Tenses Tense Forms (Form 6) Test Choose the correct tense form




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Tenses


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 1. Choose the correct tense form.


  1. I...... for one hour already. (to clean)

  2. We ...... this dictation last week.(to write)

  3. When my mother came, I.....my homework.(to do)

  4. Our family......a new house.(to buy)

  5. She usually......for a walk before going to bed.(to go)




  1. Nick.....his homework by the time we phoned him.(to do)

  2. He....his breakfast when we came. (to have, already)

  3. Look! It...... (to rain)

  4. We ......to Moscow tomorrow.(to go)

  5. Nelly...... a composition for 30 minutes when Nick came. (to write)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 2. Choose the correct tense form

  1. Yesterday Charles.....me some interesting books to read. ( to give)

  2. When Alice...... along the road she saw a hare. (to run)

  3. I.......Ulaf for 35 minutes already.(to wait for)

  4. It......since early morning.( to snow)

  5. We......a test tomorrow. (to write)

  1. When Nick came in, the students.....a composition. (to write)

  2. When granny came, I.....my homework (to do)

  3. Sandra......this book from the library .

( to borrow , already )

  1. When father comes, we.....dinner. (to have)

  2. I....dinner by the time my mother came. (to cook)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 3 . Choose the correct tense form

  1. Every day after school we.....to the English club. (to go)

  2. I.....this girl. (never, to see)

  3. I think it......tomorrow. (to rain)

  4. Nick......basketball every Monday and Wednesday. (to play)

  5. Mary can watch TV now, she..... her homework. (to do)

  1. I broke my leg while I...... (to skate)

  2. My mother........in an hour. (to come back)

  3. It...... , take your umbrella. (to rain)

  4. My friend ........to see me last week. (to come)

  5. As he......the road, he fell down. (to cross)





Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 4. Choose the correct tense form

  1. What......you with my hat? (to do)

  2. I .......porridge every morning. (to eat)

  3. At this moment we..... an exercise on tenses. (to do)

  4. I.....to buy a new hat tomorrow. (to go)

  5. My tooth broke when I......a nut. (to eat)

  1. Many people.....snow. ( never, see)

  2. I.....my key. I can’t find it. (to lose)

  3. What a noise! Who...... (to knock)?

  4. Bears........honey. (to like)

  5. He hurt his leg while he.....football. (to play)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 5. Choose the correct tense form

  1. I told him that I...... (never, to smoke)

  2. We usually......our shopping in the afternoon. (to do)

  3. Our Granny.....the dishes two hours ago. (to wash)

  4. I..... my friends on the party tomorrow. (to invite)

  5. People in Canada.....English and French.(to speak)

  1. Are you busy now? Yes, I........a text from a textbook. (to translate)

  2. Natali was reading her birthday cards while Alison .....(to dance)

  3. It......at the moment. (to rain)

  4. What are you doing? I......tomatoes. (to plant)

  5. What......you...... when I walked by? (to plant)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 6. Choose the correct tense form

  1. By the time we got to the plane, it .....already ..... (to take off).

  2. Is Tom busy? Yes, he.....maths. (to study)

  3. By the time I got to the station, the train.....already...... (to leave)

  4. Are you going to watch this film? No, I...... this film. (to see)

  5. Martha cut herself while she......dinner. (to prepare)

  1. David......the window last week. (to wash)

  2. Sandy and Joey .....games for an hour. (to play)

  3. I....... English since the fifth form. (to learn)

  4. I.....Andy at 6 yesterday. (to meet)

  5. Mike always.......after school. (to go shopping)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 7. Choose the correct tense form.


  1. When we got to the cinema, the film.....(to begin)

  2. I’m tired. I......all my flowers. (to plant)

  3. Henry was very tired yesterday, he.... VIP yesterday. (to meet)

  4. Alan got a black eye when he........(to fight)

  5. Are you going to buy bananas today? No, I........ them. (to buy)

6) I’m going to fly in an airplane tomorrow. I..... never....in an airplane. ( to fly)

  1. George......to work in Spain. (to go)

  2. The sun......in the east. (to rise)

  3. Dora.... the walls since 3 o’clock. (to paint)

  4. Ann....just......home when I phoned her. (to get)





Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 8. Choose the correct tense form


  1. We.....in New York in about five hours. (to arrive)

  2. We......over the ocean for two hours. (to fly)

  3. Mrs. Carrets ......a cake for an hour, when Alan came home. ( to bake)

  4. Olga.....tennis since she was eight. (to play)

  5. He came in while I......(to work)

  1. I told them that I......never..... such things before. (to do)

  2. Peter.....a letter when I entered the room. (to write)

  3. Mother is in the kitchen, she......some cakes. (to make)

  4. Every year he.....his holiday in France.(to spend)

  5. It....for two hours already. (to rain)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 9. Choose the correct tense form


