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Grammar exercises

1. Give the past form of the verbs, arrange them according to the pronunciation of the endings:

[t] [d] [id]

  1. Walk, arrive, wash, drop, spell, dry, watch, dust, open, add, kiss, hurry, travel, close, start, post, tidy, cover, want, play, stop, finish, regret, work, finish.

  2. Replace the infinitives given in brackets by the Past Simple. Translate the sentences.

1. The weather is nice today, but it (to be) bad yesterday. 2.1 (to get) to the market myself last time, but now I don't remember how to get there. 3. Five years ago my dad (to sell) his farm and (to buy) a business in a small town. 4. Jilius Caesar (to found) the Tower of London. 5. He isn't playing tennis tomorrow afternoon, he (not/to play) tennis yesterday. 6. Shishkin (not / to create) his picture "Morning in the Pine - Wood" alone. The no - less famous painter Savitsky (to paint) the bear with her three little cubs. 7. I (to spend) my childhood, boyhood and youth in a little ordinary town on the banks of the Volga. 8. I'm a doctor now, but two years ago I (to be) a student at a medical college in Moscow. 9. When we (to be) students, we (to like) to walk to college in a fine weather. 10. Agatha Christie (to write) over 75 detective stories. 11. Yesterday he (not / have) dinner again. 12. We (not / to write) a test in physics yesterday. 13. An American Thomas Edison (to make) the first machine with moving pictures in 1891. It (to be) called a kinetoscope. 14. The game cricket (to develop) hundreds of years ago from somebody hitting an object with a piece of wood.

  1. Put in there was/there, wasn't/was there! /there weren't/were there!

l.'We stayed at a nice hotel.' 'Did you? ... a swimming pool?' 2. I found a wallet in the street but... any money in it. 3.'... many people at the meeting?' 'No, very few.' 4. I'm sorry I'm late. ... a lot of traffic. 5. The radio wasn't working because ... any batteries in it. 6.1 was hungry but ... anything to eat. 7 any letters for me yesterday? 8. ... a football match on TV last night but

I didn't see it. 9. The suitcase was empty. ... enough time.

any clothes in it. 10. We didn't visit the museum.

4. A) Make up questions and answers from the following words.

Questions Jim Alison

Where / to go Kenya Scotland

When / to go last June last October

How long / to stay three weeks one week

Where / to stay a camping a hotel

What /to do to take photos to go walking

What / to see a lot of wild animals: elephants, lions, some beautiful lakes (not the Loch

giraffes (not crocodiles) Ness Monster)

Enjoy / the holiday?

  1. . Make up questions and answer them:

1) morning / you / time / get / up / what / in / the / did? 2) dinner / night / have / what / last / you / for / did? 3) did / train / last / you / by / when / travel? 4) do / what / Sunday / you / last / did? 5) go / on / you / how / university / did / to / Monday? •>>

  1. . Which question word is used to put the question to the bold word or expression?

A. Who B. When C. What

D.Where E. Why

1. It isn't cold in England in the winter. 2. We are going to the cinema tonight. 3. I'd like to listen to the radio. 4. I borrowed money from my friends. 5. The last exercise was the easiest because there weren't any new words in it.

  1. . Put general, alternative, special and disjunctive questions to the following sentences:

1) Three weeks later I left for Moscow. 2) Last week my Dad went to work on foot. 3) I saw the new TV play yesterday. 4) I watched the TV program till midnight. 5) Tom learnt his physics lessons in the evening.

5. Use the Present Simple, the Present Continuous or the Past Simple. Translate into Russian.

A) 1. "How long your class (to last)?" "It usually (to last) two hours." 2. "How long your class (to last) on Wednesday morning?" "It only (to last) an hour." 3. He usually (to have) dinner at home. Yesterday he (to have) dinner in a restaurant with his friends. 4. He often (to bring) me flowers. 5. (you / meet) Paul yesterday? 6. My father (to work) in the garden now. 7. Mr Jones (to paint) his house last month. 7. The baby (not /to sleep) now. 8. He never (to drive) fast. 9. Lessy (to live) in Paris in 1978.

В) 1. Renaissance (to mean) "a new birth", "a revival". Thus we (to call) the time of the great revival of art and learning which (to cover) the 15th and 16th centuries and (to mark) the transition from the medieval to the modern world. 2.The metric system (to be) a system of measures and weights which (to be) first adopted in France. 3. Startford-on-Avon (to be) a small town in central England where Shakespeare (to be born). 4. Many thousand of years ago Cyprus (to be) famous for its copper. 5. The American astronaut Neil Armstrong (to become) the first person to set foot on the Moon on July 21, 1969. 6. Latin (to be) a dead language now, but it (to be) an international language some four centuries ago. 7. In Ancient Rome people (to use) sticks of bone or metal with a pointed end for writing on waxed tablets. They (to call) those sticks "styles". Now this word (to mean) a mode of writing or painting. 8. Some two centuries ago, when there (not to be) trains, cars and trams, people (to travel) in carriages. In some carriages the driver (to stand) or (to sit) behind the carriage. Even when the train (to appear) some English writers still (to prefer) to make their heroes travel by cabs. 9. Your rhythm on the earth (to begin) first with the beat of your heart. When doctors (to measure) the force of the blood they (to hear) its rhythm. The rhythms of electronics (to be) a mystery to men a hundred years ago. But now we (to know) that light and sound and the atom in its orbit, each (to move) in its own rhythm. The earth (to move) in its own rhythm around the sun, as all the planets do.

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