Your English-Tasks for Weeks X and XI of the Corona crisis.

10./11. Woche (02.06 – 10.06.2020)


Conditional sentences:

If you had checked the car, it would not have broken down in the middle of the desert.

We would have given the man the documents if we had known him.

If Jack turns off the heating more often, it will + inf. oder won’t + inf…………

If you want to be better at French, use the Früben lessons more often.

If I had lain down on the sofa, I would have fallen asleep.

The problems would easily be  solved if the students used their textbooks.

She will not know the facts about Africa if she doesn’t read these two articles.

If Steve didn’t fowl the other players so often, there would not be so many players injured.

If Tom opens the window, people outside can hear him playing the piano.

I wouldn’t stay any longer if Garry sang at the party.

I failed the exam. I would have been more successful if I had followed my teacher’s advice.

Choose a word from the list. Decide whether you have to use an adjective or
an adverb.

directly – rapidly – heavy – desperately – nastily – immediately – suddenly – silver – gratefully – lucky – normally – small

Spot the mistakes and correct them.

….. you should go to bed earlier.
It sound bad …
Dave works hard.
He is really nervous.
….. looks really nice.
….. him speaking excitedly to his son.

Complete the sentences using the words below.

  • Captain Walton told Frankenstein about his hard life at sea.
  • Clerval was interested in philosophical questions.
  • Frankenstein read the best books by all the modern teachers.
  • Frankenstein worked without rest for two years.
  • ‘There can be no friendship between us’.
  • It was an old unused building beside/next to a cottage.
  • The village people were different from my gentle friends.
  • Frankenstein dropped the box into the sea and lay down in the boat.

Mixed grammar

are you doing
have never met
am looking, have looked
liked, would like
have just seen
have improved
sell, are selling
have really persuaded
don’t know
have bought
sell, are selling
will go

9. Woche (25.05. – 29.05.2020)

SOLUTIONS – Please correct yourself


A 1 behind the house  2 in front of the house  3 off her bike  4 onto her bike  5 through the park

B 1 at 2 about 3 above 4 along 5 about 6 at  7 among 8 across 9 after 10 against 11 at 12 against

C 1 from  2 of  3 of  4 In  5 of  6 in  7 From  8 of  9 to  10 in  11 of  12 in  13 Between  14 During  15 of  16 in  17 in  18 through

D 1 till/until 1948  2 for two months  3 since Monday  4 during the strike  5 by Friday  6 at ten to eight

E 1 of  2 by  3 from

1 Adjective or adverb – circle the correct form.

The British and the Americans speak the same language, but otherwise they are very different. For example, the British usually drive rather slowly and are careful when handling their cars. Americans, on the other hand, like to drive as quickly as possible, even if they get a speeding ticket. Then look at the way they eat: a lot of Americans prefer to eat quick meals in their cars, even if that doesn’t taste very good. In Britain, most people sit down to a hearty meal in the evenings, which they eat slowly. They find „fast food“ rather unpleasant. Of course, both countries really have very good food and many excellent specialities which one can hardly find in other places. One thing is certainly  true: the Americans move house more easily than the British. In fact, they do it all the time.

4 Put in the adjectives in the right form.

a) Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. But Ben Nevis in Scotland is higher . It is the highest mountain in the British Isles. But it isn’t the most difficult to climb. There are other Scottish mountains which are steeper and more dangerous than Ben Nevis.

b) London is Britain’s biggest and most famous city. It is one of the most exciting capitals in the world. Harrod’s, the department store, is more famous than any other shop in the UK. You can see some of the best actors in the world in London’s theatres. And you can visit some of the world’s most fascinating museums. The Tower of London is one of the most popular sights for tourists.

c) Nottingham Forest is one of the oldest football clubs in Britain. It started in 1865. The city of Nottingham is much older than that, of course. A thousand years ago it was already one of the most important towns in England.

6 Matthew’s night in the outback

Matthew shivers (1). He knows (2) he is (3) lost. He has (4) never spent a night alone in the bush before. He doesn’t (5) doubt he will (6) be found sooner or later, because if he isn’t (7) home tomorrow his father will (8) send out a search party very quickly.

