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  • 1. Activity book 2009 English Grammar Activity Book Bharathi K www.vansight.net 8/20/2009www.vansight.net 1
  • 2. Activity bookPresented by Vansight a Division of Synbiz Solutions Pvt Ltd Version 1.1 Released on August 20th 2009 Synbiz Solutions Private Limited For information, please write e-mail to info@vansight.com For more information visit us at www.vansight.netwww.vansight.net 2
  • 3. Activity book COPYRIGHT 2009 VANSIGHT division of Synbiz Solutions Pvt. Ltd No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for anypurpose without the express permission of VanSight Division of Synbiz Solutions Pvt.Ltd. The information contained herein may be changed without prior notice. VanSight is trademark of Synbiz Solutions Pvt. Ltd. All other product and servicenames mentioned and associated logos displayed are the trademarks of their respectivecompanies. Data contained in this document serves informational and educational purposesonly. The information in this document is proprietary to Synbiz Solutions Pvt. Ltd. This product contains training material for English or Soft Skills or PersonalityDevelopment. Synbiz assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document.Synbiz does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text,graphics, links, or other items contained within this material. This document is providedwithout a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited tothe implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. www.vansight.net 3
  • 4. Activity book ContentsUsing to be ...........................................................................................................................................................7 Chapter 1.1 to 1.7 ............................................................................................................................................7 See the pictures and Fill in the blanks: ........................................................................................................7 Write is or are or am ....................................................................................................................................7 Write is/isn’t/are/aren’t/am/am not ...........................................................................................................7 Write as Vanessa is saying about her...........................................................................................................8 Write about Srinivas as you would say bout him: .......................................................................................8 Fill in the blanks with a] am, b] is, c] are ......................................................................................................8 Fill up the blanks with a] Am not, b] Is not, c] Are not ................................................................................9 Fill in the blanks with option in parenthesis: ...............................................................................................9 Give a short and a long answer:................................................................................................................ 11Using to Be Continued ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Chapter 2.1 to 2.8 ......................................................................................................................................... 14 Give long answers: .................................................................................................................................... 14 Fill in the blanks with Pronouns:My, your, his, her, its, our, your, their .................................................. 14 Rewrite these sentences using he, she, it they, we, his, her, their, our, and its: ..................................... 15 Rewrite the underlined words using mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs: ................................................ 15 Fill in the blanks using mine, yours, his, hers, ours, and theirs: ............................................................... 16 Fill in the blanks with me, you, him, her, them, us, it:.............................................................................. 16 Fill in the blanks with pronoun, where necessary: ................................................................................... 17 Rewrite the underlined parts using me, him, her them, us, it:................................................................. 17 Complete the passage. Use these words. ................................................................................................. 17 Complete the sentences. Chose the words in parentheses: .................................................................... 18 Complete the questions with what or who and is or are or we. .............................................................. 18 Fill in the blanks with words given in the box. .......................................................................................... 19 Fill in the blanks with is or are: ................................................................................................................. 20 Fill in the blanks with right word from the parenthesis: .......................................................................... 20Expressing Present time:................................................................................................................................... 23 Chapter3 3.1-3.12 ......................................................................................................................................... 23 Use the word in bold to complete the sentences: .................................................................................... 23 Rewrite each of the following sentences, placing the adverb of frequency given in brackets in the middle position ................................................................................................................................................ 23 Spelling and pronunciation, the Verbs in these sentences are pronounced lzl. Read the sentences aloud. : ........................................................................................................................................................................ 24 Adding final -s/-es to words that end in –y............................................................................................... 25www.vansight.net 4
