Using the right time



Download 1,01 Mb.
Page1/3
Date conversion11.12.2017
Size1,01 Mb.
  1   2   3
USING THE RIGHT TIME

Find someone who….. 2


Present Simple or Progressive? 3
Past Tense Simple or Progressive? 8
Present Perfect Simple or Progressive? 19
Past Perfect Simple or Progressive? 27
Future Tense Simple or Progressive / Future Perfect 31
Dreaming the grammar dreams – story 40
All tenses mixed and jumbled 41
Find someone who.

chews chewing gums....................................................................................................................

has won a race or a contest ………………………………………...............................................

likes to have very hot baths ………………………………………..............................................

reads more than one book a week ..…………………………………….....................................

talks to plants ………………………………………...................................................................

is trying to break a habit ………………………………………...................................................

was born on a Thursday ………………………………………...................................................

owns a pet with four legs ……………………………………….................................................

has got more than three brothers or sisters ……………………………………….......................

will celebrate his/her birthday next month………………………………………........................

would go to the moon if invited by an astronaut ……………………………………...............

wears socks in bed ……………………………………..............................................................

dreams about flying ……………………………………............................................................

usually goes to bed after midnight …………………………………….....................................

believes in reincarnation ……………………………………....................................................

likes working in the garden ……………………………………...............................................

can tell a joke in English ……………………………………...................................................

saw a scary movie last week ……………………………………...............................................

goes jogging ……………………………………….....................................................................

has seen "Swan Lake" ………………………………………......................................................

likes spring best ……………………………………....................................................................

usually sings in the bath ………………………………………...................................................

can cook a very good meal. ……………………………………..................................................



would like to be 16 years old again …………………………………….....................................

SIMPLE PRESENT





  1. Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen.

  2. Most animals kill only for food.

  3. The world is round.

The simple present says that something was true in the past, it is true in the present, and will be true in the future. It is used for general statements of fact.

  1. I study for two hours every night.

  2. My classes begin at nine.

  3. He always eats a sandwich for lunch.

The simple present is used to express habitual or everyday activity.


  1. I have only a dollar right now.

  2. I don't recognize that man.

  3. He needs a pen right now.

Certain verbs are not used in the progressive tenses. With these verbs, the simple present may indicate a situation that exists right now, at the moment of speaking.



PRESENT PROGRESSIVE






  1. John is sleeping right now.

  2. I need an umbrella because it is raining.

  3. John and Mary are talking on the phone.




The present progressive ex­presses an activity that is in progress at the moment of speaking. It began in the recent past, is continuing at present, and will probably end at some point in the future.


  1. I am taking five courses this semester,

  2. John is trying to improve his work habits.

  3. She is writing another book this year.




Often the activity is of a general nature: something generally in progress this week, this month, this year.

Note (o): The sentence means that writing a book is a general activity she is engaged in at present, but it does not mean that at the moment of speak­ing she is sitting at her desk with pen in hand.





VERBS USUALLY NOT USED IN ANY OF THE PROGRESSIVE TENSES


VERB


EXAMPLE


OTHER USES OF THIS VERB


be


(a) I am hungry




SENSES

hear

taste

smell

see

(b) I hear a noise.

(c) This food tastes good.

(d) I smell gas.

(e) I see a butterfly.

You will be hearing from me. (meaning: I will write or phone you.

The doctor is seeing a patient, (meaning: meeting with)


MENTAL ACTIVITY

know

believe

think
understand

recognize

remember

forget

mean

(f) I know his phone number.

(g) I believe his story.

(h) I think he is a kind man. (meaning: believe)

(i) I understand your problem now.

(j) I don't recognize him.

(k) I remember my first teacher.

(1) I forget his name,

(m) I mean this book, not that one.


I am thinking about this grammar, (meaning: Certain thoughts are going through my mind right now.)
I have been meaning to call you. (meaning: intending)


POSSESSION

possess

own

have

belong

(n) He possesses many fine qualities, (o) She owns a house,

(p) He has a car. (meaning: possesses) (q) That belongs to me.

I am having trouble.

He is having a good time.

(meaning: experiencing)



ATTITUDES

Want

prefer

need

appreciate

love

like

hate

dislike

seem





  1. I want to leave now.

  2. He prefers to stay here.

  3. I need some help.

  4. I appreciate your help.

  5. I love my family.

  6. I like this book.

  7. She hates dishonesty.

  8. I dislike this book.

  9. He seems to be a nice person.







VERB

ATTITUDES

look
appear


EXAMPLE

She looks cold.



  1. (meaning: seems to be)




  1. He appears to be asleep,

(meaning: seems to be)


OTHER USES OF THIS VERB

I am looking out the window. (meaning: using my eyes to see)

The actor is appearing on the stage.


EXERCISE I

Use either the simple present or the present progressive of the verbs in

parentheses.
1. Kathy (sit, usually) _____________________in the front row in class, but today she (sit) __________________ in the last row.

2. Diane can't come to the phone because she (wash) _________________ her hair.

3. Diane (wash) __________________________her hair every other day or so.

4. Please be quiet. I (try) _____________________________ to concentrate.

5. (Lock, you, always) ________________________ the door to your apartment when you leave?

6. Look! It (snow) _______________________________________________.

7. Mike (go, not) __________________________________ to school right now because it is summer. He (attend) _________________ college from September to May every year, but in the summer he (have, usually) ____________________ a job at the post office. In fact, he (work) ___________________________ there this summer.

8. Right now I (look) _________________________ around the classroom. Ahmed (write) ____________________________ in his book. Carlos (bite)

__________________ his finger nails.

5 Detectives at work

Tom and Nick are watching the house across the street. Something strange is happening.

Put the verbs in brackets in the present simple or the present continuous to make correct sentences.
TOM What are you staring (you stare) at?

NICK There's a man at the Johnsons' house. He doesn't live (not live) there. I wonder what he 1________________________________(do)

TOM Perhaps he 2 __________________________ (visit) the Johnsons.

NICK No. They're not at home. They both _______________________(work) in town. They 4_____________________________ (catch) the same train as Dad every morning. It's strange. He ______________________(watch) the house very carefully.

TOM Now he6 _______________________ (try) to open the gate, but it's locked. Look! He7 ________________________ (climb) over the garden wall. I can't see him now.

NICK Let's follow him. I want to see what he8 _______________________(do)

TOM He 9 ___________________________(go) to the garage. He 10_________ _____________ (carry) a ladder. Now he 11__________________________(put) the ladder up to the bedroom window!

NICK He must be a burglar. . . Hey! You! What 12_______________________(you do)?



M

  1   2   3


The database is protected by copyright ©sckool.org 2016
send message

    Main page