[B1 PET exam] Tenses revision

Let’s do some tense exercises.

EXERCISE 1. Choose the correct sentence in each group. Explain your choice.


A Stay in Canada
1. a. When I was in my country, I want to come to Canada for my studies.
b. When I was in my country, I wanted to come to Canada for my studies.
c. When I was in my country, I have wanted to come to Canada for my studies.
2. a. I wasn’t nervous because I had cousins in Canada.
b. I didn’t be nervous because I had cousins in Canada.
c. I not nervous because I had cousins in Canada.
3. a. I had been here for three months and I like it.
b. I have been here for three months and I like it.
c. I am here for three months and I like it.
4. a. I study here for a year.
b. I will studying here for a year.
c. I am going to study here for a year.
5. a. When I return to my country, I will have been away for 15 months.
b. When I return to my country, I am going to be away for 15 months.
c. When I return to my country, I was away for 15 months.

EXERCISE 2. Complete the sentences with has, have, had, is, am, was, were, or will.

The Weather
1. It ____ snowing again. The roads ____ be slippery.
2. Billy ____ never seen snow before. He likes trying to catch the flakes.
3. It _______ been raining sideways all morning. When will it stop?
4. Shhh! I ____ trying to listen to the forecast. It sounds like a heat advisory ____ be in effect later this week.
5. When we ____ visiting my in-laws in India last month, there was a heat wave.
6. It was like an oven. I ____ never been in such hot weather before.
7. The lack of rain this month ____ made the smog really bad. My eyes ____ been watering since I got here.
8. When I ____ driving on the freeway, freezing rain ____ just started to fall. It was quite scary.
9. It ____ been a colder than normal winter. I’m ready for spring.
10. I never experienced such violent weather until I came here. The hailstones are huge. Sometimes they ____ the size of baseballs!

Some more vocabulary practices at Check Your Vocabulary for PET – Online practice – Writing and Proofreading (writingaddict.xyz)

For more resources, [UPDATED] Books/ Resources for B1 PET exam (2020) | by Huỳnh Lê Quang Đệ | Medium

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