Verb Tenses

I. Fill in the gaps with the proper forms of the verbs.

Present Indefinite or Present Continuous?

On Sunday afternoon.

1.  — What … Kate … (do)?
—  She is a doctor. She … (work) in a hospital.
—  What … she … (do) now?
—  She … (have) a shower.
—  What … David … (do)?
—  He is a teacher. He … (teach) English at a sec­ondary school.

2. What …he… (do) now?
—  He … (check) his pupils’ compositions..
—  What? Even on Sunday?

3.  — What … Jack and Jill … (do)?
— They’re singers. They … (sing) in a pop group.
—  What … they … (do) now? They … (jog) in the park.

4.   — What… Ann … (do)?
— She is a journalist. She … (interview) interest­ing people
and … (write) reports in a popular women’s magazine.
—  What … she … (do) now?
—  She … (cook) lunch for her family.

5.  — What… Mark …(do)?
—  He is a worker. He … (make) cars.
—  What… he … (do) now?
—  He … (play) tennis.

6.  — What …Ella… (do)?
—  She is a student. She … (study) at a linguistic university.
—  What… she … (do) now?
—  She … (sing) a merry song.

7.  — What … Fred … (do)?
—  He is an artist. He … (paint) pictures.
—  What … he … (do) now?
—  He … (paint).

8.  — What… Polly and Molly … (do)?
—  They’re programmers. They … (work) on com­puters.
—  What … they … (do) now?
—      They … (watch) a film on TV.

II.Translate the following story from Russian into English.

A summer day.

1.  Сегодня прекрасный летний день: светит солн­це, поют птицы.
2.  Катя катается на велосипеде. Она часто катает­ся на велосипеде летом.
3.  Её папа работает в саду. Он обычно работает в саду с большим удовольствием.
4.  Её мама готовит обед. Она всегда готовит обед для всей семьи, она очень любит готовить.
5.  Её брат Петя смотрит телевизор. Идёт футболь­ный матч. Он всегда смотрит футбольные мат­чи.
6.  Бабушка Кати сидит у окна и думает о про­шлом. Она часто думает о прошлом.
7.  Их собака Джесси лежит под столом и ест кос­точку (a bone). Она часто лежит под столом — это её любимое место.
Section A.

Revise the Tenses.

Use the verbs given in brackets in proper tenses.

Drill 1.

 Present Indefinite or Present Continuous.

1. Tom usually (play) football but today he (play) tennis.
2. What language they (speak) in Holland? What language he (speak) now?
3. The professor (speak) five foreign languages. Right now he (speak) Dutch.
4. My friend always (tell) me the truth, but I see that she (tell) a lie now.
5. — I usually (drive) to my work.- Be careful! You (drive) too fast.
6. She, as a rule, (wear) smart hats. But today she (wear) a funny-looking one.
7. I (do) a lot of work every day. Don’t worry! I (know) what I (do).
8. Every Sunday he (watch) birds in the forest. Be quiet, the photographer (watch) that bird. He (want) to take a picture.
9. You (eat) fruit every day? What’s the name of the fruit you (eat) with such pleasure?
10. She (adore) French perfume but I can’t guess what perfume she (wear) tonight.
11. She (not understand) what the teacher (explain) now.
12. She (say) she (love) him very much now.
13.I (not recognize) the man who (give) a talk.
14. You usually (not drink) coffee at this time? What is that you (drink) now?
15.I (hear) Nick (want) to know where you (live) now.
16. I (feel) he (have) a lot of problems with his elder son at the moment.
17. I generally (feel) well in summer but right now I (feel) miserable.
18. Paul (feel) that his uncle John (notice) all his faults.
19. Frieda (hate) it when it (rain) outdoors.
20. We (think) they (try) to make up the quarrel.
21. The pop-concert (take) place on Saturday. They still (sell) the tickets.
22. — What platform the train for Sochi (leave)?
-According to the time-table it always (start) from Platform Two.
23. The night-show (open) at 10.30 this evening.
24. It’s a national holiday today. The bank (work)?
25. — Nelly, why you (hurry) so much?
— My plane (leave) at  7.45.


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