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Chapter 2
Exercise 1, p. 13.
2. I don’t know Sam’s wife.
3. My roommate usually watches television,
listens to music, or goes out in the evening.
4. When I turned the key, the car started.
5. Air consists of oxygen, nitrogen, and other
gases.
Exercise 1, p. 13.
6. The children drew some pictures in school this
morning.
7. Right now Sally is in the kitchen eating
breakfast.
8. While I was driving home last night, I heard a
strange noise in the engine.
9. A: What are you talking about?
B: I am talking about the political situation in
my country.
Exercise 4. p. 15
Complete the sentences with the simple present or the present progressive form of the
verbs in parentheses.
2. Kristin (wash) _______ her hair every other day or so.
3. Tony (sit, usually)______ in the front row during
classes, but today he (sit) _________ in the last row.
4. Please be quiet. I (try) _________ to concentrate.
5. (you, lock, always) ______ _____the door to your
apartment when you leave?
2. washes
3. usually sits . . .is sitting
4. am trying
5. Do you always lock
Exercise 4. p. 15
6. I wrote to my friend last week. She hasn’t
answered my letter yet. I (wait, still)____ for a
reply.
7. After six days of rain, I’m glad that the sun
(shine) ____ today.
8. Every morning, the sun (shine) ____ in my
bedroom window and (wake) _____ me up.
6. am still waiting 7. is shining
8. shines . . . wakes
Exercise 9,p.18
Choose the correct completions.
2. Ask Ahmed for your notebook. He _______it.
a. has
b. is having
3. Your notebook is over there. Ahmed _______it.
a. holds
b. is holding
4. Look at Olga. She’s smiling and dancing. She _______a good time.
a. Has
b. is having
5. Relax. You don’t have to tell me any more about it. I _______you.
a. believe
b. am believing
6. Dinosaurs became extinct a long time ago. They _______anymore.
a. don’t exist
b. aren’t existing
2a
3b
4b 5a 6a 7a
Exercise 10, p18
Complete the sentences. Use the simple present or the present progressive of the
verbs in parentheses.
1. Look. It (begin) ___________ to rain. Unfortunately, I (have,
not*)_________my umbrella with me. I (own, not)
__________ an umbrella. Spiro is lucky. He (wear)
__________ a raincoat. I (wear) __________ a waterproof hat
on rainy days.
2. Right now Martha is in the science building. The chemistry
experiment she (do)_________ is dangerous, so she (be)
________ very careful. She (want, not) _______to spill
any of the acid. She (be, always)._________careful when she
does a chemistry experiment.
1. is beginning . . . don’t have . . . don’t own . . . Is wearing . . . wear 2. is doing . . . is being . . . doesn’t want . . . is always
Exercise 10, p18
3. Right now I (look) _____ at Nicole. She (look)
______angry. I wonder what’s the matter. She
(have) _____ a frown on her face.
She certainly (have, not) _______any fun right now.
4. A: How (you, like) _______the soup? (it, need)
_______more garlic?
B: No, it (taste) ______delicious. It (remind)
______ me of my grandmother’s soup.
3. am looking . . . looks . . . has . . . isn’t having 4. A: do you like . . . Does it need
B: tastes . . . reminds
Exercise 10, p18
5. A: What (you, look) _________ at?
B: You! You (look) _______like your father.
A: (you, think) ______so? Many people tell
me I (resemble) _______my mother.
B: I (see) ______your father’s face when I
look at you.
5. A: are you looking B: look A: Do you think . . . resemble B: see
Exercise 10, p.18
6. Right now I (look) ________around the
classroom. Yoko (write)_______in her book.
Carlos (bite) ________ his pencil.
Wan-Ning (scratch) ______ his head. Ali (stare)
______out the window. He (seem) _______ to
be daydreaming, but perhaps he (think) ______
hard about verb tenses. What (you, think)
______ Ali (do) ____ ?
6. am looking . . . is writing . . . is biting . . . Is scratching . . . is staring . . . seems . . . is thinking . . . do you think . . . is
doing
Exercise 23, p. 28
/t/
chased
fixed
missed
pushed
thanked
worked
/d/
believed
complained
died
played
rained
worried
/Əd/
accepted
needed
requested
Exercise 25, p. 28.