But the night seems (9) endless. The stars are (10) shining and Matthew is (11) moving his arms to warm himself up. With sunrise the wind gets (12) up again and Matthew walks (13) around and does (14) some exercises.

He thinks (15) he can (16) build a shelter against the wind and the sun. But then he two black men come (17) out of the bush. After he has (18) told them about his problem they tell (19) him where he has (20) to go to find a farm with a telephone.

a) Setze die unterstrichenen Verben in die in diesem Text passende Gegenwartsform

und trage sie in die Kästchen ein.

shiver – zittern / doubt – zweifeln / search party – Suchtrupp / shelter – Unterschlupf

b) Erzähle die Geschichte in eigenen Worten in Deutsch.

(Sollte inhaltlich in etwa folgendes enthalten,

kann auch in Vergangenheitsform sein:)

Matthew zittert. Er weiß, dass er sich verlaufen hat. Er hat noch nie eine Nacht allein im Busch verbracht. Er zweifelt nicht daran, dass man ihn früher oder später finden wird, denn wenn er morgen nicht zu Hause ist, wird sein Vater sehr schnell eine Suchmannschaft ausschicken.

Aber die Nacht scheint endlos. Die Sterne scheinen und Matthew bewegt seine Arme um sich aufzuwärmen. Bei Sonnenaufgang nimmt der Wind wieder zu und Matthew geht herum und macht einige Übungen.

Er denkt, er kann einen Unterschlupf gegen den Wind und die Sonne bauen. Aber dann kommen zwei schwarze Männer (australische Ureinwohner – hier lag ein Druckfehler vor: „back“ statt „black“) aus dem Busch. Nachdem er ihnen von seinem Problem erzählt hat, sagen sie ihm wohin er gehen muss, um eine Farm mit einem Telefon zu finden.

Lösungen für 9er homeschooling 11.05. bis 15.05. (7. und 8.Woche)
Fill in past progressive or simple past.

When Marvin arrived at the basketball courts, Elliot was already practising under the basket.

Marvin was walking past an alley, when he heard a strange noise.

He was looking at his car, when he suddenly felt a hand on his neck.

Mr Mitchell was watching TV, when Marvin came home.

When Marvin got to class the next day, Joey was standing near the door.

The students were just talking about Elliot, when suddenly the door opened and he was walking in with two police officers.

Fill in simple past or past perfect.

Last Saturday Peter and Susan went to the cinema together. But Susan was late. When she got to the bus stop, the bus had left. She waited twenty minutes until another bus came. When she arrived at the cinema, Peter had already paid for the tickets. But they were late now, and when they went into the cinema, the film had already started. Peter was very annoyed because he hadn’t seen the beginning of the film. After the film Peter wanted to go to a restaurant, but Susan wasn’t very hungry. She had eaten some sandwiches at home. So they argued and went home on different buses. Such things happen.

Fill in the correct tenses.(Eine Herausforderung!)

Principal: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. We haven’t had a staff meeting this quarter yet, so we have very much to discuss. What’s on the agenda?

Miss Hart: Loud Ben Miller! He’s the worst pupil I have ever had! Yesterday he caused a complete chaos in my history lesson. While I was trying to teach the class about the Civil War, he turned off the lights and everything was completely dark. He’s a terrible boy!

Mr Carpenter: Do you think so? I find he’s one of the best boys I have ever had. He hasn’t missed one of my lessons and up to now he has done some very good work for me. When I came into the shop yesterday, for example, he was working a really good bit of woodwork.

Principal: Please don’t argue about Miller. He’s not the only boy in the school. What about attendance? Has he missed any days this quarter.

Miss Hart: Oh yes – ten days! And he overslept three times! In fact, when I entered the classroom this morning, he was lying on one of the tables at the back of the room, fast asleep!

Principal: Oh dear, he does seem to be a problem.

Decide whether to use an adjective or an adverb.

