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Exercise 14. Choose the best answer.

1. Be quiet, please. We ... at the translation and you ... a lot of noise.

A. are working / are making

B. work / are making

C. are working / make

D. work / make

2." The clock is slow". - " It isn't slow, it ... "

A. has stopped B. stopped C. stops D. is stopping

3. This is the fifth cup of coffee you ... today!

A. had B. have had C. are having D. have

4. Our pilot ... for permission to take off for ten minutes already, but he ... not answer yet.

A. has been asking / has got

B. has asked / has got

C. asked / has got

D. has been asking / got

5. They ... French at present with their classmates.

A. are learning B. learn C. have learnt D. will learn

6. "What are you cooking in that saucepan? "It ... good".

A. smells B. is smelling C. smelled D. has smelled

7. In the last five months, he ... only three letters to his parents.

A. has written B. wrote C. could write D. had written

Exercise 15. Choose one phrase or clause that best completes each of the following sentences.

1. What time/ your brother/ arrive/ work/ home/ everyday?

A. What time did your brother arrive home from work everyday?

B. What time does your brother arrive home from work everyday?

C. What time does your brother arrive to work from home everyday?

D. What time does your brother arrive work from home everyday?

2. He/ ever/ be/ Australia?

A. Is he ever to Australia?

B. Was he ever to Australia?

C. Will he ever be to Australia?

D. Has he ever been to Australia?

3. Since/ 1980s/ many people in the world/ recycle/ more and more paper.

A. Since 1980s, more and more paper was recycled by many people in the world.

B. Since 1980s, more and more paper has been recycled by many people in the world.

C. Since 1980s, more and more paper have been recycled by many people in the world.

D. Since 1980s, more and more paper had been recycled by many people in the world.

4. Kate/ learn/ Vietnamese/ four months/ now.

A. Kate learns Vietnamese for four months now.

B. Kate has learnt Vietnamese for four months now

C. Kate has been learning Vietnamese for four months now.

D. Kate is learning Vietnamese for four months now.

5. What/ type/ take place/ space/ exploration/ today?

A. What type of exploration in space takes place today?

B. What type of space exploration takes place today?

C. What type of space exploration is taking place today?

D. What type of space exploration had taken place today?

6. Medicine/ pharmacology/ change/ a great deal/ recent times.

A. Medicine and pharmacology change a great deal in recent times.

B. Medicine and pharmacology changed a great deal in recent times.

C. Medicine and pharmacology will change a great deal in recent times.

D. Medicine and pharmacology have changed a great deal in recent times.

7. Certain illnesses/ not be/ treat/ antibiotics/ which/ caused/ by virus.

A. Certain illnesses cannot be treated with antibiotics which caused by virus.

B. Certain illnesses, which cannot be treated with antibiotics, are caused by virus.

C. Certain illnesses, which couldn't be treated with antibiotics, are caused by virus.

D. Certain illnesses, which can not be treating with antibiotics, will be caused by virus.

8. If/ you/ speak/ more slowly/ he/ understand/ you.

A. If you speak more slowly, he will understand you.

B. If you speak more slowly, he would understand you.

C. If you spoke more slowly, he will understand you.

D. If you speak more slow, he will understand you.

Exercise 16. Choose the best answer.

1. She ... them in the Globus theatre last afternoon.

A. meets B. met C. is meeting D. has met

2. She ... a bath at seven o'clock last night.

A. was having B. had C. has had D. has been having

3. He ... for her, but she never ...

A. was waiting/ was coming

B. waited/ was coming

C. was waiting/ came

D. was waiting/ comes

4. Higher education in the US ... in 1636 when the first colonists ... Harvard College.

A. has begun/ founded

B. began/ have found

C. began/ founded

D. was beginning/ founded

5. When my friend ... I ... an exercise for an hour.

A. was coming/ had been doing

B. came/ was doing

C. was coming/ had been doing

D. came/ had been doing

6. The library ... by the time I ... there.

A. had closed/ got

B. closed/ got

C. closed/ had got

D. has closed/ got

Exercise 17. Choose the letter of the underlined word or group of words that is not correct.

1. You and your (A) sister went to (B) the cinema last (C) night, weren't (D) you?

2. With his (A) father's guidance, Mozart begun (B) playing (C) the clavier at the age (D) of three and composing when he was five.

3. By (A) the time he left (B) the office, he have attended (C) three meetings (D).

4. Last Sunday while (A) Sandy cleaned (B) out the attic, she found (C) her mother's (D) wedding dress.

5. The hunter slowly raised (A) his rifle and shoot (B) at the deer (C), but he missed (D).

6. Paul hid (A) his money because he was (B) afraid it would be stolen (C) while he was being (D) away.

Exercise 18. Choose the correct answer.

