FINISHED/UNFINISHED TIME WORDS
MAKE SENTENCES
PRESENT PERFECT OR PAST SIMPLE
CORRECT THE SENTENCE
WRITE QUESTIONS FROM THE ANSWERS GIVEN

100

this week

unfinished time

100

(it/not /rain/recently) 

IT HASN'T RAINED RECENTLY.

100

Yesterday my friends ____ (play) golf.

PLAYED

Yesterday is a finished time word; thus, we use past simple.

100

I am living in Zagreb for 10 years.

I've lived/been living for 10 years.

100

I ate breakfast this morning at around 9 a.m.

The question must be in past simple.

200

last month

finished

200

(The weather/be/cold/last winter)

THE WEATHER WAS COLD LAST WINTER.

200

I ______ (live) Zagreb since 2001.

HAVE LIVED

Since is often used with present perfect. It emphasizes a specific time in the past up to NOW; thus, present perfect complements the word nicely.

200

Did you ever try black truffles from Motovun?

Have you ever tried black truffles from Motovun?

200

Unfortunately no. However, I would like to visit there one day. 

The question must be in present perfect.

300

in my life

unfinished

300

(Peter/never/be/London) 

PETER HAS NEVER BEEN TO LONDON

300

Jane _____ (be) here for half an hour.

HAS BEEN

here gives a context of present time (still happening). Additionally,we are using for + period of time and present perfect can emphasize a period/duration of time.

300

What's the most exotic place you visited?

What's the most exotic place you have (ever) visited?


We use present perfect with superlatives!!!

300

Earlier around one o'clock.

The question must be in past simple.

400

then

finished

400

(What time/you/arrive/yesterday?)

WHAT TIME DID YOU ARRIVE YESTERDAY?

400

William Shakespeare _____ (write) 37 plays.

WROTE

We only use past time when speaking of the deceased (dead people).

400

When have you visited Dubrovnik?

When did you visit Dubrovnik?

Present perfect NEVER answer WHEN. When is a finished time word.

400

After I moved to Zagreb.

The question must be in past simple.

500

just after I got up

finished

500

(my sister/never/eat/a hamburger)

(my brother/teach/English/since/he/move/here)

MY SISTER HAS NEVER EATEN A HAMBURGER.

MY BROTHER HAS TAUGHT ENGLISH SINCE HE MOVED HERE.

500

Where _____ (you, be) yesterday?

What time………………………(you, start)?

WERE YOU

DID YOU START

Yesterday is a finished time word; thus, we use past simple. 

What time is a finished time word (it answers when); thus, we use past simple.

500

I was married for 30 years, and it's still going strong.

I've been married for 30 years, and it's still going strong.

500

Yes I have, three times to be exact!

The question must be in PRESENT PERFECT.