Polycop 4B2 present perfect

Polycop. 3

 

Fiche d’entraînement : Present perfect

 

 

Exercice 1: Conjugue le verbe entre parenthèses au prétérit simple ou au present perfect.

 

  1. James Dean ………………………. (study) at the Actors’ studio in New York from 1952 to 1955.
  2. Woody Allen …………………………. (make) a lot of films in which life in New York is his favourite subject.
  3. Last week, Martin Scorsese and his team …………………………….. (start) to interview candidates for the leading roles of his next film.
  4. They …………………………………. (not / find) the male characters yet. They are still looking for them.
  5. “ ………… you ever ………………… (play) in a Broadway musical?”

 

 

Exercice 2: Mets les verbes entre parenthèses au present perfect ou au prétérit simple.

  1. Pat ……………………………. (visit) this museum last year.
  2. We ……………………………. (not / see) that film yet.
  3. My father …………………………… (translate) many books. He’s very famous.
  4. Bob ……………………………… (take) the plane two weeks ago.

 

 

Exercice 3 : Complétez au prétérit simple ou au present perfect simple.

 

1. Rafael ______________________________ (go) shopping for me yesterday.
2. Sandra ______________________________ (lend) her brother '£200 so far.
3. The policeman ______________________________ (drive) away ten minutes ago.
4. The biscuit factory ______________________________(close) down last year.
5. She's very red. I think she ______________________________ (lie) in the sun.
6. Ron ______________________________ (just/ pass) his driving test.
7. Karen ______________________________ (study) Italian for three years now and is still studying.
8. The Headmaster ______________________________ (come) to this school in 2004.
9. Jack ______________________________ (try) to get a job for six months, but is still unemployed.
10. The teacher ______________________________ (already / tell) him to be quiet.
11. Tim ______________________________ (not/take) many photos yet.
12. Oh no! I ______________________________ (leave) my purse at home.
13. They ______________________________ (fall) in love with each other at first sight 2 years ago.
14. I don't want to have a bath because I ______________________________ (just / have) a shower.
15. I'm sorry I ______________________________ (forget) your name. What did you say it was?

 

 

Exercice 4: Complétez au preterit simple ou au present perfect simple.

 

1. I ______________________________ (not/finish) my homework yet.
2. John ______________________________ (buy) a new car three weeks ago.
3. They ______________________________ (build) a great house for their family.
4. I ______________________________ (be) to the cinema you have told me about.
5. I ______________________________ (not/go) to the shop ; what a shame!
6. When ______________________________ (you/ open) the window? it's cold here!
7. I always ______________________________ (want) a new car, thus I bought one.
8. Why ______________________________ (you /destroy) your old table?
9. I hope you ______________________________ (have) a great time for your holiday last month. Tell me about.
10. I ______________________________ (break) my leg in 2005.

 

 

Exercice 5 : Complétez au present perfect simple ou continu

 

1) I'm tired. I __________________ in the park. (run)
2) He __________________ to the shop to buy some milk. (go)
3) He __________________ asleep all day. (be)
4) I __________________ the housework yet. (do)
5) He __________________ twenty letters this morning. (write)
6) They __________________ three car accidents already this year. (have)
7) He __________________ from England to France three times. (swim)

 

Exercice 6 : Complétez au present perfect simple ou continu

 

1. My back hurts. I ______________________________ (lift) heavy furniture all day.
2. - How much ______________________________ (we/spend) on food this week ? - A lot.
3. Natalie's a very good pianist but she ______________________________ (not/perform) in public yet.
4. We're very excited about our holiday. We ______________________________ (plan) it since last October.
5. For years Simon ______________________________ (believe) that he will be a successful businessman.
6. - Shall I throw the newspaper away ? ______________________________ (you/do) the crosswords ? - No, not yet. I'm going to do it this evening.
7. My meals over the past few days ______________________________ (consist) of sandwiches and cups of coffee. I need some proper food !
8. Martin is feeling stressed. He ______________________________ (work) very hard.
9. - How long ______________________________ (you/build) your new house ? - About three months.
10. - Are you enjoying your course ? - Not really. I ______________________________ (not/understand) very much in the last few weeks.

 

Exercice 7 : Complétez au present perfect simple ou continu.

 

1. He ______________________________ (wait) for two hours, since midday.
2. He ______________________________ (not find) the ideal flat yet.
3. Somebody ______________________________ (smoke) here. Open the windows !
4. How many cups of coffee ______________________________ (you drink) today ?
5. You ______________________________ (eat) chocolate: there are stains on your hands.
6. I ______________________________ (clean) the house for 2 hours; now I can rest.
7. I ______________________________ (not write) any Xmas cards yet.
8. I couldn't sleep because my neighbours ______________________________ (sing) all night long.
9. Emily ______________________________ (work) since September.
10. Sarah ______________________________ (be) a secretary for six months.

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