  1. While he.....his breakfast, I......the newspaper. (to have, to read)

  2. I.....half the work when he came. (not yet, to do)

  3. I.....a bath when the bell rang. (to have)

  4. After I.....my colours, I started to paint. (to mix)

  5. I......this TV programme since 2 o’clock. (to watch)

  1. Who.....you up an hour ago? (to ring)

  2. I.......my cat with fish yesterday. (to feed)

  3. At five o’clock yesterday Helen.....soup. (to cook)

  4. What .....you......when your sister came home yesterday? (to do)

  5. Look at these children: they.....very well. (to skate)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test 10. Choose the correct tense form


  1. .....you.... your father tomorrow? (to help)

  2. We....a lot of berries from the wood. Now we’ll make a jam. (to bring)

  3. Look! Jane.....across the river. (to swim)

  4. .....you ever......the Pyramids? (to see)

  5. I always ......to school at 8.30. (to come)

  1. We.....since last winter. (not to skate)

  2. I.....at the tram stop when it began raining. (to stand)

  3. I....never....to Greece. (to be)

  4. Columbus........America 500 years ago. (to discover)

  5. My sister.....a lot of money yesterday. (to spend)


Tense Forms (Form 6) Test11. Choose the correct tense form


  1. When Nick came from school, his friends....in the yard. (to play)

  2. My friend...just......after a serious illness. (to recover)

  3. He.....for ten minutes without any rest. (to run)

  4. I ......in St.Petersburg since 1999. (to live)

  5. Lena is a good girl, she always....her mother about the house. (to help)

  1. Wake up! You.....for ten hours already. (to sleep)

  2. Yesterday I....five apples into the vase. Where are they? (to put)

  3. He told me that he.....already.....his composition. (to write)

  4. Where are the sweets? I.......them. (to eat)

  5. .....you......for a walk with me? I’m sorry, I can’t. (to go)

Test 40. (Present Tenses) Choose the correct form.


  1. The plane……leaves /has left at 4 o’clock. We must be at the airport by 2 o’clock.

  2. It …… gets /is getting colder and colder every day.

  3. Have you seen Linda? I……have been looking/ am looking for her for almost an hour.

  4. Sam is a very interesting person. He ………knows/ has known all kinds of unusual facts.

  5. First, you ………are heating / heat the oven to a temperature of 180ºC.

  6. Have you heard the news? They ........have just elected / have been electing a new club chairman!

  7. Martha …………….is finding /has found a new job. She is starting next week.

  8. The teacher ………..has been correcting /has corrected essay for three hours.

  9. Mike’s car broke down last week, so he …..uses / is using his father’s for the time being.

  10. It rarely…..gets/ is getting very hot in Britain.



Test 41. ( Present Tenses) Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.


  1. Why ……..(you/smell) the soap? – It……………(smell) lovely. It’s like roses!

  2. Why …….(you/taste) the soup? - To see if it ………..(taste) good. I think it needs more salt.

  3. I……….(feel) very tired. –You should go to bed early.

  4. I……….(see) Ann this evening. – I ………..(see) . So, you don’t want to come to the cinema with me, do you?

  5. How much……….(the bag of apples / weigh)? – I don’t know yet. The man……….(weigh) the bag now.

  6. I ….(think) about buying a new car soon. – Why ? I………..(think) your car is fine. You don’t need a new one.

  7. What ….(you/look) at? – The sky. It…..(look) as if it’s going to rain.

  8. I really…….(enjoy) home-made food. – So do I, and I ……….(enjoy) every bit of this meal.

  9. Why ……….(you/ feel) the radiator? - It ………(feel) cold in here. Is the heating on?

  10. That famous opera singer……….(appear) at the opera house tonight. – Yes. He …….(appear) to be feeling better after his operation.

  11. Chris………(be) a sensible person, isn’t he? – Yes, but in this case he……… (be) rather foolish.

  12. My back ……..(hurt). – Why don’t you lie down for a while?



Test 42. (Present Forms) Put the verbs in brackets into the correct present form.


