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  • 1. FUNTASTIC TENSES 1Put the verbs in brackets into suitable tense forms.A friend of mine ........................... (travel) by train and opposite himsat a gentleman reading The Times. Every so often he .......................(take) a sheet of the newspaper, ....................... (crumple) it up,........................ (open) the window, ......................... (throw) it out and..................... (shut) the window.After he ...................... (do) this a few times, my friend said, “Excuseme, why ............... you ................... (do) that?”“Oh,” he replied, “it .................... (keep) the elephants away.”“But,” my friend said, “there .................... (be) no elephants here.”“Of course not,” he replied. “That proves it ..................... (work)!”
  • 2. FUNTASTIC TENSES 2Put the verbs in brackets into suitable tense forms.A truck driver ……………… (drive) 100 penguins to the New York Zoowhen his truck ……………… (break) down on the freeway. The driver…………… (get) out of the cab and ……………… (look) at the engine when asecond truck driver …………… (stop) in front of him and …………… (ask)if he needed any help. The penguins driver ……………… (explain) thathe …………… (be) on his way to the zoo and asked if the other manwould take the penguins there. He …………… (agree).Some hours later, the second truck driver …………… (drive) past thefirst one, who ………………… (still / wait) on the freeway for help tocome. The penguins, however, …………… (be) still on the truck!"I thought I …………… (ask) you to take those penguins to the zoo,"shouted the first driver. The second man ……………… (reply), "I ……………(do), but I have some money left, so we ……………… (go) to the cinemanow."
  • 3. FUNTASTIC TENSES 3Put the verbs in brackets into suitable tense forms.A young vampire bat, covered in fresh blood, reached his cave atnight. He ……………… (want) to get some sleep, but all the other bats……………… (smell) the blood and ……………… (begin) asking him aboutwhere he ……………… (get) it. He …………… (be) tired and needing a rest,so he …………… (tell) them to leave him alone. However, it …………… (be)clear that he wasnt going to get any sleep until he ………………(satisfy) their curiosity."OK!" he …………… (say). "Follow me!"He …………… (fly) out of the cave with hundreds of bats followingclose behind him. Down through the valley they …………… (go), acrossthe river and into the deep forest. Finally he …………… (slow) down andall the other bats excitedly ……………… (gather) around him."………… you ………… (see) that tree over there?" he asked."Yes, yes, yes!" the bats all ……………… (scream) like crazy."Good," said the first bat, "Because I DIDNT!"
  • 4. FUNTASTIC TENSES 4Put the verbs in brackets into suitable tense forms.Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson ……………… (go) on a camping trip.After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they …………… (lie) down forthe night, and …………… (fall) asleep. Some hours later, Holmes ……………(open) his eyes and nudged his faithful friend awake. "Watson, lookup at the sky and tell me what you see."Watson …………… (reply), "I …………… (see) millions and millions ofstars.""What ………… that ………… (tell) you?" Holmes asked.Watson ……………… (think) for a minute. "Astronomically, it ……………(tell) me that there …………… (be) millions of galaxies and billions ofplanets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Theologically,I ………… (see) that God is all powerful and that we are small andinsignificant. Meteorologically, I ……………… (suspect) that we ……………(have) a beautiful day tomorrow. What ………… it ………… (tell) you?"Holmes …………… (be) silent for a minute, then ………… (say), "Watson,you idiot! Someone ……………… (steal) our tent."
  • 5. Key 1:A friend of mine was travelling by train and opposite him sat a gentleman reading The Times.Every so often he took a sheet of the newspaper, crumpled it up, opened the window, threw itout and shut the window. After he had done this a few times, my friend said, “Excuse me, whyare you doing that?” “Oh,” he replied, “it keeps the elephants away.” “But,” my friend said,“there are no elephants here.” “Of course not,” he replied. “That proves it works!”Key 2:A truck driver was driving 100 penguins to the New York Zoo when his truck broke down on thefreeway. The driver got out of the cab and was looking at the engine when a second truck driverstopped in front of him and asked if he needed any help. The penguins driver explained that hewas on his way to the zoo and asked if the other man would take the penguins there. He agreed.Some hours later, the second truck driver drove past the first one, who was still waiting on thefreeway for help to come. The penguins, however, were still on the truck! "I thought I asked youto take those penguins to the zoo," shouted the first driver. The second replied, "I did, but Ihave some money left, so were going to the cinema now."Key 3:A young vampire bat, covered in fresh blood, reached his cave at night. He wanted to get somesleep, but all the other bats smelled the blood and began asking him about where he had got it.He was tired and needing a rest, so he told them to leave him alone. However, it was clear thathe wasnt going to get any sleep until he satisfied their curiosity. "OK!" he said. "Follow me!" Heflew out of the cave with hundreds of bats following close behind him. Down through the valleythey went, across the river and into the deep forest. Finally he slowed down and all the otherbats excitedly gathered around him. "Do / Can you see that tree over there?" he asked. "Yes,yes, yes!" the bats all screamed like crazy. "Good," said the first bat, "Because I DIDNT!"Key 4:Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of winethey lay down for the night, and fell asleep. Some hours later, Holmes opened his eyes andnudged his faithful friend awake. "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see." Watsonreplied, "I see millions and millions of stars." "What does that tell you?" Holmes asked. Watsonthought for a minute. "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and billionsof planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Theologically, I can see that God is allpowerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have abeautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?" Holmes was silent for a minute, then said,"Watson, you idiot! Someone has stolen our tent."The author of the pictures: Aire Ansen