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### WORKSHEET 12

SUBJECT : Simple Past vs Present Perfect Tense Present Perfect vs Present Perfect Continuous

A) Use THE SIMPLE PAST or THE PRESENT PERFECT TENSE to fill in the blanks:

• 1. What ………………………………………… (you / learn) since you ……………………. (come) here? How many friends ………………………………………. (you / make)? I hope you ……………………………………

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(already / meet) a lot of interesting people.

• 2. Last night my roommate and I ………………………

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(have) some free time, so we

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(go) to a show.

• 3. I …………………………………

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(just / have) lunch, but I ………………………………

(not / have) lunch yesterday.

• 4. Who …………………………………. (write) the play “Hamlet”?

• 5. How many games …………………………………… (the team / win) so far this season?

• 6. I don’t know Carol’s husband. I ………………………………………. (never / meet) him.

• 7. It ………………………………… (rain) a lot last week, but it …………………………… (not / rain) much so far this week.

• 8. How many letters ………………………………………

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of the month?

(you / write) since the beginning

• 9. When we were on vacation, the weather ……………………………… (be) terrible.

• 10. In her whole lifetime, Mary …………………………………………… (never / see) snow.

• 11. I don’t know where Ammy is. ………………………………………….(you / see) her?

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

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(be)

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

• 14. George ……………………………………

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(not / be) very well last week.

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

B) Use PRESENT PERFECT TENSE or PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS to fill in the blanks:

• 1. .. hour, but something always seems to interrupt me. I think I’d better go to the library.

I’m trying to study. I ……………………………………………

(try) to study for the last

• 2. The children are playing basketball right now. They ……………………………………… (play) for almost two hours. They must be getting tired.

• 3. The telephone …………………………………………… (ring) four times in the last hour, and each time it has been for my roommate.

• 4. The telephone …………………………………………… (ring) for almost a minute. Why doesn’t someone answer it?

• 5. It ………………………………………………

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(rain) all day. I wonder when it will stop.

• 6. We ………………………………………… (have) three accidents so far this week. I wonder how many more we will have if you keep using the tools carelessly.

• 7. We ……………………………………………………. (live) here since last June.

• 8. My little son is dirty from head to foot because he ……………………………………… (play) in the mud.

• 9. What’s the matter? Your eyes are red and puffy. I hope you ……………………………… (not / cry). Oh, now I understand. You …………………………………………… some onions.

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(peel)

D) Use THE SIMPLE PAST or THE PRESENT PERFECT TENSE to fill in the blanks:

• 1. The young man ……………………………… (never / be) to Paris, but he …………… .. (read) a book about this city last year.

• 2. …………………… you …………………… (decide) where to go yet?

• 3. A: Have some tea, please. B: No, thank you. I …………………………………. (just / have) two cups of tea.

• 4. Susan …………………………. (do) her homework before 10 o’clock but Jane …………. ……………… ..

(not /write) a word until now.

• 5. Her mother ………………………………… (buy) her a pair of new shoes yesterday.

• 6. The Prime Minister …………………………. (leave) for the USA an hour ago. A: ……………

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the plane ……………………. (land)?

B: Yes, it ………………………… (land) ten minutes ago.

• 8. It ………………………………. (not / rain) for a long time.

• 9. ……………… you ……………… (see) my dog? It ………………………… (run away) this morning.

• 10. We …………………………. (meet) at a party a long time ago, but I …………………… .. (not / see) her since then.

• 11. I ………………………… (see) an interesting book in a bookshop yesterday, but I …………………………… (not / buy) it.

• 12. My friend …………………………… (fall) from the bicycle because he ……………….… (not / ride) one for ages.

• 13. His father ………………………………… (die) in 1970, but he ………………………… .. (never / visit) his father’s grave since that time.

• 14. They …………………… (go) to America years ago, but none of them ………………… ... (come) back since then.

• 15. A: ……………

you ………………

(speak) to an Englishman?

.. B: Yes, I ……………………

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.. (have) a short conversation with one last night.

• 16. A: ………………. you ever …………………

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(be) to Tatilya?

B: Yes, I ………………………. (go) there two years ago.

• 17. A: ………………. you ………………

(see) Jane recently?

.. B: No, I ……………………………. (see) her for a long time.

E) Rewrite the sentences using SIMPLE PAST or PRESENT PERFECT TENSE:

 1. I haven’t seen her for a long time. It’s ages since I saw her………………………………………… 2. I last met George two weeks ago. I haven’t ………………………………………………………… 3. They have been here for three months. They arrived …………………………………………………… .. 4. We started living in Istanbul 12 years ago. We have …………………………………………………………. 5. I last saw my girlfriend five days ago. I haven’t …………………………………………………………. 6. Is this the first time you have tasted a kivi? ………………… (not) you ………………………. one before? 7. I last smoked a cigarette ten years ago. I haven’t ………………………………………………………… .. 8. I last drank wine two weeks ago. It’s two weeks ……………………………………………………. wine. 9. I have lived in Istanbul since January.

# Exercises

Complete the sentences using the verbs in Otherwise use the past simple .

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Are the underlined parts of these sentences right or wrong? Correct them where necessary.

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She's given up her job .

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• 5 Dr ugs have become a big problem

• 6 Who ha s invented paper?

• 7 Where have you

• 8 Ellie isn't at home .

• 9 Albert Einstein

has developed the theory of relativity.

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• 3 I st udi ed German at schoo l , but

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• 5 What do you think of my

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• 8 Where's my bike ?

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We need to ca ll an ambulance.

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# Exercises

### Are the underlined parts of these sentences right or wrong? Correct them where necessary.

• 1 I' ve lo st my key. I can,t

find it anywhere.

• 2 Ha ve you eaten a lot of sweets when you were a child?

• 3 I'v e bought a new car . You must come and see it.

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I've bought a new ca r last week.

• 5 Where have you been yesterday evening?

• 6 Lucy has left school in 1999.

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

• 8 'Have you been to Paris?, 'Yes, many times .'

• 9 l,m very hungry. I haven ,t eaten much today.

• 10 When has this book been published?

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

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• 1 'Whaf s Madrid like?,

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(I I not I be) there. '

• 2 When . ... .............. very tired and

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(I I get) home last night , (I I go) straight to bed .

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(you I see) Lisa recently?

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• 5 The bu s drivers were on st rike la st week.

(there I be) no buses.

 6 Mr Lee . (work) in a bank for 15 years. Then ........................................ (he I give) it up. Now he works as a gardener. 7 Mary lives in Dublin. ....... (she I live) there all her life. 8 ... A: .. ............ ..... ................... (you I go) to the cinema last n ight? B: Yes, but ........ . (it I be) a mistake. Th e film . (be) awful. My grandfather 9 .. (1 I never I meet) him . ... .. ... . .... .. 10 I don't know Karen's hu sband . (I I never I meet) him. (I I 11 If s nearly lunchtime , and I wond e r where h e is. .. .. ........... ... .. ...... ...... . not I see) Martin all morning. 12 'Where do you live?, 'In Boston.' 'How l ong 'Where .. ....... 'And how long ... . . . . ... .. . ........... (you I live) ther e?' 'Five years.' 'I n Chica go., (you I live) before that?' .. .... . (you I live) in Chicago?' 'Two years. '

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