Барашкова, 5. Lesson 7

Complete the following sentences with a, the or no article.
1. Have you been to the Urals? – Yes, I have. What fantastic mountains!
2. The sun is shining. There is not a cloud in eth sky. What a fine day! What a fine weather!
3. Sam’s grandfather is a writer. He is such a good writer. What nice stories he writes!
4. What a big cake!
5. What a good advice.
6. What tasty honey!
7. It’s such a hot day.
8. I have never heard such terrible music.
9. Have you ever seen such a big dog?
10. Have you ever had such tasty pancakes?
Complete the following sentences with a, the or no article.
1. His ship has crossed the Bering Sea.
2. I can’t find the Kara Sea on a map.
3. The Neman flows into the Baltic Sea.
4. The North Sea washes Holland.
5. Which is larger: the Black Sea or the Azov Sea?
6. Which is longer: the Lena or the Ob?
7. Which are older: the Alps or the Urals?
8. The Antarctic is not the smallest continent, is it?
9. Is Iceland smaller than Italy?
10. There are a lot of industrial cities in China, aren’t there?
Write the Past Continuous of the verbs in brackets.
1. He is trying
2. He is buying
3. They are singing
4. It is raining
5. He is running
6. They are crying
7. We are making
8. He is studying
9. They are leaving
10. I am sitting
Answer the questions using the Past Continuous.
1. Why didn’t you go to the forest? Because it was raining.
2. Why didn’t you see the film? Because I was doing my homework.
3. Why didn’t you have lunch with her? Because I was written an exercise.
4. Why didn’t he watch the game? Because he was cleaning his room.
5. Why didn’t they meet him? Because they were waiting for him in the wrong place.
6. Why didn’t she come to the party? Because she was working.
7. Why didn’t she give you her text-book? Because she was using it.
8. Why didn’t lie give her his bike? Because he was washing it.
9. Why didn’t you come to the playground? Because I was writing a test.
10. Why didn’t you say Goodbye to him? Because I was speaking to the teacher.
Write sentences as in the example.
1. While the boys were swimming, the girls were playing volleyball.
2. While Tom was buying vegetables, Kate was making coffee.
3. While the children were making their beds, their mother was washing up.
4. While Kate was cleaning the carpet. Pete was washing the window.
5. While Mrs. Brown was doing the shopping, her husband was skiing.
6. While Mrs. Wilson was reading, her grandchildren were drawing.
7. While the boys were building a tower, their sister was running.
8. While they were haying, lunch, we were making sandwiches.
9. While I was watching TV, he was sleeping.
10. While she was playing the piano, they were decorating the Christmas tree.
Which is right? Complete the sentences.
1. David came in when the children were writing a dictation.
2. Mike phoned me when I was having breakfast.
3. Mary spoke to me when her little brother was throwing her bag out of the window.
4. We met them when we were standing at the bus stop.
5. She bought a present for her Granny when I was seeing her.
6. When his parents were having dinner, Tom arrived.
7. He was sleeping when his mother came back.
8. A few days later while he was having tea the postman brought him a letter from his friend.
9. When the teacher came into the classroom, the children were sitting at their desks.
10. One day while she was reading a book, a big black fly sat down on her book.
Agree or disagree.
1. – He wasn’t cleaning his room at five o’clock yesterday. – No, he wasn’t.
2. – She didn’t use to ask many funny questions. – Yes, she did.
3. – She doesn’t learn French. – No, she doesn’t.
4. – They weren’t doing their homework when their mother came home. – No, they weren’t.
5. – He didn’t use to be interested in computer games. – Yes, he did.
6. – They aren’t going to study the Spanish language. – Yes, they are.
7. – She won’t be happy to see you again. – Yes, she will.
8. – They have never been to Manchester. – No, they haven’t.
9. – He hasn’t left for St. Petersburg yet. – Yes, he has.
10. – There aren’t any nice pictures in the book. – Yes, they are.
Use the words in brackets to complete the sentences.
1. I was walking along the street when I saw Mike.
2. A lot of people were standing near the shop when the police car arrived.
3. I saw him yesterday but he didn’t see me.
4. Yesterday at 5.30 she was cooking dinner.
5. – What are your plans for tomorrow? – I am going to play chess with Deb.
6. He travelled a lot, but now he likes to stay at home.
7. I am sorry I hasn’t returned the book yet.
8. I returned the book three days ago.
9. She has lived here for three years.
10. It has been famous for hundreds of years.
Which is right? Complete the sentences.
1. What are her plans? When is she coming home?
2. What do you think? Will she come home late today?
3. – When come did she come home yesterday? – At four o’clock.
4. Has she come home yet? – I don’t know. I didn’t see her today.
5. We promise you will have a good time.
6. When we were young, we used to play together in our garden. Now we are students. We don’t have any time to play.
7. You can find them in the garden. They are playing.
8. While I was cooking, my brother was washing the floor.
9. She couldn’t come because she was working in the garden.
10. What were you doing when the telephone rang.
Correct each sentence.
1. There is a book on your desk. Take the book, please. Could you open the book at page 8?
2. What were you reading when I phoned you?
3. He was writing when the doorbell rang.
4. While Granny was reading I was making a cake.
5. When my grandfather was a child he was interested in History and Geography. He wanted to become a seaman and explore the Atlantic Ocean.
6. – He was not watching TV at this time yesterday. Yes, he was.
7. – There is a map On the last page. Look at the map, please and find the Alps, please. – What a bad map! I can’t find anything.
8. He hasn’t bought yellow shoes, he has bought brown ones.
9. I have cleaned The windows, but I haven’t washed the floor. I am so tired. – OK. I am going to help you.
10. He didn’t use to visit us very often.