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Continuous Tenses(Длительные времена)
Present Continuous Tense Настоящее длительное время выражает дей­ствие, длящееся в момент речи Mother is making dinner Мама готовит обед
Past Continuous Tense Прошедшее выражает дей­ствие, происхо­дившее в какой-то период про- I was writing when the bell rang Яписала, когда
длительное время шедшего времени прозвенел звонок
Future Continuous Tense Будущее длительное время выражает дей­ствие, протека­ющее в какой-то момент будущего времени I shall be waiting for you at 9 o'clock tomorrow Ябуду ждать тебя завтра в 9 часов
  употребляется She didn't call on him
Future Continuous in thePast Будущее длительное время в прошедшем в придаточных предложениях и выражает дей­ствие, протека­ющее в какой-то момент будущего времени yesterday evening beca­use she thought he would be doing his work Она не позвонила ему вчера вечером, потому что думала, что он будет занят своей работой


Exercise 1.Use the correct form of the verb "to be"

1. I ... taking five courses this semester. 2. Bill ... trying to improve his English. 3. Sue ... writing another book this year. 4. John and Mary ... talking on the phone. 5. I need an umbrella because it ... raining. 6. We ... walking down the street when it began to rain. 7. It was beautiful yesterday when we went out for a walk, it ... not raining, the sun ... shining. 8. I couldn't get you on the phone last night, who ... you talking to so long? 9. What ... you doing at 6 tomorrow? 10. We ... playing chess in half an hour. 11. She ... listening to her favourite music at 8 o'clock tomorrow. 12. What ... you ... doing when I come?


Exercise 2. Give short answers:

1.Is the secretary typing our papers? 2.Are you helping your mother to cook the dinner? 3.Am I reading your thoughts? 4.Is he waiting for his girlfriend? 5.Were you wearing this dress at yesterday's party? 6.Was father reading newspapers at dinner again? 7.Was I talking in sleep? 8.Were they quarrelling when you came in? 9.was the bus going the wrong way? 10.Shall I be carrying my heavy bags myself? 11.Will they be discussing this question at the meeting? 12.Will you be seeing her tomorrow?


Exercise 3. Put questions to the underlined parts:

A. 1.Father is watching TV. 2. My brother is sitting at the table. 3. He is reading a newspaper. 4. I am talking to my friend on the phone. 5. I am telling my friend about our new car. 6. Nick and Kate are playing in the children's room. 7. It was raining hard last night. A strong wind was blowing. 8. At 7 o'clock the doctor was driving to his patient. 9. They were leaving the house when we arrived. 10. Nelly will be doing her homework tomorrow morning. 11. I'll be waiting for you at 10 in the morning. 12. We are going to the Crimea in summer. 13. They are having their daughter's birthday party on Saturday. 14.We are going to sing cheerfully. 15. The weather is going to change for the worse.


B.1. I am looking at the clock. 2. He is looking for her gloves. 3. She is looking after her grandmother. 4. We are talking about the new play. 5. We are talking to our neighbours. 6. I was waiting for the results. 7. He was asking for some money. 8. She was dreaming of becoming an actress. 9. They were listening to a funny story.


Exercise 4.Answer the questions using the given words:

1. What is Helen doing in the kitchen?(to cook) 2. What are you doing in the shop? (to buy) 3. What is she doing with the dress? (to try on) 4. What is Ann doing at the railway station? (to meet) 5.Why were the children making such a terrible noise? (to fight) 6. Why isn't she sleeping?(to wait for) 7. Why are you speaking in a whisper? (to sleep) 8. Why is Peter playing the piano so late? (to rehearse) 9. What was Bill doing here? (to look for) 10. What were you speaking about when I came? (to discuss)


Exercise 5.Make up disjunctive questions

1. We are having a break now. 2. She is thinking about tomorrow's conference. 3. The doctor and the nurse are taking care of the sick man. 4. Sally is taking a shower now. 5. The clock was striking 10 when I came. 6. We were writing a test from 2 till 4. 7. Ann was looking for her cat in the garden. 8. I was not walking with my dog at that time. 9. We were not driving too fast. 10. They are leaving for the airport in five minutes. 11. She wasn't feeling very well last night. 12. Everybody was waiting for their arrival. 13. She is always complaining of her husband. 14. I am trying to explain it to you. 15. I'll be seeing you tomorrow morning. 16. He won't be staying here long.


