• The Tenses
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  • 04.08.2021
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Simple Present or Present Progressive?
Fill in the gaps with the verb in the right tense.
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  • The pictures help you to understand the sentences.
  • Watch out for signpost words!

Usually, Charlene and Tom get along (get along) quite well, but they are arguing (argue) at the moment.

Kim often stays (stay) awake until midnight, but she is sleeping (sleep) now, even though it is (be) only 9 o'clock.

The Past Perfect
Cross out the wrong verb forms.
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  • Decide which action happened earlier and influenced the other.

After they were / had been at the beach all day, Christopher complained / had complained about a sunburn.

I ordered / had ordered a photo album when we returned / had returned from our summer vacation to Italy.

The house was / had been empty because the owners moved / had moved a long time ago.


Wenn in einer Erzählung betont werden soll, dass ein Ereignis (noch) weiter in der Vergangenheit zurückliegt als ein anderes, steht diese Handlung im Past Perfect.

Mum prepared / had prepared my favourite dish for dinner, but I ate already / had already eaten at Jessica's house.

We could tell she went / had gone to bed because the lights were / had been out.

Nikki and Ricky knew / had known each other forever when Ricky proposed / had proposed.

Our car broke down / had broken down because we didn't find / hadn't found a gas station all day.

I took / had taken a nice nap after I had /had had lunch with my colleagues.


sunburn Sonnenbrand     dish Essen, Gericht     (to) propose einen Heiratsantrag machen

Present Perfect or Simple Past?
Fill in the verbs from the box in the correct past tense.
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Yesterday, I woke up at 6 AM.

Have you ever been to Spain?

We went on a class trip to Berlin last year - It was awesome!

'Are you alright?' - 'No, I have had the most terrible day.'

I don't want a biscuit, I have already brushed my teeth.

go ● have ● wake up ● brush ●

be (2x)

The Present Perfect Progressive
Form sentences in the present perfect progressive.
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  • Look at the the pictures and the information given.
  • Decide whether you need to use 'since' (point in time) or 'for' (time span).
Shawna ● meditate ● 20 minutes
Chris ● use a wheelchair ● childhood
Derek ● play on his laptop ● three hours
Meg ● cough ● Monday
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Simple Present or Present Progressive
Past Perfect
Simple Past or Present Perfect
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