1. Rita stood under a tree when it began to rain.
2. Rita was standing under a tree when it began
to rain.
Exercise 27, p.30
Complete the sentences. Use the simple past or the past progressive of the verbs in parentheses
2. I (call) ____ Roger at nine last night, but he (be,
not) ________at home. He (study) ________ at the
library.
3. I (hear, not) _______ the thunder during the
storm last night because I (sleep) ________ .
4. It was beautiful yesterday when we went for a
walk in the park. The sun (shine) _______ . A cool
breeze (blow) ______ .The birds (sing)_______.
2. called . . . wasn’t . . . was studying
3. didn’t hear . . . was sleeping 4. was shining . . . was blowing . . . were singing
Exercise 27, p.30
5. My brother and sister (argue) _____ about
something when I (walk) _____ into the room.
6. I got a package in the mail. When I (open)
_______ it, I (find) ______ a surprise.
7. While Mrs. Emerson (read) ____ the little boy
a story, he (fall) _____ asleep, so she (close)
____ the book and quietly (sneak) _____ out of
the room.
5. were arguing . . . walked
6. opened . . . found
7. was reading . . . fell .. . closed . . . sneaked/snuck
Exercise 27, p.30
8. A: (you, hear) _______ what the teacher just
said?
B: No, I (listen, not) ______ . I (think) ______
about something else.
9. I really enjoyed my last vacation. While it
(snow) ______ in Iowa, the sun (shine) ______in
Florida. While you (shovel) ______ snow in Iowa
all last week, I (lie) _____on a beach in Florida.
8. A: Did you hear
B: wasn’t listening . . . was thinking
9. was snowing . . . was shining . . . were shoveling . . .was lying
Exercise 37, p. 34
Use the given verbs and expressions of place to complete the dialogues. Use usual word order if the focus is on an activity in progress. If the focus is on the person’s location, put the expression
of place between be and the -ing verb.
3. watch TV\ in his bedroom
A: Where was Jim when you got home?
B: He was ________________________________
4. watch TV \ in his bedroom
A: What was Jim doing when you got home?
B: He was _________________________________
5. take a nap \ on the couch in the living room
A: What’s Kurt doing?
B: He’s _____________________________________
3. in his bedroom watching TV.
4. watching TV in his bedroom.
5. taking a nap on the couch in the living room.
Exercise 37, p. 34
6. take a nap \ on the couch in the living room
A: Where’s Kurt?
B: He’s _______________________
7. attend a conference \ in Singapore
A: Where’s Ms. Chang this week?
B: She’s _______________________
6. on the couch in the living room taking a nap.
7. attending a conference in Singapore.
Exercise 38, p.35
Correct the errors.
1. Breakfast is an important meal. I ’m
always eating breakfast.
2. While I was working in my office
yesterday, my cousin stops by to visit
me.
1. Breakfast is an important meal. I always eat breakfast.
2. While I was working in my office yesterday, my cousin stopped by to visit me.
Exercise 38, p.35
3. Yuki staied home because she
catched a bad cold.
4. My brother is looks like our father,
but I am resembling my mother.
3. Yuki stayed home because she caught a bad cold.
4. My brother looks like our father, but I resemble my mother.
5. Jun, are you listen to me? I am talk
to you!
6. While I was surfing the internet
yesterday, I was finding a really
interesting Web site.
5. Jun, are you listening to me? I am talking to you!
6. While I was surfing the internet yesterday, I found a really interesting Web site.
7. Did you spoke English before you were come
here?
8. Yesterday, while I was working at my
computer, Shelley was suddenly coming into the
room. I wasn’t knowing she was there. I was
concentrate hard on my work. When she
suddenly speak, I am jump. She startle me.
7. Did you speak English before you came here?
8. Yesterday, while I was working at my computer, Shelley suddenly came into the room. I didn’t know she was there. I was
concentrating hard on my work. When she suddenly spoke, I jumped. She startled me.

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