TOP FLEX 2 – 2013

TOP FLEX 2 verb tenses 1

TOP FLEX 2 verb tenses 2

TOP FLEX 2 verb tenses 3

SOME, ANY, A LOT OF

SOME,ANY

THE USE OF SOME IN QUESTIONS

Simple Past or Past Progressive

Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

I………………… (jog)  in the park, when two squirrels…………………. (cross)  my way.

Robert ………………………..(fall)  off the ladder when he ………………………….(pick)  cherries.

Archimedes ………………………..(discover)  the theory of buoyancy while he …………………………….(take)  a bath.

When we ……………………………….(travel)  around Ireland, we …………………………………….(meet)  some very nice people.

While she …………………………(speak)  on the phone, the milk ……………………………….(boil)  over.

When I………………………………. (leave)  the house this morning, the sun……………………………………… (shine) .

Caroline…………………………….. (burn)  her hand when she …………………………………….(iron)  her clothes.]

REMEMBER:

A-    TWO  SIMULTANEOUS  ACTIONS (NO INTERFERENCE)

PAST CONTINUOUS    …………………………WHILE  ……………PAST CONTINUOUS

SHE WAS  READING  WHILE  HER  HUSBAND  WAS  WATCHING  TV.

B-    TWO  SIMULTANEOUS  ACTIONS (WITH  INFERFERENCE)

PAST  CONTINUOUS……….  WHEN…….SIMPLE  PAST

SHE  WAS  READING  WHEN  THE  BOORBELL  RANG.

Exercise 1Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

  1. While Tom………………….. (read) , Amely……………………. (watch)  a documentary on TV.
  2. Marvin …………………(come)  home, ………………..(switch)  on the computer and…………………. (check)  his emails.
  3. The thief ……………………..(sneak)  into the house, ………………………(steal)  the jewels and ………………………….(leave)  without a trace.
  4. Nobody…………………………………… (listen)  while the teacher ……………………..(explain)  the tenses.
  5. While we …………………………..(do)  a sight-seeing tour, our friends ………………………..(lie)  on the beach.
  6. He………………………….. (wake)  up and…………………………. (look)  at his watch.

SIMPLE PAST AND PAST CONTINUOUS

SIMPLE PAST X PAST CONTINUOUS

SIMPLE PAST AND PAST CONTINUOUS EXERCISES

SIMPLE PAST AND PAST CONT. EXERCISES TO PRINT

SIMPLE PAST X PAST CONTINUOUS

TOP FLEX 2 EXTRA EXERCISES 1

TOP FLEX 2 EXTRA EXERCISES 2

I. COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION BELOW BETWEEN THE FRONT DESK AND A HOTEL GUEST.

A: Front desk.

B: Hi. This is _______ in _______.

A: Hello, Mr(s). _______. How can I ______________?

B: Well, I ______________. There are only 2 in the closet. Could someone ________

______________?

A: Sure, _______. Someone will be right up with the ______________.

B: Thank you very much.

A: ______________

II. _ PAIR WORK. TAKE HIS/HER MESSAGE FOR ANOTHER CLASSMATE AND FILL IN THE BLANKS

ON THE MESSAGE SHEET.

III. COMPLETE THE AD ABOUT A HOTEL WITH THE CORRECT WORDS.

Are you in town on business and need a place to stay? Look no further! The Plaza Hotel is the place for

you. You can choose between a _____________1 and a ______________2 room, with a __________ 3or

___________4 -size bed. All our rooms are equipped with a __________________5 – in case you need

a drink and its 3 A.M., so you don’t need to go outside. If you need a meal, just call the reception desk

and request our ___________________6 – our kitchen is open 24/7. __________________________7 is

also available in every room, through cable or wireless. Just turn on your laptop and ask our receptionists

for the access code. If you have some free time during your stay, check out our

__________________________8 for a quick workout or our indoor ________________9, if you feel like

swimming.

P.T.O.

