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Irregular verbs

1. Complete the following table with verbs in their correct form.


Simple past

Past participle

Verbs + -ing
2. Complete the sentences with the correct form of ing.
I like .. (go) to parties with you.
He enjoys .. (have) a bath in the evenings.
She cant stand people .. (talk) during films.
Do you mind .. (give) me a hand?
I dislike .. (wait).
They hate .. (get up) early.
Present perfect vs past simple

3. Read the text and then complete the questions using the past simple or
present perfect.

I think I have had a very interesting life. I'm 73 now and I don't work
anymore. I was in the army for 51 years. I retired when I was 69. I have
been to so many countries that I can't remember all of them. I've been to
Australia six or seven times and to South Africa three times. I have also
been once to Russia but I didn't like it at all: much too cold for me!
They say that love is the greatest thing and I agree. I've been married four
times but never for more than five years. I don't think women really
understand me!
I've never been on television, but I've been on the radio once. It was a
programme about life in the military about twenty years ago. I met the
Prime Minister on the same day. Actually, I've met a lot of famous people:
members of the royal family, famous politicians and also famous cinema
and television personalities. I've never met the American President though
which is a pity.
Because I've travelled a lot, I've seen a lot of wonderful things and have
also eaten and drunk some strange foods and drinks. I ate cat and rat in
India and drank something called Mirto on a little island in Italy many years
1. What job before retiring?
He worked in the army.
2. he in the army?
For 51 years.
3. How many

been to Australia?

Six or seven times.


like Russia?

No, it was too cold.


married so many times?

Because women don't understand him.

6. Has he ever

Yes, he has. But never on TV.

7. When the prime minister?
When he was on the radio.
8. Has

American president?

No, he hasn't but he wants to.

9. Where

cat and rat?

In India.

drunk Mirto?

Yes, he has. In Italy.

Present perfect: for, since
Usamos since para referirnos a un tiempo especfico de algo que contina
en el presente.
Paul has been here since nine oclock.
Usamos for para referirnos a un perodo de tiempo de algo que pas o que
contina sucediendo.
Miss Busia has only worked for about half an hour today. (She has gone
The doctor has stayed awake for three days. (He is still awake)
4. Complete the following table.
a century


a century
three years
we were children
a long
five minutes
I met you
last week
my birthday
this morning
last Monday
ten oclock
a month
5. Write two sentences with the present perfect form, using for and since.
I bought these shoes in November. Its February now. (have) Ive had these
shoes for three months. Ive had them since November.

The last time he saw John was ten oclock. Its twelve oclock now. (not see)
We arrived here two days ago, on Monday. (be)
They moved to their apartment last summer, about a year ago. (live)
She met Jack at the beginning of December. Its the end of May now. (know)
6. Complete the sentences with a verb from the list.
break buy


finish forget go


invite see


Can I have this newspaper? Yes. Ive finished with it

I some new shoes. Do you want to see them?
Where is Liz? She out.
Im looking for Paula. you her?
Look! Somebody that window.
Does Lisa know that youre going away? Yes, I her
I cant find my umbrella. Somebody it.
Im looking for Sarah. Where she ?
I know that woman but I her name.
Sue is having a party tonight. She a lot of people.
What are you going to do? you ?
Where are my glasses? I dont know. I them.
Been, gone
7. Put in gone or been.
Bill is on holiday at the moment. Hes gone to Spain.
Wheres Jill? Shes not here. I think shes to the bank.
Hello, Sue. Where have you ? Have you
to the bank?
Have you ever to Mexico? No, never.
My parents arent at home this evening. Theyve out.

Theres a new restaurant in town. Have you to it?

Ann knows Paris well. Shes there many times.
Helen was here earlier but I think shes now.
Present simple vs present continuous
Every Monday, Sally (drive) her kids to football practice.
Usually, I (work) as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I
(study) French at a language school in Paris. That is why I
am in Paris.
Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep) .
Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) .
I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) .
I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say)
(talk) so loudly.

because everybody

Justin (write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet.

I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished.
Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?
Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go)
some friends.

to a movie tonight with

The business cards (be, normally ) printed by a company in

New York. Their prices (be) inexpensive, yet the quality of
their work is quite good.
This delicious chocolate (be)
Zurich, Switzerland.
(you/come) tonight?.
(he/eat) rice every day?
(work) at the moment.
(he/come) to London often?
He (play) tennis now.
(you/come) to the cinema later?
They (not/come) to the party tomorrow.

made by a small chocolatier in

He (not/play) golf now.

(you/play) tennis this Sunday?
They (go) to a restaurant every Saturday.
She (not/go) to the cinema very often.
You usually (arrive) late.
He normally (eat) dinner at home.
(you/study) every night?
(they/work) late usually?
You (not/go) out later.
I (not/work) tonight.
(she/work) at the moment?
I (not/drink) coffee very often.
Julie (sleep) now.
- Usamos el can para referirnos a habilidades o destrezas que alguien posee.
George can play football really well.
My brother can speak a bit of German.
Can Jane read braile?
Keith cant run very fast.
- Usamos el can para hablar de que algo es posible o no.
We have a pool in the garden so you can come and swim whenever you want.
You can come to my party.
Can they see the sea from their flat?
You cant send such big files by email.
- Usamos el can para decir que algo est permitido o no.
The children can sit in the front row.

Can I park here?

Sorry, you cant borrow the car today. I need it.
- Para ofrecer cosas o pedir. Es ms formal que un I want to.
Can I have a cup of coffee, please?
Can you close the window, please?
1. Ask the teacher for permission to do the following things.
(have a new notebook)
Can I have a new notebook please?
(open the window)
(get a glass of water)
(move to another table)
(leave the lesson early)
Now give people permission to do the following things.
(come in now)
You can come in now.
(finish the work later)
(talk to each other)
(go to your next lesson)
- Usamos el must con un sentido fuerte para hablar de una obligacin, DEBE
cumplirse lo que se dice. Por lo general, el must es ms formal y se lo
encuentra en las normas de una institucin, etc.
Employeers must carry their identification all the time.
En su uso negative implica algo totalmente prohibido o una idea muy mala.
You must not bring dogs into the restaurant.
Teachers mustnt shout at the students!
Must not es mucho ms formal que mustnt.

1. Complete the sentences with must or mustnt.

It's late. You make so much noise.
We be home by 9 o'clock. The film starts at 9:15.
I finish this essay today. It has to be handed in by tomorrow.
Passengers talk to the driver whilst the bus is in motion.
This is a dangerous tour. Children be accompanied by an adult.
People stand on this bus.
We do more exercise to stay fit.
There be sth wrong with the engine of this car.
We give up when we are so close.
This was a nice evening. We meet again.
- Usamos el should para dar consejos o decir que es lo mejor para uno.
I think you should tidy your room!
You should be patient with the children.
You shouldnt eat so much sugar.
Should I take the job? What do you think?