1. I'm sure the answer to my letter ... by next Friday morning.

A. will come B. comes C.has come D. is coming

2. In case the weather ... good, they ... fishing.

A. will be/ will go

B. is/ go

C.will be/ go

D.is/ will go

3. "Are you having a party next weekend?"

"Yes, I hope I ... decorating the house by then.

A. will have finished

B. will be finishing

C.will finish

D.am going to finish

4. "I must buy some bread."

"You'd better hurry. The shops ... in half an hour."

A. will close B. close C.will have closed D. will be closing

5. "Have you been living here long?"

"Yes, by next month, I ... here for 10 years."

A. will live

B. am living

C.will have been living

D. will be living

6. " Are you nervous about the interview?"

"Yes, this time tomorrow, I ... to the managing director."

A. talk B. will be talking C.will talk D. am talking

Exercise 19. Choose the correct answer.

If you (1) ... watersports, you (2) ... Aquaworld. As soon as you (3) ... at this unique theme park, you (4) ... by visitor hosts who (5) ... you to a luxury chalet. Once you (6) ... in your swimsuit, you (7) ... enjoy a wide variety of watersprots, from swimming to water-skiing. You (8) ... plenty to do and you (9) ... the chance to try many exciting activities. Aquaworld (10) ... at 9 a.m. everyday and (11) ... at 8 pm. There (12) ... special facilities for children and lifeguards (13) ... all activities. Visit Aquaworld for an experience you (14) ... .

1. A. are liking B. like C. will like D. liked

2. A.love B. is loving C. will love D. loved

3. A. is arriving B. arrive C. will arrive D. arrived

4. A. are greeted B. greet C. will be greeted D. will have been greeted

5. A. are showing B. show C. will have shown D. will show

6. A. are B. have been C. were D. will be

7. A. are able to B. have been able to C. will be able to D. were able to

8. A. find B. will find C. will have found D.are finding

9. A. will have B. have C. will have had D. will be having

10. A. is opening B. will open C. opens D. will be opening

11. A. closes B. will close C. is closing D. will be closing

12. A. have been B. are C. will be D. will have been

13. A. will supervise B. supervise C. are supervising D. will have supervised

14. A. never forget B. have never forgotten C. will never forget D. had never forgotten

Exercise 20. Choose the correct answer.

1. "I ... about buying a new car recently".

"Really? What sort of car?"

A. have been thinking

B. have thought

C. thought

D. think

2. "I feel very tired."

"How can you be tired? You ... a thing all day."

A. haven't been doing

B. aren't doing

C. haven't done

D. won't do

3. "Cathy doesn't study enough”

"I know. I'm afraid she ... her exam"

A. won't pass

B. won't have passed

C. won't be passing

D. is passing

4. "It's bad news about Janet crashing her new car, isn't it?"

"Yes, she ... for months to buy it."

A. saved

B. is saving

C.had been saving

D. has been saving

5. "That ... like Dad's car."

"It is. He must have finished work early."

A. sounds

B. had sounded

C.has sounded

D. sounded

6. "... to the library today?"

"Yes. Would you like me to return your books?”

A. Will you have gone

B. Will you have been going

C. Will you be going

D. Will you go

7. "How is your grandfather?"

"His condition ... day by day".

A. improves

B. has improved

C. is improving

D. is going to improve

8. "When did you speak to Sue?"

"I met her as I ... to work"

A. had walked

B. was walking

C. am walking

D. had been walking

9. "Shall we go shopping?"

"I can't go until the babysister ..."

A. arrives

B. will arrive

C. arrived

D. has arrived

10. "I've invited Sam to my party"

"I doubt if he ... He's studying for an exam."

A. comes

B. will come

C. is coming

D. will have come

11. "I'm sorry I'm late."

" I ... here for over an hour."

A. have been waiting

B. have waited

C. was waiting

D. had been waiting

12. "How long ... James?"

"Since we were children."

A. have you known

B. do you know

C. did you know

D. had you known

13." You ... a good teacher one day."

"Do you really think so?"

A. were

B. will be

C. are being

D. have been

14. The day was marvelous: the sun ..., the birds ... so we ... to go for awalk.

A. was shining/ were singing/ decided

B. was shining/ sang/ decided

C. shone/ were singing/ decided

D. was shining/ were singing/ was deciding

15. The concert was a great success. When the pianist ... his part, the audience ... the orchestra for some minutes.

A. finished/ had been applauding

B. finished/ had applauded

C. has finished/ had applauded

D. had finished/ had applauded

16. The children are still ill but they ... better gradually.

A. get

B. getting

C. will get

D. are getting

17. "We must buy new plates." - "It's useless. You always ... plates."

A. break

B. are breaking

C. breaking

D. broke