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PRESENT AND PAST TENSES TEST

PRESENT TENSES : With which tenses are the following time expressions normally used?

Usually At the moment Sometimes Every week Already Since Just


PRESENT PERFECT
PRESENT SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS PRESENT PERFECT
CONTINUOUS

Write sentences with the time expressions to show their function.

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Present Perfect vs Past Simple. Put the verbs in brackets into the present perfect or the past simple.

3- Present Perfect vs Past Simple. With which tenses are the following time expressions normally used?
Already Ago Last year Before For ages Yet Yesterday
PRESENT PERFECT PAST SIMPLE

Write sentences with the time expressions to show their function.

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Complete the gaps with verbs from the box.

Has learnt Have always wanted Has spent Flew Hasn’t got married
Hasn’t taught Has done Have always admired Has gone Met

I ___________________ my sister. She is younger than me and ___________________ nor had children. She
___________________ her life travelling and living in different countries. She ___________________ lots of different
jobs and she ___________________to speak four or five different languages. She ___________________ to Thailand
many times. I ___________________ to go there. She ___________________ to Bangkok last month and
___________________ a professor who offered her a job in his school. She ___________________ children before so
she is looking forward to it. It is another new experience.
Put the verbs into the correct form: present perfect simple / present perfect continuous
1- ___________________ (you finish) dinner yet?
2- You look very tired! ___________________ (you study) all night?
3- I ___________________ ( not read) a good book lately! Do you have any recommendation?
4- I ___________________ (ask) her for my book six times, and she still hasn’t returned it.
5- I’m exhausted. I ________________________ (work) all day and I still have more papers to sign.

PAST TENSES : Complete the sentences with Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect Simple or Past Perfect
Continuous the verbs in brackets.

1. Yesterday she was exhausted because she__________ (train) during all morning.
2. Last year she _______________ (spend) most of her time on the beach.
3. I ________________ (listen) to music yesterday when you called me.
4. ______________ (she/to go) to Spain two years ago?
5. She gave him a watch yesterday but he _________________ (already/buy) one.
6. She is very tired because she _________________ (not/sleep) for two days.
7. When you called yesterday I couldn't come to the phone because I _________________ (have) a shower.
8. When I finally ______________ (wake) up, the alarm clock ______________ (ring) for 2 hours.
9. I ___________ (buy) this car in January.
10. I ___________________ (wait) for half an hour when she finally ________________ (arrive).
11. I __________________ (talk) on the phone when she came into my room.
12. I _______________ (be) at work yesterday.
13. I ________________ (do) homework at 5 o'clock yesterday

Write one sentence for each tense

Present simple

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Present continuous

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Present perfect

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Present perfect continuous

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Past Simple

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Past Continuous

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Past Perfect Simple

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Past Perfect Continuous


EXTRA ACTIVITY

Complete the chart

SIMPLE CONTINUOUS PERF SIMPLE PERF CONTINUOUS

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PAST

FUTURE

If I want to say it in English….

1- Siempre voy al colegio.


2- En este momento estoy trabajando en PepsiCo.
3- La semana pasada compré un auto nuevo para mi hijo.
4- He estado llamándote toda la mañana.
5- Cuando llegué al cine, ña película ya había empezado
6- Anoche a las 11 estaba durmiendo.
7- Cuando la profesora pospuso el examen yo ya había estado estudiando toda la semana.
8- He viajado muchas veces a Brasil últimamente.