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### Funtastic Tenses - Gap-filling

1. 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. 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. 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. 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."