Part D. Revision exercises

Part C. Translation and editing section

Ex. 1. Translate into English:

1) Не говорите так громко. Я вас хорошо слышу. 2) Становится темно. 3) Я уез­жаю в Москву на будущей неделе. 4) Когда бы я ни пришла к вам, вы всегда работаете. 5) Где ваш брат? – Он провожает приятеля. 6) Пароход уходит завтра. 7) Я слышу шаги. Кто-то идёт сюда. 8) Не беспокойте его, когда он работает. 9) Вы чувствуете себя лучше сегодня?

Ex. 2. Translate the following sentences into English concentrating on the use of the present indefinite and the present continuous:

1) Где Тед? – В саду. – Что он там делает? 2) Я не имею ни малейшего представ­ления, о чём вы говорите. 3) «А что люди говорят обо мне здесь?» − спросила она. 4) Но они ничего не сделали по этому поводу. Как вы думаете, чего они ждут? 5) Этот народ говорит на языке, которого никто не знает. 6) Кстати, что здесь происходит? 7) Всякий раз, когда вам встретиться слово, которое вы не знаете, посмотрите его в словаре. 8) Давай, я налью тебе воды. Твои руки всё ещё дрожат. 9) А что делает мать Сэнди в Японии? 10) Я очень занят новой школой, которую мы строим. 11) Сэм, беги и поиграй в парке. Твой папа не очень хорошо себя чувствует. 12) Я не знаю, почему я плачу.

Ex. 3. Translate into English, using the present simple or the present continuous:

1) Дождь всё ещё идёт. Я вижу капли на стекле. 2) Эти люди пристально смотрят на вас. Вы их знаете? 3) Как называется журнал, который Вы просматриваете? 4) Проходите, мы как раз пьём чай, выпейте с нами чашечку. 5) Этот человек, конечно, очень хорошо говорит по-английски, но мне трудно понимать его, так как он говорит очень быстро, а я знаю язык недостаточно хорошо.

Ex. 4. Read this email. Find and correct ten mistakes in the use of the present simple and the present continuous.

Part D. Revision exercises -

Part D. Revision exercises

Ex. 1.Complete the boxes. Use the verb to work:

Positive   Negative  
I You ...... They     work.   ...... You We They     ………… .  
She He It   ………… .   She He ......   ………… .  
Question Short answers
    Do I you ............ they     ............ ?     Yes, No, I you ............ they   ............ . ............ .  
  ............ ............ he ............   ............ ?     Yes, No, ............ he I   ............ . ............ .

Ex. 2.Complete the extracts with the present simple in the box near each extract. Which extract is from a detective story / an encyclopedia / an e-mail to a pen friend?


Do Help Live Look Own Rain We (a) live in Lisbon. My parents (b) _________ a furniture shop, and I (c) _________ them in the shop at weekends. Please write bask and tell me about you and your family. What (d) _________ you _________ like? (Can you send a photo?) What (e) _________ your parents _________? And what about the weather in England? (f) _________ it really _________ all the time?


Believe Belong (not) know Own Think Want ‘So who (a) _________ the gun _________ to, Smith?’ ‘Well, Inspector, we (b) _________ that only three people in the village (c) _________ a gun, but we (d) _________ which of them had a motive for killing the Professor. Let’s go back to the scene of the crime – I (e) _________ to try an experiment. (f) _________ you _________ in telepathy, Inspector Turner?’


Come Get Not drink Have Not have Spend The koala is an Australian mammal. It (a) _________ thick fur and round ears but it (b) _________ a tail, like a teddy bear. Koalas (c) _________ most of the day sleeping. They (d) _________ water, but they (e) _________ liquids from eating eucalyptus leaves. The word koala (f) _________ from the Aborigine word meaning ‘no drink’.

Ex. 3. Complete the sentences with the present continuous of the verbs in the box:

breath, clean, die, eat, get (2), have, not do, not get, not set, spend, stay, suffer, talk, use, visit, watch

1) ‘This is Sandra Wise with the news headlines: the President (a) …. the UK this week: he and his wife (b) …. at London’s famous Savoy Hotel. Today he (c) …. a meeting with the British Prime Minister, and later in the week ...’

2) ‘... later on Ten News tonight: why we as a nation (d) …. fat: a nutrition expert says that our children (e) …. too much junk food and (f) …. enough exercise, and as parents we (g) …. good example: we (h) …. more time than ever in the car or in front of the TV …’

3) ‘and finally, (i) …. your health …. because of indoor pollution? (j) …. you …. in dangerous chemicals while you sit at home watching this programme? According to a report by the Clean Air Society, this is a serious problem for millions of people. The president of the society even claims that people (k) …. because of the air they breathe in their own homes.'

4) Kris: Hi, Robin, it’s Kris. (1) …. you …. the news on TV?

Robin: No, actually I (m) …. the kitchen! I (n) …. ready for Sammy’s party tomorrow.

Kris: (o) …. you …. a cleaner with chemicals in it?

Robin: Well, yes, I suppose. Kris, what (p) …. you …. about?

