Bộ tài liệu và bài tập Tiếng Anh lớp 8 theo chương trình mới – Chuyên đề VERB FORMS (UNIT 1-6)

UNIT 1. LEISURE ACTIVITIES

E. VERB FORMS

I. Complete the sentences, using the -ing form of the given verbs.

do

stay

travel

take

do

collect

plant

go

eat

watch

1. We enjoy _________for a walk around the lake every evening.

2. My friend Jenifer loves _________ unique things.

3. Most of my friends don’t like ._________homework at the weekend.

4. Do you like ___________ flowers in the balcony?

5. I hate _______________ outdoors in the summer. It’s so hot.

6. I don’t like ___________ challenging sports like ice skating or surfing.

7. My cousin David adores _____________ photos. He has got an expensivecamera.

8. Who dislikes __________ films on TV?

9. Does Laura hate ________ noodles?

10. My mother detests __________ by bus because she can be carsick.

II. Write the correct form of the verbs.

1. Vietnamese students love (go) picnic at the weekend.

2. I hate (spend) all day on (go) fishing.

3. People in Britain love (drink) tea with milk.

4. Do you like (listen) to music.

5. Does Anna fancy (watch) horrible movies.

6. I prefer (make) craft to (draw) a picture.

7. Kate loves (hang out) with her friends on her birthday.

8. I detest (eat) fish.

9. Do you mind (turn) off the TV?

10. Does she adore (work) with handicapped students?

III. Complete the sentences in Mai’s email with the correct form of the verb in brackets.

Hi, Susan!

Well, I’m here in Ha Noi, now. I see quite a lot of my cousin Hoa because we (1) (enjoy/ do) _______the same things. I have some new friends called David and John. David is very good at computers and he (2) (not mind/ help)_________ me so that’s good. John is really nice too. He (3) (play) _____basketball and he (4) (go/ skateboard) ________quite a lot. His brother Toby is 18 and he’s really cool but he (5) (prefer/ play) _______football. I (6) (do) __________ gymnastics once a week and Hoa (7) (do)_________ karate. She prefers indoor sports because she (8) (not like/ get)________ cold!

Write soon!

 

UNIT 2. LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

E. VERB FORMS

I. Write the correct form of verbs in the bracket.

1. It (be) often hot in summer.

2. The children often go (swim) in rivers after school.

3. It is necessary (water) the flowers twice a day.

4. Farmers are always busy with (harvest) their crops.

5. Mai (love) (listen) to the morning sounds in the countryside.

6. My father always (make) important decisions in my family.

7. In summer afternoons, children often (fly) kites especially when it (be) windy.

8. We sometimes (gather) around the campfire and (listen) to the elderly tell stories about my village’s heroes.

II. Give the correct forms of verbs in the brackets.

1. H5N1 virus(harm) ______human body very quickly.

2. Vegetarians (live) on vegetables, fruit and nuts.

3. Tina (sometimes, miss) the bus to school.

4. She (not like) housework at weekends.

5. They (eat) two eggs every day. That (not be) good for theirhealth.

6. My mother and I usually (cook) meals for my family but my father (seldom, cook) .

7. Hoa and Ba sometimes (not water) the flowers in their garden.

8. My brother (spend) half an hour (do) his homework everyday

III.Complete the sentences with the correct verb form.

1. John adores (play) badminton in the winter

2. My father sometimes goes (hunt) in the forests. He’d liketo find some more food for our family.

3. The boy (pick) up a stone and threw it in to the river.

4. He (collect) stamps from many countries since he (be) eight.

5. Which sports do you like (play)?

6. Hoa’s teacher wants her (spend) more time on math.

7. I promise I (try) my best next semester.

8. Sandra needs (improve) her English writing.

9. You should (underline) the word you want (learn) .

10. Can you help me (move) this table?

11. Nam always (get) grade A in Physics, but last semester he (get) B.

12. They were proud of (be) so successful.

 