  • 5. Activity book Irregular singular verbs: has, does, goes................................................................................................... 25 Determine if the /s/ at the end of these words sounds like /z/ or /s/. ....................................................... 26 Spelling and pronunciation of final -s/-es ................................................................................................. 27 Use the words in italics to make Negative Sentences .............................................................................. 28 Make questions. Give short answers. ....................................................................................................... 29 The simple present: asking information questions with where ............................................................... 30 The simple present: asking information questions with when/ what …Make questions......................... 30 Complete the dialogue by using are, is, does, or do. ................................................................................ 31Using present continuous ................................................................................................................................. 34 Chapter 4-1 to 4-8 ......................................................................................................................................... 34 Be + -ing: the present progressive tense .................................................................................................. 34 Spelling of –ing .......................................................................................................................................... 35 Make questions. Give short answers to yes/no questions. ...................................................................... 35 Make questions with where, why, and what: ........................................................................................... 36 Complete the sentences with the words in parentheses. ........................................................................ 36 Underline the correct sentence from each set below: ............................................................................. 37 Answer the questions. .............................................................................................................................. 38 State an opinion about each of the following topics. ............................................................................... 38 Complete the sentences. .......................................................................................................................... 39www.vansight.net 5
  • 6. Activity book Using to be Chapter 1.1 to 1.7www.vansight.net 6
  • 7. Activity bookUsing to beChapter 1.1 to 1.7See the pictures and Fill in the blanks: Yung Srinivas Vaness Daniel Michele Will Lee Student a Animat Animat Teacher Student Tamil Teacher or or Americ Chinese Singapo Zulu Afrikaa Americ an Singapo re Durban ns an Chicago re Durban SeattleWrite is or are or am 1. Yung lee .................................... a student. 2. Srinivas.................................... also a student. 3. Vanessa and Will .......................................... teachers. 4. I .............................. a Singaporean. 5. She .............................. an American 6. They .......................................... African 7. Daniel and Michele .................................... animators 8. Lee .................................... Chinese 9. Srinivas................................................Tamilian. 10. He ........................ an American.Write is/isn’t/are/aren’t/am/am not 1. Srinivas.............................. a student, but Vanessa ........................................... 2. Michele.............................. an American and Daniel ..................................... www.vansight.net 7
  • 8. Activity book 3. Michele and Will .............................. Americans but they ................................................ from the same city. 4. Yung lee .............................. Chinese, Srinivas....................................Tamilian, they .................................... Singaporeans. 5. Daniel and Michele .............................. animators but .................................... from same nationality. 6. I speak Tamil, I .................................... Singaporean. 7. I speak English, but I .................................... American. 8. Vanessa and Daniel .............................. Africans, they .................................... speaking same language.Write as Vanessa is saying about her. 1. My Name…………………………………………………… 2. I am……………………………………………….................... 3. I am not……………………………………………………… 4. I am……………………………………………….................... 5. I am not a……………………………………………………Write about Srinivas as you would say bout him: 1. His name …………………………………………..................... 2. He is not …………………………………………….................... 3. He is ………………………………………………….................... 4. He is not……………………………………………..................... 5. He is ………………………………………………………………Fill in the blanks with a] am, b] is, c] are 1. DevBura...... from Hyderabad, 2. butAbi and Abu...... from Mumbai. 3. Hyderabad and Mumbai ...... cities in India. 4. Bonn ......a city in Germany. 5. Sandya...... at school today. 6. Abi and Dev...... her friends. www.vansight.net 8
  • 9. Activity book 7. They...... in the same class. 8. Mr. and Mrs. Bura...... on a trip to the USA to visit their cousin Alka. 9. She...... a nice girl. 10. Devsays:"My grandfather ...... in hospital. 11. I ......at home with my grandmother. 12. " What time...... it? 13. It...... 8 oclock. ......you tired? 14. No, I...... not. My father...... at work.Fill up the blanks with a] Am not, b] Is not, c] Are not 1. This book ...... mine. 2. Jane and Peter ...... married. 3. That...... right. 4. My brother...... here at the moment. 5. We...... in England. 6. It...... Monday today. 7. Jennies surname...... Peters. 8. I......a hairdresser. 9. My name ......Alexander. 10. There...... many people in this class.Fill in the blanks with option in parenthesis:1. These ...................................................... my friends. (are, is )2. Srinivas...................................................... sick. (are, is )3. ................................................he American? (Arent, Isnt)4. His tests ................................................ very difficult. (Arent, Isnt)5. My parents are not rich, but my aunt ................................................. (are, is )6. I ................................................ older than my brother. (is, am)7. My sister and I ................................................ twins. (are, am)8. That ................................................ a really good movie! (are, is )9. These ................................................ not my shoes. (are, is ) www.vansight.net 9
