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    celta pre-interview test. Can anyone JUST CHECK IF I AM ON THE RIGHT PATH

    Hi,

    I am in the middle of doing the celta test and just wanted some clarification that I am going along the right lines. Any help is much appreciated.

    1.
    A: Where are you from?
    B: Iím coming from Egypt.
    a)
    I come from Egypt
    b)
    Present simple
    c)
    Used to describe a general fact




    Is that corrrect ?


    2.
    How are things? I didnít see you for ages.
    a)
    How are things ? I havenít seen you in ages
    b)
    Present continious
    c)
    The verb to be is negative



    Also have I got these right

    Would you like a whisky?
    An offer
    I wish I hadnít missed that train!
    Regret
    You really ought to see a doctor.
    Advice

    Do you mind if I open the window?
    Permission
    Could you pass me the salt?
    Request
    Letís have a drink.
    Suggestion

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    Re: celta pre-interview test. Can anyone JUST CHECK IF I AM ON THE RIGHT PATH

    2b) I presume from your answer to 1b that this should be the name of the correct verb form, in which case your answer is not correct- the present continuous is be + present participle- I am reading/she's reading a novel.

    This means that c) is wrong as the verb form you have given in 2a) uses the auxiliary verb have + past participle. Also, I think they're probably after the reason the past simple doesn't work here, so look at how the forms I saw/didn't see and I have seen/haven't seen relate to present time.

    The others are fine.

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    Re: celta pre-interview test. Can anyone JUST CHECK IF I AM ON THE RIGHT PATH

    Hi thanks a milion for your reply but i am still a little confused.

    sorry i dont think i clearly pointed out the task asked here , they are looking for

    Look at the verbs underlined in the following incorrect sentences. In each:
    a) Correct the tense, using the same verb given;
    b) Name the correct tense;
    c) Say what the meaning of the correct tense is.


    Have i got all of question 1 right ?




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    Re: celta pre-interview test. Can anyone JUST CHECK IF I AM ON THE RIGHT PATH

    1 a) yes
    b) yes (you'll also see it called the simple present)
    c) yes-ish- we do use the present simple for, facts and this is a fact, but I am n iot entirely sure why this is a 'general' fact. I'd have thought that a general fact would be something accepted/known widely or universally, like the highest mountain. If anything, this is a personal or specific fact, IMO.

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