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Грамматические задания для тренировки времён английского глагола"Perfect or Simple Tenses?"

A)Put the verbs in brackets into either "The Present Perfect" or "The Past Simple" using "FOR", "SINCE" or "AGO".

Example: He (work) .............................. in this factory. ..................... he (leave)................ school.

He has worked in this factory since he left school.

1. Lucy (be)................ ... .......... asleep .................................... about eleven hours.

2. 1 (live). .... .. .... .... .... here................................... January.

3. They (not, cat) ................................. meat .. ... .... they (see) .......... that film about farm animals.

4. My lather (be) .................... .. .. ... married .. ........................... twenty years now.

5. She (have).. .......... .... ..... .. her car ....... .. . .... ..... she (become)........................ .............. a doctor.

6. I (study) ............................ English .......................... three years ............... I (come) .. .. .... ... ..here.

7. She (become)................. .. .. more aggressive ... .... .... ... ... she (enter) ....... .. .. .... politics.

8. I (know). ... .... .... .Eleanor.......... ..... ... five years .. ......... she (start) .................................... this school.

9. I (not, play) ......... ... ... ...tennis ............................. I (break) .......................................... my kg.

10. I (get).....................married forty years .......... My husband and I (live) ... ..... ....happily together ... ..then.

11. My father (leave) .............. home ten years .............. and he (not, write).................... ...to us................. then.

12. His appearance (improve) ....... considerably ..... ..... . he (grow) .............................. his moustache.

13. I (see).... .... ............ ..... my English teacher half an hour .........................................

14. I (live).....................in Italy ............... six months in 1998, but I (not, be) ... .....there.......................... then.

15. He is the greatest boxer I (ever, know) .....................................

16. I (teach) ............................ English....... ..... ..... three years when I (be) ..... .. .......... ... in Saudi Arabia.

17. Someone (build) ..... ...... the house ten years ..... ..... but 1 don't know who (live). .... .... .... in it ...... then.

18. I (drive)........................................... a car........................................ a longtime,

19. Ann (have) ........................... ... a bad cold .. .... .... .... .... the last few days.

20. Bill (be).... .... .. ..... engaged lo Liz ..................... two years and then he (get) ............ ....married to Jane.

21. They (setup) .................. this society ten years……………and the membership (grow)............. ever.................

22. I (write) .......................................... the postcards but I(not, post) ..... ..... .... .... .... them yet.

23. I (not, see) ........................... her ...................... ... . I (graduate) ........ ...... . from the faculty of letters.

24. This is the first time I (tell) ......................... ..... you a lie. (tell)

25. The young man (never, be)... ..... .. ... to Rome, but he (read) .................... a book about this city last year.

B)) Use THE SIMPLE PAST or THE PRESENT PERFECT TENSE to fill in the blanks:

  1. What ………………………………………… (you / learn) since you ……………………. (come) here? How many friends ………………………………………. (you / make)? I hope you ……………………………………... (already / meet) a lot of interesting people.

  2. Last night my roommate and I ……………………….. (have) some free time, so we ………………………….. (go) to a show.

  3. I ………………………………….. (just / have) lunch, but I ……………………………… (not / have) lunch yesterday.

  4. Who …………………………………. (write) the play “Hamlet”?

  5. How many games …………………………………… (the team / win) so far this season?

  6. I don’t know Carol’s husband. I ………………………………………. (never / meet) him.

  7. It ………………………………… (rain) a lot last week, but it …………………………… (not / rain) much so far this week.

  8. How many letters ……………………………………….. (you / write) since the beginning of the month?

  9. When we were on vacation, the weather ……………………………… (be) terrible.

  10. In her whole lifetime, Mary …………………………………………… (never / see) snow.

  11. I don’t know where Ammy is. ………………………………………….(you / see) her?

  12. When I ……………………………. (get) home last night, I ……………………….. (be) very tired and I …………………………… (go) straight to bed.

  13. Your car looks very clean. ……………………………………. (you / wash) it?

  14. George …………………………………….. (not / be) very well last week.

  15. Mr. Clark …………………………… (work) in a bank for 15 years. Then he gave it up.

C)Rewrite the sentences using SIMPLE PAST or PRESENT PERFECT TENSE:

1

. I haven’t seen her for a long time.

It’s ages since I saw her…………………………………………

  1. I last met George two weeks ago.

I haven’t …………………………………………………………

  1. They have been here for three months.

They arrived ……………………………………………………..

  1. We started living in Istanbul 12 years ago.

We have ………………………………………………………….

  1. I last saw my girlfriend five days ago.

I haven’t ………………………………………………………….

  1. Is this the first time you have tasted a kivi?

………………… (not) you ………………………. one before?

  1. I last smoked a cigarette ten years ago.

I haven’t …………………………………………………………..

  1. I last drank wine two weeks ago.

It’s two weeks ……………………………………………………. wine.

  1. I have lived in Istanbul since January.

I …………………………………………………………………… (come)

  1. They moved to Ankara two years ago.

They ……………………………………………………………. two years.

  1. She hasn’t been to Rome before.

This is the first time ………………………………………………

D)Use THE SIMPLE PAST or THE PRESENT PERFECT TENSE to fill in the blanks:

  1. The young man ……………………………… (never / be) to Paris, but he …………….. (read) a book about this city last year.

  2. …………………… you …………………… (decide) where to go yet?

