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Exercise 9 for High School
EXERCISE 9
FOR HIGH SCHOOL
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Exercise 9 for High School
Choose the correct tenses.
1. ............................................. Frank in Toronto?
a) Did you meet b) Have you met c) Were you meeting
2. He had a break after he ..................................... for two hours.
a) was walking b) had been walking c) has walked
3. I ......................................... her for a long time.
a) know b) have known c) have been knowing
4. We ............................ the windows and the car on Saturday morning.
a) were cleaning b) cleaned c) have been cleaning
5. I ............................ in York for a week in 1998.
a) worked b) have been working c) have worked
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1. Did you meet Frank in Toronto?
2. He had a break after he had been walking for two hours.
3. I have known her for a long time.
4. We cleaned the windows and the car on Saturday morning.
5. I worked in York for a week in 1998.
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6. I .............. you in your office with a girl! Really? We ...................................................... .
a) saw - 've just talked b) 've seen - just talked c) saw - were just talking
7. How many cupboards .............................. since yesterday?
a) did they move b) have they moved c) have they been moving
8. As he ................... a bike, a dog ................ him.
a) was riding - bit b) rode - bit c) was riding - has bitten
9. When the dog ................ him, he ...................... his bike.
a) was biting - fell off b) bit - was falling off c) bit - fell off
10. I didn't notice that you .................................... .
a) had come b) came c) have been coming
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6. I saw you in your office with a girl! Really? We were just talking.
7. How many cupboards have they moved since yesterday?
8. As he was riding a bike, a dog bit him.
9. When the dog bit him, he fell off his bike.
10. I didn't notice that you had come.
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11. I can't stand it anymore. I .................................. the furniture since breakfast.
a) am polishing b) have been polishing c) have polished
12. ................................................... the dishes yet?
a) Has he washed b) Has he been washing c) Did he wash
13. They .......................... a hotel in York, but then then ................................ it.
a) have bought - sold b) bought - have sold c) bought - sold
14. She couldn't play yesterday because she ...................................... her ankle the day
before.
a) have sprained b) sprained c) had sprained
15. I can't find Todd. Where is he? - He ................ ........................ in the garage.
a) 's been working b) worked c) was working
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11. I can't stand it anymore. I have been polishing the furniture since breakfast.
12. Has he washed the dishes yet?
13. They bought a hotel in York, but then then sold it.
14. She couldn't play yesterday because she had sprained her ankle the day before.
15. I can't find Todd. Where is he? – He 's been working in the garage.
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16. She ............................ books on the shelves all day. That's why she is so exhausted.
a) was putting b) has put c) has been putting
17. The sun ........................ and we ........................ on the white sand.
a) shone - were lying b) was shining - were lying c) shined - lay
18. You ............................. at last! Where .............. ................................ so long?
a) arrived - have you been b) have arrived - have you been c) arrived - were you
19. I was so relaxed because I ................................. anything all day.
a) have not been doing b) didn't do c) had not been doing
20. .................................................... anyone?
a) Have you ever taught b) Did you ever teach c) Have you ever been teaching
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16. She has been putting books on the shelves all day. That's why she is so exhausted.
17. The sun was shining - and we were lying on the white sand.
18. You have arrived at last! Where have you been so long?
19. I was so relaxed because I had not been doing anything all day.
20. Have you ever taught anyone?
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21. She's hurt her arm. - When ........................... it?
a) has she hurt b) has she hurted c) did she Hurt
22. Where is Mum? - She ....................................... the shopping all the morning.
a) has done b) has been doing c) was doing
23. At 9.30 I ....................... a documentary on TV. It ................................. at 9.20.
a) was watching - had started b) watched - has started c) watched – started
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21. She's hurt her arm. - When did she hurt it?
22. Where is Mum? - She has been doing the shopping all the morning.
23. At 9.30 I was watching a documentary on TV. It started at 9.20.
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Exercise 9 for High School
Use past tenses, present perfect or past perfect
tenses to complete these sentences
1. We ............................... in Bristol from January to March. (stay)
2. Where is my wine? Someone ............................ my wine! (drink)
3. When you .......................... , ...................... you .......................... fast? (crash, drive)
4. I'm sorry. Dad isn't here. He ............... our neighbor's flat since the morning. (decorate)
5. What a nice coat! Where .......... you ............ it? (buy)
6. At 6 o'clock he ......................................... there for three hours! (sit)
7. I want to learn French. But I ............................. yet. (not start)
8. We didn't want to spend our holiday in Strobl because .............. already .................
there. (be)
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1. We stayed/were staying in Bristol from January to March.
2. Where is my wine? Someone has drunk my wine!
3. When you crashed, were you driving fast?
4. I'm sorry. Dad isn't here. He has been decorating our neighbor's flat since the
morning.
