English Tenses - Advanced Test 2

10/2/2019 9:46:20 AM
Bài tập tổng hợp về các thì trong tiếng Anh ở độ khó B1-B2, dành cho thí sinh ôn thi vào 10 chuyên Anh.
Look, the conservation volunteers ____cheerfully in the sunshine all morning, unlike yesterday , when they ____ to work in the rain.
  • worked / are refusing
  • are working / were refusing
  • will be working / have refused
  • have been working / refused
  • will have worked / had refused

A: Is that your pure wool pullover in the washing machine? It ____ you know!

B: No, I ____it several times in the machine already. I use the wool cycle and it's fine.

  • was shrinking / wash
  • has shrunk / had washed
  • will shrink / washed
  • is going to shrink / have washed
  • is shrinking / have been washing
The weather conditions ____throughout the day and now the ground officials are confident that the championship game ____ ahead.
  • have been improving / will go
  • will be improving / will go
  • have improved / was going
  • are improving / has gone
  • improved / went
Some of us will be needed tomorrow to finish the fence because, at this rate , two sections ____ unfinished when we ____work tonight.
  • have remained / stopped
  • will have remained / were stopping
  • are going to remain / will stop
  • are remaining / are stopping
  • will remain / stop
Decoupage, an art form that ____ in France during the 17th century, ____ cutting out designs and patterned materials and fastening them permanently to surface.
  • has originated / will involve
  • originated / involves
  • was originating / is involving
  • will have originated / involved
  • is originating / was involving
They ____ so many hotels in the region in recent years that gradually they ____ the natural beauty of the area.
  • were building / destroy
  • will built / have been destroying
  • have built / are destroying
  • are building / have destroyed
  • have been building / destroyed
After she ____ to me for the fifth time, I ____ another word she said, and put an end to our friendship.
  • has lied / don't believe
  • has been lying / won't believe
  • was lying / haven't believed
  • is lying / hadn't believed
  • had lied / didn't believe
Since they ____ part in their first conversation volunteer week, they ____ on several projects with great pleasure.
  • are taking / worked
  • take / will have worked
  • are going to take / are working
  • took / have worked
  • have been taking / work
Asia ____ the world's largest land mass and ____ just over half of the world's people.
  • has had / held
  • is having / is holding
  • has / holds
  • was having / was holding
  • has been having / will hold
I ____ to the bank during my lunch-break today, but an old colleague ____ to visit us, so, naturally, I wanted to hear all the news.
  • was going / came
  • went / is coming
  • have gone / was coming
  • had gone / has come
  • am going / comes
Suddenly it ____ very foggy, so we ____ compass bearings to find the right route down the mountain.
  • will become / use
  • had become / used
  • became / are using
  • becomes / will use
  • has become / had used
We're looking after our neighbour's dog as well as our own and it ____ two kilos of meat a day, so I ____ dog meat in bulk these days.
  • is eating / bought
  • ate / have bought
  • was eating / have been buying
  • eats / am buying
  • will have eaten / had bought
By the end of this court session the jury ____ all the witnesses and they ____ the courtroom to decide on a verdict.
  • have been hearing / have left
  • have heard / are leaving
  • are hearing / leave
  • hear / left
  • will have heard / will leave
I feel certain that her new travel agency ____ because she ____ a thorough market survey.
  • is succeeding / will do
  • has succeeded / will have done
  • will succeed / has done
  • was succeeding / is doing
  • succeeded / has been doing
When Chilean separatist forces ____ an independent Chile in 1818, the vice-royalty of Peru ____ over Chile for almost three centuries.
  • declared / had been ruling
  • has declared / was ruling
  • was declaring / has been ruling
  • is declaring / ruled
  • had declared / will have ruled
I ____ some chicken curry earlier and ____ Richard and Kate to stay for dinner, but just then I remembered that they were both vegetarian.
  • was going to cook / have asked
  • had been cooking / will ask
  • cooked / will have asked
  • had cooked / was going to ask
  • have cooked / had asked
I expect you ____ from school by this time next year and ____ for a job.
  • have graduated / will have looked
  • are graduating / have been looking
  • will have graduated / will be looking
  • graduate / will have been looking
  • were graduating / are going to look
Our Spanish teacher ____ very slowly and clearly to us at the moment because we ____ very far in the language yet.
  • talks / aren't progressing
  • is talking / haven't progressed
  • was talking / didn't progress
  • has been talking / weren't progressing
  • will be talking / don't progress
Before the potato blight ____ Ireland in the 1840s, most Irish people ____ on a subsistence diet of potatoes.
  • was striking / relied
  • has struck / relies
  • had struck / has relied
  • strikes / will rely
  • struck / had relied
Between the years 1846 and 1851, one million Irish men and women ____ to death and 1.6 million ____ to the USA.
  • had been starving / have emigrated
  • have been starving / emigrate
  • were starving / were emigrated
  • starved / emigrated
  • had starved / will have emigrated
Bangladesh ____ independence from Pakistan in 1971 and ever since the assassination of the first prime minister in 1974, the military ____ the country's government.
  • has gained / were dominating
  • had gained / are dominating
  • gained / have dominated
  • was gaining / dominate
  • gains / have been dominating
Over the recent years alcoholism ____ a leading cause death of the young adult population in the USA. This statistics ____ deaths from drunken driving and fires started by carelessly dropped cigarettes.
  • became / was including
  • becomes / included
  • was becoming / will include
  • is becoming / is including
  • has become / includes
Some of the workers ____ the peaches while the others ____ them in wooden boxes.
  • are picking / will place
  • were picking / were placing
  • have been picking / placed
  • picked / have been placing
  • had been picking / have placed
Although manufacturers ____electric cars as prototypes for a number of years now, it will be a long time before they ____ common.
  • produced / are becoming
  • have been producing / become
  • produce / will become
  • are producing / became
  • were producing / will have become
Between 1607 and 1733 Englishmen ____ thirteen colonies along the east cost of North America and by 1750 nearly two million men, women and children ____ in these colonies.
  • were establishing / will be living
  • have been establishing / lived
  • established / were living
  • had established / will have lived
  • have established / had lived
I ____ some wood for the fire while you ____ the salad.
  • will fetch / prepare
  • fetch / are preparing
  • am fetching / will prepare
  • have fetched / prepared
  • was fetching / have prepared
By the 16th century, Austria ____ so large that its emperor ____ all of modern Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Spain as well as parts of Italy and Yugoslavia.
  • has become / ruled
  • was becoming / has rule
  • was going to become / rule
  • had become / was ruling
  • becomes / has been ruling
The earthworm, which ____ neither lungs nor gills, ____ through its skin.
  • is having / has breath
  • has had / is breathing
  • was having / breathed
  • will have / was breathing
  • has / breathes
The athletes ____ for exactly three months by the time the races ____ due to start.
  • have been training / will be
  • will have been training / are
  • are going to train / will have been
  • are training / were
  • had trained / have been
Adolescence, the process of changing from a child into an adult usually ____ sometime between the ages of 11 and 14 and ____ for approximately six to ten years.
  • occurs / continues
  • occurred / has been continuing
  • will occur / continued
  • occurs / was continuing
  • occurred / will have continued
I ____ Malcolm in his car, but he ____ the traffic and didn’t see me.
  • was seeing / watches
  • see / has watched
  • have seen / is watching
  • saw / was watching
  • am seeing / watched
Tim ____ a master’s degree as soon as he ____ to Canada.
  • has begun / is returning
  • began / returned
  • is beginning / returned
  • was beginning / returns
  • begins / has returned
Ratchel ____ up smoking four years ago and she ____ a cigarette since.
  • was giving / doesn’t smoke
  • has given / wasn’t smoking
  • gave / hasn’t smoked
  • has given / didn’t smoke
  • is giving / isn’t smoking

