MATRIX INTERMEDIATE
UNIT 2
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My late father (always leave) _______________
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She (begin) _______________ to panic. Tell her
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She (have) _______________ a baby this wee.
4
She (take) _______________ her briefcase and
the keys in his car.
that she should stay calm.
GRAMMAR TEST
left.
5
This is the first time I (flow) _______________
in a jumbo jet.
6
We (sit) _______________ down at a free table
and waited for the waiter.
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We (spend) _______________ our holidays by t
he sea this winter.
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We were asleep when our son (come) ________
_______ home.
9
What (be) _______________ the flight from Pra
gue to London like?
10 Yesterday evening at 11.30 we (dance) _______
________ at the local disco.
____
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Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,
3
1
1
(you/already/write) _______________ to your
grandparents?
2
(you/go) _______________ to the cinema next
Wednesday ?
3
'I (think) _______________ she is beautiful.'
'Yes, she is gorgeous.'
4
He (make) _______________ a lot of new
He (throw) _______________ the old glasses in
to the rubbish bin last week.
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a glass.
2
3
I (always/eat) _______________ caviar in
4
(you / be) __________________ to the USA?
5
I (be) __________________
I (always/make) _______________ mistakes in
I (know) _______________ him since I met him
I (see) _______________ her at the museum
last Sunday.
10 I'll show you my new camera or (you/already/
see) _______________ it?
____
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Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,
PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT
PERFECT tense.
in this class for
6
She opened the door and (shout)
__________________ for help.
I (never / do) __________________
this
before.
at school.
9
We (move) __________________ here three
years ago.
8
John called a minute ago. He (say)
__________________ he was feeling
grammar.
8
I (live) __________________ in this street
since I was a child.
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expensive restaurants.
7
I’m sorry, I (break) __________________
two years.
friends since he's been living in London.
5
Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT
PERFECT and the PAST SIMPLE.
PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT
PERFECT tense.
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miserable.
9
I phoned her and (apologize)
__________________ .
10 She (stay) __________________ for a while
but then left.
11 She (have) __________________ a lot of jobs
since she was at school.
12 The rabbit stopped and (look)
__________________
at me.
13 When (she / die) __________________ ?
14 He (just / leave) __________________ .
15 I (work) __________________ here for fifteen
years – I think I’m getting bored.
several natural disasters in this region in the last
eighteen months. Only last month, a hurricane (4)
_____________ (hit) Brazil.
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Yesterday, fifteen-year-old Emily Harris (5)
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Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT
1
‘How long (he / be) ______________ interested
the briefcase at Euston railway station. ‘I (7)
in karate?’ ______ he was a young boy.’
____________ (be) on my way home, and suddenly
We (not see) ________________ Mark ______
I (8) ___________ (see) the case there on the
ages.
platform. Nothing like this (9) ______________
I (love) ________________ Busted ______ I
(ever / happen) to me before,’ she told reporters.
PERFECT SIMPLE and FOR and SINCE.
2
3
______________ (gave) a briefcase containing
£100,000 to the police. She (6) ___________ (find)
bought their first CD.
4
5
6
Clara (not write) ________________ to us
Latest reports say that the cost of living in Britain
______ over a year. Maybe she
(10) ______________ (rise) again. Last year prices
(forget) ________________ about us.
in British supermarkets (11) _____________
I (be) ________________ at this school ______
(increase) by more than five per cent. That means
five years.
that inflation (12) _____________ (go) up for the
Paul (not eat) ________________ anything
third consecutive year.
____
______ last Saturday.
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‘How long (you / belong) ________________ to
the club?’ ______ a long time.’
8
7
_____________ the earthquake yesterday,
____
Put the verbs in the correct tense,
PRESENT, PAST or PRESENT PERFECT.
several large buildings (fall) ______ down.
5
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1
She paid for her ticket and (leave)
2
I closed the door quietly because he (try)
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__________________.
Choose the correct alternative - ALREADY,
JUST and YET
__________________ to sleep.
3
How many times (she / call)
__________________ since he came to New
1
‘Tim and Lucy look brown.’
York?
‘Yes, they’ve already / just got back from their
4
holidays.’
I (know) __________________ about this for
some time now.
‘Really? But they’ve yet / already been on
5
holiday twice this year!’
They (watch) __________________ television
- their favourite programme is on at the
moment.
2
‘Hurry up, the party has already / yet started.’
6
‘Have you given Dan his present yet / just?’
it was to late. Someone (already / tell)
‘No, not already / yet. I was waiting for you.’
__________________ her.
7
3
I wanted to be the first to tell her the news, but
‘Have you finished repairing my motorbike yet /
already, Dad?’
__________________ ?
8
‘Yes, I’ve just / yet checked the engine, and it
looks fine.’
____
I’m going to bed. I (work)
__________________ for hours and I’m tired.
9
‘Great. Thanks! I can go into town now.’
The children are filthy. Were (they be)
I think she’s the nicest person I (ever / meet)
__________________ .
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10 Mary was leaning the windscreen when she
(notice) __________________ a crack in the
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Complete the newspaper extracts. Use the
PRESENT PERFECT or the PAST SIMPLE.
Last night, a massive tidal wave (1)
______________ (hit) the coast of Mexico. Over
5,000 people (2) _________________ (already /
lose) their homes. There (3) ______________ (be)
glass.
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MATRIX INTERMEDIATE
2
Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,
PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT
UNIT 2
PERFECT tense.
11 My late father (always leave) WAS ALWAYS
LEAVING the keys in his car.
GRAMMAR TEST
12 She (begin) IS BEENG
to panic. Tell her that she should stay calm.
13 She (have) ‘S HAD a baby this week.
14 She (take) TOOK her briefcase and left.
15 This is the first time I (flow) ‘VE FLOWN
in a jumbo jet.
