Revision of TENSES / CONDITIONALS / ADVERBS-ADJECTIVES-LINKING VERBS
I. Fill in the correct form of the verb:
1. You look really great! (you, work)… out at the fitness centre recently?
2. A: What (you, do)…when the accident occurred?
B: I (try) …to change a light bulb that had burnt out.
3. I (have)… the same car for more than ten years. I'm thinking about buying a new one.
4. If it (snow) …this weekend, we (go)…skiing near Lake Tahoe.
5. A: What do you call people who work in libraries?
B: They (call)… librarians.
6. I came to England six months ago. I started my economics course three months ago. When I
return to Australia, I (study) …for nine months and I (be)…in England for exactly one year. 7. Sam (arrive) …in San Diego a week ago.
8. Samantha (live) …in Berlin for more than two years. In fact, she (live) …there when the Berlin wall came down.
9. If Vera (keep) …drinking, she (lose)… eventually her job.
10. The Maya established a very advanced civilization in the jungles of the Yucatan; however,
their culture (disappear)… virtually by the time Europeans first (arrive) …in the New World. 11. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep)….
12. It (rain) …all week. I hope it stops by Saturday because I want to go to the beach.
13. Listen Donna, I don't care if you (miss) …the bus this morning. You (be late)… to work too many times. You are fired!
14. I am sick of rain and bad weather! Hopefully, when we (wake up)… tomorrow morning, the sun (shine)….
15. I have not travelled much yet; however, I (visit) …the Grand Canyon and San Francisco by
the time I leave the United States.
16. I (see)…many pictures of the pyramids before I went to Egypt. Pictures of the monuments
are very misleading. The pyramids are actually quite small.
17. In the last hundred years, travelling (become)… much easier and very comfortable. In the
19th century, it (take)…two or three months to cross North America by covered wagon. The trip
(be) …very rough and often dangerous. Things (change) …a great deal in the last hundred and
fifty years. Now you can fly from New York to Los Angeles in a matter of hours.
18. Joseph's English (improve, really)…, isn't it? He (watch) …American television programs
and (study) …his grammar every day since he first arrived in San Diego. Soon he will be totally
19. When I (arrive) …home last night, I discovered that Jane (prepare) …a beautiful candlelight
20. If you (need) …to contact me sometime next week, I (stay) …at the Sheraton in San
II. All Conditional forms
1. (If / When) …I leave work, I usually go to the fitness center to work out.
2. She hates TV. She thinks television is a waste of time. (If / When) …she watches any television at all, it is usually a documentary or a news program.
3. My friend always keeps in touch by mail. (If / When) …I get a letter, I usually write back immediately. 4. If I (have) …enough money, I (go) …on safari to Kenya. However, my bank account is empty!
5. I love to travel! When I (have) …enough money, I (go) …abroad. I do it almost every year. 6. I really wanted to go on safari to Kenya with my friends, but I couldn't afford to go. If I
(have) …enough money, I (go) …with them.
7. I'm sorry, I didn't know you were allergic to chocolate. If I (know) …, I (make) …you a vanilla birthday cake.
8. Stop asking me what Amanda bought you for Christmas. Even if I (know)….what she bought you, I
9. Nobody here speaks English. Too bad Gloria isn't here. If she (be) …with us, she (can) …act as our interpreter.
10. I am afraid I won't be able to come to your wedding next week because my company is sending me
to New York to attend a trade show. I (miss, never) …your wedding if I (have) …a choice in the matter. 11. If the weather is nice tomorrow, she (walk) …along the river to school.
12. If you help me move tomorrow, I (treat) …you to a dinner and a movie.
13. If you were to help me move tomorrow, I (treat) …you to a dinner and a movie.
14. If I were in Tahiti right now, I (snorkel) …along a beautiful reef. I wouldn't be stuck here in this office
with mountains of paperwork.
15. If Jerry hadn't stopped to pick up that quarter, he (cross) …the street when the bus ran the red light. He might have been killed!
16. Tina's train arrived ahead of schedule. If I hadn't decided to go to the train station early, she
(wait) …there for more than twenty minutes before I arrived.
17. If I (pass) …the test, I (get) …an "A" in the class. Instead, I got a "C." I really should have studied more.
18. If I (be)… rich, I (buy) …that new Mercedes we saw yesterday. Unfortunately, I can't even afford a
19. We (go) …skiing this weekend, but there's no snow. Oh, well! We will just have to find something else to do instead.
20. If Heather spoke Chinese, she (translate) …the email for you yesterday.
III. Adverbs / Adjectives / Linking Verbs
1. Jack spoke (confident/confidently)….to the audience urging them to elect him president of the union.
He knew he had a (good/well)….chance of winning the election.
2. Melanie (quick/quickly)….ate her lunch. She knew the meeting was (important/importantly)….and she didn't want to be late.
3. Sophie lived in Thailand for several years. She speaks Thai (fluent/fluently) …, and she knows the culture very (good/well) ….
4. The (hot/hotly) …, humid weather made it difficult to enjoy the tropical beach. Miriam seemed more
(uncomfortable/uncomfortably)…. than relaxed.
5. The entrance examination is (extreme/extremely) …challenging. Very few people make it into the the
(prestigious/prestigiously) …medical school.
6. This airline's (complete/completely) …lack of organization is astounding. I have been very
(patient/patiently) …up to this point, but I am going to lose my temper if they don't find my baggage
7. The young girl sings (amazing/amazingly) …well for someone her age. Her performance was
(spectacular/spectacularly) …to say the least.
8. The skies became surprisingly (dark/darkly) …as the moon moved between the Earth and the Sun.
As the eclipse progressed, the people in the streets stood (silent/silently) …waiting for the sun's warmth to return.
9. Although Beth speaks (soft/softly) …and seems quite (timid/timidly) …, she is the leading expert in her field. Don't underestimate her abilities.
10. After the medieval cathedral was (tragic/tragically) …burnt down last year, the city
(quick/quickly) …rebuilt it stone for stone. It looks exactly the same as it did before the fire.
11. We (gradual/gradually) …noticed changes in Diane's personality; she became (quiet/quietly)…. and
withdrawn from her friends and family. We finally realized that we had to do something about her
drinking problem before it was too late.
12. Nicole grew (tired/tiredly) …from the hours of overtime at work. It became quite
(obvious/obviously) …that she needed a long vacation.
13. The tomato plants grew (quick/quickly) …in the rich soil. Mrs. Ficara intended to use the home
grown tomatoes to make her (delicious/deliciously) …tempting lasagna.
14. Mr. Tanzer (generous/generously) …donated $1,000,000 to the law school's scholarship fund. With this money, they will be able to help low-income students cope with the (increasing/increasingly) …cost
15. Tim is (good/well) …known for his sense of humor. Last Saturday, when he told the joke about the
fireman and the school teacher, everybody there started laughing (uncontrollable/uncontrollably…..