Police Report

Bad luck! When you were on holiday, some robbers got into your house. The criminals took some of your favourite expensive objects. Fortunately, you took a photo of your living room before travelling (Photo 1). When you got home, you took Photo 2. You can see the difference! 

Now write the sentences for the Police Report. Use there was / there were and prepositions with suitable vocabulary (in New English File Student’s Book on page 151).

Example. There was an ornament on the table. It was grey, and it was a sculpture of a tree. 

There was a/an carpet cushion lamp ornament picture plant stool above
next to
the armchair
the corner
the cupboard
the floor
the sofa
the table
the walls 
There were some
There were two/three…
carpets cushions lamps ornaments pictures plants stools

Describe the photo

Write your description of this photo. You can invent some information about this person. To help you, here’s an example of a description for a similar type of photo.

This is John Albright. He’s twenty-eight years old and he’s from Wales. He works for a German car company in a big factory. In this photo he’s standing next to a car, and he’s putting a wheel on it.

He’s quite fat and he has short dark hair. He’s wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. In the photo he’s wearing special glasses, but he doesn’t normally wear them.

He doesn’t like his job, but he loves driving cars in his free time. He can also drive a bus, a tractor or a lorry, but he can’t ride a motorbike! He really likes watching Formula One racing on TV at weekends. He always watches Fernando Alonso, but he hates him. His favourite driver is Lewis Hamilton. 

Happy Birthday, Molly!

Complete the spaces. You can use these verbs:-
Be (x2); Be born; Buy; Can; Eat; Have; Like; Wear.
[1] __________ Molly Dickinson. [2] __________ happy because it’s her birthday. [3] __________ 1st April 1938. [4] ___________ a party hat, but it’s very small for her. [5] ___________ her homemade birthday cake. [6] ___________ cooking very much, so she spends a lot of time in her kitchen. [7] ___________ make delicious biscuits and wonderful sweet puddings. [8] __________ tea and biscuits with her friend Mr Miller every afternoon. [9] __________ a nice birthday present for Molly in the shopping centre yesterday – a teapot and a set of mugs.

Regular and Irregular Verbs

Regular and Irregular Verbs
be was/were being
buy a newspaper bought buying
call a taxi called calling
come here came coming
cook dinner cooked cooking
dance the tango danced dancing
do did doing
exercise/ housework/ your homework
draw a picture drew drawing
drink coffee drank drinking
drive a VW drove driving
eat fast food ate eating
find some money found finding
finish work finished finishing
get got getting
a newspaper/a taxi/an e-mail/dressed
home (arrive)/to work (arrive)/get up late
give her a present gave giving
go went going
away for a week/by bus/for a walk
home/out on Friday/shopping
to bed/to work/to church/to class/to a restaurant
to the beach/to the cinema/to the gym
have had having
a coffee/a sandwich/a drink/a good time
children/a car/a shower/breakfast/lunch/dinner
hear a noise heard hearing
help someone helped helping
like animals liked liking
listen to the radio listened listening
live in a flat lived living
look for your keys looked looking
make the dinner made making
meet a friend met meeting
paint a picture painted painting
play played playing
chess/tennis/the guitar
read a newspaper read /red/ reading
ride a bike rode riding
run a race ran running
say goodbye said saying
see a film saw seeing
sing a song sang singing
sleep for seven hours slept sleeping
smoke a cigarette smoked smoking
speak German spoke speaking
start work started starting
study economics studied studying
swim every day swam swimming
take took taking
photos/the dog out for a walk/your umbrella
talk to a friend talked talking
tell me a secret told telling
travel by plane travelled travelling
turn on the TV turned turning
use a computer used using
wait for a bus waited waiting
wake up early woke waking
walk home walked walking
watch television watched watching
wear glasses wore wearing
work in an office worked working
write a sentence wrote writing