Grammar Challenge
 

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- Practice Tasks

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- Use the grammar
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Now practise your pronunciation and listening by doing the tasks below:

Task 1: Long form short form

Practise saying these sentences, paying attention to the short forms of the past perfect. You can use the audio clip at the bottom of this task to help you.

  1. We were much too late. I wish we had left earlier.


  2. We were much too late. I wish we'd left earlier.


  3. Do you wish you had gone to the party?


  4. Do you wish you'd gone to the party?


  5. Jack wishes he had worked harder at school.


  6. Jack wishes he'd worked harder at school.


  7. I wish we had taken the train. It was too far to walk.


  8. I wish we'd taken the train. It was too far to walk.


  9. I wish we had done it sooner.


  10. I wish we'd done it sooner.
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Task 2: Short forms

Practise saying these sentences, paying attention to the short forms of the past perfect. You can use the audio clip at the bottom of this task to help you.

  1. I wish we'd walked home yesterday.


  2. I wish I'd listened more carefully.


  3. Do you wish you'd gone to the party?


  4. Jack wishes he'd worked harder at school.


  5. I wish you'd taken the train.


  6. I wish I'd done it sooner.


  7. She wishes she'd taken her umbrella.


  8. I wish you'd told me about it.
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Task 3: General regret or past regret?

Practise saying these sentences, paying attention to the short forms of the past perfect. You can use the audio clip at the bottom of this task to help you.

  1. I failed the exam. I wish I'd worked harder.


  2. She always fails her exams. I wish she worked harder.


  3. I wish we walked home more often.


  4. I wish we'd walked home yesterday.


  5. I wish you'd told me the truth about the key you lost.


  6. You're always telling lies. I wish you told me the truth.


  7. I wish we lived in the city.


  8. I wish we'd visited him.


  9. I wish you'd listened to me.


  10. I wish you listened to me.

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