Last year Sonny ____ four miles each morning before breakfast, but he ____ around the block each morning instead since his heart attack.

  • ran / has been walking
  • has run / has walked
  • runs / was walking
  • has been running / walks
  • was running / walked
I ____ a brace on my teeth as a child, but I didn’t like it.
  • was wearing
  • am wearing
  • have worn
  • wore
  • have been wearing
I ____ an extra part-time job last week as we ____ the money.
  • am starting / are needing
  • was starting / have needed
  • start / needed
  • have started / were needing
  • started / need
In 1951, the people of the Gold Coast ____ for their own government and shortly afterwards, they ____ their country as Ghana.
  • vote / are renaming
  • voted / renamed
  • have voted / were renaming
  • were voting / have renamed
  • are voting / rename
As my son ____ down by the river, I ____ his room thoroughly.
  • fishes / have cleaned
  • is fishing / cleaned
  • has fished / clean
  • fished / have been cleaning
  • was fishing / cleaned
We ____ in Cornwall for two weeks last summer. Since then, we ____ a holiday by the sea.
  • stayed / haven’t had
  • are staying / don’t have
  • were staying / didn’t have
  • stay / aren’t having
  • have stayed / weren’t having
One of the straps on the baby’s pram ____ quite thin, so we ____ to replace it.
  • wore / decide
  • wears / have decided
  • had worn / decided
  • is wearing / were deciding
  • has been wearing / decide

This time last year, his business ____ a reasonable profit, but now, because of that management, he ____ to keep it going.

  • has made / has struggled
  • made / was struggling
  • make / has been struggling
  • has been making / struggles
  • was making / is struggling
The last time we ____ dinner with them, they ____ for a new house.
  • have had / looked
  • were having / have been looking
  • have been having / look
  • had / were looking
  • have / are looking
The whole family was busy. While the children ____ decorations, their father ____ up the Christmas tree.
  • are making / is setting
  • made / has been setting
  • have been making / has set
  • were making / was setting
  • have made / set

A: What’s on TV tonight?

B: Match of the day, Manchester United ____ against South Melbourne.

  • had played
  • were playing
  • are playing
  • have played
  • played
Isn't it strange that you ____ for Mark’s surprise party all week, but you ____ him a birthday present yet?
  • are preparing / didn’t buy
  • have been preparing / haven’t bought
  • prepared / don’t buy
  • have prepared / aren’t buying
  • prepare / weren’t buying
While my parents ____ in the shopping centre, a thief ____ into their car for the radio.
  • shopped / has broken
  • were shopping / broke
  • have shopped / breaks
  • are shopping / was breaking
  • shop / is breaking
When we ____ her, she ____ in the wardrobe.
  • were finding / hides
  • find / has hidden
  • are finding / is hiding
  • found / was hiding
  • have found / hid
I never ____ my temper on purpose, of course, but sometimes I just ____, though I always regret it afterwards.
  • lose / explode
  • lost / am exploding
  • have been losing / exploding
  • were losing / have exploding
  • have lost / was exploding
Even though it ____ heavily at the time, they ____ home.
  • has snowed / were driving
  • snows / have been driving
  • was snowing / drove
  • has been snowing / drive
  • snowed / are driving

It’s been one week since the floods ____,but still aid workers ____ people.

  • are striking / rescued
  • strike / were rescuing
  • were striking / have been rescuing
  • struck / are rescuing
  • have struck / rescue