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The Past Continuous
Test
Reading Test

Exercise 1

Choose at, in, on to complete the sentences.

1 See you .. Friday.

2I brush my teeth oninat the morning.

3The match is … 4 o’clock.

4We have lunch …. midday.

5I’m busy …. the moment.

6My parents always visit me …. my birthday.

7He was born ….. the 19th century

8He usually goes on holiday… July

9They always get together …. Christmas.

10 You can come….. the weekend.

Put the verbs into the correct form.

  1. I (to listen)  to music every day.
  2. Simon (to collect)  stamps.
  3. We (to wash)  the dishes once a day.
  4. My mother always (to make)  breakfast.
  5. Sarah usually (to meet)  Maria at the tennis club.

Form of Affirmative Sentences – Part 2

Put the verbs into the correct form.

  1. Mr Williams often (to teach)  the dogs new tricks.
  2. They always (to throw)  their litter in the bin.
  3. The referee usually (to stop)  the game after 90 minutes.
  4. The kids (to hurry)  to open their presents.
  5. This car can (to do)  250 km/h.

Questions and Answers

  • 1. John’s mom ________ him home from school most days.
    • A. Drived
    • B. Driving
    • C. Drive
    • D. Drives
  • 2. One day last year John ___________ for his mom at the front door.
    • A. Will wait
    • B. Wait
    • C. Waited
    • D. Did wait
  • 3. Just before he got there, a tree branch ________ down on the car.
    • A. Will crash
    • B. Crash
    • C. Crashed
    • D. Crashing
  • 4. The branch __________ John’s mom inside the car.
    • A. Trap
    • B. Trapped
    • C. Will trap
    • D. Shall trap
  • 5. The firefighters _____________ her.
    • A. Rescued
    • B. Will rescued
    • C. Rescue
    • D. Rescuing
  • 6. John’s mom ___________ insurance money for the car next month.
    • A. Collected
    • B. Will collect
    • C. Collect
    • D. Collecting
  • 7. During the last Ice Age, glaciers ____________ Canada.
    • A. Will cover
    • B. Covering
    • C. Cover
    • D. Covered
  • 8. Many animals _______ in the cold.
    • A. Will die
    • B. Died
    • C. Dying
    • D. Die
  • 9. Today many scientists _________ another change.
    • A. Predict
    • B. Predicted
    • C. Will predict
    • D. Shall predict
  • 10. Our climate ________________ much warmer.
    • A. Becomes
    • B. Will become
    • C. Became
    • D. Become
  • 11. The ice caps _____________.
    • A. Melted
    • B. Melting
    • C. Will melt
    • D. Have melt
  • 12. Ocean levels ______________.
    • A. Rose
    • B. Will rise
    • C. Rising
    • D. Risen
  • 13. Millons of people ___________________ their homes.
    • A. Will lose
    • B. Lost
    • C. Are losing
    • D. Lose
  • 14. No one _______ the future for sure, of course.
    • A. Knew
    • B. Will know
    • C. Shall know
    • D. Knows
  • 15. This is ___________ global warming.
    • A. Calling
    • B. Calls
    • C. Called
    • D. Call

Easy Pancakes

This easy pancake recipe doesn’t require much thought early in the morning and the pancakes taste great!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, oil, and egg. Mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake; cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.

a close up view of a stack of pancakes plated on a light blue plate and topped with butter and syrup

Discussion

Which animals do you see in the town or city where you live?

Animals in the city

Which animals can you see in cities? This article tells you about more than just dogs and cats!

One night in December 2011, a bear came into the city of Vancouver in Canada. It walked through the city streets past houses, shops and offices. Then it found some food in bins outside a restaurant and started eating. In the morning, someone saw the bear and called the police. The police came with a vet from the city zoo. They put the bear in a lorry and took it to the mountains outside the city. Luckily, the bear was safe. But what happens in other countries when big animals come into cities? In Vancouver it is unusual to see a bear, but in some cities you can see big animals on the city streets every day.

Big animals usually come into cities to find food. In Cape Town in South Africa baboons come into the city when they are hungry. They go into gardens and eat fruit from trees. They even go into houses and take food from cupboards and fridges! Baboons are strong animals and they can scare people. But the city can be dangerous for baboons too. Sometimes, cars and buses kill baboons in accidents. Human food is very bad for the baboons’ teeth because it has a lot of sugar. Now, there are Baboon Monitors working in Cape Town. Their job is to find baboons in the city and return them to the countryside.

In Berlin in Germany, pigs sometimes come into the city to look for food. They eat flowers and plants in parks and gardens. Sometimes they eat vegetables from gardens and they walk in the street and cause accidents. Some people like the pigs and they give them food and water to drink. Other people do not like the pigs and they want the government and the police to stop them entering the city.

In Moscow in Russia, there are 35,000 wild dogs. The dogs live in parks, old houses, markets and train stations. Some dogs live in groups and others live alone. Many people in Moscow like the dogs. They give them food and water. Some people make small houses for the dogs in their gardens. This helps the dogs in winter, when the temperature in Moscow is -10 ºC and there is a lot of snow and ice.

Many animals live in cities. In some cities, you can see birds, insects, mice and squirrels every day. But sometimes, it is dangerous when big animals come into cities to find food. We need to find ways of stopping animals coming into the city without hurting them.

Robin Newton

Murphy Unit 10

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Characters who changed the world

Who are the people throughout history who have made a difference in this world?

In this list, I have chosen people who have made a difference to the world in a positive way. They include people from the fields of politics, science, religion, humanitarianism and culture.

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Abraham Lincoln overcame many setbacks to become the most influential American President. In his famous Gettysburg speech, he inspired the nation with his noble words and helped to bring about the abolition of slavery.

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) Great polymath and promoter of American ideals at home and for the country. A practical man of great dynamism and good character.

Mikhail Gorbachev (1931–2022) Had the courage, tenacity and strength of character to give up the absolute power of Soviet Communism. Moved the Soviet Union to democracy and respect for human rights. Gorbachev enabled the Berlin Wall to come down giving freedom to Eastern Europe.

Jesus Christ (c.5BC–30AD) Spiritual Teacher and inspiration of Christianity. Taught a message of love, forgiveness and faith. Born in a turbulent period of Roman rule, after his crucifixion, his message inspired millions around the world.

William Wilberforce (1759–1833) Fought tirelessly for ending the slave trade, at a time when many accepted it as an ‘economic necessity’. He awakened the conscience of many of his fellow countryman and made slavery appear unacceptable.

Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) Campaigned for justice and freedom in his country South Africa. Mandela, spent 27 years in jail for his opposition to apartheid. On release, he healed the wounds of apartheid by his magnanimous attitude to his former political enemies.

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) Einstein’s theories of relativity were a very significant scientific breakthrough. As well as being a genius scientist, Einstein was also a champion of human rights and campaigned for a more peaceful world.

Marie Curie (1867–1934) Marie Curie was awarded a Nobel Prize for both Chemistry and Physics. Her discoveries with radiation helped advance medical science. Also, her achievements were even more remarkable at a time when few women were allowed the opportunity for higher education.
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Look at the magazine article and do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.

Instructions

Preparation

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Discussion

Who is your favourite film star? Tell us about them!

Language level: A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

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