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PASTSIMPLEvsPRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE - Complete the sentences with the Past Simple or the Present Perfect

PASTSIMPLEvsPRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE

- Complete the sentences with the Past Simple or the Present Perfect of the verb in brackets.

1. (be) There

a lot of accidents last year, and there have been a lot this year,

too.

(see)

2.

3. (win) Our team is very good. We two this ear as well.

4. (make) The factory

I

not

Jane today, but I

her yesterday.

two competitions last year, and we

more than 1,000 motorbikes this year; it

not

so many last year.

5. (be) I’m worried about Mary. She this week as well.

6.

ill last week, and she

ill most of

hard

(work) Joe

thismonth.

not

hard last month, but he

7. (earn) I

lastyear.

a lot of money this year- much more than I

- Complete this paragraph about the London Underground with the Present Perfect of Past Simple forms of the verbs in brackets.

London

London Underground and workers

(go) from Paddington Station to Farringdon Street Station, and steam engines

(pull) the coaches. Eight more lines first underground electric railway

(go) fromthe City of London to Stockwell in South London. The most modern line is the Jubilee

line,

in

(have) an underground train system since the 19 th century. The (start) in 1863, when Victorian engineers

(build) the Metropolitan railway. This railway line

(open)

1977.

(open) since then. The (open) in 1890. This line

Since

the

world’s

which

London Underground

(begin), many other cities, such as New York and Moscow,

(build)theirownsystems.

- Complete the dialogues using the Present Perfect or the Past Simple.

A:

I

(see) Jack last night. (not/see) him for a long time. How is he?

B: oh, really. I

 

A:

We

 

(go) to the theatre last Saturday.

B:

(you/enjoy) the play? (be) very good.

A: Yes, it

 

A: I

 

(never/hear) of this group before. Are they famous in

your country? B: yes, they are very popular. They

(be) famous in my country for years.

A: What

(you/do) last weekend?

B:

I

(stay) at home. I

 

(need) a rest.

A:

(you/ever/win)acompetition? (win) a photographic competition in 1998.

B: Yes, I

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A: So, John is your friend. at university? B: Yes. We (you / meet) him

A: So, John is your friend. at university? B: Yes. We

(you / meet) him when you were

(be) friends for more than ten years.

- Complete the conversation by choosing the correct formin brackets.

Sarah: (Have you ever been/ did you ever go) to the United States? Jim: Yes, (I’ve been / I went) to California last year. Sarah: (Have you liked it / Did you like) it? Jim:Yes,(I’veenjoyed/Ienjoyed)thetripalot. Sarah: What (have you done /did you do) there? Jim: (I’ve visited / I visited) Hollywood, Disneyland and San Francisco. (Have you been / Did you go) to California, Sarah? Sarah: No, but (I’ve booked / I booked) a holiday there. I’ve got my ticket and I’m going next week!

- Choose the time expression more suitable ineach sentence.

1. They have lived in the country for many years/ a month ago.

2. They wrotetheir exams since yesterday / yesterday.

3. She has worked in the same factory for 10 years / a year ago.

4. I took many photographs at the wedding since last night / last night.

5. I have known the Smith family since 1968 / a week ago.

6. I met the company manager for 10 years / two weeks ago.

7. They started building their new house for 18 months / 18 months ago.

8. I have studied English since I was 10 years old / 10 years ago.

9. He has been to Spain two years ago / already.

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