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Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

1. Two days ago, a murder (happen) in Market Street at about seven pm.

2. Yesterday, Sherlock Holmes (arrive) at the crime scene to investigate.

3. He (ask) one of the tenants in the house.

4. What (do / you) yesterday at seven?

5. I (watch) a football match on TV.

6. (be) you alone?

7. Yes, I (be).

8. (hear / you) anything suspicious?

Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

1. A: What (do / you) yesterday at 8 pm?

2. B: I (sit) in the pub with Sam. Why?

3. A: I (drive) to the sports centre at that time to play squash with a few friends. As we (be) only three players, I (try) to ring you to ask if you would like to come as well. But I (reach / not) you at home.

4. B: Why (ring / not / you) my mobile?

5. A: I actually (want) to ring your mobile, but by accident I (dial) William's number.

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or past progressive).

1. When I (do) the washing-up, I (break) a plate.

2. While Tom (play) the piano, his mother (do) the washing-up.

3. He (drink) some juice and then he (eat) a few chips.

4. I (have) dinner when I suddenly (hear) a loud bang.

5. When my father (work) in the garden, an old friend (pass) by to see him.

6. She (go) to school, (take) out her textbook and (begin) to learn.

7. When it (start) to rain, our dog (want) to come inside.

8. When Jane (do) a language course in Ireland, she (visit) Blarney Castle.

9. When I (be) on my way home, I (see) an accident.

10. I (not / understand) what they (talk) about.


Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

1. When I (get) up yesterday, the sun (shine).

2. It (is) a beautiful morning.

3. So I (decide) to cycle around a little.

4. I (go) to the shed and (take) out my bike.

5. While I (cycle) past some villages, I (see) some people in their gardens.

6. One man (mow) the grass while his wife (pick) strawberries.

7. Luckily, a farmer (notice) me and (tell) me to come in.

8. While it (rain) outside, I (sit) in the farmer's house.

9. After a while, the sun (come) out again.

10. I (thank) the farmer for his hospitality and (move) on.


Use of Present Perfect

  • puts emphasis on the result

Example: She has written five letters.

  • action that is still going on

Example: School has not started yet.

  • action that stopped recently

Example: She has cooked dinner.

  • finished action that has an influence on the present

Example: I have lost my key.

  • action that has taken place once, never or several times before the moment of speaking

Example: I have never been to Australia.

Signal Words of Present Perfect

  • already, ever, just, never, not yet, so far, till now, up to now

1. Fill the gaps with 'have' or 'has'.

2. I … answered the question.

3. She … opened the window.

4. They… called us.

5. You … carried a box.

6. It … rained a lot.

7. We … washed the car.

8. He … closed the window.

9. Jenny … locked the door.

10. The girls … visited the museum.

11. John and Sophie … helped in the garden.

Write positive sentences in present perfect simple

The following people have just completed an action.

1. Bob / visit / his grandma

2. Jimmy / play / on the computer

3. Sue and Walter / wash / their car

4. Andrew / repair / his bike

5. Phil / help / Anne with maths

6. Brad and Louise / watch / a film

7. Tamara / talk to / her best friend

8. Bridgette / draw / a picture

9. Carol / read / a computer magazine

10. Tom and Alice / be / to a restaurant

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