UNIT 3.PEOPLES OF VIET NAM

E. VERB FORMS

I. Write the correct form of the verbs.

1. YMoan is a famous singer for (sing) songs about the Central Highlands ethnic people.

2. There are always cultural (differ) in every country in all over the world.

3. Maya, an ethnic girl, always wants to (become) an English teacher in the near future.

4. He hates (go) out in winter because it is really cold.

5. While people in Hanoi love (drink) lemon tea, people in Ho Chi Minh citylike (drink) coffee.

6. Long prefers (buy) a self-woven scarf to shoes.

7. Do you mind (close) the windows because it is too cold?

8. Would you like to (eat) some coconut candies?

9. Do you like (go) to Da Nang with my team?

10. Many people say that Vietnamese coffee is (strong) than others.

II. Complete the following sentences with the correct form ( ing-form or to-infinitive) of the verbs in brackets.

1. He delayed (tell)________her the news, waiting for the right moment.

2. I demand (see)________the manager.

3. My father offered (take) _________.us to the airport.

4. I haven’t missed (smoke) ___________like I expected to.

5. We’ve had to postpone (go) ___________to France because the children are ill.

6. I hate (interrupt)_________, but it’s time we left.

7. She admitted to (have)___________stolen the car.

8. Katie chose (say) __________away from work that day.

9. Hurry up! We’re waiting (go)________

10. I don’t appreciate (be)__________treated like a second-class citizen.

III. Use the correct tense of the verbs in brackets.

Last year, I (1.go) __________ mountain climbing for the first time. It was exciting and terrifying at the same time. We (2.move) ___________slowly and carefully, and it (3.take) ___________ three days to get to the top. When we climbed onto the summit, we (4.find) ___________ another group of climbers. They (5.arrive) ___________ several hours ahead of us. They (6.have) ___________ dinner and listening to Beethoven. We (7.laugh) __________ and they (8.invite) ___________ us to join them. The climb (9.be) ___________, to say the least, an unforgettable experience.

UNIT 4. OUR CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

E. VERB FORMS

I. Complete with should (not) or (not) have to.

1. We __________ leave too late tomorrow if we want to reach thebeach before lunch.

2. Ken and Liz_________revise their lessons tonight as they have to take a test tomorrow.

3. We ______ bring something to Kate’s party. I’ll feel really embarrassed otherwise.

4. He _______ write with his right hand because his father doesn’t allow him to write with left hand.

5. Victoria _________ read the newspaper as she wants to find a job.

6. That model on the TV is too skinny. I think she_________eat more.

7. Frank and Joey are having a fine art examination tomorrow, so they _______practice drawing today.

8. Lizzie _______ ask Bryan to help her with her studies. He did the same course last year.

9. Pregnant women ___________ smoke as it can damage the baby.

10.You ____________ take part in the meeting tonight if you don’t want to.

II. Write the correct form of the verbs.

1.Worshipping (take) place regularly on particular days, such as festivals and the death day of the ancestor.

2."Banh Chung" (be) a traditional and irreplaceable cake of Vietnamese people in the Tet Holidays.

3.The convention of giving "li xi” (have) its roots in the folklore about the ogre called Tuy.

4.Adults (give) red lucky pockets to children as a token of luck and best wishes.

5.South Koreans prefer (do) business with people with whom they have a personal connection.

6.Thais generally (use) first rather than surnames, with the honorific title Khun before the name.

7. Traditionally, children (live) with their parents until marriage.

8. The extended family (provide) both emotional and financial support.

9. The British (exchange) gifts between family members and close friends for birthdays and Christmas.

10. It is the custom for Polish (applaud) when the plane (land) .

III. Fill in the blank by using have to, must, should to complete the sentences.

1.If a man marries a Scot woman, he welcome her with eggs and sauces on her face.

2. When going to some African countries, you touch hands to greeting people.

3.In the northern part of Mozambique, people greet their hands three times and say hello.

4.Living in the Central African Republic, you slap their right handstogether and grasp each other’s middle finger if you see a good friend.

5.In La Tomatina, the participants throw tomatoes to other purely for fun.

6.Meeting the native Maori people, you rub your noses to theirs in a sign of trust and closeness.

7. It is the custom that children ask the adults’ permission before leaving the dining table.

8.My father says I go home at 9 p.m.

9. You drive on the left hand in London.

10. When eating in India, you use the right hand.

 

UNIT 5. FESTIVALS IN VIET NAM

E. VERB FORMS

I. Give the correct form of the following verbs

1.My mother always tells me that I have to(be) home by 9 p.m.

2.When I came, the whole family(have) dinner around a big dinning table.

3.Children should(take) things from adults with both hands.

4.In Australia, you mustn’t(comment) on a person’s accent.

5.Laura lives in a big city. If she (live) in the country, she ______(have) a dog.