Kris: Oh, it's just that there was an item about indoor pollution, and ...

Ex. 4. Rephrase each sentence so that it means the same as the preceding one:

1) I have no idea where my keys are. (KNOW) 2) They are still in search of a good job. (TRY) 3) What’s the price of the shoes? (COST) 4) Is the cassette really John’s? (BELONG) 5) The matter is none of your business. (CONCERN) 6) What’s your opinion of his last novel? (THINK) 7) What are your plans for the coming holiday? (SPEND) 8) There are fifty maps in this atlas. (CONTAIN) 9) Helen and David’s wedding is next weekend. (MARRY) 10) There’s a heavy rain in this area. (IT)

Ex. 5. Circle the correct word or phrase:

1) Elizabeth usually goes / is usually going to bed at around eleven o’clock.

2) Dan talks / is talking on the other phone right now.

3) We don’t eat / aren’t eating any meat at the moment as we’re both on a diet.

4) Does air travel get / is air travel getting increasingly safe?

5) My mum calls / is calling me every weekend without fail.

6) How much do babysitters generally earn / are babysitters generally earning?

7) You always come / You’re always coming up with excuses for not having done your homework.

8) I don’t go / I’m not going out much during the week but I always try / I’m always trying to go somewhere on Saturday night.

9) The train does stop / is stopping here.

10 My mum takes / is taking part in ice-skating competition almost every weekend.

Ex. 6. Use the present simple and the present continuous in the following sentences:

1) He has suffered a great deal of pain. You (not to think) he (to behave) very well? 2) I (to live) up here. 3) I never (to change) my shoes even when I (to get) my feet wet. 4) By the way, what Bill (to do) now? 5) The guard stared at him. ‘You (to have) a pass?’ 6) ‘I’m sorry. I’m no good at this sort of thing. I can’t do it’. ‘You properly (not to try)’. 7) ‘Mr. Brown (to play) cards?’ he asked. 8) ‘Tom (to keep) something secret’. ‘He (not to tell) you everything?’ 9) They will have to stay with us when they (to arrive) here. 10) ‘And what has become to Mr. Jones?’ the man asked. ‘He (to do) well. 11) ‘You must forgive me’, Mr. Smith said, ‘but I (not to touch) alcohol’. 12) It’s no use mumbling and imagining that you (to speak) English. 13) ‘I (to expect) I’ll do whatever you (to say)’, she said. 14) ‘Dan’, she said, ‘why your brother (to call) so early?’ 15) I (to believe) she (to feel foolish this morning. 16) If there is one thing I (not to like) on a voyage it is the unexpected. Naturally I (not to talk) of the sea. The sea (to present) no problem. 17) He will give me a welcome whenever I (to come) here. 18) A very old woman was staring at them. ‘We (to do) something to attract attention?’ Grace asked. 19) At the further end of the village (to stand) the medieval church. 20) I shall go mad if this (to go) on much longer.

Ex. 7. Complete the text with the Present Simple or Present Continuous form of the verb in brackets. If both forms are possible, write both.

Doctors express concern over heavy school bags

Every year thousands of children (go) to the doctor because of back pain, and in fact, this kind of problem (rapidly become) one of the most common childhood complaints. And what exactly (cause) this outbreak of back: strain and muscle fatigue? It (seem) that even quite young children (take) more and more to school − not just books, but also clothes and games players − and their backpacks (simply weigh) too much. ‘Some kids (carry) more than 25 % of their bodyweight in a bag that has a nice cartoon character on the bag, but which (actually give) them serious backache’, reported Dr Elaine Sachs. Most parents (simply not realize) what (happen).

Ex. 8. Correct the mistakes in some of the sentences:

1) My brother work in a bank. 2) He no works in a bank. 3) Honestly. He’s a robber. 4) Listen. He cares about money. He don’t care about you. 5) You’re wrong. You’re just jealous. He’s loving me. 6) What means ‘jealous’? 7) What are you doing? 8) I’m a doctor. 9) Are you good at football? 10) Yes, I’m playing it every week. 11) Do you go out tonight? 12) I don’t know yet.

Ex. 9. Make questions from the following statements, asking about the words in italics.

E.g. Who are you looking at? – I'm looking at that man.

a. She’s talking about politics. b. I’m waiting for the postman to arrive. c. He works for the American government. d. I’m writing to the Prime Minister. e. She was angry with her husband. f. The house belongs to Mr. Briggs. g. The letter’s for you. h. I stayed with some friends.

Ex. 10. Write an appropriate question.

Example: What time did you go to bed last night? – At midnight.

a) ____? – Twice a week. b) ____? – Blue. c) ____? – Forty miles. d) ____? – Peter’s. e) ____? – Air France. f) ____? – To Alice. g) ____? – Twenty pounds a week. h) Which____? – BBC2. i) ____? – It is cold and rainy. j) ____? – The Daily Mail. k) ____? – Novels and short stories.

Ex. 11. Write some indirect questions about the following newspaper headlines.

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