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Simple Past and Present Perfect

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Simple past and present perfect

The Past Simple:
It is used to fix events and
 situations in the past. You can
 use it when the event or the situation happened.
I saw Melanie in the cinema.
She met her husband 5 years ago.
The Present Perfect:
The present perfect has several
 uses, but it always shows a
 connection between the past and now.
We’ve known each other since we were children.
Patrick’s been married for five years.
Write in the blanks with the correct form .

1)    Felipe ll (be) a king.

2)    I(forget) my keys!          

3)    Last holidays we(meet)a new friend.

4)    Mum (lose) my ruler! (you/ see)it?

5)    I(visit) all the parks when I (be) in Orlando.

6)    I(play) the piano for 10 years.

7)    (you/ever/win) the lottery.

8)    Yesterday,Janet (call)me to say she happy birthday.

9)    He(work) in that project since March.

10)  Unfortunately, Doris (break) her leg.

11)  Somene (steal) my wallet!

12)  I know that girl but I (forget) her name.

13)  Mozart(write) over 600 works during his lifetime.

14)  All Mr Jones’ fields (burn) for 2 days.

15)  We (marry) last year.

16)  He (love) his girlfriend for a long time.

17)  What’s a stupid thing! Peter (not/ study) for the final exam.

18)  It was very hot in the room so I(open) the window.

19)  I’m really sorry I (lose) your mp3.

20)  They (leave) home at 12 o’clock.

21)  When I(be) a child I (love) swimming in the sea with my sister.

22)  My brother(not/ finish) his homework yet.

23)  We (be) asleep when Dad (arrive) home.

24)  Jonas (fight) with his cousin last night.

25)  Auntie Liza(buy) a new car last week.

26)  She (make) a very big cake for my party.

27)  I (go) to the cinema with my husband last Saturday.

28)  Oh my God! You(make) a mistake.