T104 - Predictions of the Future

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

The Martians are not coming




Complete the text using the correct form of the verbs in brackets : PAST SIMPLE, PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE or PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I (READ) science fiction stories for many years now and I (JUST FINISH) 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. I (ALWAYS FIND) their predictions about the future interesting but most of the predictions made by writers of science fiction (NEVER COME) true. We (WAIT) for Big Brother since Orwell (WRITE) 1984 but he (STILL NOT COME).

The Time Machine which Wells (PREDICT) over a hundred years ago (NOT APPEAR) yet. Novelists (WRITE) thousands of stories about Martians and though we (ALREADY LAND) spacecraft on Mars nobody (EVER VISIT) Mars and I (NEVER SEE) a Martian in my back yard or anywhere else, though I (WAIT) for them to turn up since I (BE) a child.