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Grammar Check: Using various verb tenses to talk about the news

Remember:
Past simple: Finished actions
Two cars crashed on Highway 281 last night.

Present perfect: Actions which started or happened in the past but are still important now
The city has stopped building the new airport.

Present continuous: Present and near future actions
Police are still searching for the robbers.

Write the correct form of the verb in parentheses. (7 points)

 

The Mariners (1) (beat) the Giants 5 to 3 yesterday.
The Mariners (2) (beat) the Giants five times this season.

Firefighters (3) (still fight) a huge forest fire which (4) (break out) last Friday.
The fire (5) (already destroy) over 100 homes.

The National Science Society (6) (announce) yesterday that they (7) (clone) a baby elephant.
Tubby (8) (do) fine now.


Vocabulary Check: Opinions

Look through the unit (use your English Firsthand book). Write the missing words. (8 points)

1. I understand what you're talking about. I see your .

2. I agree that we need a new med _ _ _ _ center. The old hospital is not enough.

3. I don't tr _ _ _ politicians. I think they are dishonest.

4. Do you think re _ _ _ _ _ _ on cloning should be banned?

5. That idea is strange. It is really we _ _ _ .

6. No way! You must be ki _ _ _ _ _ .

7. Politicians should pay more att_ _ _ _ _ _ to environmental problems.