  • 10. Activity book10. ................................................you happy? (are, is )11. ................................................he changed much over the years? (Has, does, is)12. ................................................she Indian? (Has, does, is13. ................................................he like to drive at night? (Has, does, is)14. ................................................you normally read before you go to bed? (Do, are, have)15. ................................................ I look tired? (Do, am, have)16. ................................................youseen that movie several times already? (Do, are, have)17. ................................................he leaving tomorrow? (Has, does, is)18. ................................................she been to Durban before? (Has, does, is)19. ................................................they coming at 7? (Do, are, have)20. ................................................they always cheat? (Do, are, have)21. ................................................he as mean as people say? (Has, does, Is )22. ................................................he know how to cook well? (Has, does, Is )23. ................................................you upset? ( are, do, have)24. ................................................you told her yet? ( are, do, have)25. ................................................they ever been here before? ( are, do, have)26. ................................................that a good movie? (is, does, has)27. ................................................she in love with Abishek? ( Has, does, Is )28. ................................................you stopped smoking? ( are, do, have)29. ................................................you play tennis on weekends? ( are, do, have)30. ................................................your grandmother live in Mumbai? ( Has, does, Is )31. ................................................the teacher explain this properly? (Did, was, had)32. ................................................the professor angry? (Did, was, had)33. ................................................youspoken to him before he called you? (Did, were, had)34. If you ................................................ told me, I would have never found out. ( didn’t, weren’t, hadn’t)35. ................................................they seeing each other? (Did, were, had)36. ................................................they continue seeing each other? (Did, were, had)37. ................................................you learn anything? ( didn’t, weren’t, hadn’t)38. ................................................he in my History class? ( didn’t, wasn’t, hadn’t)39. I realized that I ................................learned a thing (= anything). ( didn’t, wasn’t, hadn’t)40. .......................................your sister living in London for a while? ( didn’t, wasn’t, hadn’t) www.vansight.net 10
  • 11. Activity bookGive a short and a long answer: E Is it a House? No, it isn’ What is it? It is a car.x1. Is it a fish? What is it?2. Is it earth? What is it?3. Is it a river? What is it?4. Is it a mountain? What is it?5. Is it a cd player? What is it?6. Is it a radio? What is it?7. Are these carrots ? What are they?8. Are these farms? What are they?9. Are these pencils ? What are they?10. Is this a cycle? What is it?11. Is it a bus? What is it?12. Is it a bottle? What is it?13. Is it a cat? What is it? www.vansight.net 11
  • 12. Activity book14. Are these chairs? What are they ? www.vansight.net 12
  • 13. Activity book Using to Be Continued Chapter 2.1 to 2.8www.vansight.net 13
  • 14. Activity bookUsing to Be ContinuedChapter 2.1 to 2.8Give long answers:Example: Are you a scientist? ………Yes, I am a scientist.………………1. Are you a student? Yes, ………………………………....................2. Is Tom in the park? No, ……………………………….....................3. Is it a poetry book? Yes, ………………………………....................4. Are Mary and John friends? Yes, ………………………………....................5. Am I an executive ? No, ……………………………….....................6. Is Thomas fifteen years old?Yes, ………………………………....................7. Are your earrings expensive? No, ……………………………….....................8. Is ice cream hot ? No, ……………………………….....................9. Are lemons yellow and sour? Yes,……………………………….....................10. Are Abi and Jack girls? No, ……………………………….....................Fill in the blanks with Pronouns:My, your, his, her, its, our, your, their1. This is Tim. …....................car is very fast.2. Jane and I are in the garden. …………… books are in the classroom.3. Are you a driver? Where is …………… car?4. I am a driver? This is ....................school.5. She is my friend. …………. name is Mary.6. These are Mr. and Mrs. Sharma. That’s ………….. house.7. Look at that cat. …………… eyes are green.8. Your friend and you are sad today. What’s ……………… problem?9. That’s Mr. Sinha. He is driving …………… car.10. Ali’s and Abu’s bags are heavy. …………… bags are full.11. Jane and Mary are listening to pop music. ..................... mother is cooking in the kitchen.12. The dog is eating a bone. ………….. teeth are very sharp.13. Are you and your sister ready? …………… friend is waiting for you in the car. 14. What’s ………….. job?I’m a mechanic.15. Madonna is a famous singer. …………… new records are great. www.vansight.net 14
  • 15. Activity book16. Rob has got a dog. …....................name is Tiger.17. We have got a new house in Kolkata. ....................new house is very large.18. The boys are riding …..................... bicycles in the garden.19. Aisha is going to school. ..................... school is very far.20. Sue and Mary are wearing ear-rings. …....................ear-rings are silver.Rewrite these sentences usinghe, she, it they, we, his, her, their, our, and its:1. Jane’s father is very thin.2. Men’s trousers are very expensive.3. Jim’s shirt is very long.4. Is your brother a businessman?5. My mother and I would like some tea.6. These are Ahi’s and my books.7. Mrs. Gupta’s daughters are in the garden.8. Where is Abu’s mother?9. My father’s car is blue.10. That rabbit is grey. The rabbit’s ears are long.11. The students’ books are in the classroom.12. This is Mrs. Gupta’s coat, but these are the children’s coats.Rewrite the underlined words using mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs:1. This is Abi’s coat.2. It is my chocolate. Don’t eat!3. That red book is not Devi’s book. His book is blue. www.vansight.net 15