Exercise 6.Give full answers to the following questions:

1. Where were you hurrying when I met you? 2. Who was Ann talking to on the phone? 3.Where are we flying now? 4. What were the children doing when the lights went out? 5. What are you looking for in father's room? 6. What were the boys doing when the fire began? 7. What shall we be doing when it gets dark? 8. What were they laughing at when Brenda came in? 9. Why are you making so much noise? 10. Why are they quarrelling all the time? 11. What were you writing when I entered the classroom? 12. What was Mary doing when Bill rang her up? 13.What were you reading while I was writing a letter? 14. What was father doing while mother was washing up? 15. What were you reading while we were having breakfast? 16. What are you doing now? 17.What were they questioning you about? 18. Why will you be working tonight? 19. What was the orchestra playing when the concert began? 20. What are you going to do when the guests come?

Exercise 7.

Put the verbs into the correct tense forms:

It (be) Sunday. I never (get) up early on Sundays. I sometimes (stay) in bed until lunch time. Last Sunday I (get) up very late. I (look) out of the window. It (be) dark outside. "What a day"! I (think). "It (rain) again". Just then, the telephone (ring). It (be) my aunt Lucy. "I've just arrived by train", she (say). " I (come) to see you". " But I (still, have) breakfast," I (say). "What (you, do)?" she (ask). "I (have) breakfast", I (repeat). "Dear me," she (say). "... you always (get) up so late? It (be) one o'clock!"


Exercise 8.

Use the proper forms of the verbs: 1. Everybody at 149 (be) very busy today. 2. Mr. Anderson (clean) his apartment. 3. Mrs. Wilson (fix) her kitchen sink. 4. Mr. And Mrs.Thomes (paint) their living -room. 5. Mrs. Black (do) her exercises. 6. Tommy Lee (feed) his dog. and Mr. And Mrs. Lane (wash) their car. 7 .I (be) busy, too. 8. I (wash) my windows ... and of course, I (watch) all my neighbours. 9. It's a very busy day at 149 River Street.


Exercise 9. Match parts I and ll:

I ll

1. She leaves the house at 8.30 1. once a week

2. I'll be studying in the library 2.next week

3. She was in her first year at the university 3. at the moment

4. Mr. Walker was watching the football match 4. at 3 o'clock

5. She is talking to the boss 5. now

6. He goes to the office by car 6. last year

7. Our exams will be over 7. last night

8. I write letters to him 8. tomorrow

9. He is writing a new novel 9. every day

10. They will be flying over the ocean 10. sometimes

11. We dine out 11. at this time yesterday

12. It was thundering 12. from 12 till 5 tomorrow



L ll

1. I shall take a nap 1. While mother is cooking breakfast

2. It will be cool 2. as long as the sun is shining

3. We'll lie in the sun 3. while you are driving

4. He'll walk with the dog 4. as long as it is raining

5. They'll feel safe 5. while father is washing the car

6. We'll pack the picnic basket 6. as long as he is waiting

7. I'll not worry 7. while you are washing up

8. He'll listen to her 8. as long as she is speaking

9. I'll finish my work 9. while you are making up your face

10. I'll fetch bread from the baker's 10. as long as the police are taking care of the house


Exercise 10. Use the verbs in Future Continuous:

1. At this time tomorrow we (to have) an English class. 2. Don't worry! I (to write) letters to you regularly. 3. When you come they (to train) in the gym. 4. Don't wait for me. I (to work) for some time. 5. As far as I know you (to join) us in Kiev. 6. While you are away we (to look after) your children. 7. Don't leave. We (to have) tea in a few minutes. 8. Let's hurry! The film (to start) in a few minutes.


