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Exercise 21. Choose the correct form.

1. I ... my key. I canít find it anywhere.

a) have lost b) lost

2. .... the news on television last night?

a) have you seen b) did you see

3. Iím looking for Mike. ..... him?

a) Did you see b) Have yoy seen

4. Iím very hungry. I .... anything today.

a) havenít eaten b) didnít eat

5. I still donít know what to do. I .... yet.

a) havenít decided b) didnít decide

6. After leaving school, Tim .... it very difficult to find a job.

a) found b) has found

7. Where ...... your husband?

a) have you first met b) did you first meet

8. Is this the first time you ..... soup?

a) have cooked b) cooked

9. I .... taking driving lessons recently.

a) have started b) started

10. When Sue heard the news she .... very pleased.

a) wasnít b) hasnít been

11. Iím looking for Paul. ..... him?

a) Did you see b) Have you seen

12. Who ... the wheel?

a) has invented b) invented

13. I work in a bank now. I .... there for a year.

a) have worked b) worked

14. When .... your car?

a) have you bought b) did you buy

15. Look at Mike. He ... a beard!

a) grew b) has grown

16. I havenít seen Bob since we ... .

a) quarrelled b) have quarrelled

17. You ... a lot of interesting things in your life.

a) have done b) did

18. I like your car. How long ..... it?

a) did you have b) have you had

19. Margaret ... to work yesterday. She wasnít feeling well.

a) didnít go b) hasnít gone

2O. I like your suit. I ... it before.

a) havenít seen b) didnít see


Exercise 22. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form: present perfect or past simple.

Model: I (not to meet) John since I (leave) school.

I havenít met John since I left school.


1. He (work) for us ever since he (graduate) from university). 2. He (write) since he (leave) home? 3. They (move) house twice since (get) married. 4. My brother (be) married since he (get) out of the army. 5. Our family live in this street since we (get) a new flat. 6. John (work) in his fatherís business since he (leave) Business school. 7. He always (want) to be a policeman, ever since he (leave) school. 8. He (spent) a great deal of time in the British Museum since he (come) to London. 9. Tom (not to play) the violin since he (be) a child. 10. How many English books you (read) since you (begin) to learn English? 11. I (not to eat) brown bread since I (be) in Moscow. 12. We (not to see) him since he (leave) Paris. 13. I (be) very busy ever since I (come back) from holiday. 14. We (be) friends since we (meet) at school. 15. I (not to hear) from Kate since she (go) abroad. 16. Mrs. Green (not to be) out of her house since she (buy) her colour TV.


Exercise 23. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form: present perfect or past simple.


1. Professor Keith (arrive) on Tuesday, but I (not to see) him yet. 2. I (be) very tired, so I (lie) down on the bed and (go) to sleep. 3. George (be) in Moscow for about two weeks now. You (see) him? 4. You (go) to the cinema last night? - Yes, but it (be) a mistake. The film (be) awful. 5. Shakespeare (write) many plays. 6. My sister is a writer. She (write) many books. 7. Who (invent) the bicycle? 8. You (hear) of Agatha Christie? She (be) a writer who (die) in 1976. She (write) more than 70 detective novels. You (read) any of them? 9. How long you (know) him? - I (know) him since 1980. 10. When he (arrive)? - He (arrive) at 2 oíclock. 11. When we (be) on holiday, the weather (be) awful. 12. Yesterday I (meet) my school mate. We (speak) about our school days for about an hour. 13. I just (have) my lunch. I (finish) eating five minutes ago. 14. The performance (begin) at 7 oíclock and (last) for 3 hours. We all (enjoy) it. 15. Cervantes (write) Don Quixote. 16. Mr. Count (work) as a cashier for twenty years. Then he (retire) and (go) to live in the country. 17. I (make) five mistakes so far today. Yesterday I (make) three mistakes all togeth- er. 18. I never (play) rugby in my life, but I (play) football when I (be) at school. 19. I (not to drive) a car for the last three years. 20. Where you (eat) last night? You (go) to the new Chinese restaurant?


Exercise 24. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form: present perfect or past simple.


1. I (not to see) anything of Jane lately. When you (see) her last? - I (meet) her two days ago. I (think) she (change) very much. 2. You (have) dinner already? - No, nor yet. The waitress (take) my order 15 minutes ago and (not to bring) me anything yet. 3. You (go out) last night? - Yes, we (go) to that new Italian restaurant. - Whatís like? I never (be) there. - Itís OK, but I (eat) better Italian food in other restaurants. - You ever (try) the one on Main Street? - Yes. We (have) great meal there last weekend. 4. Itís half past eight and you (not to do) your morning exercises yet. 5. Where you (buy) these lovely gloves? 6. Where she (go)? Maybe she is in the lab? - No, I just (be) there. Itís locked. 7. I (meet) him just now. 8. His face seems familiar to me. When and where I (see) him? 9. I hear you just (get) married. When the ceremony (take) place? 10. You (find) the key which you (lose) yesterday? - Yes, I (find) it in the pocket of my other coat.

11. You ever (try) to give up smoking? 12. When you (meet) Mr. Smith? - I (meet) him the day before yesterday. - You (speak) to him? - Yes, I (speak) to him before the party. 13. I (buy) a new tie last week, but I (not to wear) it yet. 14. He already (see) that film. He (see) it when he (be) in London. 15. He (not to finish) his homework yet, although he (start) it two hours ago. 16. I (play) tennis for an hour and then I (go) for a swim.



Exercise 25. Put the verbs into the correct form: present perfect or past simple.

1. Where you (be) all this morning? Itís nearly midday now. 2. I once (see) ďHamletĒ, but I never (see) any other plays. 3. You (meet) that friend of yours lately? - Who, John? No, I (not to see) him for a long time - in fact I donít remember when we last (meet). 4. Iím delighted to meet you. I always (want) to. 5. My brother (lose) his job last month and since then he (be) out of job. 6. It is a long time since they (be) to see us. 7. They (buy) a washing machine ten years ago. 8. They (not to buy) a washing machine for ten years. 9. I (meet) Tom this morning at the station. 10. She (finish) cleaning the bathroom, then (begin) cooking supper. 11. You (know) the man for many years? - Yes. We (be) at Cambridge together. 12. At school I never (be) good at languages, but here I (pick up) a bit of French. 13. You (say) just now that time (be) everything. What you (mean) by that? 14. How many examinations you (pass) up to now? 15. I (meet) Ann at her fatherís house twenty years ago and (know) her ever since. 16. You (know) English when you first (arrive) here? - No, I (not to know) a word. 17. I (buy) a new house last year, but I (not to sell) my old house yet, so at the moment I have two houses. 18. When I (be) seventeen I (start) my university course. 19. I (read) this book several times. I first (read) it in 1980. 2O. I am angry with Ann. She (keep) me waiting at the Institute for a long time this evening.



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