Nov 10, 2016

UNIT 15 • Past perfect (I had done)

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  • Read the situations and write sentences from the words in brackets.
    • You went to Jill’s house but she wasn’t there.

      she / go / out

      • You went back to your home town after many years. It wasn’t the same as before.

        it / change / a lot

        • I invited Rachel to the party but she couldn’t come.

          she / arrange / to do something else

          • You went to the cinema last night. You arrived at the cinema late.

            the film / already / begin

            • I was very pleased to see Tim again after such a long time.

              I / not / see / him for five years

              • I offered Sue something to eat but she wasn’t hungry.

                she / just / have / breakfast

              • Read the situations and write sentences ending with ‘before’. Use the verb given in brackets.
                • The man sitting next to me on the plane was very nervous. It was his first flight.
                  He before. (fly)

                  • A woman walked into the room. She was a complete stranger to me.
                    I before. (see)

                    • Simon played tennis yesterday. He wasn’t very good at it because it was his first game.
                      He (play)

                      • Last year we went to Denmark. It was our first time there.
                        We (be)

                      • Use the sentences on the left to complete the paragraphs on the right. These sentences are in the order in which they happened — so (1) happened before (2), (2) before (3) etc. But your paragraph begins with the underlined sentence, so sometimes you need the past perfect.
                        • (1)       Somebody broke into the office during the night.
                          (2)       We arrived at work in the morning.
                          (3)       We called the police
                          We arrived at work in the morning and found that somebody into the office during the night. So we

                          • (1)       Ann went out.
                            (2)       I tried to phone her this morning.
                            (3)       There was no answer.
                            I tried to phone Ann this morning but no answer. She out.

                            • (1)       Jim came back from holiday a few days ago.
                              (2)       I met him the same day.
                              (3)       He looked very well.
                              I met Jim a few days ago. He just He

                              • (1)       Kevin wrote to Sally many times.
                                (2)       She never replied to his letters.
                                (3)       Yesterday he had a phone call from her.
                                (4)       He was very surprised.
                                Yesterday Kevin He very surprised. He many times but she

                              • Put the verb into the correct form, past perfect (‘I had done’ etc.) or past simple (‘I did’ etc.).
                                • ‘Was Tom at the party when you arrived?’ ~ ‘No, he (go) home.’
                                  I felt very tire when I got home, so I (go) straight to bed.
                                  The house was very quiet when I got home. Everybody (go) to bed.
                                  Sorry I’m late. The car (break) down on my way here.
                                  We were driving along the road when we (see) a car which (break) down, so we (stop) to see if we could help.

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