  1. Linda...........(learn) to drive at the moment. – I know. She told me last week.

  2. Has Alan got a job? - Oh yes. He ……………..(be) the manager of a leisure centre.

  3. Do you want to have a break now? - Not yet. I….(write) a report for tomorrow’s meeting.

  4. It’s ten o’clock. Have you given the manager his letters? - Yes, and I………(also/type) six reports so far this morning.

  5. Is Jeff still in the garden? – Yes. He…..(plant) flowers all afternoon.

  6. That author is well-known, isn’t she? - Yes. She………(write) twenty novels so far.

  7. You look very happy today. I am. I…….(just/hear) some good news.

  8. What time…….(the play/ start) tonight? – Seven o’clock, I think.

  9. Are you new to this company? – Not really. In fact, I…….(work) here for almost two years.

  10. Are you ready for the concert? – Yes. I…..(practice) for weeks.

  11. Do you do any exercise at all? - Yes. Actually, I …………(go) swimming three times a week.

  12. I ………(sleep) on Niko’s sofa until I find a place of my own.

  13. I………(only/ work) there for a couple of months because I’m going abroad in the summer.

  14. He ……….(appear) to be very friendly but I don’t know him very well.

  15. There’s nobody at the door; you……….(just/hear) things.

  16. If you………..(listen) to the radio, why don’t you switch it off?

  17. His only bad habit is that he………..(talk) too loudly.

  18. You ………(make) goulash using meat, vegetables and paprika.

  19. I never do anything I …….(feel) is against principles.

  20. I’m thinking of doing a postgraduate degree- what ……….(think) ? Is it a good idea?


Test 43 (Tense Forms) Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense form.


  1. How much money……..(you/spend) on food every week?

  2. Where is Ann? She …..(sunbathe) in the garden.

  3. ………..(you/watch) the TV? No. You can switch it off if you like.

  4. I’m afraid I………(not/speak) Spanish very well.

  5. John …………..(look for) a bigger flat.

  6. She ………..(usually/finish) work before 6 o’clock.

  7. ……….(you/know) how to use this computer programme? Not yet. But I……….(learn).

  8. Where …..(Joe/go) with that gun in his hand? Oh, he……….(always /carry) it with him when he goes walking in the woods.

  9. Be quiet! I……….(think) Dad ……….(sleep) upstairs.

  10. I ….(not/like) cooking, but I …..(love) eating.

  11. Why ………(you/cry)? Have you hurt yourself?

  12. Something ………(smell) good. What ……….( you/cook)?

  13. In autumn the leaves ……….(fall) from the trees.

  14. ………(you/hear) the latest news? A bomb ………(explode) in the station at 10 o’clock this morning.

  15. I can’t find my diary. What…………...(you/do) with it? I…………..(put) it in your drawer last night.

  16. I……….(see) Steven when I was in Manchester. He ………(not/change) at all.

  17. She ………( pass) her degree last year, then she ………..(get) a job in London.

  18. Gary……….(not/be) to work since he………..(win) all that money.

  19. I…………….(never/eat) octopus, but I ……….(eat) squid.

  20. How many times ……..(you/be) to the cinema this year? I ………..(go) twice in January, but I………..(not/be) since then.

  21. When……….(Paul and Sue/ get) married? I don’t know. I……..(not/go) to their wedding.

  22. Look at that! Someone……….(leave) the fridge door open again! It………(not/be) me. I………(not/be) in the kitchen for hours.

  23. I ……….(just/read) your composition. It’s very good. How much time………(you/spend) writing it?

  24. We ……….(look) everywhere for a purple silk shirt, but we……….(not/find) one yet.

  25. Oh, hello Debby! I’m sorry, I……….(not recognize) you at first. You……..(lose) weight!

  26. You………(work) very hard recently. I’m surprised the boss……….(not/give) you a pay rise when you………(ask) him.

  27. I ……….(learn) to speak a little Spanish when I was at school, but I………..(never/have to) use it until the day I………….(meet) Conchita. Since that day, I………..(learn) a lot more.

  28. Oh no! I think I……….(break) Mum’s stereo. How ……….(you/do) that?

  29. Sally is very clever. She ………..(speak) five languages.

  30. I don’t understand those people. What language ………..(they/speak)?


Test 44 (Tense Forms) Choose the correct answer.


  1. The boss shouts……….. (because/when) he is angry.

  2. I’m tidying my room ………..(because Mum told / when Mum tells) me to do.

  3. Do you listen to the radio…………( every day / or can I turn it off)?

  4. He goes to the opera ……….(when he can afford it / to see ‘Carmen’).

  5. I’m staying with my parents ……..(temporarily / for two months every summer).

  6. Our team has won every game …….(this season / last season).

  7. Has Tracy met her boyfriend’s parents ……….(yet/yesterday)?

  8. He didn’t meet any new people ………(since/in) 1997.

  9. We ……….(have never been / never went) to Norway before.

  10. I haven’t had my eyes examined ………(for/since) years.

  11. She has lived in this flat since…..(twenty years/ she was a little girl).

  12. Have you been waiting ………..(for/since) a long time?

  13. It’s ……..(January/months) since I went out for a meal.

  14. The bread has been in the oven ……….(for/since) long enough now.

  15. I’ve been trying to contact Ben since ……….(all day/this morning).

  16. By 2005, I will have lived in this town ………(since 2000/ for five years).

  17. I’ve owned this bicycle ………(for/since) as long as I can remember.

  18. It’s two weeks ……..(for/since) she phoned me.

  19. I’ve been feeling ill ………..(since/for) my birthday.

  20. I haven’t seen her……….(for/since) five years.



Test 45 (Tense Forms). Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.