  • 16. Activity book4. Look at these keys. Are they our keys?5. No, they are not your keys. They are my mother’s keys.6. Are those your glasses or my glasses on the table?7. I think, they are your glasses. My glasses aren’t on the table. They are in my bag.Fill in the blanks using mine, yours, his, hers, ours, and theirs:1. A: Is this John’s tie? Yes, it is .................... .2. My umbrella isn’t black. ....................is grey.3. There is a car near your house. Is it ….................... ?4. That green shirt isn’t Ash’s. …....................is blue.5. Pass this ball to us. It is ....................6. They don’t like sandwiches. These sandwiches are not ….................... .7. Don’t take these keys. They are not ….................... .8. A: There is a pair of brown gloves here. Are they your gloves or my gloves? I haven’t got brown gloves. They aren’t …...................., they are …....................9. A: Is their house old? No ………....................is very old.10. Can I take your pen? …....................is at home.Fill inthe blanks with me, you, him, her,them,us,it:1. We are playing in the garden and Jim is playing with .....................2. Are the lights on? Turn ....................off!3. Where is my book? I’m looking for .....................4. She is very tired. Help .....................5. I’m very thirsty. Give ....................a glass of water.6. This is Hamlet’s pen. Give it to ....................7. Look at .................... Are they your friends?8. Are you John Brown? There is a letter for .................... www.vansight.net 16
  • 17. Activity bookFill in the blanks with pronoun, where necessary:1. Is that Jim’s tie? Show ....................this tie.2. There is a pen on the table. Give ..................... to me.3. Pass these books to your friends. They are ....................4. Is this my umbrella: No, it isn’t ....................umbrella....................is on the table.5. Gucci and I are in the classroom. ....................bags are under the desk over there. Could you bring ....................to .................... ?6. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are at the door. This is ....................key. Please give ....................to .................... .7. A: Have you got a green pullover?No, ..................... isn’t green. It’s blue.8. Look at that man....................name is Abi Sharma. This passportis ....................Give ....................to .....................Rewrite the underlined parts using me, him, her them, us, it:1. There are some books on the desk. Look at these books.2. She is turning the radio on.3. The teacher is asking Jane a question4. Take your shoes off.5. The man is looking at Ali and me.6. Jim is giving his father some tea.7. This is the dog’s meat. Give the meat to the dog.8. Is Tom eating any oranges?9. Give the milk to that cat.10. Could you pass the salt to your mother?Complete the passage. Use these words. My, your, his, her, its, our, their, his Hello. …………… name is Dev. I’m nine. I have got a brother. His name is Abi and he’s eleven. We are onholiday in Spain. The hotel is very good and …………. swimming-pool is large. www.vansight.net 17
  • 18. Activity book Abi and I have got a sister. ……….. name is Lisa. She’s six years old. …………. mother and father are in therestaurant now. Their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Sharma, are in the restaurant, too. …………. two sons are in the pool. Abi has got a girl-friend. …………… girl-friend’s name is Sandya. She’s in …………… class at school.Where is yourfamily? Is ....................family here, too?Complete the sentences. Chose the words in parentheses: 1. (This, These) books belong to me. (That, Those) books belong to me. 2. (This, These) coat is Red. (That, Those) coats are blue. 3. (This, These) earrings are gold. (That, Those) earrings are silver, 4. (This, These) pencil belongs to Abi. (That, Those) pencil belongs to Abu. 5. (This, These) glasses belong to me. (That, Those) glasses belong to you. 6. (This, These) exercise is easy. (That, Those) exercises are hard. 7. Students are sitting at (this, these) desks, but (that, those) desks are empty. 8. (This, These) book is on my desk. (That, Those) books are on your desk. 9. People are looking (this, these) shop, but (that, those) shops are empty. 10. (This, that) paper is mine. (That, those) paper is yours. 11. (This, that) job is hard but (That, those) jobs are not hard. 12. (This, that) cell phone is good but (That, those) cell Phones are not good. 13. (This, that) dinner is wonderful but (That, those) dinners were not good. 14. (This, that) person is bad but (That, those) people are good. 15. (This, that) book is green but (That, those) book is red.Complete the questions with what or who and is or are or we. 1. .............................................................................. that woman? Shes my sister. 2. ......................................................those things? Theyre ballpoint pens. 3. ............................................................ that? That is Mr. Gupta. 4. ........................................................................ this? That my notebook. 5. Look at crowd over there. ......................................................they? I think theyre new students from India. 6. ...................................................... your name? My name is Sunita. 7. .................................................................. your grammar teacher? His name is Mr. Malcolm. 8. .................................................................. your favorite teachers? Mr. Malcolm and Ms. Nair www.vansight.net 18
  • 19. Activity book 9. .................................................................. this? This is my cell phone. 10. .................................................................. we doing? We are going out. 11. ..................................................................that? That is my mother. 12. ........................................................................ that handsome man? He is my husband. 13. ............................................................ those books? They are my school books. 14. .......................................................................................... meeting today? We are meeting the PrimeMinister. 15. .............................................................................. these? These are some Indian sweet dish.Fill in the blanks with words given in the box. Abundant, proud , cuddly , relieved, chilly, thin, Deep, curly , cool, broad , crooked dry , cold, tasty, many,empty ,few , curved, bitter, light, heavy1. I do not have thin shoulders. I have ................................................................ shoulders.2. I’m not fat. I’m ....................................................................................3. He is drawing straight lines. I’m drawing..................................................................... lines.4. I have a straight Knife. He has a .............................................................................knife.5. The pool is not shallow. My pool is .............................................................6. Last year the rainfall was scanty. This year the rainfall is ..................................................7. The food was tasteless today but yesterday is was .............................................................8. Those blankets are wet but these are ....................................................... blankets.9. Her hair is not straight it is ..............................................................................................10. The climate is not humid, it is ........................................................................................11. The water is not hot it is ....................................................................................12. He is .................................................................. of his work.13. The baby is cute and...................................................................14. When doctor said I have no major injuries I was................................................................15. There ................................................................................................. parking lots free.16. He has ...................................................... books.17. The breeze was .................................................18. The medicine was....................................................................................19. The furniture are.................................................................................... www.vansight.net 19
  • 20. Activity book20. There is lot of .................................................................. in the room.Fill in the blanks with is or are: 1. He .......................................... short 2. They ................................................ slow 3. That boat .......................................... swift 4. She .............................. young 5. The Climb .................................... steep 6. The houses .................................... straight 7. The door .................................... wide 8. They ................................................ obedient 9. We ...................................................... perfect 10. The day ................................................ pleasant 11. Her husband .................................... faithful 12. The movie .................................... fantastic 13. The children .............................. fine 14. We .................................... friendly 15. The book .......................................... funnyFill in the blanks with right word from the parenthesis: 1. This train travels from London .................................... Paris. (at, to) 2. We stood at the back .................................... the theater. (of, on) 3. She went to Rome ............................................................ France. (versus, via) 4. The store is open daily ................................................Monday to Friday. (for, from) 5. I took my hat ................................................ the table. (of, off) 6. He looks ................................................ his brother. (despite, like) 7. The children ran ................................................ the school. (of, out of) 8. He opened the box ................................................ a screwdriver. (at, with) 9. I will work ...................................................... five oclock. (until, up) 10. We walked ............................................................ the restaurant. (despite, past) 11. At three oclock we reached the top .......................................... the hill. (of, off) www.vansight.net 20
  • 21. Activity book12. You have delivered all of the papers .......................................................... this one. (between, but)13. The bank is ...................................................... the school. (opposite, out of)14. ............................................................ the danger, he decided to climb the mountain. (despite, except)15. The treasure was hidden ............................................................ the earth. (under, up to)16. A comes ............................................................B in the alphabet. (before, behind)17. I went to work ....................my umbrella. (out of, without)18. When it is heated, water changes ...................................................... steam. (in, into)19. Nocturnal animals usually sleep ............................................................ the day. (during, underneath)20. The squirrel ran ...................................................... the wall. (along, among)www.vansight.net 21
  • 22. Activity book Expressing Present time: Chapter3 3.1-3.12www.vansight.net 22
  • 23. Activity bookExpressing Present time:Chapter3 3.1-3.12Use the word in bold to complete the sentences:1. She ............................................................ the guitar. (to play)2. We ............................................................ soccer. (to play)3. They ...................................................... to talk. (to like)4. He ............................................................ ice cream. (to like)5. You ...................................................... your friends often. (to call)6. He ...................................................... the office every day. (to call)7. She ............................................................ regularly. (to practice)8. They ............................................................ once a week. (to practice)9. We ............................................................ here. (to shop)10. It ............................................................ delicious. (to taste)11. He ............................................................ it. (to deny)12. They ............................................................ to be on time. (to try)13. It ...................................................... to be careful. (to pay)14. She ............................................................ hard. (to study)15. You ............................................................ good manners. (to display)16. He always ............................................................ himself. (to enjoy)17. She ............................................................ to Ireland once a year. (to fly)18. We ............................................................ five people. (to employ)19. He ............................................................ his friends. (to accompany)20. She ............................................................ chocolate chip cookies every week. (to buy)Rewrite each of the following sentences, placing the adverb of frequency given in brackets in themiddle position Example: She is late for work. (Rarely) She is rarely late for work.1. I had wanted to see the ocean. (always)2. They do. (frequently)3. She is very friendly. (usually)4. They have the opportunity to travel. (seldom) www.vansight.net 23
