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You are asking somebody questions about things he or she has done. Make questions from the words in brackets.

Present Perfect

You are writing a letter to a friend. In the letter you give news about yourself and other people. Use the words given to make sentences. Use the present perfect.

Dear Chris,

Lots of things have happened since I last wrote to you.

1. I/buy/a new car. I've bought a new car.

2. my father/start/a new job _________________________________________________________________________

3. I/give up/smoking _______________________________________________________________________________

4. Charles and Sarah/go/to Brazil ____________________________________________________________________

5. Suzanne/have/a baby ___________________________________________________________________________


7.2 Read the situations and write sentences. Choose one of the following:

arrive break go up grow improve lose

1. Mike is looking for his key. He can't find it. He has lost his key.

2. Margaret can't walk and her leg is in plaster. She ______________________________________________________

3. Maria's English wasn't very good. Now it is much better. _________________________________________________

4. Tim didn't have a beard last month. Now he has a beard. ________________________________________________

5. This morning I was expecting a letter. Now I have it.____________________________________________________

6. Last week the bus fare was 80 pence. Now it is 90._____________________________________________________


7.3 Complete Bs sentences. Use the verb in brackets + just/already/yet (as shown).

1. A: Would you like something to eat? B: No, thanks. I've just had lunch. (just/have)

2. A: Do you know where Julia is? B: Yes, I ______________________________her. (just/see)

3. A: What time is David leaving? B: He ________________________________ (already/leave)

4. A: What's in the newspaper today? B: I don't know. I _______________________________(not/read/yet)

5. A: Is Ann coming to the cinema with us? B: No, she ________________________________ the film. (already/see)

6. A: Are your friends here yet? B: Yes, they _______________________________ (just/arrive)

7. A: What does Tim think about your plan? B: I _______________________________________ (not/tell/yet)


Read the situations and write sentences with just, already or yet.

1. After lunch you go to see a friend at her house. She says 'Would you like something to eat?'

You say: No, thank you. I've just had lunch. (have lunch)

2. Joe goes out. Five minutes later, the phone rings and the caller says 'Can I speak to Joe?'

You say: I'm afraid __________________________________ (go out)

3. You are eating in a restaurant. The waiter thinks you have finished and starts to take your plate away.

You say: Wait a minute! ________________________________________________ (not/finish)

4. You are going to a restaurant this evening. You phone to reserve a table. Later your friend says 'Shall I phone to reserve a table?'

You say: No _________________________________________________ it. (do)

5. You know that a friend of yours is looking for a job. Perhaps she has been successful. Ask her.

You say: __________________________________________________? (find)

6. Ann went to the bank, but a few minutes ago she returned. Somebody asks 'Is Ann still at the bank?'

You say: No, _________________________________________________ (come back)


Put in been or gone.

1. Jim is on holiday. He's gone to Italy.

2. Hello! I've just _________________________________________ to the shops. I've bought lots of things.

3. Alice isn't here at the moment. She's ___________________________________ to the shop to get a newspaper.

4. Tom has. _____________________________________________________ out. He'll be back in about an hour.

5. 'Are you going to the bank?' 'No, I've already ____________________________________________ to the bank.'


You are asking somebody questions about things he or she has done. Make questions from the words in brackets.

1. (ever/ride/horse?) Have you ever ridden a horse?

2. (ever/be/California?)___________________________________________________________________________

3. (ever/run/marathon?)___________________________________________________________________________

4. (ever/speak/famous person?)______________________________________________________________________

5. (always/live/in this town?)_________________________________________________________________________

6. (most beautiful place/ever/visit?) What_______________________________________________________________

8.2 Complete Bs answers. Some sentences are positive and some negative. Use a verb from this list:

be be cat happen have meet play read see see try

1 A: What's George's sister like? B: I've no idea. I've never met her.

2. A: How is Amy these days? B: I don't know. I _________________________________________ her recently.

3. A: Are you hungry? B: Yes. I ___________________________________________________ much today.

4. A: Can you play chess? B: Yes, but ________________________________________________ for ages.

5. A: Did you enjoy your holiday? B: Yes, it's the best holiday __________________________________ for a long time.

6. A: What's that book like? B: I don't know _____________________________________________________

7. A: Is Brussels an interesting place? B: I've no idea _______________________________________________ there.

8. A: Mike was late for work again today. B: Again? He ___________________________________ every day this week.

9. A: Do you like caviar? B: I don't know ____________________________________________________________

10. A: The car broke down again yesterday. B: Not again! That's the second time _____________________________ this week.

11. Who's that woman by the door? B: I don't know __________________________________________ before.


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