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PRESENT PERFECT

by Isabel L

A.- What have they just done?

Complete the sentences using the present perfect + just. Use the  verbs in the box.

have           buy            fall           get           score              pass             kiss            win               leave          receive               wake up             drink

                                                                                             

They   their exam           She  some clothes         She  asleep     He  a goal

 

                                                                                                     

She  a cup of tea             They  each other            They  home          She  a letter

 

                                                                                                 

She                      She  a shower                   He  the lottery                      They  married


B.- Order the words to form sentences

  1. hasn't Jim his finished yet homework                
  2. airport Julie's at friends arrived have the already 
  3. USA Mark hasn't the still been to          
  4. taken government yet hasn't any action The  
  5. has from Christina just back come her home holidays    
  6. complete to you chatted a  stranger ever Have?    


I still haven't found what I'm looking for. U2
 
C.- LISTEN TO THE SONG AND DO THE EXERCISES BELOW
 
 
C.1 WHICH WORD IS RIGHT?
 
I have the highest mountains
I have
through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you

I have
I have
I have
these city walls
Only to be with you
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

C.2 ORDER THE LINES AS YOU HEAR THEM

a. I have spoke with the tongue of angels
b. I was cold as a stone
c. I have held the hand of a devil
d. I have kissed honey lips
e. This burning desire
f.  It burned like fire
g. It was warm in the night 
h. Felt the healing finger tips     

But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for
 
1.-       2.-       3.-       4.-       5.-       6.-       7.-       8.- 
 
C.3. WRITE THE MISSING WORDS. YOU HAVE THE TRANSCRIPTIONS TO HELP YOU
 
I /bɪˈli:v/  in the Kingdom Come
Then all the colors will /bli:d/ 
into one
But yes I'm still running
You /brəʊk/  the /bɒndz/
You /'lu:sənd/  the /tʃeɪnz/ 
You carried
the /krɒs/  
of my /ʃeɪm/ 
 
of my  /ʃeɪm/  

You know I /bɪˈli:vd/  it
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

 

       

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