The Past Continuous Tense vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

By | February 16, 2017

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past continuos tense or the simple past tense. 1. Susana (start) … to study for an English test at 6 PM. She (finished) … studying at 8 PM. That means at 7.30 PM she (still, study) … . 2. Yesterday morning, Joko (repair) … his motorbike engine for two… Read More »

The Past Perfect Tense

By | February 5, 2018

The past perfect tense is used to describe: 1. an action that began and finished before another action in the past. Examples: a. The people had already evacuated before the category five tornado struck the city. b. When we arrived at his house, he was not there. He had already left. c. I missed the lesson. When I… Read More »

The Past Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

By | February 5, 2018

Instruction:Put the verb in brackets in the past continuous tense. 1. It was 7 PM. I (watch) … television. My sister (read) … a magazine. 2. Maria (sleep) … when someone knocked at the door. 3. I (read) … a history book when the accident happened. 4. While Jono (paint) … the room walls, he heard a loud… Read More »

The Past Continuous Tense

By | February 5, 2018

The past continuous tense is used to describe: 1. an unfinished action  in the past that was interrupted by another action; Imagine you started to watch a TV program at around 7 pm last night. You continued to watch it for a few minutes. When you were in the middle of watching the program, which means your watching… Read More »

Boyhood: Listening Practice 2 (movie review)

By | December 24, 2017

The following questions are based on a review on the movie ‘Boyhood.’ You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Boyhood – Movie Review 1. The speaker says that the movie is unique in how … . A. the director selects the cast B. the actors act in the movie C. the movie was made D.… Read More »

Lila: Listening Practice 1 (book review)

By | February 2, 2018

The following questions are based on the review of Marilynne Robinson’s book called Lila. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Lila – Book Review 1. We may conclude that Lila is a … book. A. fiction B. non-fiction C. history D. biography E. science 2. The speaker says that Lila is part of a… Read More »

Tense Review Exercise

By | February 2, 2018

Instruction: Decide whether you should put each verb in the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, or the simple past tense. 1. Rina is in her room, studying. She (study) … for tomorrow’s history test. Rina is a smart student. She (study) … for at least 2 hours… Read More »

The Simple Past Tense vs the Present Perfect Tense: Exercise

By | February 2, 2018

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense or the simple past tense for each verb. 1. A: Why don’t you call your dad and tell him about your problem? B: I (call) … him already. In fact, I (call) … him last night. 2. A: Let’s go to the movies. B: I’d love to, but… Read More »