Tense practice

Упражнения на употребление временных форм глаголов и обогащение словарного запаса

  1. When I was in London I every day.
  2. Look over there! Someone in the river.
  3. I don't really want today.
  4. Shall we go tomorrow?
  5. It's no surprise he was tired. He the whole way across the lake!
  6. It's no surprise he was tired. He the whole day!
  7. I once a week since coming to Germany.
  8. I think I every day on my holiday next month.
  9. My friend was quicker than me. She already when I arrived at the pool.
  10. Cats cannot .

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  1. I would like to learn .
  2. I don't enjoy .
  3. I in the sea every day since I was a child.
  4. I in the lake yesterday. It was freezing!
  5. Can your brother ?
  6. A fish by moving its tail from side to side.
  7. Why is your hair all wet? - I in the lake.
  8. John was very tired last night. He all day.
  9. John was very tired last night. He from England to France.
  10. At this time next week I in the Pacific!

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  1. There are some specific characteristics that make “Wimbledon Tennis Championships” unique. Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament (1) on grass. But that's not the only reason (2) it is so special. Wimbledon is an excellent organization. It may give the impression that nothing has changed over the decades, (3) in reality, everything is continuously improving and modernizing. Every novelty (4) the desire to present tennis of the highest quality (5) the traditional environment of an English garden.

  1. The first half of the 20th century was dominated by the two world wars. The wars resulted in unprecedented numbers of casualties. Eight and a half million people are believed (6) fighting in the first world war of 1914-1918. During the Second World War as many as 60 million (7) in Asia and the Pacific. (8) all the total number of casualties, half were civilians. The scale of killing was largely (9) the destructive power of weaponry. With the use of atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War, this reached (10) terrifying a peak that the major powers tried to prevent international wars.

  1. Alexander the Great's official historian was a professional flatterer who knew (11) to please his arrogant king. He called him the new Achilles, from Alexander's favourite (12) in his favourite book, the Iliad. When, (13) Alexander allowed himself to be worshipped as a god by some of his Asian subjects, Callisthenes thought this went (14) far. This time he quoted the Iliad - against him: A better man than you was Patroclus, but still death didn't spare him. Getting angry, Alexander had Callisthenes connected to an assassination plot, and though he was (15) , he found him guilty.

  1. Thomas Pynchon, the American novelist and sometime short-story writer, is as elusive as the characters he (16) . In his books, characters seem to shift their identities at the drop of a hat, (17) a way that readers find either confusing (18) amusing. As for the writer (19) , not one photo of him has ever been officially released, and even his publisher does not know (20) he lives.

  1. Psychic energy is not new in terms of intuitive human awareness. (21) the earliest history of civilization, philosophers and scientists have (22) its structure and potential according to their cultural conditioning and personal belief systems. It's new only (23) the sense (24) scientists have recently established (25) existence and learning how to measure it in the laboratory.