Exercise 10. Open the brackets using the Present Perfect or the Past Simple tense-forms.
1. I (shout) at them and they (run) away. 2. Whatís the best film you ever (see)? 3. Simon is not at home. He (go) to a football match. 4. It was such a wonderful performance that we (applaud) for fifteen minutes. 5. Why do you look so sad? Anything (happen)? 6. Jaime lives in Venezuela; he never (see) snow. 7. I (not/wake) at 7 oíclock yesterday, because my mother (not/be) at home. 8. Anyone (see) my dictionary? I canít find it. 9. A lot of rain (fall) last week. 10. When I (get) home late yesterday evening my dad (be) very angry. 11. I (know) Helen for 10 years. We (study) at university together. She was one of the best students. 12. Alexander Fleming (invent) penicillin in 1928. 13. The house they (buy) looks much larger than ours. 14. I (order) a taxi to take me to the airport. So weíll be on time. 15. You (cut) your finger! How it (happen)? 16. Peter (not/eat) all the bread and butter, he (leave) some on the plate. 17. He (be) interested in jazz ever since he (leave) school. 18. We (have) a lovely time in Wales. Ė So you (enjoy) your holiday, didnít you? 19. I (use) to like swimming but I donít now. 20. I never (see) so many beautiful girls as here at the party. 21. My elder brother (have) a car for two years already. He (buy) it in France. 22. Jane (recover) yet? Ė No, she is still in hospital. 23. My watch (stop). I must take it to the watchmakerís. 24. Shakespeare (be) born in 1564 and (die) in 1616. 25. Iím sorry I canít accept your invitation. We already (make) our plans for the holiday. 26. I (begin) to teach Max to ride a bike last year. 27. We (run) out of sugar. Can you go and get some from the shop? 28. My brother is an actor. He already (appear) in several films. 29. What your father (give) you for your last birthday? 30. You (see) Tom? Ė Yes, I (talk) to him an hour ago. 31. Are you the boy whose dog (make) a terrible noise at night? Ė Iím sorry, but you are mistaken, sir. I never (own) a dog. 32. What (happen) there? Ė The dog (bite) the boy when he entered the garden. 33. You (know) each other before? Ė Yes. We first (meet) 3 years ago. 34. He (take) off his pullover, (lie) down on the sofa and (start) to read a magazine. 35. I donít keep pets now but I (use) to keep a dog when I (be) a boy. 36. I (iron) Jimís shirts this morning and in the afternoon I (do) the shopping. 37. Why are you limping? Ė I (twist) my ankle. 38. The plane (take) off from London at 9.00 and (land) in Geneva at 10.30. 39. Joanna (not/change); she is the same as ever. 40. When I (switch) on the dishwasher, the machine (make) a loud noise. 41. People always (want) to be able to fly like birds in the sky. 42. I once (play) a guitar which (have) only five strings. 43. I never (teach) a class where the students are so lazy. 44. I (lose) a button. I donít suppose Iíll ever find it. 45. The slower you eat the more you will think you (eat). 46. You (be) already late for classes twice this week, Nick. 47. What a surprise! Youíre the very person I (want) to see so much. 48. They say the police already (catch) both of the thieves. 49. When we (be) kids, we (love) the beach very much, so we (use) to spend all our holidays at the sea. 50. You (make up) your mind yet? What you (decide) to do? 51. She (slip) her arm under his and (give) him a nudge. 52. Thanks a lot. It (be) a wonderful holiday. We (have) a great fun. 53. Since when you (lose) sight of him? 54. Anyone (leave) a note for me? 55. The employment office (call) me twice since I (move) to Los Angeles. 56. When we (live) in the north the water pipes (use) to freeze every winter and we (have) to call in a plumber. 57. People (use) to come at the weekends, but during the week I (be) alone in that huge house. 58. You (work) as a mechanic before? Ė Yes, I (use) to change flat tires. 59. We (see) him at the summer course in London. 60. All the shirts you (send) your farther (fit) him perfectly so far. 61. Although I (study) French for years I have difficulty in speaking the language. 62. John whose grades are the highest in the school (receive) a scholarship. 63. Yesterday we (have) supper with the neighbours of ours. 64. Some years ago I (come) across this photo in an old magazine. 65. We (not/give) him a thing to eat since he (arrive). 66. Jerry (fail) his exams. Heíll have to take them again. 67. Itís ages since I last (see) a decent comedy film on television. 68. We understood that it (be) just a slip of the tongue. 69. The police (find) the bomb yet? 70. When I (go) to book a ticket to Athens, I (find) that the flight (be) full. 71. Iím not disappointed with todayís result. After all we (win) ten matches already this season. 72. I never (do) anything like it before. Weíll have to start from scratch. 73. My computer (break down) again. Itís time for me to buy a new word processor. 74. I canít afford a holiday abroad until I (pay back) all my debts. 75. They always (bring) flowers when they came to visit me. 76. The butcher (cut) some steak, (wrap) it up and (hand) it to me. 77. Since the baby (be) born, they (have) a lot of sleepless nights. 78. Iím sorry for her. She (have) bad luck all her life. 79. Jack (climb) quite a number of mountains but he never (be) to Everest. 80. You (see) my gloves, by any chance? 81. He (give up) smoking yet? When he (do) it? 82. Whatís up? You (hurt) your ankle? How you (do) it?