5. What a nice coat! Where did you buy it?
6. At 6 o'clock he had been sitting there for three hours!
7. I want to learn French. But I haven't started yet. (not start)
8. We didn't want to spend our holiday in Strobl because had already been there.
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9. What ................ you ....................................... ? You are so dirty! (do)
10. Oh, no! I .................................... my way. What shall I do? (lose)
11. Jim ............................... the dishes after dinner. The kitchen sink is full of plates. (not
wash)
12. She ....................................... three clients since the morning. (contact)
13. I couldn't help you. I ..................................your problems. (not understand)
14. Does he know about it? ............. you ................ him yet? (tell)
15. Bill admitted that he .......................................... the catalogue to the agency. (not
send)
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9. What have you been doing ? You are so dirty!
10. Oh, no! I’ve lost my way. What shall I do?
11. Jim didn't wash the dishes after dinner. The kitchen sink is full of plates.
12. She has contacted three clients since the morning.
13. I couldn't help you. I didn't understand your problems.
14. Does he know about it? Have you told him yet?
15. Bill admitted that he hadn't sent the catalogue to the agency.
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16. As soon as I ........... the message, I .................... my house. (get, leave)
17. While Maggie ............... a new jumper, Jill and I ............................ . (knit, read)
18. Here he is! He ................ for me all the time, he .............. for Ann! (not look, wait)
19. ................. you in your room at 5.30? - Yes, I think I ............... my suitcase. (be, pack)
20. Nice to meet you! I ............................... you for 10 years. What ............... you
........................... all this time? (not see, do)
21. He ............... , but he'll be back home today. The doctors ............ to cure him. (die,
manage)
22. After we ...................... to the top of the hill we had a great view of the bay. (climb)
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16. As soon as I got the message, I left my house.
17. While Maggie was knitting a new jumper, Jill and I were reading.
18. Here he is! He hasn't been looking for me all the time, he has been waiting for Ann!
19. Were you in your room at 5.30? - Yes, I think I was packing my suitcase.
20. Nice to meet you! I haven't seen you for 10 years. What have you been doing
all this time?
21. He was dying, but he'll be back home today. The doctors have managed to cure
him.
22. After we had climbed to the top of the hill we had a great view of the bay.
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Exercise 9 for High School
Passages
Richard Clayton Harwick's happy family life ends when his father passes away and his
mother marries Mr. Coldstone. his stepfather is ___1___ (strict/lenient) and imposes
strict rules on him. Richard feels ___2___ ( abused / love ) like a ___3___ ( prisoner /
freeman ) in his own home. Thinking his mother and sister will be ___4___ ( happier /
sadder ) without his ___5___ ( unhappy / smiling ) face around, he runs away from
home. Unfortunately, his mother and sister are heartbroken. When they pass away,
Richard ___6___ ( inherits / loses ) the house and the estate.
When Claudia's parents ___7___ ( split up / marry ), she is ___8___ ( excited / upset ).
Colin relates well to Jack, his mother's boyfriend. Jack ___9___ ( looks after / abuses )
him and Colin is able to talk to him about school. But, Colin's mother decides to
___10___ ( leave / marry ) Jack. Ralph's story entitled A Tale of Three Stepmothers is
not a tale of woe but, as he puts it, rather ___11___ ( complicated / simple ). He has a
number of siblings and half-siblings, step grandparents and three stepmothers, not
counting his father and mother.
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Richard Clayton Harwick's happy family life ends when his father passes away and his
mother marries Mr. Coldstone. his stepfather is strict and imposes strict rules on him.
Richard feels abused like a prisoner in his own home. Thinking his mother and sister
will be happier without his unhappy face around, he runs away from home.
Unfortunately, his mother and sister are heartbroken. When they pass away, Richard
inherits the house and the estate.
When Claudia's parents split up, she is upset. Colin relates well to Jack, his mother's
boyfriend. Jack looks after him and Colin is able to talk to him about school. But, Colin's
mother decides to leave Jack. Ralph's story entitled A Tale of Three Stepmothers is not
a tale of woe but, as he puts it, rather complicated. He has a number of siblings and
half-siblings, step grandparents and three stepmothers, not counting his father and
mother.
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Pixie has to spend weekends with her father and his new family. She finds it difficult to
get along with her ___12___ ( sisters / stepsisters ). When her father breaks his promise
of allowing her to have a room to herself in his house, she feels ___13___ ( cheated /
rewarded ) and thrashes things out with her stepmother. While Robbo gets along with
their stepfather, Callie refuses to accept him. She feels that Roy is always ___14___
( supporting / picking on ) her. When they have baby Dumpa, Roy becomes ___15___
( stricter / more lenient ) with Callie. She moves out of the house to stay with her father.
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Pixie has to spend weekends with her father and his new family. She finds it difficult to
get along with her stepsisters. When her father breaks his promise of allowing her to
have a room to herself in his house, she feels cheated and thrashes things out with her
stepmother. While Robbo gets along with their stepfather, Callie refuses to accept him.
She feels that Roy is always picking on her. When they have baby Dumpa, Roy
becomes stricter with Callie. She moves out of the house to stay with her father.
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