  • He drove extremely slowly through the roadworks.
  • Your work is absolutely perfect.
  • We all sat rapidly in the helicopter and the pilot took off.
  • Mr. Brown’s neighbour sat so close to him on the plane that he could hardly (kaum) move.
  • The new teacher is fairly attractive.
  • The lamb pie tasted so good that I had to take another portion.
  • My brother has been seriously ill for two weeks.
  • Prove careful if you can take responsibility for this event.
  • This is definitively a difficult sentence for you.
  • They treat other people politely.
  • Unfortunately, they do not really exist.
  • William is a bad driver.
  • First Brian seemed angry but then he accepted my arguments.
  • Kate Middleton dresses in an elegant way.

Indirekte Rede

The lady said that she had just visited her daughter.
George said that he had gone to a concert the day before.
My mother told me that Sally was just having a bath.
The boy said that he played basketball every Wednesday.
My mother said that the neighbours would have a party the following week.
Mrs Penn said to her son that they were going to buy a dog the next (following) day.
My classmate asked if she could borrow my pen.
My friend asked if I had already written the essay.
The girl asked when the film started.
The reporter asked where the accident had happened.
The neighbour asked my father if he liked the new car.
The shop assistant asked if she could help me.
The teacher told me not to throw papers through the classroom.
The doctor told me to take three tablets a day.
The boss told the secretary to get in contact with Miller&Sons.
The photographer asked us to smile.
The sign told the train passengers not to lean out of the window.


Aufgaben für Englisch Jg.9 (abcd) – 6.Woche (04-05. – 08.05.)

REVISION: TENSES – The troubles

1 is

2 stand

3 watch

4 lift

5 comes

6 throw

7 run

8 scream

9 turns

10 says

11 runs

12 has

13 throws

14 turns

15 goes

16 doesn’t see

17 is lying

18 falls

19 hurts

20 is bleeding

21have not done

22 know

23 will be

24 leave

The tenses of the full verbs – present and past

A Simple or progressive? Choose the correct form.

1 What time do you usually get up?

2 My brother has got a holiday job this summer. He is working in a snack bar.

3 I was walking through the shopping mall when suddenly I met an old friend.

4 We often go camping to Italy in August.

5 I have known Julie since we were children.

6 I felt hot and tired because I had been running in the park.

7 Jeff was working on his geography project when I phoned him.

8 Beth is writing postcards. She has written five so far.

9 My moped is broken, so I am walking to school this week.

10 I’m sorry I’m late. Have you been waiting long?

11 What were you doing when I phoned you last night?

12 I have been downloading info about my favourite pop bands all morning.

13 Colin passed his driving test last year, on his eighteenth birthday.

14 Jill says her parents own a yacht, but I do not believe her.

15 Rob isn’t in. He is taking the dog for a walk.

B Complete the mini-dialogues. Choose from the tenses given in the simple or progressive form: present – present perfect – past

Tom: Where’s Lisa? 16 Is she still working for her exams? 17 I have not seen her for a


Ed: She (18 has gone to a concert. She (19 left about half an hour ago.

Tom: I tried to phone you last night at about eight, but you weren’t at home.

Ed: Oh, at eight o’clock I (20 was sitting in the cinema with Jeff and Rob. We (21 went to

see „Men in Black 2“. It was great.

Tom: (22 Have you seen the new Stephen King horror film yet?

Ed: No, I (23 haven’t watched a horror film since „Alien 3“. I think they’re stupid.

present perfect – past – past perfect

Ben: I (24 have been taking an art course since January. It’s on Tuesdays at seven.

It’s a lot of fun.

Ali: But you can’t draw. You hated art in school.

Ben: You’re right. I (25 had never drawn a portrait in my life before I joined the art class.

But, you see, last December I (26 met a girl at a party. She (27 had already been doing

the course for two months, so I decided to join too. Well, I (28 have been trying to draw

a portrait of our dog for five weeks now, and I (29 haven’t finished it yet. Poor Rover

looks more like a donkey – but I see Fiona every week. She’s very good at art. So far she

(30 has done three portraits and some cool paintings. I think she likes me too. Yesterday

evening she was hungry because she (31 hadn’t had time to eat before the class. So

afterwards we (32 went for a hamburger together.