Ex 1. Present simple or present continuous?
1. Listen! Somebody ………….(walk) upstairs.
2. We sometimes …………… (have) a cup of tea in the morning
3. Can you see Mark? Yes, he………… (sit) in the living room
4. My uncle is a teacher. He ……………. (teach) English in my school
5. Where are you? I’m in my bedroom. I …………….. (chat) on the internet
6. Our grandparents often …………….. (go) to Italy for their holiday
Ex 2. Turn these sentences into negative form, interrogative form and give short answers.
- They are learning German
- She works in London
- We like Green Days
- He’s playing the trumpet
- He is twenty years old
- Lucy has got three sisters
Ex 3. Create sentences using the past simple.
- You’re at school
- You play tennis
- She starts working at 9 o’clock
- We aren’t satisfied
- You don’t study Russian
- She doesn’t think so
- Are you happy?
- Do you sleep till late?
- Does he smoke cigars?
Ex 4. Complete using the Past simple of to be or to have and ago, last, yesterday.
I’m 14!! 1_______________ weekend I 2________________
a special weekend! Two days 3________________, on
Saturday, it 4________________ my birthday.
There 5________________ a big party at home and all my
friends 6________________ there. And 7_______________
I 8________________ at my grandma’s for a big lunch
with my family. My uncles and aunts and my cousins
9______________ there. We 10______________ very happy!
Ex 5. Write questions and give short answers using the past simple of to be
1 you / at school / on Monday? (Yes)
2 Bob / at the station / last week? (Yes)
3 Carla / at home / yesterday evening? (No)
4 Dad and Mum / at work / this morning? (Yes)
5 school concert / boring? (No)
Ex 6. Put the words in the right order and write sentences. Turn the sentence in the present simple and continuous
Ex 7. Complete the sentences using the verbs in the box
meet watch win make
write start go arrive
1 Last night she ____________ a good film on TV.
2 Now we ____________ some English girls.
3 My English friend usually ____________ me a long letter.
4 Who ____________ the match yesterday?
5 Dad ____________ home very late yesterday night.
6 Grandma always ____________ a cake for my birthday.
7 School usually ____________ on 5th September.
8 They ____________ to Paris at the moment.
Ex 8. Complete using the past simple and a WH- word
1 A ___________ film ___________ they see?
B They saw Troy.
2 A ___________ ___________ you get up?
B I got up at 7.
3 A ___________ ___________ she buy that top?
B From Cheapo’s.
4 A ___________ ___________ you phone me?
B Because I wanted to know what homework to do.
5 A ___________ ___________ you go to the concert with?
B I went with my cousin Lara.
Ex 9. Immagina che un tuo amico ti chieda se domenica scorsa:
1 hai fatto i compiti 2 hai guardato la TV
3 hai mangiato una pizza 4 hai giocato con il computer
5 hai incontrato i tuoi amici
Write the questions and the answers.
Ex 10. Complete the dialogue using the correct form of the verbs in brachets
A Brian, do you often use the computer?
B Yes, I do. I love 1________________ (play) computer games and 2________________ (surf) the Internet, and I also like 3________________. (chat)
A Do you write e-mails?
B I don’t mind 4________________ (write) e-mails, but I prefer texting.
A Do you use the computer for homework?
B Yes, sometimes, but I hate 5________________ (do) homework!