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Put the verb into the correct form, present simple (I do), present continuous (I am doing), past simple (I did) or past continuous (I was doing).

1. We can go out now. It is not raining (not/rain) any more.

2. Ann was waiting (wait) for me when I arrived (arrive).

3. I ………………. (get) hungry. Let's go and have something to eat.

4. What …………… (you do) in your spare time? Have you got any hobbies? …………

5. What speed ……………. (the car/do) at the time of the accident?

6. Mary usually ………… (phone) me on Fridays but she … (not phone) last Friday.

7. A: - When I last saw you, you ……………………….. (think) of moving to a new flat

Â: - That's right, but in the end I (decide) to stay where I was.

8. What's that noise? What ……….. (happen)?

9. It's usually dry here at this time of the year. It (not rain) much.

10. ………………………………. Yesterday evening the phone (ring) three times while we ……………………………………… (have) dinner.

11. ………………………………... Linda was busy when we (go) to see her yesterday. She ………………………………….. (study) for an exam. We ………….. (not want) to disturb her, so we ……………… (not stay) very long.

12. ……………………………….. When I first ………………………. (tell) Tom the news, he ……………………………………………………………… (not believe) me. He ………………… (think) that I …………………….. (joke).

Choose the right alternative.

1. Everything is going well. We didn't have / haven't had any problems so far. (haven't had is right)

2.Margaret didn’t go/hasn’t goneto work yesterday. She wasn't feeling well.

3. Look! That man over there wears / is wearing the same sweater as you.

4. Your son is much taller than when I last saw him. He-grew./ has grown a lot.

5. I still don't know what to do. I didn't decide / haven't decided yet.

6. I wonder why Jim is / is being so nice to me today. He isn't usually like that.

7. Jane had a book open in front of her but she didn't read / wasn't reading it.

8. I wasn't very busy. I didn't have / wasn't having much to do.

9. Mary wasn't happy in her new job at first but she begins / is beginning to enjoy it now.

10. After leaving school, Tim found / has found it very difficult to get a job.

11. When Sue heard the news, she wasn't / hasn't been very pleased.

12. This is a nice restaurant, isn't it? Is this the first time vou are / you've been here?

13. I need a new job. I'm doing / I've been doing the same job for too long.

14. 'Ann has gone out.' 'Oh, has she? What time did she go / has she gone?'

15. 'You look tired.' 'Yes. I've played / ‘ve been playing basketball.

16. Where are you coming / do you come from? Are you American?

17. I'd like to see Tina again. It's a long time since I saw her / that I didn't see her.

18. Bob and Alice have been married since 20 years / for 20 years.

3 Complete the questions using a suitable verb.

1. A: I'm looking for Paul. ...Have you seen …him?

B: Yes, he was here a moment ago.

2. A: Why ...did you go … to bed so early last night?

B: Because I was feeling very tired.

3. A: Where ?

B: Just to the post box. I want to post these letters. I'll be back in a few minutes.

4. A: ………………………. television every evening?



B: No, only if there's a good program on.

5. A: Your house is very beautiful. How long ………… here?

B: Nearly ten years.

6. A: How was your holiday? ……………… /time?

B: Yes, thanks. It was great.

7. A: …………………….… Julie recently?

B: Yes, I met her a few days ago.

8. A: Can you describe the woman you saw? What …?

B: A red sweater and black jeans.

9. A: I'm sorry to keep you waiting ………………. long?

B: No, only about ten minutes.

A: How long …….. you ……. to work this morning?

B: Usually about 45 minutes. It depends on the traffic.

10. A: …………………….. with that newspaper yet?

Â: No, I'm still reading it. I won't be long.

11. A: …………………. to the United States?

Â: No, never, but I went to Canada a few years ago.


LANGUAGE INTRODUCING PEOPLE : Present perfect and past simple

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