  3. A: Have some tea, please.

B: No, thank you. I …………………………………. (just / have) two cups of tea.

  1. Susan …………………. (do) her homework before 10 o’clock but Jane ……. ……………….. (not /write) a word until now.

  2. Her mother ………………………………… (buy) her a pair of new shoes yesterday.

  3. The Prime Minister …………………………. (leave) for the USA an hour ago.

  4. A: …………….. the plane ……………………. (land)?

B: Yes, it ………………………… (land) ten minutes ago.

  1. It ………………………………. (not / rain) for a long time.

  2. ……………… you ……………… (see) my dog? It ………………………… (run away) this morning.

  3. We …………………………. (meet) at a party a long time ago, but I …………………….. (not / see) her since then.

  4. I ………………………… (see) an interesting book in a bookshop yesterday, but I …………………………… (not / buy) it.

  5. My friend …………………………… (fall) from the bicycle because he ……………….… (not / ride) one for ages.

  6. His father ………………………………… (die) in 1970, but he ………………………….. (never / visit) his father’s grave since that time.

  7. They …………………… (go) to America years ago, but none of them …………………... (come) back since then.

  8. A: …………….. you ……………….. (speak) to an Englishman?

B: Yes, I …………………….. (have) a short conversation with one last night.

  1. A: ………………. you ever ………………….. (be) to Tatilya?

B: Yes, I ………………………. (go) there two years ago.

  1. A: ………………. you ……………….. (see) Jane recently?

B: No, I ……………………………. (see) her for a long time.

E)Complete the following extract by choosing the correct form of the verb in brackets. Use either the past simple or the present perfect simple.

Last year our company _____________(report) a small increase in profits. This year we ______________(see) continued improvement and our turnover _______________(rise) by 15 per cent. This is very good news in a difficult world market. In fact, internationally, the market _____________________ (fall). Naturally, our costs _______________(go up) and so the rise in profits is not so great. It is true that our domestic performance ________________(be helped) by the collapse of our competitor, Capra & Pecora, which __________________(go out of business) in January.

F). Make the questions for the following answers.

1.      _______________________________________________?

She has been the Human Resource Manager for 10 years.

2.      _______________________________________________?

He has lived in Santiago for 5 years only.

3.      _______________________________________________?

They have visited Madrid many times.

4.    _______________________________________________?  

I have checked 6 reports so far.

G)Past vs. Present Perfect 1 (Verb Review)

      1. I _____________________ (move) to Seattle in January. I _____________________ (live) here for 3 months now. I _____________________ (live) in Canada from 1978 to 1980.

      2. My friend ______________ (live) in Seattle since 1990.

      3. My teacher in my country was British. I _________________ (study) with her for 1 year.

      4. Now my teacher is American. I _________________ (study) with her since the beginning of the quarter.

      5. My father __________________ (work) hard all of his life. (he is dead.)

      6. My father __________________ (work) hard all of his life. (He is alive.)

      7. My friend works at Microsoft now, but before that, she ____________________ (have) a job with Boeing.

      8. Since January, I _________________ (have) a great job. I feel very lucky.

      9. My parents ____________________ (like) my girlfriend since they met her.

H) Past vs. Present Perfect 1 (Verb Review)

Last night, I _______________________________ (talk) to my friend. She___________ (have) great news. She’s getting married soon. But she ___________________ (tell/not) her parents yet. They __________________________________ (be) angry at her for two weeks because she ____________________________________ (borrow) their car and________________ (have) an accident two weeks ago.

I) Past vs. Present Perfect 1 (Verb Review)

Last week, I _____________ (meet) my friend at a Restaurant. We _____________ (have) many things to talk about. He is married now. He __________________ (be) married for 2 years. Since 1990, he _______________ (work) for a travel agency. He ____________ (travel)around the world two times and he is going to go again next year. I _____________ (meet/never) his wife. He___________________ (say) she likes to travel, too.

J) Past, Past Progressıve, Present Perfect (Verb Review)

A: Something uncomfortable ___________________ (happen) last night.

B: What?

A: It _____________ (be) about 10:00. I ___________________

(hear) a noise. My neighbors _________________ (fight). They

_____________________ (shout) a long time.

B: How long __________________________ (you/know) them?

A: Let’s see. They ____________________ (move) here in 1995.

I guess I _______________________________ (know) them for about 9 years.

But I don’t think they __________________ (ever/fight) before.

B. _______________________ (you/call) the police?

A: No. But next time I will.

K) Past vs. Present Perfect 1 (Verb Review)

  1. Since I was a child, I _________________________ (like) collecting stamps.

  2. When I was child, I __________________________ (collect) coins.

  3. Last night, I ________________________________ (have) an interesting dream. Actually, for the last

three weeks, I ________________ (have) interesting dreams.

    1. I really expect to get a high TOEFL® Test score. I ___________________________
      (study) for this exam for 6 months.

  1. My friend is also taking the TOEFL® Test. She __________________ (study) one
    day last week. Since she was in elementary school, she __________________ (like/not) to study.

  2. This vacation, my family is going skiing. For the last three vacations, we
    _____________ (go) skiing together. My mother _______________________ (be) a great skier when she was younger but now she doesn’t enjoy it so much.

  3. My father _____________(be) a great skier for all of his life. His father _______________ (be) a champion skier for many years, but he _____________ (die) last year.

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