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Past Simple & Present Simple

 Put the correct verbs.

1. I (study) English last night.

2. I (buy) a present for my husband but I (think) he (not like) it.
3. I (have) long hair when I (be) a little child, but now my hair (be) very
short.
4. Janet (write) a letter to George last night.
5. Ellie (brush) her teeth twice a day.
6. Sarah visits John Friday.
7. I (take) too much alcohol yesterday evening, so I (have) a terrible
headache now.
8. Alex (can) play the piano when she was 12; now she (can) play both the
piano and the violin.

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 Type the correct form of the verbs in brackets to fill each gap.

Mr Juan Cano has a garage in Seville and now he (buy) another garage in Gines.

Gines is only five kilometres from Seville, but Mr Cano cannot get a telephone for his new

garage, so he (buy) twelve pigeons. Yesterday, a pigeon (carry) the first

message from Gines to Seville. The bird (cover) the distance in three minutes. Up to

now, Mr Cano (send) a great many requests for spare parts and other urgent

messages from one garage to the other. In this way, he (begin) his own private

"telephone" service.

a few minutes ago left have left Q4 .I ...... their handbag in the room left has left Q10 ..They ..I ....They .......She ... there when he was a child has lived lived Q2 ... her since last year haven't seen didn't see Q3 . yet hasn't started didn't start Q7 ...She ........  Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentences Q1 ...... the project last night have finished finished Q9 .Look.........................The film ...someone .. to Rome? .. the contract last week finalised have finalised Q6 .. unemployed since she left school has not been was not Q5 ..He . ill since Thursday was has been Q8 ............

You can't see her because she ....The first time we ............ my grandmother as she died before I was born knew have known Q17 ..It stinks in here............ someone ..... caviar ate have eaten Q18 ... leg ......I never ............Nobody ..He's in hospital because he ....I can't get into my house because I ... home has gone went Q15 . Did you ever go Have you ever been Q11 ...... the phone when it rang answered has answered Q13 .. up smoking last year gave have given Q14 ..... smoking was has been Q20 .... to the United States? Did you ever go Have you ever been Q16 ...... was just the other day spoke have spoken Q19 .... my keys lost have lost Q12 ..........It's the first time I ....I ...

... the time to go to the cinema recently didn't have haven't had Q27 .It's ages since we .. spoke have spoken Q23 ......I . at school together were have been Q22 .I've known her since we .... to the concert on Friday? ...It's been ages since we ....... busy for the past fortnight was have been Q29 ............... has broken broke Q21 .........I .. from Dave have heard heard Q24 .....She .........The last time I saw Fran .... away for the last two weeks has been was Q30 ....... ages ago was has been Q25 . just Meg and Brian at the party have seen saw Q28 .......I just .. from her lately haven't heard didn't hear Q26 ...I ..

..My stereo ................. them since my schooldays have known knew Q33 . here have been was Q32 .They .I .............The newspaper ..I ...... during the war died has died Q37 . such a difficult test before has never taken never took Q40 .I .He ......... Did you go Have you been Q31 .. breakfast before leaving home this morning haven't had didn't have Q38 .This is the first time I ..... working last night .He ...... very successful lately hasn't been wasn't Q36 .. a taxi so I came on the bus haven't found didn't find Q39 ..... yet hasn't arrived didn't arrive Q34 . the contract yet didn't sign haven't signed Q35 ...............John's nervous because he .

an absolute fortune last year has earned earned Q48 .. dreadful for the whole two weeks we were there was has been Q49 . a holiday for ages didn't have haven't had Q43 ...No one .I .....I . stopped has stopped Q41 ..I .... to do it yet has managed managed Q50 ....She hasn't .. at the game on Saturday were arrested have been arrested Q42 .......... it last week bought have bought Q45 .. out on Saturday night haven't gone didn't go Q44 ......I ...The weather ....Two people ... to water-ski in 1993 learnt have learnt Q47 ...... the dog for a walk because it was raining .. here for ages been gone Q46 ....She ...We ..................

......I .... haven't taken didn't take Q51 . dreadful at the weekend has been was ....The weather ... finished the exam in time yesterday only just finished have only just finished Q52 .

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