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REVISION OF THE TENSE-ASPECT SYSTEM OF THE ENGLISH VERB
Task 1. Complete the article underlining the correct verb forms. The first one is done for you. After doing the exercise express your opinion about the problem raised in the article
It’s June. Nice weather arrived/has arrived.And along with it thoughts ofbarbecues. Are you thinking/Do you think of having one? Have you ever wondered about the origin of the term? It is believed that the term barbecue is not strictly American, but only Americans barbecue/ are barbecuing. The rest of the world simply cooks/is cooking meals over a fire. People dispute/are disputing the origin of the name. Some researchers claim/are claiming that the word comes/is coming from Spanish and Haitian origins, and barbaco refers/is referring to a framework of sticks set upon posts. In the past people used/were using this rack to roast meat or simply to dry it. Other researchers believe/are believing that the origin of the term is the French phrase barbe a queue, which means/is meaning “from whisker (barbe) to tail (queue).In the eighteenth century people roasted/have roasted whole animals outdoors as well as indoors. Native Americans, too, used this method of cooking outdoors. Whatever the origin of the term, a barbecue is/has been now not only a means of cooking, but an event. It is believed that by 1733 the process had become/had been becoming a party. People stood/have stood round the fire and drank/had drunk until the food was/had been ready. That, with the addition of barbecue sauce, sounds/is sounding pretty much like what a barbecue id/has been today.
Task 2. . Complete the article underlining the correct verb forms. The first one is done for you. After doing the exercise express your opinion about the problem raised in the article.