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Grammar file 3                                                                                               English File ...
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  1. 1. Grammar file 3 English File 21 Possessive pronouns 3 How long does it take? It takes … How long does it take to fly from Paris to Lisbon? (It takes) about three hours (by plane). How long does it take (you) to get home? (It takes me) about half an hour (by bus / car). ✦ Use It takes … (+ time) to talk about the duration of a journey. It’s my dog. No, it’s mine. ✦ Remember: It takes … = general time It takes me … = a specific journey Subject Object Possessive Possessive pronoun pronoun adjective pronoun 4 Prepositions of movement We walked along the street past the cinema. I me my mine Go up to the seventh floor. you you your yours ✦ Use a verb of movement + preposition to describe he him his his movement. she her her hers it it its ✦ into and out of are always followed by a noun. we us our ours Come in. Come into the living-room. they them their theirs He went out last night. He went out of the house. Whose are these keys? They’re her keys. They’re hers. 5 Past continuous ✦ Use possessive pronouns to talk about people’s possessions. ( I I ✦ You can use a name + ’s with or without the noun. He He It’s Peter’s car.  It’s Peter’s. She was She wasn’t ✦ Remember, don’t use the. It It working. working. This is mine.  This is the mine. You You We were We weren’t2 Present continuous (future) They They ( I’m meeting some friends tomorrow evening. / & They aren’t coming to the party on Saturday. Was he working? Yes, he was. / No, he wasn’t. / What are you doing tonight? Were they Yes, they were. / No, they weren’t. ✦ Use the present continuous ( + a future time What were you doing at six o’clock? I was watching TV. expression) to talk about future arrangements. It was raining, and we were driving home. I’m going to the theatre on Friday. ✦ Form the past continuous with was / were + verb + -ing. Friday ✦ Use the past continuous: 7.30 theatre 1 to describe an action in progress at a specific time in the past. 2 to describe the scene at the ✦ (be) + going to is also possible for future plans. beginning of a story. I’m going to meet some friends tonight. I was working as a waitress ✦ Remember, we also use the present continuous to talk when I met my boyfriend. about things happening now / at the moment. ✦Use the past continuous for an action in progress. Use the past simple for a short completed action. © Oxford University Press
  2. 2. Grammar check 3 English File 21 Possessive pronouns Complete the gaps. 4 Prepositions of movement Complete with a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . verb and a preposition. Whose dog ‘It’s .’ 1 It’s hers. drove flew ran across over round is it? sailed walked through up © © 1 2 © © 5 © 3 2 3 4 4 ‘It’s .’ 52 Present continuous (future) Write sentences. Use contractions. 1 Where (you go) tonight? 1 He ran up the hill. Where are you going tonight? 2 They the forest. 2 (we fly) to Budapest this weekend 3 She the bridge. 4 They the lake. 3 (she arrive) tomorrow 5 I the world. 4 They (not leave) until 10.00 tonight 5 Past continuous a Write sentences in the past continuous. 1 we have lunch R We were having lunch. 5 What (you do) after class? 2 I study S 3 it snow R3 How long does it take? Write questions and 4 you work ? answers. 5 he drive S 1 Paris – Dakar 8 days b Write the verbs in the past or past How long does it take to It takes eight continuous. drive from Paris to Dakar? days. 1 I met my husband when I at university. (meet, study) 2 London – New York 7 hours 2 When she it . ? (get up, rain) 3 Prague – Moscow 3 weeks 3 When they their friends for them. (arrive, wait) ? 4 I dinner when 4 Berlin – Bonn 1 week the phone . (have, ring) ? © Oxford University Press

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