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Present Tense Final Exam

Directions: Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in any aspect of the present tense.

Ring! Ring!

Berto: Hello?

Justin: Hi, may I please speak to Berto?

Berto: Yes, this is he.

Justin: Berto! How (be) you? This is Justin.

Berto: Ahhh....Justin! I (be) fine. How are you?

Justin: I'm great, thanks.

Berto: That (be) good. So, what's up?

Justin: Well, I (have) a question for you.

Berto: Sure.

Justin: My motorcycle (be) broken. I (try) to repair it for days. I (no, know) what is wrong with it. I (no, can fix) it.

Berto: Hmm. It (sound) like a mystery. (You, try) to start it?

Justin: Yes. I (try) to start it many times.

Berto: What (happen) when you try?

Justin: It (make) a strange sound. Then the engine (die) .

Berto: Hmm. Okay. (You, stand) beside it right now?

Justin: Yes.

Berto: Okay. You need to do the following things. First, you need to inspect the spark plugs.

Justin: Hold on. Okay, right now I (inspect) the spark plugs under a light. They (look) clean.

Berto: Okay, that's good. Now, you need to check the oil.

Justin: Hold on. Okay, right now I (check) the oil. It (look) clean, and the tank is full.

Berto: Okay, that's good. Now, you need to test the battery. (You, have) a battery tester?

Justin: Yes, I do. I (use) it right now. I (test) the battery. It (appear) to be full of life.

Berto: Hmm. That is strange! I (wonder) what the problem could be.

Justin: Yes...very strange. I (not, understand) it. My brother (think) the motorcycle is trash. He (not, think) it will ever start again. He (say) I need to take it to the junkyard.

Berto: Hmm. That's too bad. Well, there is one more thing you can check.

Justin: Really?

Berto: Yes, but I am sure you (check) it already.

Justin: Well, what is it?

Berto: The gas level.

Justin: Wait! I (not, check) that yet! Hold on!

Berto: Well, what (do) it look like?

Justin: It looks empty!