English language quizzes
State and action verbs quiz 2
I _________________ around a second-hand shop one day when I saw an old vase.
- was looking
It ________________ very old.
- was looking
I ____________________ perhaps it might be valuable.
- was thinking
'_________________ that dirty old vase?' asked my friend Rose.
- Are you liking
- Do you like
'Yes. I ___________________ of buying it,' I replied.
- am thinking
'Look, it __________________ a picture of a dragon on it.'
- is having
'Do you think it __________________ from China?'
- is coming
'Maybe. Look, there's something written on the bottom. What _________________?'
- does it say
- is it saying
'I can read the words but I __________________ what they mean. It's not modern Chinese.'
- am not understanding
- do not understand
'There's no price on it. How much ___________ he wants for it?'
- do you think
- are you thinking
I asked the shop keeper.
'It was one thousand dollars,' he said, 'but we __________ a sale today, so you can have it for six hundred.'
- are having
'Are you going to buy it?' asked Rose.
'I __________ to decide...it's so difficult!' I said.
- am trying
'Go on! The man ____________ honest,' she whispered.
- is seeming
'Well, I ____________ it. And six hundred isn't that much...' I said
- am really liking
- really like
The next day I took the vase to an antiques expert.
'___________ this vase,' he asked?
- Are you owning
- Do you own
'Yes,' I replied.
'Congratuations!' he said. 'This vase once ____________ to the Emperor of China. It is worth over a million dollars.'
- was belonging