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Exercise 12. Open the brackets using the Present Indefinite, the Present Continuous, the Present Perfect or the Present Perfect Continuous.

1. Paul, you (hear) me? I (talk) to you for a minute already. 2. I want to see how much the place (change) since I was there last. 3. I (be) perfectly happy. All my life I (be) perfectly happy. 4. Wait till you (see) Michael and (talk) to him. 5. The children (live) with their aunt now since their mother (be) ill. 6. The train (not / arrive) yet but a great number of people (stand) on the platform. 7. Mrs. Cusak (not / feel) well for over a month. 8. How many English lessons you (have) lately? 9. Look, the sky (get) darker and darker. I think it (go) to rain. 10. Since when you (learn) German? – Since I got to university. 11. I (study) hard of late. I have exams next week. 12. It (rain) steadily for two days on end now. 13. It is the first time he (clean) his own boots. 14. I (know) him very well. We (know) each other since I came to live in this house. 15. Where you (be)? I (wait) for you for over an hour.


Exercise 13. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense: Present Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous or Simple Past.

1. I (buy) a new house last year, but I (not sell) my old house yet, so at the moment I have two houses. 2. When Ann (be) on her way to the station it (begin) to rain. Ann (run) back to her flat for her umbrella, but this (make) her late for her train. 3. I’m sorry I’m late, you (wait) long? 4. At 7 a.m. Charles (ring) Peter and (say), ‘I’m going fishing, Peter. Would you like to come?’ ‘But it’s so early,’ (say) Peter. ‘I (not have) breakfast yet. Why you (not tell) me last night?’ 5. Tom (meet) Paul at lunch time and (say), ‘I (not see) you at the bus stop this morning. You (miss) the bus?’ ‘I (not miss) it,’ (reply) Paul. ‘I (not miss) a bus for years. But this morning George (give) me a lift.’ 6. Those two men (stand) outside the house for over two hours. Do you think we should call the police? 7. Ann (go) to Canada six months ago. She (work) in Canada for a while and then (go) to the United States. 8. You look tired. I think you (work) too hard lately and you (not/get) enough fresh air and exercise. 9. Peter (try) to come in quietly but his mother (hear) him and (call) out, ‘Where you (be)? Your supper (be) in the oven for an hour.’ 10. ‘Annie’s clothes are very dirty. What (she/do)?’ ‘She (play) in the garden.’ 11. Mary (be) in Japan for two years. She is working there and likes it very much. – How she (go)? – She (go) by air. 12. Bill usually has breakfast at 8.00. Yesterday at 8.30 Peter (meet) Bill and (offer) him an apple. ‘No, thanks,’ (say) Bill. ‘I just (have) breakfast.’ 13. I (read) his books when I was at school. I (enjoy) them very much. 14. The clock is slow. – It isn’t slow, it (stop). 15. He (not smoke) for two weeks. He is trying to give it up. 16. The actors (arrive) yesterday and (start) rehears­als early this morning. 17. It (be) cold this year. I wonder when it is going to get warmer. 18. You (lock) the door before you (leave) the house? 19. You (wear) your hair long when you were at school? – Yes, my mother (insist) on it. But when I (leave) school I (cut) my hair and (wear) it short ever since. 20. Sally and her boyfriend Peter (go out) together since last winter. 21. The concert (begin) at 2.30 and (last) for two hours. Everyone (enjoy) it very much. 22. We (miss) the bus. Now we’ll have to walk. 23. He (break) his leg in a skiing accident last year. 24. Mr. Count (work) as a cashier for twenty-five years. Then he (retire) and (go) to live in the country. 25. You (be) here before? – Yes, I (spend) my holidays here last year. – You (have) a good time? — No, it never (stop) rain­ing. 26. Where is Tom? – I (not see) him today, but he (tell) Mary that he’d be in for dinner. 27. Where you (find) this knife? – I (find) it in the garden. – Why you (not leave) it there? 28. I (lose) my black gloves. You (see) them anywhere? – I’m afraid I ... . When you last (wear) them? – I (wear) them at the theatre. – Perhaps you (leave) them at the theatre.


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