Hello, I’d like to speak to

_____, please.

I’m sorry; she’s not here at

the moment. Would you like

to leave a message?

Sure. Please (…)

name room #

name help you

need some hangers, please bring me

some

sir/ma’am hangers

You’re welcome

single double queen

king mini bar

room service Internet access

fitness center/room pool

ANSWERS WILL VARY

PROGRESS CHECK – TOP FLEX 2 P.2

IV. WRITE ENDINGS FOR THE SENTENCES BELOW. USE HAD BETTER.

1. The forecast is for rain. We _____________________________________________________

2. Your mom is coming back any minute now. You ____________________________________

3. It’s 2 pm now, and my flight is at 3.30. I __________________________________________

4. They don’t take credit cards at that restaurant. We __________________________________

V. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES USING THE CORRECT FORM OF THE VERBS IN PARENTHESES.

1. We __________________ (go) down the road at 100 mph when the wheel _____________ (fall) off.

2. He nearly ________________ (have) a heart attack when he ____________________ (see) the bear.

3. Uncle Ben _______________________ (get) dressed when he ________________ (feel) a sharp pain

in his chest.

4. Mike _______________________ (look) the other way, so he _____________________ (not/see) his

friend coming.

5. She _________________________ (fill) in a questionnaire when the pen ___________ (run) out of ink.

VI. COMPLETE RITA’S “TO-DO LIST” WITH AN APPROPRIATE PHRASAL VERB FOR EACH SENTENCE.

VII. LABEL THE CAR PARTS IN THE PICTURE.

1. REARVIEW MIRROR 2. DASHBOARD

3. STEERING WHEEL 4. HORN

5. GEARSHIFT 6. EMERGENCY BRAKE

_ PAIR WORK. WHAT OTHER CAR PARTS CAN YOU REMEMBER?

STUDENT A: DEFINE A CAR PART. STUDENT B: TRY TO IDENTIFY IT. THEN, SWAP ROLES.

Example: A: It’s a part that cleans the front window.

B: Windshield wiper.

AMDT/dtm/alffl

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______ the car _____1 at the Mechanic’s because the wipers won’t _________.2

_________ 3 the tank with gas

_______ 4 the car after 5 PM

ANSWERS WILL VARY

had better take our umbrellas.

had better finish cleaning up your bedroom.

’d better leave now.

’d better take some cash.

WERE GOING FELL

HAD SAW

WAS GETTING FELT

WAS LOOKING DIDN’T SEE

WAS FILLING RAN

DROP OFF TURN ON

FILL UP

PICK UP

1

2

4

5

6

SONG: I STILL HAVEN’T  FOUND  WHAT  I’MLOOKING  FOR   – U2

GREETINGS AROUND THE WORLD

SIMPLE PAST OR PRESENT PERFECT EXERCISES

SIMPLE PAST AND PAST CONTINUOUS WITH EXPLANATION AND EXERCISES

MOVIES:

