1I’m sorry, I’m not ready to go out. I haven’t finished doing the washing-up already / yet.
2I don’t think I’ve ever met her yet / before.
3He’s still / yet got a good memory even though he’s almost eighty.
4I used to live here six years before / ago.
5He’s lived in Rome all his life and he yet / still lives there.
6I’ve before / already read this book. I don’t want to read it again.
7The last time I fed the goldfish was two days before / ago.
8I can’t believe I’ve been here nearly a year yet / already.
9I’m afraid the plumber hasn’t arrived still / yet.
10He can still / already speak and he’s only one year old.
PROGRESS TEST 1
Choose the correct answer.
1Computers ….. more and more efficient.
A are becoming B become C is becoming
2Paul ….. to Tina when I saw him.
A is talking B was talking C talks
3Richard ….. very hard at the moment.
A is working B works C has worked
4Sam ….. to school every day.
A was walking B is walking C walks
5We ….. to Austria last winter.
A have gone B went C go
6The bank ….. by the time I got there.
A closes B closed C had closed
7Tina ….. while Bob was watering the plants.
A cooked B was cooking Chas been cooking
8I ….. Italian for three years now.
A learn B am learning C have been learning
9Jason ….. Amanda since he was five years old.
Ahas known B knows C have known
10They ….. for three hours when they stopped for a rest.
Ahave been driving B had been driving C were driving
11The River Amazon ….. into the Atlantic Ocean.
Ais flowing B flows C flowed
12Dad ….. to work by the time I woke up.
A is going B has already gone Chad already gone
13Fay ….. every day for the last six months.
A exercise B is exercising C has been exercising
14They often ….. on holiday abroad when they were single.
A went B go C have gone
15They ….. in that house for five years.
A have lived B are living C live
16Mary ….. to Singapore at 3:00 tomorrow morning.
A flies B was flying Cis flying
17 Chris ….. for an international company.
A working B work C works
18 Our climate ….. warmer these days.
A is getting B will get C got
19 Michael ….. with his toys since nine o’clock.
A has been playing B has played C is playing
20 We ….. each other for ten years.
A know B have known C are knowing
Put the verbs in brackets into a correct tense.
1Last summer I1)….. (visit) the United States. I 2)….. (look forward) to the trip for ages, and I 3) ….. (enjoy) myself very much. On the 4th of July a friend 4) ….. (suggest) we go and watch the fireworks. I 5) ….. (see) fireworks before, but I 6) ….. (never / experience) anything like the spectacle we 7) ….. (witness) that night.
2Sarah 1) ….. (leave) school two years ago and for the last year she 2) ….. (look) for a decent job. She 3)….. (hope) to find work as a secretary but as she 4) ….. (never / do) a secretary course before, I think she 5) ….. (have) some difficulty in finding such a job.
3A: “Where 1) ….. (you / be) lately? The last time I 2) ….. (see) you 3)….. (be) two years ago.”
B: “I 4) ….. (move) to London 18 months ago. I 5) ….. (work) as a nurse there since then.”
A: “Oh really! How 6) ….. (it / go)?”
B: “Great! I7)….. (enjoy) it very much at the moment, although at first it 8) ….. (be) very hard.”
1I’m playing chess since I was eight years old.
2I used to eat at that restaurant three times last week.
3They haven’t still delivered my television.
4We haven’t read yet his letter.
5I have met that man a week ago.
6We moved to Glasgow a year before.
7Mike and Kelly got married last week. They had met each other four years ago.