1.     Fred (go) home and (have) a shower before he (call) his sister.

Fred went home and had a shower before he called his sister.


2.     When Frank (see) the policeman, he (put) the pen back.

When Frank saw the policeman, he put the pen back.


3.     When you last (open) this safe?

When did you last open this safe?


4.     When I (be) a little boy, I not (like) basketball.

When I was a little boy, I did not like basketball.


5.     Henry (finish) his newspaper  while he (wait) for the bus.

Henry finished his newspaper while he was waiting for the bus.


6.     Where you (go) yesterday when I (see) you?

Where were you going yesterday when I saw you?


7.     I (want) to buy some bread yesterday, but the shopkeeper not (have) any.

I wanted to buy some bread yesterday, but the shopkeeper did not have any.


8.     Jill (work) in the garden when it (begin) to rain.

Jill was working in the garden when it began to rain.


9.     They (play) with the dog when I (see) them.

They were playing with the dog when I saw them.






Consolidation courses N° 2

Review of tenses

Present Perfect Reorganize the following  sentences

1.     Jack / not / send / me an answer yet.

Jack has not sent me an answer yet.


2.     Jill and Frank / be / married for ten years.

Jill and Frank have been married for ten years.


3.     I / never / visit / my mother-in-law.

I have never visited my mother-in-law.


4.     We / not / receive / your invitation.

We have not received your invitation.


5.     They / finish / their lunch?

Have they finished their lunch?


6.     I / correct / all your mistakes.

I have corrected all your mistakes.


7.     Jane / just / read / my book.

Jane has just read my book.


8.     Tom / give / back / your pen yet?

Has Tom given back your pen yet?


9.     Your friend / arrive / yet?

Has your friend arrived yet?


10. We / always / want / to see the pyramids.

We have always wanted to see the pyramids








Consolidation courses N° 3


Reported Speech Complete the sentences using reported (indirect) speech.

1.     "When did you find the money?"

She asked us when we had found the money.

2.     "Did you see that film last month?"

Jane asked me if I had seen that film the month before.

3.     "Open the window, please."

She asked me to open the window.

4.     "Don't touch that flower!"

The old lady told me not to touch that flower.

5.     "Will Mary arrive by five?"

Fred asked me if Mary would arrive by five.

6.     "If I knew the answer, I would tell you."

Mary said that if she had known the answer, she would have told me.

7.     "I'll visit Mary tomorrow."

He said that he would visit Mary the following day.

8.     "Do you want to go to the cinema?"

Jill asked me if I wanted to go to the cinema.

9.     "Are you going to help us?"

Jim asked me  if I was going to help them.

10. "If you give me some money, I'll help you."

The man said that if I gave him some money, he would help me.





Consolidation courses N° 4


Verb Forms  (Tenses, reported, speech, conditional, wishes, gerund…etc) Put the verbs in the following sentences in the correct tense. Write the complete sentences in the boxes and click on "Check answer"


1.     He said he (wait) since 4.

He said he had been waiting since 4.


2.     You ever (visit) Madame Tussaud's?

Have you ever visited Madame Tussaud's?


3.     If they (arrive) on time, they'll call us.

If they arrive on time, they'll call us.


4.     While I (watch) TV, my brother (play) the piano.

While I was watching TV, my brother was playing the piano.


5.     I wish we (miss) the bus yesterday.

I wish we hadn't missed the bus yesterday.
I wish we had not missed the bus yesterday.


6.     Jane would help you if you (ask) her.

Jane would help you if you asked her.


7.     I (buy) this house two months ago.

I bought this house two months ago.


8.     Tom should (open) the door when he saw me.

Tom should have opened the door when he saw me.


9.     I wish I (have) more money; now I can't buy this dress.

I wish I had more money; now I can't buy this dress.


10. Mary said they (go) to Italy next summer.

Mary said they would go to Italy the next summer.
Mary said they were going to Italy the next summer.


11. I am not used to (work) hard.

I am not used to working hard.



Consolidation courses N° 5

Prepositions Complete the following text with a word in each gap, when necessary; enter O preposition  if nothing is missing.



1.  Rome

As a rule, Italians are very conscious their dress and have a great sense style. Casual dress is fine most occasions, but a suit and tie are recommended business meetings. summer, locals will not be seen wearing shorts the city. When visiting the Vatican or any major cathedral, men should wear long pants and women skirts or long pants. Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted churches and the Vatican, including the Vatican museums.
Tipping is not mandatory. times a service charge (servizio) is included your restaurant bill. This should not be confused the cover charge (coperta), which is a charge bread and table settings. If the service charge is included and you are pleased the service, it's customary to leave an additional 5%; if the service charge is not included, leave a 10% tip. the porter and cleaning lady of the hotel you should give 10,000 lire, room service 5,000 lire. Tipping taxis is not obligatory either, but 1,000 to 2,000 lire is usually given the driver


2.     Amsterdam
There are no restrictions dress, although the Dutch are fairly conservative dressers themselves. Normally men wear suits and ties business meetings - women wear equivalent business apparel - but good-looking, casual attire works fine most other situations. A sweater comes handy night, even summer, and a windbreaker or coat will be needed mid September early June. Pack a small folding umbrella and a rain cape.
The Dutch government requires that all taxes and service charges be included the published prices of hotels, restaurants, cafes, discos, nightclubs, hairdressers, beauty parlors and sightseeing companies. The 10% service charge (tip) is always included the bill. Additional tipping is appreciated if the service is attentive; people round their bill anywhere a guilder or two an appropriate, somewhat larger figure. This should be done when paying, and small change should be left the table.

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