Time to get up! – Phrasal Verbs with Get.

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Complete each sentence with the correct form of a phrasal verb.

  1. I don’t ____________________ with my partner’s parents. I really think they hate me.
  2. Can you please __________________ the car? We are going to be late unless we hurry.
  3. ___________________ from the edge, you might fall in!
  4. I ____________________ the train just as it was leaving.
  5. It is sometimes difficult to ___________________ a disappointing result.
  6. She _____________________ not doing her homework yesterday.
  7. Do you think I can ____________________ in London with £20 pounds a day?
  8. ____________________ there and tidy your room!
  9. What bus stop do we need to _______________________ at?
  10. Did you ____________________ the pen you lent John yesterday?
  11. I couldn’t ____________________ this morning.
  12. I really love ____________________ at the disco.

get away – get in – get over – get along – get into – get on

get by – get away with – get up – get off – get back – get down

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Auxiliary Verbs

Complete the phrases with am, are, is, do, does, did, have, or has.

 

1. Look at those children. They ____________________ having so much fun.

2. ____________________ your daughter speak French well?

3. ____________________ you learn German when you were at school?

4. ____________________ Ben ever been to Spain?

5. We ____________________ never been to the USA.

6. I ____________________ going to go on holiday soon.

7. ____________________ Mark and Jane like going to the theatre?

8. ____________________ John going to phone you tomorrow?

9. When ____________________ you visit London?

10. ____________________ you ever stayed in a five star Hotel?

 

Auxiliary Verbs Worksheet.

Auxiliary Verbs Worksheet Answers.

Present Continuous 1

Make positive present continuous sentences.

1. Ann / read / the newspaper at the moment.

2. The baby / cry / again.

3. You / look / very nice today.

4. Chris and Helen / spend / a week in France.

5. I / study / a lot of English this year.

Make negative present continuous sentences

1. Nancy / not / work / today.

2. I / not / watch / television.

3. George and Amanda / not / drive / to work this week.

4. We / not / play / tennis.

5. They / not / talk / to each other.

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What a difference a comma makes!

Rudyard Kipling – If

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Past Simple – Positive and Negative

Make sentences in both past simple positive and negative.

I ____________________ (cook) last night.
I ____________________ (cook) last night, but I will tonight.

She ______________________ (like) chocolate as a child.
She ______________________ (like) chocolate as a child, but she does now.

He ____________________ (play) sport when he was a teenager.
He ____________________ (play) sport when he was a teenager, but he does now.

We ____________________ (study) for the exam yesterday.
We ____________________ (study) for the exam yesterday, but we will today.

I ____________________ (work) in a restaurant last month.
I ____________________ (work) in a restaurant last month, but I will this month.

They _____________________ (stay) at home last weekend.
They _____________________ (stay) at home last weekend. But they will this weekend.

Lucy ____________________ (meet) her friends last week.
Lucy ____________________ (meet) her friends last week, but she will this week.

I ______________________ (go) out last night.
I ______________________ (go) out last night, but I will tonight.

You ____________________ (come) to the wedding.
You ____________________ (come) to the wedding, but you came to the reception party.

John ____________________ (do) his homework.

John ____________________ (do) his homework, because he worked until late.

 

Past Simple Worksheet.

Past Simple Worksheet Answers.

Present Perfect Continuous – Negative

Write negative sentences in the present perfect continuous tense

1. we / not / in the mountains / walk

2. Beatrice / not / in Boston / teach

3. Ricky / not / the car / wash

4. she / not / a poem / write

5. we / not / tea / drink

6. we / not / our rooms / clean

7. the children / not / on the floor / sleep

8. Jeff and Linda / not / cycle

9. Christine / not / her home / decorate

10. the cat / not / on the chair / lie / all day

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Present Perfect – Past Simple 2 – Computers

Since computers were first introduced to the public in the early 1980’s, technology ____________________ (change) a great deal. The first computers ____________________ (be) simple machines designed for basic tasks. They ____________________ (have, not) much memory and they ____________________ (be, not) very powerful. Early computers were often quite expensive and customers often ____________________ (pay) thousands of dollars for machines which actually ____________________ (do) very little. Most computers____________________ (be) separate, individual machines used mostly as expensive typewriters or for playing games.

 

Times ____________________ (change). Computers ____________________ (become) powerful machines with very practical applications. Programmers ____________________ (create) a large selection of useful programs which do everything from teaching foreign languages to bookkeeping. We are still playing video games, but today’s games ____________________ (become) faster, more exciting interactive adventures. Many computer users ____________________ (get, also) on the Internet and ____________________ (begin) communicating with other computer users around the world. We ____________________ (start) to create international communities on-line. In short, the simple, individual machines of the past ____________________ (evolve) into an international World Wide Web of knowledge.

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I have a headache!

We can use have to talk about possession, family (and other) relationships and illnesses.

 You have a car.  Ann has two sisters.  Pete has a nice girlfriend.  Joe had a cold last week.

You don’t have a car.  Ann doesn’t have two sisters.  Pete doesn’t have a nice girlfriend.  Joe didn’t have a cold last week.

Do you have a car?  Does Ann have two sisters?  Does Pete have a nice girlfriend?  Did Joe have a cold last week?

We also say that people have hair, eyes etc; and that things have parts.

You have brown hair.  Our old car had two doors. Her laptop has four USB ports.

You don’t have brown hair.  Our old car didn’t have two doors.  Her laptop doesn’t have four USB ports.

 Do you have brown hair?  Did our old car have two doors?  Does her laptop have four USB ports?

Circle the correct form

  • John / I have two brothers.
  • Mary has / had a cold yesterday.
  • My father / My parents has two cars.
  • We all / Sally have blue eyes.
  • I had /have a headache yesterday evening.
  • I can’t read The Lord of The Rings it had/ has  over 1000 pages!
  • Ann had a good job now / last year.

 

Make questions (?) or negatives (-) with have.

  • you / a cat (?)
  • Mike /many friends (-)
  • we / garden (-)
  • Why / you / two cars (?)
  • my aunt / a black cat (-)

 

Make sentences about Ann when she was six.

  • a bicycle (?)
  • a dog (+)
  • a computer (-)
  • many nice clothes (-)
  • lots of friends (?)

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Parts of Speech – A Poem

Every name is called a NOUN,

As field and fountainstreet and town;

In place of noun the PRONOUN stands,

As he and she can clap their hands;

The ADJECTIVE describes a thing,

As magic wand and bridal ring;

The VERB means action, something done –

To readto writeto jumpto run;

How things are done, the ADVERBS tell,

As quicklyslowlybadlywell;

The PREPOSITION shows relation,

As in the street, or at the station;

CONJUNCTIONS join in many ways,

Sentences, words or phrase and phrase;

The INJECTION cries out, ‘Hark!

I need an exclamation mark!’

Through poetry, we learn how each

Of these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH.