Thursday, November 16, 2017

Revision Activities Unit 1

1. Put the verbs into the correct tense (present simple OR present continuous):

 1. What _____________ (read) right now?
2. She ______________ tennis (play) tennis with Debbie tomorrow.
3. Dave _____________ ( not think) that exams prove how much a student really knows.
4. Sometimes, she _________ (have) coffee instead of tea with breakfast.
5. The children__________ (take) the bus to school this week because my car is in the garage.
6. I ____________________(plan) to go abroad this summer.
7. More and more gyms in my neighbourhood ____________(open) aerobic classes.
8. Let's hurry. The game _________(start) in an hour.
9. This spaghetti sauce ___________ (taste) delicious.
10. Jackie is upset because she__________(believe) that her best friend lied to her. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Revision Activities Unit 2

1. GRAMMAR. Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets into the correct tense Past Simple or Past Continuous.

 1.- It _____________ (snow) when I _________ (leave) home this morning. 
2.- It was a sunny afternoon and people __________ (sit) on the grass in the park. Then suddenly it __________ (start) to rain.
 3.- A: I tried to explain my problem to her. B: ____________________ (she/listen)?
 4.- My brother ______________ (talk) on the phone when I arrived, but when he ____________ (see) me, he ___________ (finish) the call. Perhaps he thought that I ____________ (listen) to his conversation. 
5.- I nearly had an accident today. A car ____________ (come) towards me, but I moved quickly out of the way and fortunately nothing ____________ (happen). 
6.- A: Which hotel ______________ (you/stay) in when you lost your passport? B: I don’t remember. I ____________ (visit) many places during my European tour and I ____________ (stay) in many different hotels. 
7.- I ____________ (move) to Hastings in 1999. I ____________ (live) there when I met them.
 8.- ________________(many people / wait) for the 9:15 bus last night? 
9.- I ______________ (dance) with my girlfriend when the disc jockey played our favourite song. 10.- I ____________ (study) grammar when I ___________ (fall) asleep. 
11.- The scientists ___________ (work) in their laboratory when they___________ (discover) the new drug. 
12.- We ___________ (climb) the wall when the gardener ___________ (see) us. 
13.-Vicky ___________ (have) a beautiful dream when the alarm clock __________ (ring)
 14.- As he ____________ (run) for the bus he ___________ (collide) with a street lamp. 
15.- When he __________ (carry) a suitcase, he __________ (drop) it on his foot. 
16..- ___________ (you / do) your homework on the bus while you ____________ (come) to school? 17.- The students ____________ (read) the article when the last class ___________ (finish). 
18.- When I ____________ (arrive) at the cinema, my friends __________ (wait) for me. 
19.- ____________ (you / listen) to the teacher when she ___________ (explain) this exercise? 
20.- Susan __________ (play) the piano while Mary ___________ (sing). 


a)Write English definitions for the following words
b) Write a sentence using the following words :

To stare
Good manners
To get to the point
Cultural gap
To exchange 

Used to Activities

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Past habits: Used to and would

Used to and would are both used to describe something that happened regularly in the past but doesn't happen any longer.
Used to
  • We used to live in Paris when I was a kid.
  • There didn’t use to be a hospital there. When was it built?
  • I used to go swimming every Thursday when I was at school.

  • Every Saturday I would go on a long bike ride.
  • My teachers would always say “Sit down and shut up!”

Often either ‘would’ or ‘used to’ is possible. Both of these sentences are possible.
  • Every Saturday, I would go on a long bike ride.
  • Every Saturday I used to go on a long bike ride.
However, only ‘used to’ is possible when we talk about past states.
  • We used to live in New York when I was a kid.
  • We would live in New York when I was a kid.

 Would is not used with stative verbs such as love, be, understand, and feel. Compare these two sentences with the stative verb love:  
  1. When I was a student, I used to love sleeping late on the weekends. (natural and grammatical)
  2. *When I was a student, I would love sleeping late on weekends. (awkward and ungrammatical)

 Would is not generally used in its negative and interrogative forms when talking about past habits.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Irregular Verbs

In 2nd C and A, we are doing an irregular verbs test on Wednesday the 8th November.
In 2nd B, we are doing the irregular verbs test on Tuesday the 7th November. 

What do I need to study?
The first 15 verbs on your list.