Elementary Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> A general tense review. Students read a letter and fill in gaps using present simple, past simple and present continuous.

Gap Fill Letter


Fill in the spaces with either present simple, past simple or present continuous.

Dear Mary,

How are you. I __RECEIVED__ (receive) your letter last week. Thank you for the recipe for the cake I __ASKED__ (ask) for. I __MADE__ (make) it last week and it __WAS__ (be) very nice.

I now __HAVE__ (have) a new job in a supermarket in the city centre. I __GO__ (go) there every day at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and __WORK__ (work) there till 10 o'clock in the evening. I __AM__ (be) very happy because my sister __WORKS__ (work) there too so we __TRAVEL__ (travel) to and from work together. I __GOT__ (get) my first wages last week and I __WENT OUT__ (go out) immediately and __BOUGHT__ (buy) a new stereo for my bedroom. It __IS__ (be) gold and black and __LOOKS__ (look) very nice.

My brother __IS COMING__ (come) to stay with me for a few days next week so I __AM__ (be) very happy. He __IS ARRIVING__ (arrive) on Saturday so I __AM GOING__ (go) to collect him from the station. After I collect him, we __ARE GOING__ (go) to that Mexican restaurant near the park. __DO YOU WANT__ (want?) to come with us? You can __TELEPHONE__ (telephone) me to tell me if you __WANT__ (want) to come or not.

John __TELLS__ (tell) me that you __PASSED__ (pass) your Spanish exam last month. Congratulations. __WAS IT__ (be?) difficult? You __KNOW__ (know) that I __AM__ (be) terrible at languages but you are better. __ARE YOU GOING__ (go?) to visit Spain for your next holiday so you can __PRACTICE__ (practice) it?

Please write to me soon with all your news, Mary.

All the best


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