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PRESENT PERFECT

1. The following verbs are all irregular. What is the past simple and past participle? (Write the verb in capital letters)

                   
present simple past simple past participle present simple past simple past participle
1. HAVE  12. GIVE        
2. EAT    13. MEET 
3. WIN   14. WRITE       
4. FORGET  15. DRIVE       
5. BRING
16. HEAR 
6. MAKE   17. SING  
7. BE
18. LEAVE  
8. DRINK    19. READ  
9. LOSE    
20. RIDE  
10. SLEEP     21. SEE    
11. FIND   22. GO 
 
                          
2. Comple the email with the present perfect form of hte verb in brackets in affirmative, negative or interrogative.
 
Dear Helena,
 
I'm sorry, I  (not sent) you an email for a long time. Lot of things !(happen)
I  (make) some good friends here. David  (have) an accident on his bike. Mum (start) work at a restaurant as a cook. David is fine, by the way, but he (not ride) his bike since the accident.
(you/see) Bethy and Tom recently? I (not hear) from them for ages and I (forget) their email address.
Say hi to your sister. (she/stop) wearing those green trousers? I hope so. They really don't suit her.
 
Love
 
Linda
 
 3. Look at the list of experiences. Write questions with Have you ever...?
  1. hear a bagpipe music
  2. see a dolphin
  3. taste raw fish
  4. meet a famous person
  5. win something
  6. see a ghost
  7. travel to China
 
4. Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the present perfect.
 

"This is a picture of my group. I'm the singer and the lead guitarist. My name is Lisa and I  (start) the group two years ago, and I  (be) the singer since last year. Michael is the drummer. He  (learn) to play the drums two years ago. Ann is the bass guitar. She  (play) the guitar since she  (be) eight. Graham is the pianist. He only  (start) playing the guitar a year ago, but he's already really good. We  (already play) six concerts and we love it!"