Основы грамматики английского языка для студентов-медиков. Раздел IV, страница 2

9.  His father was a doctor.

10.  She finished school in 1998 and entered the institute in 1999.

11.  The famous scientist Albert Einstein left Germany in 1933 and moved to the United States. He died in 1955.

12.  – Did you see the film on TV last night? – Yes, I did. – Did you like it? – Not very much.

13.  – What did you do at the week-end? – I went to the cinema, then I discussed the film with my friends.

14.  – What did you do last night? – I went to see my friend and we watched the TV-program.

15.  – Did you take notes of the lecture yesterday? – Yes, I did. – Can I copy it? – Certainly.

IV. Translate the sentences from closing one of the columns

1. Они были здесь час назад.

They were here an hour ago.

2. Она была там в среду.

She was there on Wednesday.

3. Она дежурила вчера в поликлинике.

She was on duty at the polyclinic yesterday.

4. Он был врачом в 1985 году.

He was a doctor in 1985.

5. Я был в кино позавчера.

I was at the cinema the day before yesterday.

6. Мы были детьми тогда.

We were children then.

7. - Он вовремя пришел на лекцию вчера? – Да.

- Was he in time for the lecture yesterday? – Yes.

8. - Вы были дома в понедельник утром?

 - Нет, я был в Институте.

- Were you at home on Monday morning?

- No, I was at the Institute.

9. - Вы были в Минске в прошлом месяце? – Нет.

-  Когда вы были там в последний раз?

-  В последний раз я был там год назад.

- Were you in Minsk last month?

- No, I wasn’t.

- When were you there last?

- I last was there a year ago.

10. Его не было дома в пятницу, он был в театре.

He wasn’t at home on Friday evening, he was at the theatre.

11. - Какая погода была вчера?

-  Вчера было холодно.

-  Было ветрено?

-  Да.

- What was the weather like yesterday?

- It was cold yesterday.

- Was it windy?

- Yes, it was.

V. Make the sentences negative


I worked on Sunday.

I didn’t work on Sunday.

1.  I got up early yesterday.

2.  My mother made breakfast for me.

3.  I left Gomel three days ago.

4.  Her husband bought a new house in June.

5.  I saw her in the office two hours ago.

6.  He liked his new flat.

7.  The nurse took my temperature.

8.  She got a certificate of health.

9.  He passed his competitive entrance examinations successfully.

10.  They carried on an experiment on animals last week.

VI. Ask questions to the sentences and then give short answers


He came home at six.

- Did he come home at six?

- Yes, he did.

- No, he didn’t.

1.  I visited my friend in England.

2.  He learned French at school.

3.  She got a telegram yesterday.

4.  We moved to a new flat last month.

5.  The conference finished at 5 o’clock.

6.  Their working day began at 9 o’clock.

7.  He entered the Institute last year.

8.  They attended the lectures regularly.

9.  We arranged the concert.

VII. Finish the sentences using the Past Indefinite tense according to the model


Now he lives in Gomel but a few years ago ___ he lived in Minsk.

1.  Now he studies English but at school ___.

2.  Now he often sleeps in the daytime but he ___ before.

3.  Now she knows something about the life of these people but before she came to live here she ___.

4.  Now I like classical music but when I was fifteen ___.

5.  I am a student now but last year ___.

6.  She leaves home at 8 in the morning but when she lived in the country ___.

7.  He doesn’t smoke now but only a few months ago ___.

8.  She seldom writes to me now but there was time when she ___.

9.  We usually watch TV in the evening but last night ___.

10.  This year we go to the theatre once a month but last year ___.

VIII. Put questions to the underlined words

1.  They worked at the hospital then.

2.  My sister stayed at her friend’s over the week-end.

3.  They lived in that house ten years ago.

4.  He decided to enter the Medical Institute last year.

5.  They liked to play football in fine weather.

6.  My friend wrote an interesting article last month.

IX. Answer the questions using the Past Indefinite tense


1.  When did you last play volleyball (chess, football, tennis)?

2.  When did you last go to the cinema (theatre, circus)?

3.  Did you go to the country for the last weekend or did you stay in town?

4.  When did you last see your parents?

5.  When did you begin learning English?


1.  When did you finish a secondary school?

2.  Were you eager to enter the Medical University? Why?

3.  Was it difficult to enter the University?

4.  What did you hand in to the University before entering it?

5.  When did hand in an application for admission to the University?

6.  When did you take your competitive entrance examinations?

7.  What mark did you get in Chemistry (Physics, Biology, written composition) at the competitive entrance exams?


1.  When were you at the polyclinic last?

2.  What diseases did you suffer in your childhood?

3.  What diseases were you ill with last year?

4.  Where did you usually go first when you came to the polyclinic?

5.  What did the registering clerk on duty ask you?

6.  How long did the medical examination take you?

7.  What did the doctor do during the examination?

8.  What did the nurse do?

9.  What analysis did the doctor make?

10.  How long did you keep the thermometer in your armpit?