Task one: Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
Tom Wilson 1) was (be) an explorer. He 2) had been(be) to nearly every country in the world, but the most exciting time he 3) ever had (ever/have) was when he 4) went(go) to the Congo jungle. A magazine 5) asked (ask)him to retrace the route of a famous explorer who 6) disappeared (disappear) in the1920's. As he 7) will find (follow) a small river he got separated from his guides. He 8) goes on (go on) alone, hoping he 9) found (find) them, but instead he 10) encountered (encounter) a group of natives. He 11) stayed (stay)with them for several days and 12) found out (find out) that a very old woman 13)actually met (actually/meet) the famous explorer. She 14) knows (know)how he 15) died(die). Tom 16)became(become) very friendly with the natives and now he 17) plans(plan) to go back and see them again. He is sure they 18) will welcome(welcome) him back.
Task two: Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
When Francis Lee was a boy he 1) was watching (want) to be an astronaut. He 2)Watched(watch) TV one day in 1969 when he 3) saw (see) Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Since then he 4) has always dreamt (always/dream) of doing the same. Every night when there is a full moon, he 5 stares (stare) up at it for hours and 6) imagines(imagine) himself walking around on it. At the moment, however, he 7 )is working(work) as a night watchman at a meat factory. He 8) is doing (do) the same job since he left school fifteen years ago, but he still hopes that one day his dream 9) will come (come) true. He 10) heard (hear) that in the 21st century they 11) will sell(sell) tickets to fly to the moon. For this reason he 12) was saving(save) half of his wages every month for the past two years.