Exercise 11. Use the correct tense forms:

1. How time (to fly)! At this time yesterday we (to swim) in the Black Sea. 2. While I (to work) in the garden I (to hurt) my back. 3. Last time I (to see) Jim he (to sit) in the park alone. 4. Nancy (to have) a bath when the phone (to ring). 5. What you usually (to do) after dinner? 6. We (to stay) at home the whole evening. 7. Where you (to hurry)? - I (to be) afraid I (to be) late. The show (to begin) in five minutes. 8. Where you (to buy) this hat? 9. Tom (to see) an accident when he (to wait) for the bus. 10. You (to understand) what I (to say)? 11. What you (to do) here? - I (to look) for a job. 12. What we (to do) if nobody (to meet) us at the station? 13. "What you (to do) the whole summer?" asked the aunt. 14. Tom (to be) ill. He (to run) a high temperature and (to have) an awful headache. When he (to come) home last night he (to shiver) with cold and (to cough). We (to call) for the doctor. He (to stay) in bed for a day or two I (to think). 15. Susan (to be) in love with Peter. They (to get married) in May. When they (to be) married they (to have) a honeymoon trip to Hawaii. She (to say) she (to be) the happiest woman in the world. 16. The weather ( not to seem) very good today. We (to hope) it (to change) for the better soon. Anyway if it (to stop) raining we (to be able) to go on a trip. 17. Yesterday I (to make) my children to the Zoo . They (to have) a good time. While they (to run) about and (to watch) different animals which they (to see) for the first time in their lives I (to take) pictures of them. I can imagine what fun they ( to have) when they (to see) these pictures later. 18. Hello! (To be) Jane in? -Jane (to speak). Who (to call)? - I (to be) Josef. We (to have) a date last night. Why you (not to come)? - I (to copy) some papers for my boss. He (to ask) me and I couldn't refuse.

- I (to see). 19. I know they (to leave) for Italy on Monday.

- I (not to know) when they (to come back), but they (to send) us a telegram as soon as they (to get) the tickets.

Exercise12. Use Indefinite or Continuous Tense forms:

1. I (to think) of what he (to tell) me yesterday. 2. He (to think) he (to remember) his brother-in-law. 3. The doctor (to see) a patient when we (to call) on him. 4. The coffee (to taste) wonderful. 5. They (to have) a new car. I (to think) they (to have)a good time now. 6. Why you (to smell) the flowers? - They (not to look) fresh and they (not to smell) fresh.7. My sister (to taste) the cake. She (to say) it (to taste) delicious. 8. Why you (to look) at me? - Because you (to look) very much like my sister. 9. I (to feel) much better today. 10. This sweater (to feel) very soft and warm.


Exercise13. Translate into English:

A.1. Когда я переходила улицу в неположенном месте, меня останавил милиционер. 2. Поторапливайтесь! Автобус отправляется через пять минут, они не будут нас ждать. 3. Чем ты занималась, пока я делала уборку? 4. Что вы делали вчера в это время? 5. -Кто из вас ждет меня ? -Я. 6. Кто-то стучит, откройте дверь. 7. Моя мама чувствует себя намного лучше. 8.Мы встретились на улице. Она ждала кого-то. Шел дождь, она стояло под зонтиком и смотрела на часы. 9. Я буду ждать тебя у входа в театр.10. Я работала в саду, когда началаь гроза. 11. Что ты наденешь на вечеринку? 12. Я говорю не слишком громко? 13. Машина ехала на большой скорости, поэтому мы не могли разглядеть номер. 14. Я просматривала старые фотографии и обнаружила это письмо. 15.Когда я вошла, она с кем-то разговаривала по телефону. 16. Я слушаю музыку, когда делаю уроки.


В.1.Сегодня мы идем в Большой театр на бaлет. 2. Какие экзамены вы сдаете в конце первого курса? 3. Мне кажется, мы едем на в ту сторону. 4. Ты будешь делать это, когда я буду готовить обед. 5. -Что ты слушаешь? - Новости на английском языке. 6. Что ты слушаешь ее, она всегда жалуется. 7. - Кому ты звонишь? - Никому. Я набираю 100, чтобы узнать время. 8. Они поженятся в мае и уедут в свадебное путешествие. Я подарю им новый автомобиль. 9. Посмотри на небо: темнеет, скоро пойдет дождь. Мы успеем укрыться, если побежим. 10. Мы ожидаем их приезд со дня на день.11. Не беспокойтесь. она пристмотрит за вашим ребенком, пока вас не будет. 12. У них экскурсия по городу. они сейчас осматривают достопримечательности Парижа. 13. Ты пойдешь к ней на день рождения? Что ты ей подаришь? 14 Она все время задает глупые вопросы.15. Могу себе представить, как они хорошо проводят время на берегу моря. 16. Она шла наощупь по темному коридору. 17. Эти духи пахнут осенью. 18. Я нюхаю розы и вспоминаю огромные плантации роз в Крыму.


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