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					                 PRESENT PERFECT AND PAST SIMPLE

Fill in the blanks with the correct present perfect or past simple form of the
verbs in brackets.

1. “______________________ (you/ever/ go) to New York, Susan?”
2. I _____________________(break) my leg last summer when I ______________ (fall) off
   the bike.
3. It’s the most delicious fish I ________________________ (ever/ eat).
4. Peter _________________ (spend) the evening revising for the math exam and this
   morning he __________________ (get) up very early to continue revising.
5. “The living room looks different!” “ Yes, we __________________ (just/ paint) it
   yellow. Do you like it?”
6. He _____________________ (lose) his wallet last week, but he ___________________
   (not/find) them yet.
7. Someone ______________________ (steal) my car while we _______________ (be) at
   the cinema.
8. Peter isn’t at work. He _________________________ (go) on holiday this week! He
   ____________ (work) on Friday morning and __________________(leave) in the
   afternoon.
9. “I’m sorry Susan, I really ______________________ (write) a postcard to you when I
   _________________ (be) in London, but I ___________________ (forget) to post it.”
10. “_________________________(your brother/pass) his driving test yet?” No, I’m afraid,
   he ______________________ (fail) it again, and it’s the third time!
11.Carol _____________________ (be) ill for a week now, so she _____________________
   (not/ do) her final exams.
12. Sarah is so happy! She ______________________ (win) the lottery!
13.“Are you hungry, Tony? Do you want something to eat?” “Thanks Mandy, but I
   _____________________________ (just/ have) lunch.”
14. I __________________ (bake) the birthday cake yesterday, but I ___________________
   (not/ decorate) it yet. I hope it’s ready for the party!
15. ______________________ (you/ not/ call) Matt yet? He _________________ (come)
           here yesterday because he ____________________ (want) to talk to you as soon
           as possible.
16. Peter_____________(try) to mend the car two days ago, but he
   _________________(not/ can), so today he __________________ (take) it to the
   garage.

       KEY

                    PRESENT PERFECT AND PAST SIMPLE

Fill in the blanks with the correct present perfect or past simple form of the
verbs in brackets.

1. “Have you ever been (you/ever/ go) to New York, Susan?”
2. I broke (break) my leg last summer when I fell (fall) off the bike.
3. It’s the most delicious fish I have ever eaten (ever/ eat).
4. Peter spent (spend) the evening revising for the maths exam and this morning he has
    got/got up very early to continue revising.
5. “The living room looks different!” “ Yes, we have just painted (just/ paint) it yellow.
    Do you like it?”
6. He lost (lose) his wallet last week, but he hasn’t found (not/find) it yet.
7. Someone stole (steal) my car while we were (be) at the cinema.
8. Peter isn’t at work. He has gone (go) on holiday this week! He worked (work) on
    Friday morning and left (leave) in the afternoon.
9. “I’m sorry Susan, I really wrote (write) a postcard to you when I was (be) in London,
    but I forgot (forget) to post it.”
10. “Has your brother passed (your brother/pass) his driving test yet?” No, I’m afraid, he
    has failed (fail) it again, and it’s the third time!
11.Carol has been (be) ill for a week now, so she hasn’t done (not/ do) her final exams.
12. Sarah is so happy! She has won (win) the lottery!
13.“Are you hungry, Tony? Do you want something to eat?” “Thanks Mandy, but I have
    just had (just/ have) lunch.”
14. I baked (bake) the birthday cake yesterday, but I haven’t decorated (not/ decorate) it
    yet. I hope it’s ready for the party!
15. Haven’t you called (you/not/ call) Matt yet? He came (come) here yesterday because
    he wanted (want) to talk to you as soon as possible.
16. Peter tried (try) to mend the car two days ago, but he couldn’t (not/ can), so today he
   has taken (take) it to the garage.

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