawer, but in January, after a trip to Poland, he (3)..............his passport in the pocket of his overcoat. Two weeks later, he (4)..............fly to Thailand. While (5)..............his bag he (6)..............that he (7)..............a note of the name of the hotel that his company (8)..............for him. He (9)..............for his flight online earlier that morning, but he (10)..............about the hotel details. While he (11)..............his office, the doorbell (12)................His taxi for the airport (13)................He (14)..............the details of the hotel,(15)..............his bag and (16)..............out of the house. He (17)..............forward to a few sunny days in Bangkok. While he (18)..............how nice it would be to walk around the city without heavy winter clothes, he suddenly (19)..............that he (20).............. his passport in his overcoat.

1

A was returning

В returns

С returned

D returning

2

A had put

В would put

С was putting

D puts

3

A had left

В leaves

С was leaving

D leaving

4

A was having to

В has had to

С had to

would have to

5

A packed

В packing

С had packed

D packs

6

A was realizing

В realizes

С realized

D realizing

7

A hadn't made

В didn't make

С wouldn't make

D wasn't making

8

A was booked

В books

С booking

D had booked

9

A was checking in

В had checked in

С checked in

used to check in

10

A forgetting

В forgotten

С had forgotten

D was forgetting

11

A was phoning

В had phoned

С phoning

D phones

12

A rung

В ring

С was ringing

D rang

13

A arriving

В arrive

С was arriving

D had arrived



14

A was noting

В used to note

С noted

D noting

15

A picked up

В was picking up

С had picked up

D picking up

16

A ran

В running

С was running

D run

17

A looked

В was looking

С looking

had looked

18

A had thought

В thinking

С was thinking

D would think

19

A remembered

В remembers

С was remembering

D remembering

20

A leaving

В had left

С was leaving

D was left

     

2.Underline the most suitable verb form in each sentence. The first one is done for you.

1 I suddenly remembered that I forgot I had forgotten my keys.

2 While Diana watched / was watching her favourite television programme, there was a power cut.

3 Tom used to live / would live in the house at the end of the street.

4 Who was driving /drove the car at the time of the accident?

5 By the time Sheila got back, Chris went / had gone.

6 David ate / had eaten Japanese food before, so he knew what to order.

7 I did / was doing some shopping yesterday, when I saw that Dutch friend of yours.

8 I used to like / was liking sweets much more than I do now.

9 What exactly were you doing / did you do when I came into your office yesterday?

10 Laura missed the party because no-one was telling / had told her about it.

11 Tanya would / used to be a doctor.

 

3.Put each verb in brackets into a suitable past verb form. Only use the past perfect where this is absolutely necessary.

1 While I (try) …...... to get my car started, a passing car (stop) ...................................and the driver (offer)...................................to help me.

2 The police (pay)...................................no attention to Jos complaint because she (phone)...................................them so many times before.

3 Mary (not wear)..............................her glasses at the time, so she (not notice)..............................what kind of car the man (drive).....................

4 Nick (lie)...................................down on the grass for a while, next to some tourists who (feed)...................................the ducks.

5 Tony (admit)...................................that he (hit)...................................the other car, but said that he (not damage)...................................it.

6 Sorry, I (not listen)..............................to you. I (think)..................................about something else.

7 Helen (feel)...................................very tired, and when she (finish)............................ her work, she (fall)...................................asleep.

8 The police (get)...................................to Toms house as fast as they could, but the burglars (disappear)....................................

9 I (phone)...................................you last night but you (not answer)..........................What (you do)...................................?

10 We (not go)...................................out yesterday because it (rain)................................

 

4. Decide whether the verb form in italics is suitable or unsuitable. 

1 While I had a bath, someone knocked on the door. ….............

2 Sally didn't go to a boxing match before......................

3 Harry tried to repair the car, but he didn't really know what he was doing.

4 What did you wear to the end-of-term party?.....................

Were you eating spaghetti every day when you lived in Italy?........

6 I didn't know you had bought a new car......................

7 They all wanted to believe her, but suspected she was lying...........

8 As Peggy walked home, she tried to remember what happened....

9 'What a terrible day!' thought Lucy. Everything had gone wrong!