  1. There is a party at Mary’s house next week.

  2. When you phoned me, it was my lunch time.

  3. I started working here three years ago.

  4. I will never weigh the same as my brother.

  5. The little boy said that his father was richer than my father.

  6. I started working here 30 years ago, and I’m still working here.

  7. She hasn’t spoken to her brother-in-law.

  8. The last time I had my car serviced was Friday.

  9. The baby started crying at 8o’clock this morning, and still hasn’t stopped.

  10. Five years have passed since our wedding day.

  11. It has been a long time since I went sailing.

  12. We moved to this city sixteen years ago.

  13. The last time Sally saw her parents was 1999.

  14. You haven’t bought me a meal for ages.

  15. Our meeting is tomorrow.

  16. I haven’t had a Chinese meal for ages.

  17. David went home before we arrived.

  18. The arrival time of Helen’s flight is 8.00.

  19. Hurry up! We’ll get to the theatre after the beginning of the play.

20) Oh no! My wallet is missing.



  1. I’ve only recently started wearing glasses.

  2. Jack left the office before I arrived there.

  3. Do you know how to drive this kind of car?

  4. This is my first visit to Scotland.

  5. During dinner, the phone rang.

  6. Do you have any plans for Saturday evening?

  7. I started this job 5 years ago.

  8. Is this car yours?

  9. Look at those black clouds! There’s rain on the way!

  10. Our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary is at the end of next year.

  11. I haven’t been to the cinema for two months.

32) His usual habit is to get up late at weekends.



33) I prefer not to travel by train.

  1. It isn’t necessary for you to write all the answers.

  2. He calls me in the middle of the night, which is very annoying.

  3. Whose dog is this?

  4. What’s on your mind? You seem upset.

  5. Pollution causes many health problems.

  6. It is unfair to give him such a low mark.

  7. She must come home before 10 o’clock.




  1. I almost never get to the bus stop on time.

42) It’s about two years since I last went to the beach.


(having)

(I )

(for )

(be)

(as)
(here)
(spoke)

(since)
( been)
(married)

(not)

(in)

(seen)

(since)

(a)

(since)

(had)

(at)
(will)
( lost)

(wear)

(already)

(ever)

(I)

(I)

(doing)

(been)

(you)

(to)
(for)

(time)
(usually)

(want)

(have)
(always)
(belong)

(about)

(blame)

(deserve)

(allow)
(miss)

(for)

  1. Next week.................party at her house.

  2. When you phoned me…….lunch.

  3. I’ve……………three years.

  4. I will……….as my brother.

  5. Your father is…….my father’, said the little boy.

  6. I…………….30 years.




  1. It’s………..to her brother-in-law.

  2. I haven’t ……..February.




  1. The baby ……..8 o’clock this morning.




  1. We……..five years.

  2. I……….a long time.

  3. We have been ……….sixteen years.

  4. Sally has………1999.

  5. It’s ……….me a meal.

  6. We……………tomorrow.

  7. It’s ……….a Chinese meal.

  8. When we………………………….home.

  9. Helen’s flight…………..8.00.




  1. By the time we get to the theatre, the play………….begun.

  2. Oh no! I………………wallet.

  3. I……………..recently.

  4. When I arrived at the office……………left.

  5. Have…………..this kind of car before?

  6. This is the first time….Scotland.

  7. While………phone rang.

  8. What………….Saturday evening?

  9. I have………5 years.

  10. Do…………….car?

  11. Look at those black clouds! It’s………..rain.

  12. By the end of next year we……………..twenty five years.

  13. The……….the cinema was two months ago.

  14. He………………..at weekends.

  15. I……………by train.

  16. You……………all the answers.




  1. He……………..in the middle of the night.




  1. Who……………………..?

  2. What……………? You seem upset.

  3. Pollution ………….many health problems.

  4. He………………such a low mark.

  5. Her parents………….come home after 10 o’clock.

  6. I…………the bus.

  7. I haven’t…………..two years.



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