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_____ moon is very bright tonight.

Joe plays _____ piano really well.

_____ cows are useful animals.

Life can be very hard for _____ poor.

_____ roses are _____ sweetest of all flowers.

_____ ethnic minorities, _____ indigenous peoples and _____ tribal people everywhere face discrimination.

I think _____ rich should pay more taxes.

_____ Indonesian is a relatively new language.

Who hasn’t heard of _____ Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Our ship crossed _____ Atlantic in 7 days.

This trend especially threatens _____ children, _____ elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

_____ Prince Charles is _____ Queen Elizabeth’s son.

I have never been to _____ Netherlands.

She really seemed to like me and I took her to Phuket and everywhere around _____ Thailand for _____ month I was on holiday.

I read it in _____ Guardian.

Who was _____ first woman to win a Nobel Prize?

_____ last week, _____ Monday and _____ Friday were both public holidays, and so was Monday this week.

She lives near _____ Lake Windermere.

They are staying at _____ Hilton.

He has a master’s degree from _____ University of Toronto.


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on – in – at

Back _____ the early 1980s I spent some time _____ that beach.

Can you tell me what time you will arrive _____ the hotel?

Do you work _____ Mondays?

Dr Pitt isn’t here _____ the moment, so one of the other doctors will see you _____ a moment.

Jane is waiting for you _____ the bus stop.

Where will you be _____ New Year’s Day?

I was never good _____ sports.

Who would you most like to see live _____ concert?

I was madly _____ love with her.

When I arrived _____ the venue there were already hundreds of excited fans queuing _____ the entrance. I eventually got inside the huge arena and made my way to the front – I wanted to be next to the stage _____ order to get the best view.

Which of these things do you do _____ a regular basis?

I can’t wait for the weekend because I’m going _____ a trip with Paul.

I couldn’t tell _____ a glance whether the diamond was real, but when I looked at it _____ detail, I realised that it was.

I don’t usually work _____ the weekend.

We left _____ midnight.

I read the article _____ computer games you published _____ your newspaper last week. I am a fourteen-year-old student and would like to express my views _____ the matter

We finished the test _____ the same time.

Have you ever taken part _____ a school sports day?

The play is set _____ the Middle Ages.

Angie’s still _____ home.

I stay with my family _____ Christmas.

The author’s name is _____ the cover of the book.

Psychologists are warning that this popular pastime can have only negative effects _____ our nation’s youth.

Everything _____ this store is _____ sale.

Retirement _____ sixty-five is ridiculous.

She describes how she coped with being bullied _____ social media and what it has been like to grow up _____ a digital world.

He is _____ the phone right now.

I’ll see you _____ five o’clock.

Some countries insist _____ food security, although many of their demands are absurd.

I live _____ the 7th floor _____ 21 Oxford Street _____ London.

I am sure that you enjoy the hilarious scenes that are shown _____ the end of many films – those embarrassing moments that have been cut from the film before it goes _____ general release. There are many websites _____ the Internet dedicated to highlighting these mistakes for us, as most of us are so absorbed _____ the film that we rarely notice them.

We are not interested _____ gambling.

The success of a new airport would depend _____ its ability to attract airlines.

We buy some fresh bread from the only shop _____ the island.

He had an angry look _____ his face.

You have recently seen a film based _____ a novel you have read.

_____ conclusion, _____ such a competitive business there are always potential dangers for a child actor. _____ my opinion, the key to turning all the disadvantages into advantages is good parenting.

It was while I was _____ my way home that I bumped into Helen.

If you’re _____  a diet to lose weight, you’ll stay away from places that serve fattening food.

You’re here _____ last. You were supposed to be here an hour ago.

After college I went to work _____ libraries, while I waited for the position I wanted _____ fashion.

Let me give you some advice _____  how to do it

They will be married _____ her birthday.

_____ order to prepare young people for life today, there must be less emphasis _____ traditional academic subjects and more _____ those which teach the skills needed to compete _____ the twenty-first century

He’s having a bath _____ the moment

He succeeded _____ making everyone angry.

You don’t need to go _____ a diet; you look great.

_____ Christmas we’re always surrounded by lots of food.

The train left _____ time.

We laughed _____ his silly shirt.

They arrived _____ Paris last night.

Children who use mobile phones are _____ risk of sleeping disorders.

Last year the magazine said the market was _____ danger of a sharp fall.

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  • Detectives __________ the boy yesterday. (arrest)
  • Sue wasn’t hungry, so she __________ anything. (not eat)
  • Water __________ at 100 degrees Celsius. (boil)
  • What __________ with those scissors? (you / do)
  • I __________ to France three times. (be)
  • I __________ you the information when I get it. (send)
  • The adult human body __________ 206 bones. (contain)
  • Angela __________ to work. She goes by bus. (not drive)
  • Please be quiet. The children __________ . (sleep)
  • He __________ three books and he is working on another one. (write)
  • I __________ you when I arrive. (call)
  • It __________ a nice day tomorrow. (be)
  • Then we __________ at a small restaurant on a side street with no tourists. (eat)
  • I can’t hear you. I __________  to my iPod. (listen)
  • We __________  here since 2007. (live)
  • Melissa took it from her and __________  what was left in one gulp. (drink)
  • James __________ his homework yet. (not finish)
  • I __________ to Mexico last year. (go)
  • She never __________ football. (play)
  • Helen suddenly __________ she had left her keys in the car. (remember)
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Past Simple






I ____________ (see) Colin last night.

She ____________ (turn) and ____________ (walk) a few paces.

He ____________ (assume) that she ____________ (do) her homework every day.

I ____________ (not see) Kevin last night.

He ____________ (know) and ____________ (respect) Laura.

When she ____________ (not answer) the doorbell he ____________ (say) he ____________ (force) the door and ____________ (go) into the flat.

He ____________ (not know) what was wrong with her but he ____________ (know) that her mother was extremely ill.