The Use of Tenses
Complete the sentences using the correct form oh the verb.
What sort of music … you … ?
a) do like b) has liked c) is liking
My friend and I … singing.
a) don't like b) does not like c) aren't liking
Paul is good at tennis. He … very well.
a) play b) plays c) is playing
She … to the library three days ago.
a) doesn't go b) was going c) didn't go
The telephone … . Can you answer it?
a) is ringing b) has rang c) rings
Tom … his sister since he was a child.
a) didn't see b) don't see c) hasn't seen
Olga … in England last year.
a) lived b) has lived c) was living
I don't know this woman. We never … before.
a) didn't see b) don't see c) have seen
While I … to the radio, the telephone rang.
a) was listening b) listened c) has listened
It was very noisy next door. Our neighbours … a party.
a) had b) were having c)have had
… you ever … to Picadilly Circus?
a) were b) did go c)have been
Mark Twain … in the state of Missouri.
a) lived b) was living c) has lived
“Would you like something to eat?” “No, thanks. I … just … lunch”.
a) had b) was having c) have had
She … quietly at her desk when suddenly the door opened.
a) worked b) has worked c) was working
Look! Kate … .
a) is dancing b) dances c) danced
Dick isn't at home now. He … a student with the project.
a) helps b) is helping c) helped
We saw an accident while we … for a bus.
a) waited b) wait c) were waiting
I … Paris in 1995.
a) have visited b)visited c) was visiting
Turn the TV off- no one … .
a) is watching b) watches c) has watched
Cats … very well in the dark.
a) have seen b) are seeing c) see
Jane … coffee very often.
a) doesn't drink b) hasn't drunk c) isn't drinking
… it … now? No. Look! It's sunny.
a) does rain b) is raining c) has rained
Mike … school in 1999.
a) has left b) was leaving c) left
My sister … three years ago.
a) was born b) is born c) has been born
She'not ready – she … dinner.
a) cooked b) was cooking c) is cooking
He … home when he saw the accident.
a) was driving b) drove c) has driven
When … you … to Canada?
a) were going b) have gone c) did go
Every morning John … at 7 o'clock.
a) got up b) gets up c) has got up
I don't know where my brother is. … you … him?
a) do see b) have seen c) did see
I … a book the whole evening yesterday.
a) was reading b) read c) have read
John is hungry. He … anything yet.
a) ate b) isn't eating c) hasn't eaten
Many birds … south every summer.
a) are flying b) fly c) have flown
It's very noisy. - Suzy … to Rock music.
a) is listening b) listens c) listened
… you … in the garden when I came to the house.
a) did work b) have worked c)were working
Mary isn't at home. She … shopping.
a) has gone b) went c) was going
Agatha Christie … 68 novels, 17 plays and more than a hundred stories.
a) was writing b) wrote c) has written
Tom arrived while the children … dinner.
a) have had b) had c) were having
It is the best holiday I … ever … .
a) have had b) was having c) had
I … to him since I returned from the trip.
a) didn't speak b) wasn't speaking c) haven't spoken
What … your brother … now?
a) was doing b) is doing c) has done
Variant I Variant II
a 1. a
a 2. b
b 3. c
c 4. a
a 5. c
b 6. a
a 7. c
c 8. b
a 9. b
b 10. a
c 11. c
a 12. b
c 13. a
c 14. c
a 15. a
b 16. b
c 17. c
b 18. a
a 19. c
c 20. b