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Section I
THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE AND PRESENT SIMPLE
Exercise 1: Select the desired form of the verb in brackets (Present Progressive or Present Simple)
1. Vegetarians are people who (do not eat / are not eating) meat.
2. Look out! My husband (comes / is coming)
3. Some people still think the sun (goes / is going) round the earth.
4. I (play / am playing) tennis every weekend.
5. Who (sits / is sitting) in my chair?
6. An alcoholic is a person who (drinks / is drinking) too much and can not stop.
7. What (are you looking / do you look) at? «A strange bird».
8. We usually (stay / are staying) with Peggy when we go to Chicago.
9. Not many passenger planes (fly / are flying) faster than sound.

Exercise 2. Put the verb at the right time (Present Progressive or Present Simple)
1. I (think) he's away.
2. You (know) what I (mean).
3. We (always start) at nine.
4. While the butter (melt) you (take) three eggs and (break) them into a bowl.
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THE PAST PROGRESSIVE AND PAST SIMPLE TENSE
Exercise 3. Complete proposals, using a «did, was, were».
1. ... you working when I rang?
No, I ... not.
2. ... you see me on television?
Yes, I ...
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Exercise 4. Complete the offer, using a verb in the Past Progressive or Past Simple.
1. They ... for me when I ... at the station (wait / arrive).
2. She ... in the sea when I ... her (swim / see).
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PRESENT PERFECT
Exercise 5. Build proposals, putting the verb in brackets in the form of Present Perfect.
1. ... to Rome? (You ever be)
Have you ever been to Rome?
2. ... this film before (I see)
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Exercise 6. Finish the sentence, using a shown below in the form of the verbs Present Perfect.
break, buy, decide, forget, go, go, invite, see, not / see, take, tell
1. «Can I have this newspaper?» «Yes, I've finished with it».
2. I ... some new shoes. Do you want to see them?
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Exercise 7. Finish the sentence, inserting already (I've already ...) or yet (He has not ... yet) (They have not ... yet)
1. Mark: Let's go to the new SpielmanN exhibition at the Modern Art Museum.
Jane: I've already seen it. It's not very good. (See)
2. David: Do not forget to tell Mary the good news.
Liz: I ... and she was very happy. (Tell)
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PRESENT PERFECT and PAST SIMPLE
Exercise 8.
(A) Expand the brackets, using a verb in the required time (Present Perfect or Past Simple).
1. I (read) that book. I've read that book.
2. She (go) home three days ago. She went home three days ago.
3. I (meet) Mr. and Mrs. Shelley.
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(B) TAXI
Captain Ben Fawcett 0 has bought an unusual taxi and 1 (begin) a new service. The 'taxi' is a small Swiss aeroplane called a 'Pilatus Porter'. This wonderful plane can carry seven passengers. The most surprising thing about it, however, is that it can land anywhere: on snow, water, or even on a ploughed field.
Captain's Fawcett's first passenger 2 (be) a doctor who 3 (fly) from Birmingham to a lonely village in the Welsh mountains. Since then, Captain Fawcett 4 (fly) passengers to many unusual places. Once he 5 (land) on the roof of a block of flats and on another occasion, he 6 (land) in a deserted car park. Captain Fawcett 7 (just refuse) a strange request from a businessman. The man 8 (want) to fly Rockall, a lonely island in the Atlantic Ocean, but Captain Fawcett 9 (not take) him because the trip 10 (be) too dangerous.

(C) 1. Betty wrote / has written her test yesterday.
1. She was / has been to London four times.
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PRESENT PERFECT with FOR and SINCE
Exercise 9. consume offerings Present Perfect, choosing the correct preposition (since or for).
1. I've worked here (for / since) six years.
I've worked here for six years.
2. I've worked in the factory (for / since) 1970 ....

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FUTURE PROGRESSIVE or FUTURE SIMPLE
10. Exercise Put the verb in brackets in the form of Future Progressive or Future Simple.
1. You've just missed the last train. Never mind, I (walk)
2. I'll ring you tomorrow at six. No, dint ring at six, I (bath).
3. Mother: Your face is dirty.
Child: All right, I (wash).
4. Will you have lunch with me on the 24th?
I'd love to, but I'm afraid I (go) my exam then.
5. Why did you take his razor? He (look) for it everywhere tomorrow.
6. I hope you'll do well in the race tomorrow I (think) of you.
7. I do not feel well enough to go to the station to meet him.
I (meet) him for you.
But how I (recognize) him?
He's small and fair, and he (wear) a black and white school cap.
8. You've left the light on.
Oh, so I have. I (go) and turn it off.
9. This time next Monday I (sit) in a Paris café reading le Figaro.
You (not read). You'll be looking at all the pretty girls.
10. Waiter, this plate is dirty.
I'm sorry, sir, I (bring) you another one.

ALREADY, STILL, YET
Exercise 11. Insert still, yet or already.
1. Are you in the same job?
2. He's seventeen, but he's married.
3. 9 am and it's dark!
4. 4 pm and it's dark!
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Exercise 12. Answer the questions using already, still, yet.
1. What time is John arriving?
He's ... here.
2. I want to see Julia.
Is she at home? Yes, but it's too late, and she is ... in bed.
3. Does Paul know about the meeting?
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A, AN, SOME, ANY, MUCH, MANY, A LOT OF, (A) LITTLE, (A) FEW
Exercise 13. Complete sentences using a, an, some, any
1. Would you like ... cup of tea?
2. There is ... butter in the fridge.
3. Can I make ... telephone call?
4. There were not ... books in the house.
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Exercise 14. Select the correct option and highlight it.
1. Have you got (some / any) time free on Wednesday afternoon?
2. (Some / any) of Laura's friends were at the party yesterday.
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Exercise 15. Complete sentences using much, many, a lot of.
1. There is not ... information in the book.
2. We saw ... beautiful birds on the walk.
3. I do not know ... people here. Do you?
4. There were ... phone calls this morning.
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Exercise 16. Complete proposals having used a few or a little.
1. I took ... books with me to read on holiday.
2. Can I have just ... juice, please?
3. Was there any food at the party? Yes, there was ...
4. Did you take any photographs at the wedding?
Yes, I took ....
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Exercise 17. Select the correct option and highlight it.
1. There are (a few / a little) grapes in the fridge?
2. Have you got (some / any) butter?
3. She's got (a lot of / a little) friends at school.
4. I met (some / any) friends of yours last night.
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Exercise 18. Complete the sentences using modal verbs must, can, can not, could not, and these verbs (eat, decide, find, go, go)
1. I was tired but I could not sleep.
2. I was not hungry yesterday. I ... my dinner.
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Complete the sentences. Use can not or could not + one of these verbs: (find, hear, see, speak)
1. I'm sorry but we can not come to your party next Saturday.
2. I like this hotel room. You ... the mountains from the window.
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Complete the sentences. Use must + one of these verbs: (be, go, learn, meet, wash, win)
1. We must go to the bank today. We have not got much money.
2. Marilyn is a very interesting person. You ... her.
3. My hands are dirty. I ... them.
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Exercise 19. Insert the modal verbs may (might) or can (could)
1. ... I use your pen?
2. ... I find a pen on that table?
3. You ... read this book: you know the language well enough.
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Exercise 20. Turn suggestions on the Russian language.
1. You must learn all these new words.
2. I can not translate the text myself. I need your h

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