Gateway A2 Unit 4 Grammar

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  • 1. 

    Complete the sentences with the correct past simple form of  be  or  can.It ________........ very sunny last weekend.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was". In the sentence, we are talking about the weather last weekend, so we need to use the past simple form of the verb "be". "Was" is the past simple form of "be" for the pronoun "it".

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  • 2. 

    Complete the short dialogues with the correct past simple form of the verbs given.A: You’ve got a lot of bags!B: Yes. We ________........ ( buy) a lot of food for the party at the supermarket this morning.

    Explanation
    B: Yes. We bought a lot of food for the party at the supermarket this morning.

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  • 3. 

    A: Can you come to the cinema this evening?B: No, sorry. Our teacher ________.......... (give) us lots of homework today so I have to stay at home.

    Explanation
    B is unable to come to the cinema this evening because their teacher gave them lots of homework and they have to stay at home to complete it.

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  • 4. 

    A: How was your holiday?B: Great. I really  ________......... (like) Spain!

    Explanation
    B enjoyed their holiday in Spain.

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  • 5. 

    A: I ________ ..........(watch) a programme about Mexico on TV last night.B: Yes. There are some amazing places there.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "watched." This is because the speaker is referring to an action that happened in the past, specifically last night. The verb "watched" is the past tense form of "watch," indicating that the speaker viewed a programme about Mexico on TV last night.

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  • 6. 

    A: The food in Italy is fantastic, isn’t it?B: Yes. I ________ ..........(eat)  lots of pizza, pasta and ice cream. I must do some exercise now!

    Explanation
    In this conversation, person B agrees with person A's statement about the fantastic food in Italy. They then mention that they ate lots of pizza, pasta, and ice cream, implying that they enjoyed the food. The correct answer is "ate" because it is the past tense form of the verb "eat" and accurately describes the action of consuming food in the past.

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  • 7. 

    We walked a long way yesterday so we ________.........  tired when we got home.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the sentence is in the past tense and "were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be." The sentence is describing the state of being tired after walking a long way yesterday.

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  • 8. 

    The water was very cold at the swimming pool so we ________....... swim.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "couldn't, could not" because the sentence is expressing the inability to swim due to the cold water. "Couldn't" and "could not" both mean the same thing and are used to indicate that someone is unable to do something.

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  • 9. 

    How many people ________.......  on the plane?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the word "people" is plural, indicating that there is more than one person. Therefore, the verb "were" is used to match the plural subject.

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  • 10. 

    He told me where I ________.......  buy tickets, but I couldn’t find the place.

    Explanation
    The word "could" is the correct answer because it is used to express ability or possibility in the past tense. In this context, the speaker is saying that they were unable to find the place where they could buy tickets, despite someone telling them where it was.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the correct option to correct the mistakes in the sentences. One sentence is correct. Last morning, I did my homework before lunch.

    • A.

      Yesterday morning

    • B.

      Tomorrow morning

    • C.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    A. Yesterday morning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yesterday morning" because it correctly replaces the phrase "Last morning" in the sentence. "Yesterday morning" refers to the morning of the previous day, which makes more sense in the context of the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    We did see some beautiful buildings in Prague.

    • A.

      We seen

    • B.

      We saw

    • C.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    B. We saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We saw." This is because the verb "saw" is the past tense form of the verb "see," which is the appropriate tense to use when describing an action that has already happened. In the given sentence, the speaker is stating that they observed some beautiful buildings in Prague in the past, so "saw" is the correct verb form to use.

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  • 13. 

     I couldn’t understood the English teacher today.

    • A.

      Can't understood

    • B.

      Couldn’t understand

    • C.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Couldn’t understand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "couldn’t understand" because it accurately conveys the past tense and inability to comprehend the English teacher's lesson. The phrase "couldn't understood" is grammatically incorrect as it combines the past tense of "could not" with the present tense of "understood".

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  • 14. 

     The day before yesterday, we went to London by train.

    • A.

      Did went

    • B.

      We go

    • C.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Correct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Correct" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "went" is correctly used to indicate the action of going to London.

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  • 15. 

    Why was you at home this morning?

    • A.

      Why were you

    • B.

      Why you were

    • C.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    A. Why were you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Why were you." This is the correct question structure in English when using the past tense. The subject "you" is followed by the helping verb "were" and then the main verb "you." This question is asking about the reason for someone being at home in the morning.

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