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ITEM 16.4 PRESENT PERFECT OR PAST SIMPLE.



Exercise 1.Use the words in brackets (...) to answer the questions.

Have you seen Ann? Have you started your new job? Have your friends arrived? Has Sarah gone away? Have you worn your new shoes? (5 minutes ago) (last week) (at 5 o'clock) (on Friday) (yesterday) Yes, I saw her 5 minutes ago. Yes, I …… last week. Yes, they …… Yes, …… Yes, ……

 

Exercise 2. Right or wrong? Correct the verbs that are wrong. (The verbs are underlined.)

 

1. I've lost my key. I can't find it. RIGHT

2. Have you seen Ann yesterday? Wrong: Did you see

3. I've finished my work at 2 o'clock. ……

4. I'm ready now I've finished my work. ……

5. What time have you finished your work? ……

6. Sue isn't here. She's gone out. ……

7. Jim's grandmother has died in 1989. ……

8. Where have you been last night? ……

Exercise 3. Put the verb in the present perfect or past simple.

 

1. My friend is a writer. He has written (write) many books.

2. We didn't have (not/have) a holiday last year.

3. I……(play) tennis yesterday afternoon.

4. What time……(you/ go) to bed last night?

5. …(you/ever/meet) a famous person?

6. The weather……(not/be) very good yesterday.

7. My hair is wet. I……(just/wash) it.

8. I……(wash) my hair before breakfast this morning.

9. Kathy travels a lot. She……(visit) many countries.

10. 'Is Sonia here?' 'No, she……(not/come) yet.'

Exercise 4. Put the verb in the present perfect or past simple.

 

A: Have you ever been (you/ever/be) to Florida? B: Yes, we went (go) there on holiday two years ago. A:……(you/have)a good time? B: Yes, it……(be) great. 1. Rose works in a factory. She …… (work) there for six months. Before that she …… (be) a waitress in a restaurant. She …… (work) there for two years but she …… (not/enjoy) it very much.
2. A: Where's Alan? (you/see) him? B: Yes, he……(go) out a few minutes ago. A: And Julia? B: I don't know. I (not/see) her. 3. A: Do you know Martin’s sister? B: I …… (see) her a few times but I …… (never/ speak) to her. ……(you/ever/ speak) to her? A: Yes. I …… (meet) her at a party last week. She’s very nice.

Exercise 5. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form, present perfect or past simple.

 

1. 'Where's your key?' 'I don't know. I've lost it.' (lose)

2. I was very tired, so I lay down on the bed and went to sleep. (be)

3. Mary……to Australia for a while but she's back again now. (go)

4. 'Where's Ken?' 'He……out. He'll be back in about an hour.' (go)

5. I did German at school but I……most of it. (forget)

6. I meant to phone Diane last night but I……(forget)

7. I……a headache earlier but I feel fine now. (have)

8. Look! There's an ambulance over there. There……an accident. (be)

9. They're still building the new road. They……it. (not/finish)

10. 'Is Helen still here?' 'No, she……out.' (just/go)

11. The police……three people but later they let them go. (arrest)

12. Ann……me her address but I'm afraid I……it. (give, lose)

13. Where's my bike? It……outside the house. It……! (be, disappear)

14. What do you think of my English? Do you think I……? (improve)

Exercise 6. Are the underlined parts of these sentences right or wrong? Correct the ones that are wrong.

 

1. Do you know about Sue? She's given up her job. RIGHT

2. The Chinese have invented printing. WRONG: The Chinese invented

3. How many plays has Shakespeare written?......

4. Have you read any of Shakespeare's plays? ……

5. Aristotle has been a Greek philosopher……

6. Ow! I've cut my finger. It's bleeding……

7. My grandparents have got married in London……

8. Where have you been born? ……

9. Mary isn't at home. She's gone shopping……

10. Albert Einstein has been the scientist who has developed the theory of relativity. ……

Exercise 7. Put the verb into the most suitable form, present perfect or past simple.

 

1. A: Look! Somebody has spilt (spill) coffee on the carpet.

B: Well, it wasn't (not/be) me. I didn't do (not/do) it.

2. A: Ben……(break) his leg.

B: Really? How……(that/happen)?

A: He……(fall) off a ladder.

3. A: Your hair looks nice……(you/have) a haircut?

B: Yes.

A: Who…… (cut) it? (you/go) to the hairdresser?

B: No, a friend of mine…… (do) it for me.

Exercise 8. Are the underlined parts of these sentences right or wrong? Correct the ones that are wrong.

 

1. I've lost my key. I can't find it anywhere RIGHT

2. Have you seen the news on television last night? WRONG: Did you see

3. I've bought a new car. Do you want to see it?

4. I've bought a new car last week

5. Where have you been yesterday evening?

6. Jenny has left school in 1991

7. I'm looking for Mike. Have you seen him?

8. I'm very hungry. I haven't eaten anything today

9. Diane hasn't been at work yesterday

10. When has this book been published?

Exercise 9. Make sentences from the words in brackets. Use the present perfect or past simple.

 

1. (it / not / rain / this week) It hasn't rained this week.

2. (the weather / be / cold / recently) The weather……

3. (it / cold / last week) It……

4. (I / not / read / a newspaper yesterday) I……

5. (I / not / read / a newspaper today) ……

6. (Ann / earn / a lot of money / this year) ……

7. (she / not / earn / so much / last year) ……

8. (you / have / a holiday recently?) ……

Exercise 10. Put the verb into the correct form, present perfect or past simple.

 

1. I don't know where Amy is. Have you seen (you/see) her?

2. When I……(get) home last night, I……(be) very tired and I……(go) straight to bed.

3. Your car looks very clean……(you/wash) it?

4. George……(not/be) very well last week.

5. Mr Clark……(work) in a bank for 15 years. Then he gave it up.

6. Molly lives in Dublin. She……(live) there all her life.

7. '……(you/go) to the cinema last night?' 'Yes, but it ……(be) a mistake. The film……(be) awful.

8. My grandfather……(die) 30 years ago. I…… (never/meet) him.

9. I don't know Carol's husband. I……(never/meet/him).

10. A: Is your father at home? B: No, I'm afraid he……(go) out.

A: When exactly…… (he/go) out? B: About ten minutes ago.

11. A: Where do you live? B: In Boston.

A: How long……(you/live) there? B: Five years.

A: Where……(you/live) before that? B: In Chicago.

A: And how long…… (you/live) in Chicago? B: Two years.

Exercise 11. Write sentences about yourself using the ideas in brackets.

 

1. (something you haven't done today) I haven't eaten any fruit today.

2. (something you haven't done today)

3. (something you didn't do yesterday)

4. (something you did yesterday evening)

5. (something you haven't done recently)

6. (something you've done a lot recently)







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