6.I (learn) Italian for the past three years.

7.If I were you, I (not / buy) that book.

8.What the children (see) in the zoo yesterday?

9.They prefer (play) in a swimming pool all day.

10. The doctor will be ready in ten minutes. Take a seat while you (wait) .

II. Write the correct form of verbs. Use the past continuous or the past simple.

1. The woodcutter (work) in the woods. He (hear) a loud scream from a small cottage.

2. Hans Christian Andersen (grow up) in a Danish village and (move)___ to the big city in 1900s.

3. Cinderella (have to) work hard all day since her father died.

4. Cinderella (dress) in rags with a dusty gray face from the cinders whileher stepsisters always (dress) splendid and elegant clothes.

5.I (see) the accident when I (wait) for the taxi.

6. While people (talk) to each other, he (read) his book.

7. Who she (dance) with at the party last night?

8. While we (play) basketball in the park, Mary (fall) over.

9.When Cinderella (run) she (loose) one of her slippers.

10. Someone(knock) the door at midnight yesterday.

III. Put the verbs in brackets in past perfect or past simple.

1. When she (finish) ______her work, she (go) __________ to the cinema.

2. He (not eat) _________ until his parents (come)_________ home.

3. She (tell) _________me she never (meet) _____________ him.

4. He (do) ____________ her homework before he (go) ____________ out.

5. The lights (go) _________out the moment he (get) ___________into the cinema.

6. Hardly the holiday (begin) _______ when they (leave) ________the town.

7. They (be) ________out for an hour when it (start) __________ to rain.

8. They (leave) _________the shop as soon as they (buy) _______everything they (need) _________

9. The house (burn) ________to the ground buy the time the firemen (arrive) _____

10. As he (do) _______a lot of work that day he (be) _________very tired.

UNIT 6. FOLK TALES

E. VERB FORMS

I. Write these sentences, putting one verb into the correct form of “used to” and the other into the past simple.

1. He (live) in London before he (go) abroad.

2. I (earn) a lot of money, but then I (lose) my job.

3. I’m surprised that they (join) the tennis dub. They (not/ like) tennis.

4. you (travel) a lot before you (become) a teacher?

5. That radio (work) before I (drop) it.

6. We (see) them every week, but then we (have) an argument.

7. She (play) tennis a lot before she (break) her leg.

8. She (drive) a lot before she (have) an accident.

9. We (have) a garden, but then we (move) to a different house.

II. Put the verbs in brackets in past simple or past continuous.

1. While Tom (read) ________, Mai Ly (watch) _________ a documentary on TV.

2. Mark (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.

7. The receptionist (welcome) _______ the guests and (ask) ______them to fill in the form.

8. The car (break) _______down and we (have) __________to walk home.

9. The boys (swim) ______ while the girls (sunbathe) _________

10. My father (come) ________in, (look) _______ around and (tell) ______ me to tidy up my room.

III. Put the verbs in brackets in past simple or past continuous.

In my last holiday, I went to Hawaii. When I (1) (go) ______ to the beachfor the first time, something wonderful happened. I (2) (swim) ______ in the sea while my mother was sleeping in the sun. My brother was buildinga castle and my father (3) (drink) _____ some water. Suddenly I (4) (see) _______a boy on the beach. His eyes were blue like the water inthe sea and his hair (5) (be) _________ beautiful black. He was very tall andthin and his hair was brown. My heart (6) (beat) _____ fast. I (7) (ask) _______him for his name with a shy voice. He (8) (tell) ______ me that his name was John. He (9) (stay) ______with me the wholeafternoon. In the evening, we met again. We ate pizza in a food stall. The following days we (10) (have) ______ a lot of fun together. At the end of my holidays when I left Hawaii I said good-bye to John. We had tears in our eyes. He wrote to me a letter very soon and I answered him.

