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Test 16. Mixed tenses. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.

A funny thing happened to me the other day. I (1) ………………….…………… (be) in a hurry to get to work and I found that my car wasn’t working. I (2) …………………… (have) to rush out of the house to catch the bus. While I (3) ………………….…………… (walk) along the street, I (4) ………………….…………… (notice) a woman of about my age on the opposite side of the road. I looked at her again and I (5) ………………….…………… (realize) that we (6) ………………….…………… (meet) before. She arrived at the bus stop a couple of seconds after me. ‘She must be catching the bus, too,’ I thought. We (7) …………………… (just miss) the previous bus and we had fifteen minutes to wait before the next one. I looked at the woman behind me again and I was sure that I (8) ………………….…………… (know) her.

‘Excuse me, have we met before? I’m sure that I (9) ………………….…………… (recognize) you,’ I said. She looked a bit surprised, but she (10) ………………….…………… (tell) me that her name was Angela Barker.

‘You (11) ………………….…………… (study) history at Liverpool University from 1985 to 1988!’ I shouted.

‘That’s right!" she replied, ‘And you’re Claire….?’

‘Lewis. Well, my name was Lewis but I (12) ………………….…………… (be) married now. What you (13) ………………….…………… (do) nowadays?’ I asked.

‘Well, I (14) ………………….…………… (work) in the Central Museum in town and I (15) …………………… (live) in this area, in George Street, for about three years,’ she replied.

‘You’re joking! I (16) ………………….…………… (not believe) you. I live round the corner from there. We (17) ………………….…………… (be) neighbours for three years and we (18)(never see) each other!’ I said.

‘I know, it’s incredible!’ she (19) ………………….…………… (agree), ‘And I’m glad that you spoke to me because I wondered why you (20) ………………….…………… (look) at me all the time!’

 

Perfect Simple/ Perfect Continuous

Test 17. Present Perfect Simple or Continuous? Choose the correct verb form.

1. John is reading a book now. He has (read/been reading) it for two hours. He has (read/been reading) 53 pages so far.

2. Ann’s clothes are covered in paint. She has (painted/ been painting) the ceiling. She has not finished it yet.

3. Jane is still doing her homework. She has (done/been doing) it all day long.

4. Have you ever (played/been playing) tennis?

5. Look! Somebody has (broken/been breaking) that window!

6. ‘Sorry I’m late.’ ‘That’s all right. I have not (waited/ been waiting) long.’

7. ‘Is it still raining?’ ‘No, it has (stopped/been stopping) raining.’

8. I have (lost/been losing) my address book. Have you (seen/been seeing) it anywhere?

9. My hands are very dirty. I have (repaired/been repairing) the car for two hours.

10. Mary has (written/been writing) ten letters today.

11. Have you (seen/been seeing) my bag anywhere? I have (looked/been looking) for it for ages.

12. How long have you (written/been writing) this composition?

13. They have (played/been playing) chess since 2 o’clock.

14. I have (known/been knowing) about it for a long time.

15. John has always (lived/been living) in London.



16. I haven’t (seen/been seeing) Tom since Monday.

17. Where have you been? Have you (played/been playing) football?

18. You have (driven/been driving) all day. Let me drive now.

19. Where is Tom? I haven’t (seen/been seeing) him today.

20. The British have (drunk/been drinking) tea since 1650.

 

 

Test 18. Present Perfect Simple or Continuous? Choose the correct verb form.

1. I have (broken/been breaking) your pen. I am very sorry.

2. ‘What’s the matter?’ ‘I have (read/been reading) in my room for hours, and I have got a headache.’

3. I am very tired! I have (worked/been working) all day, but I have not (finished/been finishing) yet.

4. I have (smoked/been smoking) since I was sixteen.

5. I have (smoked/been smoking) too many cigarettes today.

6. ‘Why are you out of breath?’ ‘I have (run/been running).’

7. I have (lost/been loosing) my note-book. Have you (seen/been seeing) it anywhere?

8. Someone has (eaten/been eating) my sweets. They are nearly all gone.

9. I have (waited/been waiting) for you for ages! Where have you been?

10. How many exercises have you (done/been doing) today?

11. This is the best book I have ever (read/been reading).

12. How long have you (known/been knowing) Jane?

13. How long have you (learnt/been learning) to drive?

14. I don’t know what Tom and Jack are doing. They have (argued/been arguing) all day.

15. You are so dirty! What have you (done/been doing)?

16. I have (painted/been painting) the living room for a week. It’ll be finished soon.

17. I have (painted/been painting) the living room. I finished it last night.

18. ‘Why is your hair wet?’ ‘ I have (swum/been swimming).’

19. I have (shopped/been shopping) all morning, but I have not (bought/been buying) anything.

20. The streets are all wet. It has (rained/been raining) all day long.

 


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