Nov 10, 2016

UNIT 10 • Present perfect continuous and simple (I have been doing and I have done)

12 cards
, 30 answers
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  • Read the situations and write two sentences using the words in brackets.
    • Tom started reading a book two hours ago. He is still reading it and now he is on page 53.

      read / for two hours.

      read / 53 pages so far.

      • Linda is from Australia. She is travelling round Europe at the moment. She began her tour three months ago.
        travel / for three months.

        visit / six countries so far.

        • Jimmy is a tennis player. He began playing tennis when he was ten years old. This year he is national champion again—for the fourth time.

          win / the national championship four times.

          play / tennis since he was ten.

          • When they left college, Mary and Sue started making films together. They still make films.
            make / ten films since they left college.

            make / films since they left college.

          • For each situation, ask a question using the words in brackets.
            • You have a friend who is learning Arabic.
              You ask:

              how long / learn / Arabic?

              • You have just arrived to meet a friend. She is waiting for you.
                You ask:

                how long / wait?

                • You see somebody fishing by the river.
                  You ask:

                  how many fish / catch?

                  • Some friends of yours are having a party next week.
                    You ask:

                    how many people / invite?

                    • A friend of yours is a teacher.
                      You ask:

                      how long / reach?

                      • You meet somebody who is a writer.
                        You ask:

                        how many books / write?

                        how long / write / books?

                        • A friend of yours is saving money to go on holiday.
                          You ask:

                          how long / save?

                          how much money / save?

                        • Put the verb into the more suitable form, present perfect simple (‘I have done’ etc.) or continuous (‘I have been doing’ etc.).
                          • Where have you been? (you / play) tennis?
                            Look! Somebody (break) that window.
                            You look tired. (you / work) hard?
                            (you / ever / work) in a factory?’ ~ ‘No, never.’
                            ‘Jane is away on holiday.’ ~ ‘Oh, is she? Where (she / go)?
                            My brother is an actor. He (appear) in several films.
                            ‘Sorry I’m late.’ ~ ‘That’s all right. I (not / wait) long.’
                            ‘Is it still raining?’ ~ ‘No, it (stop).’
                            I (lose) my address book. (you / see) it anywhere?
                            I (read) the book you lent me but I (not / finish) it yet.
                            I (read) the book you lent me, so you can have it back now.

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