FUNNY VIDEOS ABOUT HOTELS

UNIT 3  KEY

Exercise 1
1. 9/14 2. 40.34 3. two 4. 545.39
Exercise 2
Room service, Internet, photocopying, laundry, airport
shuttle
Exercise 3
1. room service 2. babysitting 3. wake-up service
4. Internet 5. pool 6. concierge
Exercise 4
1. ‘d better not smoke here. 2. ‘d better make a
reservation. 3. ‘d better not park here. 4. ‘d better hurry.
Exercise 5
1. We’d better hurry and check out. 2. We’d better not
take anything from the minibar. 3. You’d better call the
restaurant. 4. We’d better arrive early. 5. We’d better ask
for a rollaway bed. 6. We’d better get up early. 7. We’d
better not take our children.
Exercise 6
1. Can I speak with Kevin Mercer, please? He’s staying in
room 376. 2. One moment, please…I’m sorry. There’s no
answer. Can I take a message? 3. Yes. Could you tell him
Barbara called? Please ask him to call me back at 555-3156.
4. Barbara at 555-3156? 5. That’s right. 6. Is that all?
7. Yes, that’s it. Thank you very much.
Exercise 7
1. You will win a prize next week. 2. You will take a trip to
Barcelona. 3. You will meet an old friend in Barcelona.
4. Your friend will offer you an exciting job in Spain.
5. You will move to Spain next month.
Exercise 8
1. I will call her later today. 2. She will stop at the front
desk first. 3. My uncle will meet my father at the airport.
4. What time will the tour group get back? 5. When will
they make a reservation? 6. Where will your grandmother
stay in Madrid?
Exercise 9
Marina Santiago
Anna Streed
Anna Streed will be at 555-8723
until 5:00.
555-8723
9 14
Message: ___________________________________
___________________________________________
3:15
Mr./ Ms./ Mrs.
Exercise 10
1. skirt hanger 2. extra hangers 3. an iron
4. a hair dryer 5. towels
Exercise 11
1. towels 2. hair dryer 3. pick up the laundry 4. pool
5. fitness center 6. business center
Exercise 12
1. false 2. true 3. no information 4. false 5. false
6. no information
Exercise 14
Hotel Advantage Disadvantage
The Shelbourne
Hotel
good location for
sightseeing
most expensive
The Morgan Hotel lots of style noisy
The Aberdeen
Lodge
quiet, relaxing no elevator
The Camden Court lots of amenities small rooms
Trinity College budget price few amenities or
services
Exercise 15
1. He should stay at the Morgan Hotel. 2. They should
stay at the Shelbourne Hotel. 3. She should stay at Trinity
College. 4. He should stay at the Camden Court. He’d
better not stay at the Morgan Hotel because it’s noisy.
GRAMMAR BOOSTER
Exercise A
1. must not 2. have to 3. doesn’t have to 4. have to
5. don’t have to 6. must not
Exercise B
Answers will vary but may include the following:
1. You could see a later show. 2. You ought to take
fewer things. 3. You should take the shuttle bus. 4. You
shouldn’t arrive after 8:00. 5. You had better not stay
there. 6. You had better ask the hotel concierge.
Exercise C
Answers will vary but may include the following:
2. You’re supposed to tip 15–20% of the check. 3. You’re
not supposed to talk during the movie. 4. You’re not
supposed to use your computer during take off. 5. You’re
not supposed to touch the objects on display. 6. You’re
supposed to be quiet.
Exercise D
1. Will 2. won’t 3. will 4. will 5. will 6. will
Exercise E
1. He’s going to board a plane. 2. He’s not going to eat in
the restaurant. 3. He’s going to order room service.
4. He’s going to call someone. 5. He’s going to leave a
message.
Note: In communicative exercises where several answers are possible, this answer key contains some examples of
correct answers, not all possible answers. Any valid answer in this type of exercise should be considered acceptable.
Copyright © 2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use.
Top Notch 2, Second Edition Unit 3
Exercise F
1. ‘re going to go 2. are you going to leave 3. ‘re going
to fly 4. are you going to stay 5. ‘ll [just] find
6. ‘m going to move 7. will help 8. are you going to
move 9. ‘m going to pick up
WRITING BOOSTER
Exercise A
1. c 2. d 3. a 4. e 5. b
Exercise B
1. Because I’m interested in Irish history, I prefer the
Shelbourne. 2. Since I want to be in Temple Bar, I’m
going to stay at the Morgan. 3. Because I’m not that
big on noisy cities, I’d like to stay at the Aberdeen Lodge.
4. Since I’m going to rent a car, I’d rather stay at the
Camden Court. 5. Since I’m looking for the cheapest
accommodations, I choose Trinity College.
Exercise C
Answers will vary. The following is one example of what a
student might write.
Because they have a pool
because it has a fitness
room
since it’s moderately
priced
since it’s close to tourist
attractions

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