Unit 6

I. Complete the sentences with was, were, there was or there were

1. William Shakespeare_______ a famous poet and playwright.

2._________ some people waiting for you at the door.

3. How many apples _______ in the cupboard?

4. We ______ very tired when we finished the PE lesson.

5. You sister______ at the cinema with her friends last Friday.

6. How much milk _______ in the fridge yesterday?

7. Miguel de Cervantes_______ born in 1920.

8. The police________ investigating a crime in my area.

9. _________ a lot of people at the concert last night.

10. We ______happy with the exam results.

II. Use there was/were, it was/were

  1. They cancelled the soccer match because ________ snowing.
  2. Somebody ate my apple! Who ________?
  3. How many pages ________ in your grammar book?
  4. Who was that guy? ________ the movie star, Tom Hanks?
  5. ________ two birds sitting in that tree.
  6. ________ five miles from the station to my house.

III. Put the verbs in brackets into Past Continuous

  1. When I phoned my friends, they (play)__________ monopoly.
  2. Yesterday at six I (prepare)__________ dinner.
  3. The kids (play)___________ in the garden when it suddenly began to rain.
  4. I (practice)__________ the guitar when he came home.
  5. We (not / cycle)_________ all day.
  6. While Alan (work)________ in his room, his friends (swim)_________ in the pool.
  7. I tried to tell them the truth but they (not / listen ) ___________.
  8. What (you / do)__________ yesterday?
  9. Most of the time we (sit)___________ in the park.
  10. I (listen)________ to the radio while my sister (watch)_________ TV.
  11. When I arrived, They (play)_________ cards.
  12. We (study)___________ English yesterday at 4:00 pm .

IV. Could/Couldn't

Write three things you could do when you were two.

Ex. I could run.

1. _______________
2. _______________
3. _______________

Write three things you can do now that you couldn't do when you were two.

Ex. I couldn't write when I was two, but I can write now.

4. _______________
5. _______________
6. _______________

Write two things you couldn't do when you were two and you still can't do.

Ex. I couldn't sing when I was two and I still can't sing.

8. _______________