Monday, 13 May 2013


     A man was trying to build an electric motor-car. He worked in an office in the town during most of the week, but on Saturdays and Sundays he stayed at home in the country and worked on his electric car. Every Monday he told his friends at the office about his work on the car, but his news about it was never very good. Then at last one Monday morning...

1.- Answer these questions.
  • What was the man in this story trying to do?
  • What did he do most of the week?
  • What did he do on Saturdays and Sundays?
  • What did he do every Monday?
  • What was his news about the car like?
  • What do you think  happened at last one Monday morning?
2.- Choose the correct form of the verb in brakets in past continuous tense.
  • I [was biking / were biking] to school last semester.
  • He [was making / were making] a model airplane.
  • We [was caring / were caring] for the sick children in March.
  • You [was buying / were buying] donuts for breakfast at nine o'clock.
  • She [was looking / were looking] at the sign.
3.- Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in brackets in past continuous tense.
  • The child (play) _______  _________ a game with his friend when his mother called him.
  • She (think) _______  _______ of traveling to Spain, but her mother became ill, so she stayed home to care for her.
  • I (swim) _______  _______ a lot during the summer.
  • He (stop) _______  _______ often to tie his shoe.
  • We (plant) _______  _______ the garden on May 15th.

4.- Answer these questions.
  • What did the man say to his friends one Monday morning?
  • What did his friends ask him?
  • How much did it cost to get to the office?
  • Why was it so expensive?
  • Do you think it's a good idea to build a car like this one?

Monday, 29 April 2013


1.- Read the story.

     Jimmy lived in the country, and he loved playing in a very shallow river near his house; but then his father got a job in a big city, and he moved there with his family.
     Their new house had a garden, but the garden was very small. Jimmy wasn't very happy.
     "Is there a river near here?" he asked his mother on the first morning.
His mother answered, "No, there isn't, but there's a beautiful park near here, Jimmy, and there's a pool in it. We'll go there this aftenoon." Then Jimmy was happy.
    After lunch, Jimmy and his mother went to the park. Jimmy wanted to walk near the pool, but there was a sign in front of it. His mother read it to him: "WARNING: This pool is dangerous. 367 people have fallen into it." Jimmy looked into the pool carefully. Then he said; "I can't see them."

2.- Answer these questions.
  • Where did Jimmy play in the country?
  • Why wasn't he happy in the city?
  • What did he ask his mother?
  • What did she answer?
  • What did the sign in front of the pool say?
  • What did Jimmy say when his mother read him the sign?

3.- Write the sentences. Put one set of words in each blank space.

it was / they were / there was / there were
  • _____ a park in Jimmy's city. _____ not far from his house.
  • _____ a pool in the park, but _____ dangerous, so _____ a sign in front of it.
  • _____ a lot of fish in the pool. _____ not very big, but _____ beautiful, so _____ always a lot of people there, looking at them.
  • _____ a very nice place for children.

4.- Clasify the regular verbs in the text.