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 ____________ (receive) your letter last week. Thank you for the recipe for the cake I ____________ (ask) for. I ____________ (make) it last week and it ____________ (be) very nice.

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

My brother ____________ (come) to stay with me for a few days next week so I ____________ (be) very happy. He ____________ (arrive) on Saturday so I ____________ (go) to collect him from the station. After I collect him, we ____________ (go) to that Mexican restaurant near the park. ____________ (want?) to come with us? You can ____________ (telephone) me to tell me if you ____________ (want) to come or not.

John ____________ (tell) me that you ____________ (pass) your Spanish exam last month. Congratulations. ____________ (be?) difficult? You ____________ (know) that I ____________ (be) terrible at languages but you are better. ____________ (go?) to visit Spain for your next holiday so you can ____________ (practice) it?

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

All the best


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