Past Simple and Present Perfect 1

1. A: Do you like the film “Star Wars?”

B: I don’t know. I _____________________________ (see, never) it.


2. Sam _____________________________ (arrive) in Manchester a week ago.


3. My best friend and I _____________________________ (know) each other for over fifteen years. We still get together once a week.


4. Stinson is a fantastic writer. He _____________________________ (write) ten very creative short stories in the last year. One day, he’ll be as famous as Hemingway.


5. I _____________________________ (have, not) this much fun since I _____________________________ (be) a kid.


6. Things _____________________________ (change) a great deal at Coltech. When we first _____________________________ (start) working here three years ago, the company _____________________________ (have, only) six employees. Since then, we _____________________________ (expand) to include more than 2000 full-time workers.


7. I _____________________________ (tell) him to stay on the path while he was hiking, but he _____________________________ (wander) off into the forest and _____________________________ (be) bitten by a snake.


8. Listen Donna, I don’t care if you _____________________________ (miss) the bus this morning. You _____________________________ (be) late to work too many times. You are fired!


9. Sam is from Colorado, which is hundreds of miles from the coast, so he _____________________________ (see, never) the ocean. He should come with us to Miami.


10. How sad! George _____________________________ (dream) of going to California but he died. He _____________________________ (see, never) the ocean.


11. In the last hundred years, travelling _____________________________ (become) much easier and very comfortable. In the 19th century, it _____________________________ (take) two or three months to cross North America by covered wagon. The trip _____________________________ (be) very rough and often dangerous. Things _____________________________ (change) a great deal in the last hundred and fifty years. Now you can fly from New York to Los Angeles in a matter of hours.


12. Susan, I can’t believe how much you _____________________________ (change) since the last time I _____________________________ (see) you. You _____________________________ (grow) at least a foot!


13. This tree _____________________________ (be) planted on the birth of my grandmother over 150 years hundred years ago.


14. This mountain _____________________________ (be, never) climbed by anyone. Several mountaineers _____________________________ (try) to reach the top, but nobody _____________________________ (succeed, ever). The climb is extremely difficult and many people _____________________________ (die) trying to reach the summit.


15. I _____________________________ (visit, never) Africa, but I _____________________________ (travel) to South America several times. The last time I _____________________________ (go) to South America, I _____________________________ (visit) Brazil and Peru. I _____________________________ (spend) two weeks in the Amazon, _____________________________ (hike) for a week near Machu Picchu, and _____________________________ (fly) over the Nazca Lines.





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