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    Please help me to find a good exercise book

    Hi. I'm preparing for my entrance exams and I need a book where i can find similar exercises:

    It was a sunny January morning, I …………. (sit) in the armchair ……….

    (contemplate) a precious treasure in my hands – the present ……….. (give) to my
    niece Ann. Ann liked …………. (give) presents very much, she couldn’t forgot the day
    when she ……….. (present) a rabbit which ……….. (be) her best friend since then. On
    previous Sunday I ……… (tell) that in five days’ time she ………….. (celebrate) her
    sixteenth birthday and …………. (invite) to her birthday party I ……….. (spend) the
    previous five days …………. (search for) a present that ……….. (be) sure not only
    ………… (like), but also ………. (become) the most useful thing to her. I ………….
    (remember) the old days when It …………. (not/be) very complicated to chose a
    present for her – it ………… (be) quite enough to give her a toy and she …………. (be)
    happy! But the situation ……….. (change) – Ann ……….. (grow up). Tom and Kate -
    her parents ……… (be) very respected and wealthy people and Ann ………..
    (always/provide) with all she ……….. (want) throughout her short life. It ………..
    (take) me a lot of time until I ………. (get) a brilliant idea of giving her the Bible –
    the book which …………. (change) thousands of people, …………. (give) them
    wisdom and strength to live in this ruthless world for centuries.
    Key:
    1. was sitting

    2. contemplating
    3. to be given
    4. being given
    5. had been presented
    6. had been
    7. had been told
    8. was celebrating
    9. having been invited
    10. had been spending
    11. was
    12. to be liked
    13. to become
    14. remembered
    15. had not been
    16. had been
    17. had been
    18. had changed
    19. had grown up
    20. were
    21. had always been provided
    22. had wanted
    23. had taken
    24. got
    25. had been changing
    26. had been giving

    Different verb's forms, infinitive, gerund and participle are collected in this task.
    Level of exam is B1.1-1.2 or even B2.
    Thanks in advance.

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    konungursvia is offline Key Member
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    Re: Please help me to find a good exercise book

    There are thousands, and few are really any better than the others, in my view. Just visit your used bookstore and get an old English textbook from 1900-1950 or so, and you'll find loads of that.... stuff.

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    Re: Please help me to find a good exercise book

    There are loads- it's easy to find books like Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use (CUP), which is a fairly standard one.

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