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All Tenses: Review Exercise

Instruction: Put the verb in brackets into the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, the simple past tense, the past continuous tense, the past perfect tense, the past perfect continuous tense, the simple future tense, the future continuous tense, the future perfect tense, the future perfect continuous tense.

1. My dad (be) … a businessman. He (travel) … abroad every month. He (visit) … tens of countries so far. Two months ago, he (go) … to the US. Last month he (go) … to Spain. Next month, he (go) … to New Zealand.

2. At the moment my elder sister (do) … some ironing. Yesterday she (do) … some ironing. Tomorrow she (do) … some ironing, too. She (do) … some ironing everyday.

3. A: You (find) … the car key?
B: Not yet. I (look) … for it since I (lose) … it yesterday.

4. A: You (do) … your homework?
B: Yes, I (do) … it. I (do) … it last night.

5. Katrin (go) … bed a few minutes ago. She (still, sleep) … at the moment. She (sleep) … for a few minutes.

6. Maria (play) … the piano in her music studio right now. She (play) … it for an hour. She (play) … 3 songs so far. She (play) … the piano everyday.

7. Three years ago I (be) … a student. Now I (be) … a teacher. I (teach) … English at a well-known high school in town. I (teach) … there for 2 years.

8. I (study) … for two hours last night. I (begin) … at 7.00 and (stop) … at 9.00. My brother (come) … home at 7.30. I (study, still) … .In other words, I (study) … for 30 minutes when he got home.

9. I (study) … for two hours tonight. I (begin) … at 7.00 and (stop) … at 9.00. My brother plans to come home at 7.30. I (study, still) … . That means I (study) … for 30 minutes when he (come) … home.

The Present Tenses, The Past Tenses, The Simple Future, and The Future Continuous Tense: Review Exercise

Instruction: This exercise reviews all the tenses we have learnt. Put the verb in brackets into the correct form.

1. Right now the president (speak) … on TV. He (start) … speaking an hour ago. So, he (speak) … for an hour.

2. This time tomorrow the president (speak) … on TV.

3. At 9 PM last night, the president (speak) … on TV.

4. At 9 PM tomorrow, the president (speak) … on TV.

5. When I came back home last night, the president (speak) … on TV for an hour.

6. When I came back home last night, the president (speak) … on TV.

7. Last night the president (speak) … on TV.

8. A: The president (speak) … on TV tonight.
B: He (speak, already) … .
A: Really? When?
B: Last night. He (speak) … last night.

9. Tuti (sit) … at the back row near one of the classroom windows right now. She (start) … to sit there an hour ago. So, she (sit) … there for an hour. In fact, she (sit) … there every day.

10. Tommorow Tuti (sit) … at the back row.

11. At 9 AM tomorrow Tuti (sit) … at the back row.

12. When I entered the classroom, Tuti (sit) … at the back row.

13. Yesterday Tuti (sit) … at the back row.

14. When I entered the classroom, Tuti (sit) … at the back row for 10 minutes.

15. When I arrived at the airport gate, my family (wait) … .