  • 24. Activity book5. I am at home in the mornings. (generally)6. He has. (always)7. We were given free transportation to the school. (frequently)8. Birds return to the place where they were born to build their nests. (often)9. Albatrosses are seen close to shore. (seldom)10. We would. (never)11. They follow the news. (rarely)12. Maple wood is used to make violins. (sometimes)13. He did not arrive on time. (ever)14. Do you visit Boston? (often)15. Are they surprised at the results? (frequently)16. The children do not follow our instructions. (always)17. Do you wonder what will happen next? (sometimes)18. Did they find the missing information? (ever)19. We do not stay out after dark. (usually)20. The facts are not known. (generally)Spelling and pronunciation, the Verbs in these sentences are pronounced lzl. Read the sentencesaloud. :1. Jack usually drives his car to school.2. Rain falls.3. Sally often dreams about her new house.4. Sometimes Jai runs to class.5. Tina wears blue jeans every day.6. The teacher often stands in the front of the room7. Raj lives in the hostel.8. Jean rarely smiles.9. Sameera always comes to class on time.10. It rains a lot in Seattle.11. Jay always remembers his wifes birthday.12. It snows in Kashmir in the winter.13. The police chases the thief www.vansight.net 24
  • 25. Activity book14. He sleeps for 8 hours a day.15. She shops every day.Adding final -s/-es to words that end in –y Use the in italics to complete the sentences.1. Brush Anil ...................................................................................................... his teeth everyday.2. Teach My mother .................................................................................... in my school.3. Fix Mechanics .......................................................................................... car.4. Drink She ............................................................ a lot of water.5. Watch Sameera often .................................................................. movie on weekends.6. Kiss Abi usually ...................................................... his son goodnight.7. Wear she always ..................................................................western outfits to office.8. WashHe ............................................................ his clothes on weekends.9. Walk Sheila .................................................................. every morning.10. Stretchcat often.................................................................. her muscle.11. Yawn he often............................................................ in Professor Gupta’s class.12. Talk She often.................................................................. during office hours.13. Rush He is often.................................................................. to catch the bus.14. Type she ................................................ very fast.15. Cry the baby ................................................ a lot.Irregular singular verbs: has, does, goes 1. The boy ........................ a ball. 2. ................................................ he writes with a pencil? 3. In the theatre the lights ................................................................................................ off. 4. My sister.............................. a boyfriend. 5. How many times does 18 .......................................................... into 54? The answer is 3. 6. The neighborhood is very quiet, it is so noisy as days ....................................................by! 7. My brother.............................. a red car. 8. It ................................................ four doors. 9. This house .......................................... a very big garden. www.vansight.net 25
  • 26. Activity book 10. The boy...................................................... an important test tomorrow. 11. ......................................................your cats climb trees? 12. ......................................................she learns to cook at school? 13. ......................................................your sister play badminton? 14. ......................................................your grandparents go on holiday in winter? 15. My cat .................................... a long tail. 16. The book................................................ a nice cover. 17. He................................................ good news for you 18. She.................................... a nice voice. 19. .................................... he own the new Eminem album ? 20. Sharon.................................... two cousins in Paris. 21. He .................................... no idea what he is talking about. 22. My brother .................................... a new girlfriend. 23. The baby.................................... high fever. I’m calling the doctor. 24. My mom can’t help me today. She.............................. a lot of work. 25. ......................................................your father often make breakfast? 26. ......................................................your teachers always check your homework? 27. ......................................................you and your sister feed the pets? 28. A rare book ..................................................................................... quickly at auction. 29. The internet too, it .......................................................................without saying, is a good source ofinformation. 30. ......................................................Sam send text messages? 31. ......................................................your friend visit museums? 32. When the lights ........................................................................................ up at the end of theperformance a great cheer usually comes from the audience. 33. Close all doors when you leave. The same ..................................................................... for windows. 34. She .......................................... to school by bus. 35. He .......................................... manual labor for his living.Determine if the /s/ at the end of these words sounds like /z/ or /s/. www.vansight.net 26
  • 27. Activity book # /s/ ending words /z/ /s/ 1. Arrives 2. Attends 3. Casinos 4. Claims 5. Downpours 6. Heights 7. Incorporates 8. Musicians 9. Payments 10. Pickups 11. Please 12. Reservation 13. Slayings 14. Statistics 15. Struggles 16. SymptomsSpelling and pronunciation of final -s/-es Use the Simple Present tense, Pay special attention to singular and plural, to spelling, and to pronunciationof final -s/-es.1. The students (ask, often) questions in class.2. Dev (study, usually) at home every evening.3. Sameera (bite) her fingernails when she is nervous.4. Abi (cash) - a check at the bank once a week.5. She always (worry) about her children future.6. I never (worry) about the future.7. Sandya and Raga (teach) in high school.8. Sandya (teach) math’s for grade 6 onwards.9. He always (say) good morning to his staff.10. Ducks (fly) every winter towards south. www.vansight.net 27
