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Put in the correct verb form.
► I’ve done (I / do) all the housework. The flat is really clean now.
► A young couple bought (buy) the house next door. But they didn’t live there long.
1- Our visitors (arrive). They’re sitting in the garden.
2- There’s still a problem with the television. Someone (repair) it, but then it broke down again.
3- (I / lose) my bank card. I can’t find it anywhere.
4- The match (start). United are playing well.
5- My sister (run) away from home. But she came back two days later.
6- Daniel (earn) some money last week. But I’m afraid he’s already spent it all.
7- (we / plant) an apple tree in the garden. Unfortunately it died.
8- Prices (go) up. Everything is more expensive this year.
9- Someone (turn) on the hi-fi. What’s that song called?
10- (I / phone) the office at eleven to speak to the manager, but he isn’t there today.
11- (I / make) a cake. Would you like a piece?
12- The runner Amos Temila (break) the world record for the 1500 metres in Frankfurt. Then two days later in Helsinki, Lee Williams ran it in an even faster time.
Things that have happened today are on the radio and TV news.
Give the news using the present perfect and past simple.
►the Prime Minister / visit Luton University / speak to students there / earlier today
The Prime Minister has visited Luton University. He spoke to students there earlier today.
1- the train drivers / go on strike / stop work / at twelve o’clock
2- the Queen / arrive in Toronto / fly there / in an RAF aircraft
3- two men / escape from Parkhurst Prison / get away / during the night
4- the actor Howard Bates / die in a car accident / his car / crash into a wall
5- Linda Jones / win the women’s marathon / run it / in 2 hours 27 minutes
Complete the conversations.
► Mike: This car is filthy. I haven’t been to the car wash for about a year.
Tom: What! You mean it’s twelve months since you last went to the car wash?
1- Laura: I haven’t used my camera recently. June was the last time I took a photo.
Trevor: Really? I’m surprised you June.
2- Rachel: I haven’t seen Andrew for weeks.
Daniel: Nor me. It’s him.
3- Tom: What about a game of cards? We haven’t played since your birthday.
David: Really? You mean my birthday cards?
4- Emma: I feel terrible. It’s three days since I ate anything.
Vicky: What did you say? You three days?
Complete this letter to a newspaper. Put in the present perfect or past simple.
A few days ago I learned (learn) that someone plans to knock down the White Horse Inn. This pub has been (be) the centre of village life for centuries. It (stand) at our crossroads for 500 years. It (be) famous in the old days, and Shakespeare once (stay) there, they say. I (live) in Brickfield all my life. The villagers (know) about the plans for less than a week and already there’s a ‘Save Our Pub’ campaign. Last week we (be) happy, but this week we’re angry. We will stop them, you’ll see.
Put in this, last, today or yesterday.
► Last month prices went up, but this month they have fallen a little.
1- It’s been dry so far week, but week was very wet.
2- I went shopping earlier and spent all the money I earned .
3- We didn’t have many visitors year. We’ve had a lot more year.
4- I don’t feel so tired now. We got up quite late morning. I felt really tired when we got up so early.
Put in the verbs.
Tom: Have you heard (you / hear) the news about David?
Harriet: No. (what / happen)?
Tom: (he / have) an accident. He was walking down some steps. (he / fall) and (break) his leg.
Harriet: Oh, how awful! When (it / happen)?
Tom: Yesterday afternoon. Melanie (tell) me about it last night.
Harriet: Last night! (you / know) about it last night, and (you / not / tell) me!
Tom: Well, (I / not / see) you last night. And (I / not / see) you today, until now.
Harriet: I hope he’s all right. (he / have) lots of accidents, you know. (he / do) the same thing about two years ago.