5. Was & Had & Did

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Fill in the sentences with the options that fit best.

Pay attention to the verbs. They are used first at Present Simple and then at Past Simple.

  1. Clara teaches human sciences in this .......... . Last semester, she taught Pragmatics.
    department classroom campus
  2. The .......... is in two weeks, so Brian studies daily. Last night, he studied until the morning.
    experiment conference exam session
  3. At this .........., we learn about Shakesepeare's work. We learned about English authors in our first year of college, too.
    faculty subject teacher
  4. Jeremy writes an essay for every edition of this .......... . This year, he wrote about modern culture in Great Britain.
    timetable symposium laboratory
  5. Brian and Ruby always pass their exams. They passed the exam in History with the best .......... in the class.
    marks notebooks homework
  6. I rarely fail exams. I failed this exam because the subject was a very .......... one.
    interesting easy complicated
  7. People enroll in this .......... in summer. You enrolled at the end of July.
    university holiday break
  8. They attend all seminars. They also attended the .........., but they found them boring.
    exams courses lectures

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Choose the correct options to fill in the following sentences. We will practise the verb to be at Present Simple and Past Simple, in the affirmative, interrogative and negative forms.

    Present Simple
  1. A: What do you do? B: I a teacher at this school.
  2. I asked about your title. I found out you the dean of the faculty.
  3. A: Where is Brian? B: He in the classroom.
  4. A: The city is very beautiful. Where we now? B: We are at the University.
  5. I know that you study hard. You good students.
  6. A: Where are Clara and Jeremy? B: They at the conference.
  7. I am a teacher. I not the principal of this school.
  8. Her parents can't find her. she at school?
  9. We finished college last summer. We not students anymore.
  10. George and Freddie are not at the canteen. they in the campus?
  11. You not a good teacher. You should change careers.
  12. A: this exercise complicated? B: Yes, but I am sure you can do it.
  13. Ruby not good at literature; she's better at exact sciences.
  14. Mr. and Mrs. Jones not lectors. They will be lectors next year.
  15. A: you a doctor in Physics? B: Yes, I am.

  16. Past Simple
  17. I in the other classroom. I was not at the cafeteria.
  18. A: When did we first meet? B: You in the second year of college when I met you.
  19. I didn't see you in the park. you in the dormitory?
  20. A: Why did you leave early? B: The seminar boring.
  21. A: Where were you? B: We in the schoolyard.
  22. A: How old the children when their parents divorced? B: They were in secondary school.
  23. I not a professor at that time. I became a professor afterwards.
  24. The experiment failed because the laboratory not well equiped.
  25. You not my best friend in college. Martin was my best friend.
  26. Brian and Ruby not in front of the school. They were in the backyard.
  27. We not teachers in that department. We were teachers in the department of foreign languages.
  28. A: you in highschool when the new building was built? B: Yes, I was.
  29. A: Freddie a student of this faculty? B: Yes, he was.
  30. A: Was I in primary school when this happened? B: No, you not. You were in secondary school.
  31. A: Were they in the office? B: Yes, they .

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Choose the correct options (or type in the missing words) to fill in the following sentences. We will practise the verb to have at Present Simple and Past Simple, in the affirmative, interrogative and negative forms.

    Present Simple - Affirmative
  1. I very experienced teachers.
  2. You Biology on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  3. He friendly colleagues.
  4. Ruby a pink notebook.
  5. We large classrooms.

  6. Present Simple - Interrogative
  7. the professor have an assistant?
  8. you have courses at the weekend?
  9. the dean have a nice office?
  10. they have English in two hours?
  11. we have German this semester?

  12. Present Simple - Negative
  13. The school not have enough laboratories.
  14. I not have a room in the dormitory.
  15. Brian not have a holiday this autumn.
  16. This pen not have a cap.
  17. We not have many colleagues.

  18. Past Simple - Affirmative (had for all persons)
  19. Clara an easy test today.
  20. I a busy timetable last year.
  21. You a break 20 minutes ago.

  22. Past Simple - Interrogative (did (...) have for all persons)
  23. What subjects did you in secondary school?
  24. she have Mr. Jones as a teacher in college?
  25. Did the University more than ten faculties?

  26. Past Simple - Negative (did not have = didn't have for all persons)
  27. They did not interesting subjects last semester.
  28. Clara did have a difficult exam session this summer.
  29. I not have time to do my homework.

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Choose the correct options (or type in the missing words) to fill in the following sentences. We will practise the verb to do at Present Simple and Past Simple, in the affirmative, interrogative and negative forms.

    Present Simple - Affirmative
  1. I much individual work at home.
  2. She exercises daily; this is why she has good marks.
  3. Brian his homework in class. He is so superficial!
  4. We ask many questions in class. We it every time we can't understand something.
  5. George and Freddie their best to get good marks.

  6. Present Simple - Interrogative
  7. What you do during breaks?
  8. she do Chemistry at school?
  9. they do group work at this subject?
  10. What kind of experiments the professor do?
  11. Brian do something to improve his Spanish?

  12. Present Simple - Negative
  13. I not do well in exams.
  14. George not do experiments in the laboratory.
  15. We not do too many exercises. Most of the time, we just discuss the lesson topic.
  16. I know that Ruby not do her homework regularly.
  17. His colleagues not do the same things he likes to do.

  18. Past Simple - Affirmative (did for all persons)
  19. I a lot of research for my diploma paper.
  20. He many stupid things in college, but he was the best student.
  21. Your final grade is 10! You it!

  22. Past Simple - Interrogative (did (...) do for all persons)
  23. What you do at the exam?
  24. Did she her homework?
  25. Jeremy do this complicated exercise by himself?

  26. Past Simple - Negative (did not do = didn't do for all persons)
  27. I did not the last exercise at the exam.
  28. She did do this task by herself.
  29. We not do enough exercises last time.