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By the time Mark and Steve reached the old cabin in the forest, it 1) …………….. (get) dark and a cold wind 2) …………….. (blow) in their faces. They 3) ………………. (walk) for more than two hours and they felt exhausted. It had all begun when they 4) …………….. (go) into the forest to take photos of trees their environmental group 5) ……………….. (plant) the previous year. Everything 6) ……………….. (go) well until it 7) ……………….. (start) to rain heavily.

Unfortunately, they had lost their map as they 8) ……………… (cross) a river but after a couple of hours they had found the cabin. They 9) ……………. (open) the door and 10) …………….. (go) in. to their surprise, they found three tourists inside. At least they weren’t alone!

 

6*. Fill in with an appropriate past form.

In 1894 a steamship 1) …………….. (sail) across the Atlantic Ocean from England to America. The sun 2) ……………… (shine) and a gentle breeze 3) …………… (blow). The ship 4) …………….. (sail) for three weeks and was halfway to its destination – New York. The passengers 5) ………….. (relax) on deck when suddenly they 6) ………….. (hear) a loud bang. They all 7) ………….. (jump) up, 8) …………….. (run) to the edge of the boat and 9) ……………. (look) over the side.

To their horror they saw that they 10) ……………. (hit) some hard object which 11) …………… (tear) a hole in the side of the ship. Water 12) …………….. (pour) into the steamship at an alarming speed. Fortunately another ship arrived half an hour later, just in time to save everyone on board.

7. Which of the past forms in the text above are used to express:

1. past action of certain duration continuing up to a specific past time e. g.: 4 4. longer actions which are interrupted by shorter actions  
2. background description to events or longer actions in the story   5. past action which occurred before another past action  
3. shorter actions which interrupt longer actions   6. past actions which happened one immediately after the other  

 

FUTURE FORMS

Put the verbs in brackets into Present Simple, Present Continuous or Future.

A: 1) ………………. (you / be able) to go skiing with us next weekend?

B: No, I 2) …………… (be) in London then.

A: Really? Why 3) …………… (you / go) there?

B: There’s a very important meeting, and after I 4) ……………….. (attend) that I 5) ……………… (visit) a friend in Sussex.

A: Before you 6) ……………. (leave), 7) ……………… (you / give) me a ring? There are a few things I’d like you to buy while you 8) …………… (be) there.

B: Yes, of course. I 9) ………………. (ring) you on Friday.

 

Put the verbs in brackets into the correct future form.

Dear Debbie,

Since you want to know what I 1) ……………. (do) next week, I thought I’d write and let you know. It 2) …………. (be) a very busy week. On Monday I 3) …………… (go) to York. I 4) ………….. (probably / be) there for three days, and by Wednesday I 5) ……….. (meet) every important artist in the town. If everything goes well, I 6) …………… (go) to Newcastle on Thursday morning. There I 7) …………… (meet) the chairman of the Arts Council. Then on Friday and Saturday I 8) ……………… (visit) several small towns in the area to see what their galleries are like. By Sunday I 9) ……………. (travel) for days and I imagine I 10) ……………. (be) very tired, so it looks like I 11) …………….. (not / come) to your party on Sunday night. Sorry! I hope you 12) ………….. (invite) me to the next one. Give my love to Mike.



Love,

Susan

 

Fill in the correct word from the box below.

Dear Veena,

I 1) ………….. to tell you about the exciting plans I have for when you 2) …………. me in New York City! As soon as I 3) …………… you up from the airport, I’ll take you to my flat. 4) …………… you settle in, we are going to dinner at the famous Rainbow Room in Rockefeller center. It has a great view of the city. The next day we 5) ……………. famous sited all day like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. There 6) ………….. plenty of time to take a walk through Central Park and visit Time square as well. In the evening we 7) …………….. Mamma Mia at the Broadway Theatre. Don’t worry, 8) ………….. you leave, you will have the chance to go shopping on Fifth Avenue at some of the best shops in the world. I promise you, by the time you leave, you 9) …………… the best of New York. Let me know if you 10) ………….. anything. I can’t wait to see you!

Love,

Monica

A write B am writing C will write D will be writing
A will have visited B are visiting C visit D will be visiting
A will pick B will be picking C am picking D pick
A Until B After C By the time D While
A will be visiting B will have visited C are visiting D visit
A is B will be C is going to be D have been
A see B will have seen C will see D are going to see
A after B as soon as C before D while
A will have seen B will see C will be seeing D see
A will need B will be needing C will have needed D need

 

Complete the memo with a suitable future form of the verbs in brackets.

GALAXY Travel
MEMO
FROM Paul Lewis
TO Mandy Curtis 2 June 2012

This is to let you know about the travel arrangements for your educational trip to Madrid next week.

I’ve booked you on an early flight so you 1) ……………… (have to) get up early! The flight 2) ……………… (leave) from Gatwick at 6:45, check-in one hour beforehand.

You 3) …………… (stay) at the Santo Domingo for four nights. They 4) …………… (not / know) that you are employed by a travel agency so make sure you don’t make it obvious that you are actually checking the quality of their facilities.

This afternoon I 5) …………….. (phone) a car hire firm so that you can take one day to visit Toledo. I know you’ve driven abroad before so I’m sure you 6) ………….. (be able to) cope with driving on the right.

Don’t forget that you 7) …………. (present) a report to your colleagues when you 8) ……………. (get) back so I suggest you take a laptop with you to keep a record of everything. It looks as if it 9) …………. (be) very hot so you should also take your sunglasses and summer clothes!

I 10) …………… (leave) your tickets and car hire details on your desk this evening.

Have a good trip,

Paul

 





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