Sunday, June 26, 2011

Past and Present of "Be" Contrast

"At The Moulin Rouge" Toulous Lautrec, 1895

1. hungry a few minutes ago, but hungry now.

2. Yesterday, the weather terrible, but today nice.

3. any dishes in the sink an hour ago, but there a lot of
dishes in the sink now.

4. Last week, our children at their grandparents’ house, and my husband and I on vacation.

5. Before I painted my room, ugly. Now, beautiful.

6. Jack a mechanic, so every day after work, his clothes dirty.

7. energetic this morning, but now tired.

8a. When our kids young, always noisy.

8b. Now, so noisy.

9a. When young, coffee cheap.

9b. Now, expensive.

10a. Before Steve married Silvia, lonely.

10b. Now, happy.

11a. on Main Street last night?

11b. No, . home with my wife.

12. Two years ago, my dress new and colorful. Now, old and faded.

13. I in school last night because I sick.

14a. Robert in town last week. He in Los Angeles.

14b. back in town now.

15. The movie tickets $5.00 a year ago. Now, $7.00.

16a. On our first date, shy and embarrassed.

16b. shy or embarrassed anymore. very comfortable with you.

17a. How old your child when he began to walk?

17b. only 2 years old. Now, ten years old, and boy, can he run!

18a. Why Albert and Maria upset?

18b. upset because nobody invited them to the party.

19. They upset now because I just called them and invited them.

20a. Julie beautiful when she young.

20b. Now, she older, but still very beautiful.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Present Tenses - Present Simple and Continuous

"Sleep" by Edouard Vuillard, 1891

1. I two English books.

2. Julie to school every evening, Monday to Thursday.

3. your sister live in The United States?

4. Maria a pencil. She already has one.

5. working tonight so she can't attend class.

6. usually works on the weekends.

7. Jose the bus to work.

8. you and David own a computer?

9. they going to L.A. next Thursday?

10. Steven very sweet desserts.

11. Who dinner in your family?

12. Mario always very hard to remember the new words.

13. Ana sometimes TV before she goes to bed.

14. The students never the rules of the class.

15. she sleeping now? I'm not going to wake her up.

16. she usually sleep late on Saturday morning?

17. Yes, she does. She usually late on the weekends.

18. She have to work on the weekends.

19. Felix is our cat. He butterflies.

20. a teacher. I work in a school.

21. After breakfast, my cat outside and chases the birds.

22. How often do you during the week?

23. your brother play soccer after school every day?

24. Your brother soccer very well. I saw him last weekend.

25. After a long walk, my dog always on the old sofa in the garage.

26. busy right now, but we'll call you later.

27. listening to the program. I think you should. It's excellent.

28. They a computer so they can't use the website.

29. Julia in July. She wants to invite you to the wedding.

30. ushers. They work in a theater. They show people to their seats.

31. writing the exercise now? Is it easy or difficult?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Present Progressive Tense (or Present Continuous Tense)

"Woman in a Blue Hat" Pablo Picasso, 1901

Each number has part A and part B. Part A uses a name. In part B, use a pronoun to represent the name in part A.

1a. Julie in the mountains this weekend. (ski)

1b. there with her friends, Jeff and Mary. (go)

2a. Jeff a novel by Garcia Márquez.(read)

2b. it a lot. (enjoy)

3a. Mary and Jeff married in March. (get)

3b. to New York after the wedding. (travel)

4a. a class at Mission Campus? (Rolando, attend)

4b. Yes, a Level Four class there. (attend)

5a. What right now? (the students, write)

5b. a short composition about their families. (write)

6a. Where soccer this afternoon?(you, play)

6b. soccer at Dolores Park. (we, play)

7a. clothes this afternoon? (you, buy)

7b. No, I'm not. groceries at the supermarket. (buy)

8a. his grandmother today? (Jose, visit)

8b. No, he isn't. his aunt and uncle. (he, visit)

9a. What color the living room walls? (Maria, paint)

9b. them light blue. Do you think it's a nice color?

10a. What to do? Be careful. That ladder is dangerous! (you, try)

10b. to wash these windows. They're very dirty. (I, try)

11a. the wrong soap. That's dish soap. It won't clean your windows. (you, use)

11b. You're right. the wrong soap. (use)

12a. What today? (your sister, wear)

12b. her new blue hat today. (she, wear)

Exchanges 2, Page 1 - Present Progressive Tense

Here is a video about Present Progressive with nice graphics and music.