  • 28. Activity book11. Jaya (love) cooking for people.12. She (always, cook) three or four things at once.13. Afterwards she (always, wash) the pots.14. Uma is a good student. She (listen) to her teacher. She (ask) question15. She (Take) notes for later (study).Use the words in italics to make Negative Sentences Words E Like, not I ......don’t...... like...... tea.x1. Need, not It’s a nice day. You .......................................... n.......................................... your umbrella.2. rain, not It .......................................... r.............................. in Sahara desert.3. Save, not He .............................. s.......................................... for bad times.4. Speak, not Sai................................................ s.......................................... English.5. Be, not I .................................................................. angry.6. Have, not We.................................... h.......................................... Money.7. Live not His fame.......................................... l.......................................... long.8. read, not People ............................................................r.................................... the news regularly.9. Listen, not Student often............................................................ l...................................................... to their teachers.10. Shout, not D ..........................................s.......................................... here, we are working.11. Ask, not ....................................a.................................... for another cookie.12. Weep, not D.......................................... w................................................ over split milk.13. Walk, not D................................................ w.......................................... across the lawn14. Pay, not He ................................................ p.......................................... the bill.15. Cut, not She ............................................................ www.vansight.net 28
  • 29. Activity book c..........................................her regularly.Make questions. Give short answers. Use the names of your friends in the questions. Question Answer Statement Ex Does Sai speak English? Yes, she does. She speaks English 1. I like tea. 2. I dont like coffee. 3. I dont speak Hindi. 4. Ann speaks Punjabi. 5. Abu and Abi dont speak Tamil. 6. I do exercises every morning. 7. I dont have a Hindi-English dictionary. 8. Sally has a fever. 9. The teacher comes to class every day. 10. Salim and Surti dont do their homework every day. 11. It rains a lot in April. 12. They speak English. 13. She studies hard. 14. Shes writing in her book right now. 15. They don’t have books on their desks. 16. They arent from Iran. 17. He wears blue jeans every day. 18. She is not wearing red skirt today. 19. He is sleeping during work. 20. Boss is shouting at him. www.vansight.net 29
  • 30. Activity bookThe simple present: asking information questions with where Make questions with where or does. Question Answer Statement Ex Does Lana eat lunch at the Yes, she does. Lana eats lunch at the cafeteria every day? cafeteria every day. Where does Lana eat lunch At the Cafeteria everyday?1. Yes, he does Vinay works in defense2. In defense Ministry ministry.3. Yes, he does Abi drinks 10 cups of coffee4. In the office in office.5. Yes, she does. Lara lives in a6. In a Condominium. condominium.7. Yes, she does. Sara eats lunch at8. At McDonalds. McDonald’s everyday.9. Yes, it is My books are on the shelf.10. On the shelf.11. Yes, he does Vinay goes to spoken12. To spoken English English every afternoon. Class.13. Yes, they are. Employee’s are in the14. In the conference conference room now. room15. Yes, they do Elephants live in Africa.16. In Africa17. Yes, she does. Sandy watches Television at18. At home home everyday.19. Yes, he does Abu goes for produce20. To market shopping to market daily.The simple present: asking information questions with when/ what …Make questions. www.vansight.net 30
  • 31. Activity book Questions Time Answers ex What time do you come (At 7.00) (I come home at 7 in the home? evening.) ex When do you usually come (At 7.00) ( I usually come home at 7 home? )1. (At 5.30) ( I get up at 5.30 in the morning)2. (At 5.30) ( I often get up at 5.30)3. (At 6.00) ( I leave for school)4. ( at 6.00) (I always leave for school)5. (At 11.00) (we have our coffee break)6. (At 11.00) ( Sometimes we have our coffee break at 11.00)7. (At 2.30) ( I come home)8. (At 2.30) (I Occasionally come home.)9. (At 8.00) (I go for a swim)10. (at 8.00) ( I often go for a swim)Complete the dialogue by using are, is, does, or do. ______ you coming to lunch with me? No you go I will eat later? Why _____ you not coming now? I _____ have some work to finish. Then _____ you want bring something for you? That would be wonderful. What ___ you want? The usual will ____. What ______ that mean? Fries, burger and soda. www.vansight.net 31
  • 32. Activity bookWhat time ________ the wedding?At 11.00 am______ you want to come with us?_______you have a place for me in the car?Yes there _______ place for one more person._______your parent know that?_______you ready to leave now?Yes let’s go ______you ready for the presentation? Yes I am. ______ you think you have all the point for discussion? ______ boss know the time of presentation. ________ there anything you want my help? No thank you.www.vansight.net 32
  • 33. Activity book Using present continuous Chapter 4-1 to 4-8www.vansight.net 33
  • 34. Activity bookUsing present continuousChapter 4-1 to 4-8Be + -ing: the present progressive tense Write are they doing in these pictures. Write them: www.vansight.net 34
  • 35. Activity bookSpelling of –ing Verb -ing form Verb -ing form1. Bring 2. Buy3. Clean 4. Smile5. close 6. talk7. Come 8. Run9. Crush 10. Dream11.Cut 12. Hit13.Do 14. Write15.Feel 16. Hear17.Give 18. Make19.Keep 20. Sleep21.look 22. Listen23.Read 24. Think25.Say 26. Stand27.See 28. Eat29.Set 30. Put31.Sing 32. Go33.Sit 34. Drink35.Stop 36. Laugh37.Take 38. Speak39.Try 40. Cry41.Walk 42. Open43.Wash 44. WatchMake questions. Give short answers to yes/no questions. Ex: What are you writing?A letter. (Im writing a letter.)1. Is ........................................? No........................................ (Ali isnt reading a book.)2. Am........................................? Yes........................................( I am reading book). www.vansight.net 35
