Nov 10, 2016

UNIT 12 • When …? and How long …? For and since

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  • Write questions with ‘how long’ and ‘when’.
    • It’s raining.

      (how long?)

      (when?)

      • Kate is learning Italian.

        (how long / learn?)

        (when / start / learn?)

        • I know Martin.

          (how long / know?)

          (when / first / meet?)

          • Bob and Alice are married.

            (how long?)

            (when?)

          • Read the situations and complete the sentences beginning in the way shown.
            • It’s raining now. It’s been raining since lunchtime.
              It started

              • Ann and I are friends. We first met years ago.
                We’ve

                • Mark is ill. He became ill on Sunday.
                  He has

                  • Mark is ill. He became ill a few days ago.
                    He has

                    • Sarah is married. She’s been married for two years.
                      She got

                      • You’ve got a camera. You bought it ten years ago.
                        I’ve

                        • Sue has been in France for the last three weeks.
                          She went

                          • You’re working in a hotel. You started in June.
                            I’ve

                          • Put in ‘for’ or ‘since’.
                            • It’s been raining lunchtime.
                              Tom’s father has been doing the same job 20 years.
                              Have you been learning English a long time?
                              Sarah has lived in London 1985.
                              Christmas, the weather has been quite good.
                              Please hurry up! We’ve been waiting an hour.
                              Kevin has been looking for a job he left school.
                              The house is very dirty. We haven’t cleaned it ages.
                              I haven’t had a good meal last Tuesday.

                            • Write B’s sentences using the words in brackets.
                              • A:       Do you often go on holiday?
                                B:       No, I (no / five years)

                                • A:       Do you often eat in restaurants?
                                  B:       No, I (no / ages)

                                  • A:       Do you often see Sarah?
                                    B:        (no / about a month)

                                    • A:       Do you often go to the cinema?
                                      B:       No, I haven’t been to the cinema for a long time. (no / a long time)

                                    • Now write B’s answers again. This time use ‘It’s … since …’.
                                      • A:       Do you often go on holiday?
                                        B:       No, it’s five years since (no / five years)

                                        • A:       Do you often eat in restaurants?
                                          B:       No, it’s (no / last / ages)

                                          • A:       Do you often see Sarah?
                                            B:       No, (no / last / about a month)

                                            • A:       Do you often go to the cinema?
                                              B:        (no / last / a long time)

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