This helps to the student to actually use the verbs!
Niece: I (tear, tore, will tear) my sweater this morning! It (is, will be, was) my favorite, I wore it all last winter!
Aunt: Let's go to Gimbels to (get, getting, got) a new one!
Uncle: Have you (forgot, will forget, forgottn ) that Gimbels has been (close closes, closed) for a few years now? Could you (try, tried, have tried) Saks Fifth Avenue? Don't (take, took, will take) too long. We've (getting, got, will get) tickets for a helicopter ride over Central Park at 4:00pm. and at 7:00pm we're (go, going have gone) to the Royal Ballet at Lincoln Center.
Niece What will you (doing, do, did) tomorow? I'm (go, going, have gone) to Greenwich Village to see the street musicians. I want to (get, go, gone) tips on outdoor performing, I (play, played, have played) the saxophone for two years now.
Aunt: We want to (will see, have seen, see the Empire State Building and Ground Zero. I'm (go, going, will go) to put up the pictures on my blog!
Uncle: She always (takes, take, will take) my picture next to all the momuments, and puts me on her blog. But she is never in the pictures herself!
Aunt. Have you actually ( looked, will look, looking, ) at the offical Website of New York City?
Uncle: We'll (sit, sat, sitting) in the Fountain Cafe to decide how to get to the Lincoln Center.
Niece: You (knowing, know, knew) that all riders on the bus (must have, will have, had) the exact fare. Sincethe busses (stop, will stop, have stop) running at midnight, you have to take a cab, and they take only exact change.
Uncle: Where can I (would exchange, exchange, will exchange) shekels for dollars? Is there a black market for a good rate?
Niece: I'll (ask, will ask, asked) in Greenwich Village when I go tomorrow.
Where is this conversation taking place?
Why does the niece have to go shopping?
Why does she want to go to Greenwich Village?
Why is Auntie not in any pictures on her blog?
Where are they going right now?
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