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30 MOST COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

English Tenses

The most important English tenses you must know to communicate effectively.

 


1. PRESENT SIMPLE


  1. They get up at 5 a.m.
    I always visit them.
    She often makes pizza.

  2. The film starts at 9:00 pm.
    We go to New York on Sunday.

  3. Water boils at 100°C .
    Earth goes around the Sun.

 

never  
rarely, seldom every day
often once a week
sometimes twice a year
usually three times a day
always  

 

I read
You read
He reads    
She reads    
It reads
We read
You read
They read

 

tidy - tidies

do - does

watch - watches

do / does

(don`t) / does not (doesn`t)

Do I like her? I don`t like her.
Do you like her? You don`t like her.
Does he like her? He doesn`t like her.
Does she like her? he doesn`t like her.
Does it like her? It doesn`t like her.
Do we like her? We don`t like her.
Do you like her? You don`t like her.
Do they like her? They don`t like her.

 

Yes, I do. No, I don`t.
Yes, you do. No, you don`t.
Yes, he does. No, he doesn`t.
Yes, she does. No, she doesn`t.
Yes, it does. No, it doesn`t.
Yes, we do. No, we don`t.
Yes, you do. No, we don`t.
Yes, they do. No, they don`t.

2. PRESENT CONTINUOUS


  1. She is listening to music now.


  2. I am living in London at the moment.


  3. You are always shouting at me.

 

now
at the moment
at present
tomorrow

 

     
I`m playing Am I playing? I`m not playing
You`re playing Are you playing? You aren`t playing
He`s playing Is he playing? He isn`t playing
She`s playing Is she playing? She isn`t playing
It`s playing Is it playing? It isn`t playing
We`re playing Are we playing? We aren`t playing
You`re playing Are you playing? You aren`t playing
They`re playing Are they playing? They aren`t playing

 

Yes, I am. No, I`m not.
Yes, You are No, you aren`t.
Yes, she is. No, she isn`t.
Yes, he is No, he isn`t.
Yes, it is. , it isn`t.
Yes, we are. , we aren`t.
Yes, you are. No, you aren`t.
Yes. They are. No, they aren`t.

 

work - working
dance - dancing
run - running
stop - stopping

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

3. PAST SIMPLE

 

I watched this film last Monday.

 

yesterday    
the day before    
last week    
a year ago    
three months ago    

 

     
I was was I? I wasn`t
you were were you? You weren`t
he was was he? he wasn`t
she was was she? she wasn`t
it was was it? it wasn`t
we were were we? we weren`t
you were were you? you weren`t
     

I work - I worked

 

I dance - I danced.

 

I cry - I cried

I washed my car.
Did I wash my car?
I didn`t wash my car.
You bought a new dress.
Did you buy a new dress?
You didn`t buy a new dress.

4. PRESENT PERFECT


  1. I have been in Paris.

  2. I have bought a new car.

  3. She has sprained he ankle.

Okoliczniki czasu:

never

I have never been to America. .

ever

Have you ever gone to Moscow?
I haven`t ever visited my uncle.

just

I have just baked the cake.

already

My brothers have already gone home.

yet

I haven`t done my homwerok yet.

for

He`s lived here for 5 years.

since

I haven`t cooked since Christmas/since 1982.

 

I have worked (I`ve worked)
You have worked (You`ve worked)
He has worked (He`s worked)
She has worked (She`s worked)
It has worked (It`s worked)
We have worked (We`ve worked)
You have worked (You`ve worked)
They have worked (they`ve worked)

 

Have I worked? I haven`t worked.
Have you worked? You haven`t worked.
Has she worked? She hasn`t worked.

5. PAST CONTINUOUS

 

It was raining all night.

 

While I was having a bath, he was reading a magazine.

 

She was working in her office when it started to snow.

 

     
I was working Was I working? I wasn`t working.
You were working Were you working? You weren`t working.
He/She/It was working he/she/it working? He/she/it wasn`t working.
We were working Were we working? We weren`t working.
You were working Were you working? You weren`t working.
They working Were they working? They weren`t working.

 

when  
while  
all day  

6. PRESENT PERFECT CONTINOUOUS

 

I have been waiting for you for five hours.
I have been watching TV.
You have been watching TV.
She/he/it has been watching TV.
We have been watching TV.
You have been watching TV.
They have been watching TV.



Has she been watching TV?
She hasn`t been watching TV.

7. FUTURE SIMPLE

 

I think it will be sunny tomorrow.

 

Will you help me?

 

tomorrow  
next week  
soon  
in a week  

 

 

     
I will work Will I work? I won`t work
You will work Will you work? You won`t work
He will work Will he work? He won`t work
She will work Will she work? She won`t work
It will work Will it work? It won`t work
We will work Will we work? We won`t work
You will work Will you work? You won`t work
They will work Will they work? They won`t work

 

Yes, I will No, I won`t
Yes, she will No, she won`t

8. BE GOING TO

 

I`m going to go swimming.
He is going to wait for her at the bus stop.

     
I am going to work. Am I going to work.? I am not going to work.
You are going to work. Are you going to work.? You aren`t going to work.
He is going to work. Is he going to work.? He isn`t going to work.
She is going to work. Is she going to work? She isn`t going to work.
It is going to work. Is it going to work.? It isn`t going to work.
We are going to work. Are we going to work? We aren`t going to work.
You are going to work. Are you going to work.? You aren`t going to work.
They are going to work. Are they going to work.? They aren`t going to work.

 

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