  • 36. Activity book3. Are........................................? Yes................................( They are eating lunch)4. Where........................................? At Holiday –Inn ( they are eating at Holiday inn)5. What.......................................? yes,.............................( Dev is drinking a cup of tea)6. Why ..........................................................?because it is a school holiday( they are playing in the park because of school holiday)7. Is ........................................ No,............................(Abi is not watching television).8. Is........................................? Yes,........................................(she is dancing to the music).9. Is ........................................? No,......................................(You have taken a wrong turn for the bank).10. Is she........................................? Yes,...................................... she is opening the door for the senior gentleman)Make questions with where, why, and what: EX: I finished my work. Why are you going now?1. Sameera likes cats as they are cute.............................................................?2. Sai is smiling?....................................................................................................?3. Dev is crying? ....................................................................................................?4. Abi is walking.....................................................................................................?5. He is walking to office.................................................................................6. Abu hates Abi (they fought)................................................................................?7. It is 2.00.in the afternoon ................................................................................................?8. I am visiting my aunt this weekend.................................................................................?9. I will be in Mumbai....................................................................................................?10. My cousin is getting married.................................................................................?Complete the sentences with the words in parentheses. Ex: Every Monday, Sally (drive) drives her kids to football practice.1. Usually, I (work)....................as a secretary at IBM, but this summer I ......................................(study) English at VanSight.2. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John.................... (sleep).3. Dont forget to take your umbrella. It ....................(rain) .4. I hate living in Mumbai because it ....................(rain, always) . www.vansight.net 36
  • 37. Activity book5. Im sorry I cant hear what you...................(say) because everybody (talk) ....................so loudly.6. Dev (write, currently) .........................a book about his adventures in Tibet.7. Oh, Im sorry, I cant. I (go) ....................to a movie tonight with some friends.8. The business cards (be, normally )....................printed by a company in Hyderabad.9. Their prices (be) ....................inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good.10. This delicious chocolate (be) ....................made by a small chocolatier in Switzerland.11. I am ....................his brother is football-crazy.(think)12. I have to go now. It .......................... dark.(get)13. He is .................... with his grandmother until his mother comes back from India.(Live)14. I .......................... with you.(agree)15. My father is ....................tea for breakfast.(prefer)16. He is ..........................the newspaper at the moment.(read)17. Does your brother....................in ghosts?(believe)18. We are .................... music in the street.( hear)19. This cake is ..........................wonderful.(taste)20. Right now Christine....................on the computer. ( work)21. John often ....................sugar in his coffee. (take)22. My history teacher ....................too much. ( talk)23. Listen! They ....................home. (come)24. Hey! What you there? (to do)25. The bus to New York at 6.30. (to leave)Underline the correct sentence from each set below: Ex: smell,The flowers smell nice. The flowers are smelling nice.1. see, I am see the birds in the tree. I am seeing the doctor for my problem.2. Taste, The apple tastes good. The apple is tasting good.3. Be, I am being hungry. I am hungry.4. feel,I am feeling my tooth with my tongue right now. I feel my tooth with my tongue right now.5. Know, I know Jack. I am knowing Jack.6. Understand, I am not understanding. I dont understand.7. Hear,I hear the birds in the tree. I am hearing the birds in the tree.8. Listen,I am listening to the radio right now. I listen to the radio right now. www.vansight.net 37
  • 38. Activity book9. Look at I look at the computer right now. I am looking at the computer right now.10. Seem, Mr. Jaiis seeming like a nice guy.Mr. Jai seems like a nice guy.11. Like, I am liking banana cream pie.I like banana cream pie.12. Want, I want to learn English. I wanting to learn English13. Try, I am trying to find the correct form of the verbs. I try to find the correct form of verb.14. Realize, I realize that there are probably many mistakes. I am realizing that there are probably many mistakes.15. Prefer, I prefer to use a book. I am preferring to use a book.Answer the questions. Ex : Turn to page 22 of this book. What do you see?Now look at one thing on that page. What are youlooking at? # Questions Answer 1. What do you see in this room? 2. What are you looking at? 3. Look at the whiteboard. What do you see? 4. What programs do you like to watch on TV? 5. What sports do you like to watch? 6. What do you hear right now? 7. What do you hear when you walk down the street? 8. What do you hear at night in the place where you live? 9. What do you listen to when you go to a concert? 10. What do you listen to when you go to a movie?State an opinion about each of the following topics. Ex: books Response: I think that “One Night at the call center” is an excellent novel.In my opinion, “OneNight at the call center” is an excellent novel. 1. This city www.vansight.net 38
  • 39. Activity book 2. The movie you 3. Your English class 4. What programs do you like to watch on TV? 5. Food 6. Music 7. Current news Story 8. Family 9. Love marriage 10. Working in night shift 11. Your culture 12. Your classmates 13. Spicy food 14. Junk food 15. YogaComplete the sentences.1. I think that the weather today is2. I think my classmates are3. Right now Im thinking about4. In my opinion, English grammar is5. In my opinion, soccer is6. I think that my parents are7. I think this work8. I think about9. I think that10. In my opinion www.vansight.net 39
  • 40. Activity bookPurchase this document along with Key athttp://vansight.net/downloads/gr ammar-made-easy-ppt/doc_details/20-18-grammar- made-easy-practice-book.htmlwww.vansight.net 40