The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 1

By | February 8, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, or the present perfect continuous tense.

1. Ana has a lot of friends, and she likes to write to them. She (write) … two letters a week. Right now she (write) … a letter to a friend living in Jakarta. She (write) … for ten minutes, and she is not done yet. She (write) … two letters this week.

2. My little sister (sleep) … at the moment. She (sleep) … for almost two hours. Just like any other babies, she (sleep) … more than eight hours a day.

3. I (be) … a student. I (study) … for two hours every day. Now I (study) … in my room. I (study) … for half an hour.

4. Maria and Putri (be) … good friends. They are having a conversation, while watching TV.
Maria: What (you, do) … after dinner?
Putri: I usually (watch) … television. I think I (see) … this talk show before.

5. I (lose) … my key. I (look) … for it the whole day, but I (not, find) … it yet.

6. My grandfather (live) … in a village 200 km from here. He was born and grew up in that village. He (live) …  there his whole life. I (visit) … him twice. My sister (visit) … him twice a year regularly.

7. Now I (be) … at the school outdoor badminton court. I (play) … badminton with a friend. I (play) … for an hour. I usually (play) … badminton for two hours a day.

8. I (be) … at the Galaxy Theater now. I (never, be) … here before. I (love) … movies a lot. So, I (go) … to the cinema once a week.

9. Anton (be) … in a hotel in Solo now. He (be) … in this city for a week. He (meet) … a lot of people since he first arrived.

10. A: What (you, stand) … here for?
B. I (wait) … for a bus.
A: How long (you, wait) …?
B: I (wait) … for an hour, but the bus (come, not) … yet.
A: Don’t you feel tired?
B: No, I don’t. I am used to it. I (come) …  and (stand) … here every morning.

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