10 Although it rained a lot, I was enjoying my holiday last year.........



5 Put each verb in brackets into a suitable past verb form.

The Search for the Lost City

When Professor Mallory, the famous archaeologist,(1) ...invited..............(invite) me to take part in his expedition to find the Lost City of the Himalayas, 1(2)..............................(not hesitate) to accept

his invitation. Mallory (3)..............................(discover) an ancient map showing the position of the city, although no European (4)...............................(ever go) to the area before. In fact, most of Mallory's colleagues either (5)..............................(believe) that the city(6)..............................(never exist) or (7)..............................(feel) that it(8)..............................(vanish) long ago and (9)..............................

(become) simply a legend. According to the Professor, the builders of the city(10)..............................(hide) it among the mountains in order to protect its immense riches. He(11)..............................(believe) that the descendants of these ancient people(12)..............................(still keep) themselves apart from the rest of mankind for the very same reasons. So when we (13)..............................(set off) on a cool May morning towards the distant mountains, each of us (14)..............................(look forward) to exciting discoveries. For a week or more we (15)..............................(climb) higher and higher, following the map, which Mallory(16).............................. (study) from time to time. Then one afternoon, while we(17)..............................

(rest) at the top of a valley, we (18).........................(notice) that a rider on a horse(19).......................(wave) at us from the other side of the valley. A rider whose clothes(20)..............................(shine) like gold!

     

6 Rewrite each sentence beginning as shown. Use a participle clause.

1 Norman collected the parcel, but then he realized it was the wrong one.

After collecting the parcel Norman realized it was the wrong one.

2 Sue left the house but first she checked that she had her keys.

Before.................................................................................................................

3 Mark was parking his car when he noticed the wing-mirror was broken. While..................................................................................................................

4 Julia cleaned the house, but then she fell asleep on the sofa.

After....................................................................................................................

5 Brian bought a new television, but first he checked all the prices. Before.................................................................................................................

6 Alan was skiing in Switzerland and met his old friend, Ken.

While..................................................................................................................

7 Kate took two aspirins, and then she felt a lot better.

After....................................................................................................................

8 Sheila went out for the evening, but first she washed her hair.

Before.................................................................................................................







Answers:

      1 .   1.C 2.B 3.A 4.C 5.B 6.C 7.A 8.D 9.B 10.C 11.A 12.D 13.D 14.C 15.A 16.A 17.B

            19.a 20.B

  1. 1. had forgotten. 2. was watching. 3. used to live. 4. was driving. 5 had gone. 6. had eaten. 7. was doing. 8. used to like. 9. were you doing. 10. had told. 11. used to.

  2. 1. was trying,stopped, offered. 2. paid, had phoned. 3. was not wearing, didn't notice,was driving. 4. lay, were feeding. 5. admitted, had hit, hadn't damaged. 6. wasn't listening,was thinking. 7. felt/was feeling,finished/had finished, fell. 8. got, had disappeared. 9. phoned, didn't answer, were you doing. 10. didn't go, was raining.

  3. 1. unsuitable. 2. unsuitable. 3. suitable. 4. suitable. 5. unsuitable. 6. suitable. 7. suitable. 8. unsuitable. 9. suitable. 10. unsuitable.

  4. 1. invited. 2. did not hesitate. 3. had discovered. 4. had ever been. 5. believed. 6. never existed/ had never existed. 7. felt. 8. had vanished. 9. become/ had become. 10. had hidden. 11. believed. 12. were still keeping/still kept. 13. set off. 14. was looking forward. 15. climbed. 16. studied. 17. were resting. 18. noticed. 19. was waving. 20. shone/ were shining.

  5. 1. After collecting the parcel, Norman realized it was the wrong one. 2. Before leaving the house, Sue checked that she had her keys. 3. While parking his car, Mark noticed the wing-mirror was broken. 4. After cleaning the house, Julia fell asleep on the sofa. 5. Before buying a new television, Brian checked all the prices. 6. While skiing in Switzerland, Alan met his old friend, Ken. 7. After taking two aspirins, Kate felt a lot better. 8. Before going out for the evening, Sheila washed her hair.



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