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Write a second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first. Use the word in brackets.
► Susan had a green dress on. (wearing)
Susan was wearing a green dress.
1- The doctor began work at six o’clock and is still working. (has)
2- Rupert didn’t have his credit card. (forgotten)
3- I didn’t want to go without taking a photo. (until)
4- Nancy has been writing the report. It is finished now. (written)
5- My wait in the queue has lasted forty minutes so far. (I)
6- When we arrived, everyone was on the dance floor. (dancing)
7- The computer has been mine for four years. (had)
8- In the middle of our lunch there was a knock at the door. (when)
9- Nigel felt sick from eating too many cakes. (because)
Write the sentences correctly.
► I like this CD.
I’ve been having it for ages.
I’ve had it for ages.
1- It was my first day back at work.
I was on holiday.
2- I’m quite tired now.
I play badminton.
3- I had to sit down.
I’d been having a shock.
4- You need a rest.
How much have you been working?
5- The robbery happened at midday.
Lots of people walked along the street outside.
6- My sister speaks good English.
She is practising her English since last summer.
7- At last I have my qualification.
I’ve been passing my exam.
8- Michelle looked really sunburnt.
She’d lie in the sun for too long.
9- We got to the coach stop at nine yesterday.
But the coach has already gone.
Complete the conversations. Put in the correct form of each verb.
► A: Did you buy (you / buy) anything at the antiques sale yesterday?
B: No. I wanted (I / want) to buy some jewellery, but I’d left (I / leave) my credit card at home.
1- A: Are you still copying those addresses?
B: No, that’s all of them (I / finish) now.
2- A: The train is never going to get here.
B: How long (we / wait) now?
A: At least half an hour (we / be) here since ten to five.
3- A: Did you have a nice chat with Tessa?
B: No, not really. When (we / drink) our coffee, (she / hurry) off home.
4- A: It’s terrible about that plane crash, isn’t it?
B: Yes, awful (I / have) breakfast when (I / hear) the news.
5- A: So you sing in a rock band, do you? How long (you / do) that?
B: Oh, since I was sixteen. (we / do) about a dozen concerts.
6- A: Do you know what Polly was so upset about yesterday?
B: No, I don’t. But I’m sure (she / cry). Her eyes looked red.
A: Perhaps (she / have) some bad news.
7- A: The shooting was very frightening, I suppose.
B: It certainly was. When we (hear) the shot, we all (throw) ourselves to the floor.