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1. Make the following sentences interrogative and negative:

Pattern: The students are writing a test.

Are the students writing a test?

The students aren’t /are not/ writing a test.

1. The teacher is explaining a grammar rule.

2. He is always leaving his dirty dishes on the table.

3. The boys are skating.

4. I am waiting for them.

5. It is raining heavily.

6. The students are discussing a serious problem.

7. We are writing a dictation now.

8. She is doing her shopping.

9. My friend is smoking now.

10. Tom and Jane are hurrying along the street.

11. He is teaching his boy to ride.

12. The secretary is speaking over the telephone.


VII. Give short and full answers:

1. Are you having a seminar?

2. Is he speaking to the dean?

3. Are you preparing for your examinations?

4. Are you consulting the dictionary?

5. Are they working at this problem now?

6. Is Ann wearing her new dress?

7. Are you telling the truth?

8. Is your father always losing his car keys?

9. Is he talking to a friend of his?

10. Are you feeling well today?

11. Is Petrenko coming tonight?

12. Am I answering your questions well?

13. Is it snowing heavily?

14. Is your father looking through the morning newspapers?


2. Do as you are told and say what you are doing:

Pattern: Go to the door. — I am going to the door.

1. Go to the blackboard.

2. Write a sentence on the blackboard.
3. Clean the blackboard.

4. Hold the duster in your left hand.

5. Take your seat.

6. Open your text-books at page 42.

7. Read and translate the text A.
8. Find the verbs in the Present Continuous Tense.

9. Close your text-books.

10. Retell the text.


3. Answer the following questions:

1. What are you doing now?

2. Why aren’t you writing?

3. How are you feeling?

4. What are you thinking about?

5. Who is waiting for you?
6. Where is your friend waiting for you?

7. What is your friend wearing?
8. Who is making that noise?

9. Where are you going on holiday this year?

10. Is the sun shining?

11. Why are you learning English?

12. Are you doing anything this evening?

13. What are you reading now?


4. Use the Present Continuous Tense as in the pattern:

Pattern: I (work/rest) — I am working. I am not resting.

1. We (take English/teach English).

2. My mother (do housework/watch TV).

3. The students (go to college/come back from college).

4. The boy (play in the street/sleep).

5. You (ask a question/answer my question).

6. He (read a book/write a test).


5. Explain the use of the Present Continuous Tense:

1. Don’t make any noise, the children are sleeping.

2. The students are taking their examinations on Friday.

3. He is writing a new play.

4. She is leaving the city in two days.

5. The delegation is arriving tomorrow.

6. I am going abroad in July.

7. The telephone is ringing.

8. She is always ringing up and asking questions.


6. Complete the Disjunctive Questions:

1. We are having an English lesson now, ...?

2. The teacher is explaining  the rule to the students, ... ?

3. The students are translating an English article, ... ?

4. They are not consulting the dictionary, ... ?

5. I am not making notes, ...?

6. Father is having lunch now, ... ?

7. The sun is shining, ... ?

8. She is listening to the news, ... ?

9. The birds are singing, ... ?

10. My parents are packing their things now, ... ?


7. Put questions to the italicized words:

1. The girl is trying on a dress.
2. The boy is running fast.
3. George is leaving for France tomorrow.
4. He is giving a lecture tonight.
5. The teacher is explaining a grammar rule.
6. Victor is answering the professor’s question.
7. The students are discussing an interesing problem.
8. My sister is looking for a book to read.


8. Replace the Infinitives in brackets by the Present Continuous:

1. She (not to work), she (to swim) in the river.

2. Someone (to knock) at the door. Shall I answer it? — I (to come) in a minute. I just (to wash) my hands.

3. It is a lovely day. The sun (to shine) and the birds (to sing).

4. You can’t see Tom now: he (to have) a bath.

5. She always (to lose) her glasses and (to ask) me to look for them.

6. We (to have) breakfast at 8.00 tomorrow as Tom (to catch) an early train.

7. I (to wear) my sunglasses today because the sun is very strong.

8. The last train (to leave) the station at 11.30.


9. Translate into Ukrainian:

1. They are working at this problem now.

2. It’s getting late. It’s time to go home.

3. I am not playing football this season. I am taking five courses this semester. I want to concentrate on my studies.

4. He is always leaving his dirty dishes on the table.

5. She is in her room. She is looking through the morning newspapers.

6. Let’s go out now. It isn’t raining any more.

7. The population of the world is rising very fast.

8. He is going to the dentist on Tuesday morning.


10. Use the Present Continuous or Present Indefinite:

1. Who (to knock) at the door?

2. look! Victor (to dance) with Helen. He (to dance) all modern dances very well.

3. I won’t go out now as it (to rain) and I (not to have) an umbrella.

4. The children are in the forest now. They (to gather) mushrooms. They always (to gather) mushrooms in summer.

5. Turn off the gas. The water (to boil). Water (to boil) at 100° C. 
6. He usually (to speak) so quickly that I (not to understand) him.

7. Why you (to walk) so fast today? You usually (to walk) quite slowly. — I (to hurry) because I (to meet) my mother at 5 o’clock and she (not to like) to be kept waiting.

8. You (to see) my car keys anywhere? — No, I (to look) for them but I (not to see) them.

9. You (to hear) the wind? It (to blow) very strongly tonight.

10. You (to recognize) that man? — I (to think) that I have seen him before but I (not to remember) his name.

11. I can’t hear what you (to say); the traffic (to make) too much noise.

12. Mother (to rest) now. She always (to rest) after lunch.


11. Translate into English:

1. Що роблять студенти? — Вони готуються до семінару. Вони завжди готуються до семінару в читальному залi.

2. Де Петро зараз? -— Вiн в аудиторiї. — Що вiн там робить? — Вiн читає англiйську книжку. Вiн дуже любить читати. Вiн завжди читає англiйськi книжки. Вiн збирається стати перекладачем.

3. Не галасуйте і не заходьте до тiєї аудиторiї. Там студенти складають іспит з математики. Студенти складають іспити два рази на рiк.

4. Не виходьте на двір. Зараз іде дощ. Восени в Києвi часто дощить.

5. Що ви збираєтеся робити? — Я збираюся пояснити вам це правило. Я завжди пояснюю новi правила. 
6. Коли ми вирушаємо? — Ми вирушаємо завтра вранцi.

7. Мій брат ніколи не заважає мені, коли я працюю.

8. Мій сусід завжди позичає в мене гроші й ніколи не повертає.

9. Ви розумієте, що каже лектор? — Звичайно. Він говорить швидко, але я його розумію.