 

 

ANSWER KEYS

UNIT 1 LEISURE ACTIVITIES

E. VERB FORMS

I. Complete the sentences, using the -ing form of the given verbs.

1.going

2. collecting

3. doing

4. planting

5. staying

6. doing

7. taking

8. watching

9. eating

10. travelling

II. Write the correct form of the verbs.

1. going

6. making/ drawing

2. spending/going

7. hanging out

3. drinking

8. eating

4. listening

9. turning

5. watching

10. working

III. Complete the sentences in Mai’s email with the correct form of the verb in brackets.

1. enjoy doing

5. prefer to play

2. doesn’t mind helping

6. do

3. plays

7. does

4. goes skateboarding

8. doesn’t like getting

 

UNIT 2. LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

E. VERB FORMS

I. Write the correct form of verbs in the bracket.

1. is

3. to water

5. loves/ listening

7. fly/is

2. swimming

4. harvesting

6.makes

8. Gather/ listen

II. Give the correct forms of verbs in the brackets.

1. harms

3. sometimes misses

5. eat/ isn’t

7. don’t water

2. live

4. doesn’t like

6.cook/ seldom cooks

8. spends/ doing

III.Complete the sentences with the correct verb form.

1.playing

4. collected – was

7. will try

10. move/ to move

2. hunting

5. playing / to play

8. to improve

11. gets – got

3. picked

6. to spend

9.underline – to learn

12. being

 

UNIT 3.PEOPLES OF VIET NAM

E. VERB FORMS

I. Write the correct form of the verbs.

1. singing

2. differences

3. become

4. going

5. drinking/ drinking

6. buying

7. closing

8. eat

9. going

10. stronger

II. Complete the following sentences with the correct form ( ing-form or to-infinitive) of the verbs in brackets.

1. telling

2. to see

3. to take

4. smoking

5. going

6. to interupt

7. having

8. to say

9. to go

10. being

III. Use the correct tense of the verbs in brackets.

1. went

2. moved

3. took

4.found

5.arrived

6. were having

7. laughed

8. invited

9. was

 

 

UNIT 4. OUR CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

E. VERB FORMS

I. Complete with should (not) or (not) have to.

1. shouldn’t

2. have to

3. should

4. has to

5. has to

6. should

7. have to

8. should

9. shouldn’t

10. don’t have to

II. Write the correct form of the verbs.

1. takes

2. is

3. has

4. give

5. doing

6. use

7. live

8. provide

9. exchange

10. to applauch/ lands

III. Fill in the blank by using have to, must, should to complete the sentences.

1. has to

2. Should

3. Must/ have to

4. must

5. Have to

6. must

7. should

8. Have to

9. must

10. Have to

 

UNIT 5. FESTIVALS IN VIET NAM

E. VERB FORMS

I. Give the correct form of the following verbs

1.be

6. have learnt (have been learning)

2.was having

7. wouldn’t buy

3. take

8. did (the children) see

4. comment

9. playing

5. lived/ would have

10. are waiting

II. Write the correct form of verbs. Use the past continuous or the past simple.

1. was working /heard

6. were talking/ was reading

2. grew up / moved

7. did she dance

3. had to

8. were playing / fell

4. dressed / dressed

9. was running / lost

5. saw / was waiting

10. was knocking

III. Put the verbs in brackets in past perfect or past simple.

1.had finished – went

6.had the holiday begun – left

2. hadn’t eaten – came

7. had been – started

3.told – had met

8. left – had bought – needed

4. had done – went

9. had burned/ burnt – arrived

5.had gone – got

10. had done – was

 

UNIT 6. FOLK TALES

E. VERB FORMS

I. Write these sentences, putting one verb into the correct form of “used to” and the other into the past simple.

1. used to live – went

6. used to see – had

2. used to earn – lost

7. used to play – broke

3. joined – didn’t use to like

8. used to drive – had

4. Did (you) use to travel – became

9. used to have – moved

5.used to work – dropped

 

II. Put the verbs in brackets in past simple or past continuous.

1.was reading; was watching

6.woke; looked

2.came; switched; checked

7.welcomed; asked

3.sneaked; stole; left

8.broke; had

4.was listening; was explaining

9.were swimming; were sunbathing

5.were doing; were lying

10. came; looked; told

III. Put the verbs in brackets in past simple or past continuous.

1. went

2. was swimming

3. was drinking

4. saw

5.was

6. was beating

7. asked

8. told

6. was beating

7. asked

 

E. VERB FORMS

Choose the best answer to complete each of the following sentences.

1.

11.

21.

31.

41.

2.

12.

22.

32.

42.

3.

13.

23.

33.

43.

4.

14.

24.

34.

44.

5.

15.

25.

35.

45.

6.

16.

26.

36.

46.

7.

17.

27.

37.

47.

8.

18.

28.

38.

48.

9.

19.

29.

39.

49.

10.

20.

30.

40.

50.

 

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