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Complete the sentences using the notes in brackets. The verbs can be present continuous (am doing), present simple (do) or present perfect (have done).
► We bought this picture a long time ago. We’ve had it (we / have / it) for ages.
1- Sarah finds her mobile phone very useful. (she / use / it) all the time.
2- Vicky doesn’t know where her watch is (she / lose / it).
3- We’re in the middle of decorating our kitchen, so we can’t cook any meals. (we / get / them) from a take-away restaurant this week.
4- Claire is on a skiing holiday. (she / enjoy / it), she says on her postcard.
5- The colour of this paint is absolutely awful. (I/hate/it).
6- These figures certainly should add up. (I / check / them) several times already.
7- Trevor and Laura like Scrabble. (they / play / it) most evenings.
8- These flowers are dying. (you / not water / them) for ages.
Read about each situation. What else do you say? Use the verb in brackets.
► You can’t go out with a friend because you have a Saturday job. (work)
I’m sorry. I work on Saturdays.
1- You have just met a friend you last saw months ago. (not see)
Hello! How are you?
2- Someone has arranged to phone you at this time, and you’re ready for the call. (wait)
I have to stay by the phone.
3- Your friend is wearing a very nice jacket you haven’t seen before. (like)
Oh, that’s nice.
4- You are watching the snow fall. It started yesterday and is still falling. (snow)
I can’t believe it.
Put in a pronoun and the correct form of the verb. Use the past continuous (was doing), the past simple (did) or the present perfect continuous (have been doing).
► Mark: I rang at one, but you weren’t in your office.
Sarah: No, I was having (have) lunch.
1- David: You look tired.
Melanie: Yes, I expect I do. (work) all day.
2- Sarah: Is Laura at home?
Trevor: No, (go) out about half an hour ago.
3- Vicky: I haven’t finished this letter yet.
Rachel: It must be a long letter. (write) it since lunch-time.
4- Harriet: I see you’ve got some new neighbours.
Tom: Yes, a young couple. (move) in last month.
5- David: Did Tom drive you home?
Melanie: Yes, (stop) and offered me a lift while (wait) for a bus outside the town hall.
Complete the radio news report. Put in the correct forms of the verbs.
Hello. This is (be) Kitty Beamish. (I / speak) to you from Oxford, where the finals of the World Quiz Championships will be held tomorrow. The favourite is Claude Jennings of Cornwall, the man who (know) everything. Twelve months ago no one (hear) of Claude Jennings, although (he / take) part in quiz competitions for years. Now suddenly he is a big star. So far this year (he / answer) every single question correctly. And he is popular, too. When (he / arrive) here two days ago, hundreds of fans (wait) at the station to welcome him. Since his arrival Claude (read) encyclopedias in his hotel bedroom. He is clearly the man to watch. And now back to the news desk.