16 We (sit) SAT
down at a free table and waited for the waiter.
17 We (spend) SPENT
our holidays by the sea this winter.
18 We were asleep when our son (come) CAME
home.
19 What (be) IS
the flight from Prague to London like?
20 Yesterday evening at 11.30 we (dance) WERE
DANCING at the local disco.
1
PRESENT CONTINUOUS, or PRESENT
3
PERFECT tense.
11
____
Put the verbs into the PRESENT SIMPLE,
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Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT
PERFECT and the PAST SIMPLE.
(you/already/write) HAVE YOU ALREADY
16 I’m sorry, I (break) ‘VE BROKEN
WRITTEN to your grandparents?
a glass.
12 (you/go) ARE YOU GOING
17 I (live) ‘VE LIVED in this street since I was a
to the cinema next Wednesday?
child.
13 'I (think) THINK she is beautiful.'
18 We (move) MOVED here three years ago.
'Yes, she is gorgeous.'
19 (you / be) HAVE YOU BEEN to the USA?
14 He (make) ‘S MADE a lot of new
20 I (be) ‘VE BEEN in this class for two years.
friends since he's been living in London.
21 She opened the door and (shout) SHOUTED for
15 He (throw) THREW
the old glasses into the rubbish bin last week.
16 I (always/eat) ALWAYS EAT caviar in
help.
22 I (never / do) ‘VE NEVER DONE this before.
23 John called a minute ago. He (say) SAID he was
expensive restaurants.
feeling miserable.
17 I (always/make) ‘M ALWAYS MAKING
24 I phoned her and (apologize) APOLOGIZED.
mistakes in grammar.
25 She (stay) STAYED for a while but then left.
18 I (know) ‘VE KNOWN
26 She (have) ‘S HAD a lot of jobs since she was
him since I met him at school.
at school.
19 I (see) SAW her at the museum
27 The rabbit stopped and (look) LOOKED at me.
last Sunday.
20 I'll show you my new camera or (you/already/
see) HAVE YOU ALREADE SEEN it?
28 When (she / die) DID SHE DIED?
29 He (just / leave) HAS JUST LEFT.
30 I (work) ‘VE BEEN WORKING here for fifteen
____
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years – I think I’m getting bored.
____
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Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT
PERFECT SIMPLE and FOR and SINCE.
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region in the last eighteen months. Only last month,
a hurricane (4) HIT (hit) Brazil.
‘How long (he / be) HAVE YOU BEEN interested
in karate?’ SINCE he was a young boy.’
Yesterday, fifteen-year-old Emily Harris (5) GAVE
2
We (not see) HAVEN’T SEEN Mark FOR ages.
(give) a briefcase containing £100,000 to the police.
3
I (love) ‘VE LOVED Busted SINCE I bought their
She (6) FOUND (find) the briefcase at Euston
first CD.
railway station. ‘I (7) WAS (be) on my way home,
Clara (not write) HASN’T WRITTEN to us FOR
and suddenly I (8) SAW (see) the case there on the
over a year. Maybe she
platform. Nothing like this (9) HAS EVER HAPPENED
(forget) HAS FORGOTTEN about us.
(ever / happen) to me before,’ she told reporters.
4
5
I (be) ‘VE BEEN at this school FOR five years.
6
Paul (not eat) HASN’T EATEN anything SINCE
Latest reports say that the cost of living in Britain
last Saturday.
(10) HAS RISEN (rise) again. Last year prices in
‘How long (you / belong) HAVE YOU BELONGED
British supermarkets (11) INCREASED (increase) by
to the club?’ FOR a long time.’
more than five per cent. That means that inflation
SINCE the earthquake yesterday, several large
(12) HAS GONE (go) up for the third consecutive
buildings (fall) HAVE FALLEN down.
year.
7
8
____
5
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Choose the correct alternative - ALREADY,
JUST and YET
____
7
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Put the verbs in the correct tense,
PRESENT, PAST or PRESENT PERFECT.
11 She paid for her ticket and (leave) LEFT.
1
‘Tim and Lucy look brown.’
12 I closed the door quietly because he (try) WAS
‘Yes, they’ve already / JUST got back from their
holidays.’
TRYING to sleep.
13 How many times (she / call) HAS CALLED since
‘Really? But they’ve yet / ALREADY been on
he came to New York?
holiday twice this year!’
14 I (know) HAVE KNOWN about this for some
time now.
2
‘Hurry up, the party has ALREADY / yet started.’
15 They (watch) ARE WATCHING television - their
‘Have you given Dan his present YET / just?’
favourite programme is on at the moment.
‘No, not already / YET. I was waiting for you.’
16 I wanted to be the first to tell her the news, but
it was to late. Someone (already / tell) HAS
3
‘Have you finished repairing my motorbike YET /
already, Dad?’
ALREADY TOLD her.
17 The children are filthy. Were (they be) HAVE
‘Yes, I’ve JUST / yet checked the engine, and it
looks fine.’
BEEN?
18 I’m going to bed. I (work) HAVE BEEN
‘Great. Thanks! I can go into town now.’
____
WORKING for hours and I’m tired.
/7
19 I think she’s the nicest person I (ever / meet)
HAVE EVER MET.
6
Complete the newspaper extracts. Use the
PRESENT PERFECT or the PAST SIMPLE.
Last night, a massive tidal wave (1) HIT (hit) the
coast of Mexico. Over 5,000 people (2) HAVE
ALREADY LOST (already / lose) their homes. There
(3) HAVE BEEN (be) several natural disasters in this
20 Mary was leaning the windscreen when she
(notice) NOTICED a crack in the glass.
____
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