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10 grade. Unit 1. Present Tenses. Test.

Author: Novikova Anna
Description: This activity tests your theoretical and practical knowledge of the Present Tenses of the English verb. You will have 10 minutes to answer the questions.
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1. While Present, Past and Future are used to indicate the time of the action in the system of the English verb Tenses, Simple, Continuous, Perfect and Perfect Continuous denote ...
A) the Aspect of the action
B) the Tense of the action
C) the action
D) permanent situation

2. (Multiple choice): The Present Continuous Tense is used to describe ...
A) changing and developing situations.
B) annoying habits (when exaggerating the action with negative effect).
C) actions which started at a moment in the past and continuing up to the present moment
D) to talk about how often things happen.

3. The auxiliary verb DO/DOES is used in the Present Simple Tense ...
A) in affirmative sentenses.
B) in negative and affirmative sentences.
C) in negative and interrogative sentenses as well as in affirmative sentenses with the purpose of emphasis.
D) to show the third person singular.

4. Phrases %22It%27s the first/second/third etc time...%22 are always followed by ...
A) The Present Simple Tense
B) The Present Perfect Tense
C) The Present Perfect Continuous Tense
D) The Present Continuous

5. %22I%27ve already gotten him two scoops of ice-cream!%22 ...#
A) is an example of US English.
B) is an example of UK English.

6. HAVE/HAS %2b BEEN %2b Ving
A) is the form of the Present Perfect Tense
B) is the form of the Present Perfect Continuous Tense
C) is the form of the Past Perfect Continuous Tense

7. (MULTIPLE CHOICE) The stative verbs ...
A) are never used in Continuous Aspect.
B) are not normally used in Continuous Tenses but may be used in Continuous Aspect with the change of meaning.
C) are the verbs which normally describe states rather than actions.
D) often refer to mental activity, human senses, appearance, emotions etc.

8. Part II. The Present Tenses: Practice. Complete using the correct form of the verb. ___________________________________________________________

9. It%27s the second time I # (to eat) octopus!
A) have eaten, %27ve eaten

10. Meg # (always, to chat) with Pat over the phone when I need to make a call.
A) is always chatting

11. It%27s 11 p.m. and Nick still # (to come) home. Where can he be now?
A) has not come, hasn%27t come

12. I # (to think) of visiting Paolo next week. We could discuss a new project.
A) am thinking, %27m thinking

13. The Sun # (to set) in the West.
A) sets

14. Poor Leah! She # (to write) her essay since 9 a.m. and hasn%27t finished yet!
A) has been writing, %27s been writing

15. Going abroad for a holiday # (to become) more and more popular nowadays.
A) is becoming, %27s becoming

16. This soup # (to taste) awful! You%27d better eat something else.
A) tastes

17. Daddy # for his glasses. Have you seen them anywhere around?
A) is looking
B) looks
C) look

18. You # very naughty at the moment!
A) are
B) are being
C) have been

19. These flowers # wonderful!
A) are smelling
B) smell

20. Actually, I # a glass of fresh orange juice every day.
A) do drink
B) drink
C) does drink
D) have drunk

21. # at Mike%27s while here in NY?
A) Are you staying
B) Do you stay

22. It%27s the first time they # in a helicopter.
A) fly
B) have flown
C) are flying
D) have been flying

23. - Where are the rest? - I believe they # in the park having fun right now.
A) are hanging out
B) hang out
C) have hung out
D) have been hanging out