Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Past Perfect and Past Progressive Review.

"The Room" by Edouard Vuillard, 1893

Jennifer's schedule yesterday:

1:00 write an English composition
2:00 study for my history exam
3:00 practice the piano
4:00 read the next chapter in the science text
5:00 memorize my poem

1. What was she doing at 2:00?

2. What had she already done?

3. What hadn't she done yet?

4. What else hadn't she done yet?

5. What else hadn't she done yet?

Brian had a very busy day at the office yesterday

9:00 send an e-mail to his supervisor
10:00 distribute the paychecks to the employees
11:00 install the new software on the computers
1:00 write a proposal for a new procedure
2:00 return three phone calls

6. What was he doing at 11:00?

7. What had he already done?

8. What else had he already done?

9. What hadn't he done yet?

10. What else hadn't he done yet?

Mr. and Mrs. Lopez had a very busy day at home yesterday

8:00 assemble a new bicycle for their son
9:00 fix the broken faucet
11:00 clean the garage
2:00 paint their living room
4:00 vacuum the carpets

11. What were they doing at ll:00?

12. What had they already done?

13. What else had they already done?

14. What hadn't they done yet?

15. What else hadn't they done yet?

Louise had a very busy day at her health club.

9:00 go to jazz dance class
10:00 ride the stationary bike
12:00 swim ten laps
3:00 lift weights
4:00 attend nutrition class

16. What was she doing at 12:00?

17. What had she already done?

18. What else had she already done?

19. What hadn't she done yet?

20. What else hadn't she done yet?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Comparative of the Adverb.

For example:

Tom speaks too quickly. He should speak more slowly.

1. Stella speaks too softly.

2. Marvin talks to his associates too impolitely.

3. Steve drives too carelessly.

4. Tom dances too awkwardly.

5. They type too slowly.

6. Dave doesn't study seriously enough.

7. Evelyn doesn't attend class frequently enough.

8. Our neighbor dresses sloppily.

9. We understand English badly.

10. They arrive at work too late.

11. Amanda doesn't sing beautifully enough.

12. They cook American food badly.

13. Alice doesn't drive safely enough.

14. Arnold doesn't work hard enough.

15. The guests have arrived at the party much too early.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Using Adverbs of Manner. Choose the Correct Answer.

1. Bob drives very

2. He's the most driver I know.

3. That student writes very

4. The teachers have a faculty meeting on Thursday.

5. Julio Ortega is a very translator.

6. Bob complained when he was stuck in traffic.

7. Parents should talk to their babies

8. When you are you get much better results.

9. I don't play cards with Jake because he's too

10. In order to drive you need to always use a seat belt.

11. You should always dress when you go on a job interview.

12. This paragraph isn't as as that one.

13. The candidate spoke to the people very during the campaign.

14. Jessica works very I think she deserves a raise.

15. If you are you will earn their respect.

16. Mr. Brown explained his situation very so that everyone understood him.

17. In a couple of years, you'll be able to speak English

18. Those two waiters are too We must talk them about their problem.

19. I like those workers because they put up sheet rock very

20. You didn't write that composition

21. Actually, I think it's quite

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gerund and Infinitive Practice

"The History of the Theater"
by David Alfaro Sigueiros, 1963

Use the gerund, gerund phrase, preposition plus gerund, or the infinitive to fill the blanks in these sentences.

1. Jerry is interested

2. They don't enjoy

3. She wants at the Candle Company.

4. The students are very excited from "Planet Earth."

5. Maria appreciated when she was in the hospital.

6. The Newmans decided instead to Canada for their vacation.

7. Personally, I can't stand a lot of junk mail in my mailbox.

8. On Halloween, my son pretended He painted himself blue. He was very convincing.

9. In order to make progress, you should keep

10. Tomasa is thinking next semester.

11. Four employees are responsible , cleaning up, and locking the store.

12. The workers are concerned dangerous chemicals.

13. She looks forward from the university.

14. We're all very tired for so little money.

15. The boss was in a bad mood, so we didn't dare about the bad working conditions.

16. He was nice enough to admit when he backed into the parking place.

17. We're planning for our vacation.

18. The heavy rain prevented us at the outdoor market.

20. I don't like waiting in traffic. That's why I avoid whenever possible.

21. The students are accustomed every day.

22, It is appropriate for customers to insist

23. I don't like mountain climbing because I'm afraid

24. You definitely shouldn't postpone if you're over fifty.

25. They continued even after their divorce.

26. Tazuko isn't used It sometimes gives him a stomachache.

27. Would you mind It's very stuffy in this room.

28. We haven't finished yet. Please, come back in a five or ten minutes.

29. The children are very interested astronomy.

30. Don't forget to thank the cooks

The Comparative Form

"Beautiful World" Rene Magritte

Use the following information to make comparative sentences.

1. My brother/my father

2. New York/San Francisco

3. The book/the movie

4. Spanish/English

5. Chinese food/English food

6. These pencils/those pencils.

7. The subway/the bus

8. That sofa/this chair

9. My dogs/my cat

10. Our party/her party

11. This dress/that dress

12. my sister/my brother

13. This car/that motorcycle

14. This necklace/that one

15. This ticket/that one

16. Movie stars/TV stars

17. This job/that one

18. These tools/those

19. Our coach/yours

20. Your TV/mine

21. These toothbrushes/those

22. Her party/theirs

23. This dishwasher/that one

24. Our next door neighbor/we are

25. That band/this one

25. Your car/his

26. This city/that one

27. The planet/it used to be

28. Maria/she used to be

29. Hawaii/Daly City

30. The taxi/the bus