Present tense (1)
Fill in present perfect simple or progressive.
- Jill ___________ (to be) in Manhattan ___________ Tuesday.
- The Graigs ___________ (to live) here ___________ two months.
- Those men ___________ (to work) here ___________ I woke up this morning.
- Lizzy ___________ (to hear) a strange noise ___________ she got up.
- Mum ___________ (to have) English classes ___________ August last year.
- Mr Green ___________ (to love) Mrs Red ___________ ages, but he ___________ (to tell) her yet.
Mark the right answers and fill them in the gaps.
[ ] did you buy [ ] have you bought [ ] had you buy
Your dress looks beautiful, _____________ just _____________ it?
[ ] were [ ] been [ ] seen
Have you ever _____________ to San Francisco?
[ ] had always dreamt [ ] had been dreaming [ ] have always dreamt
My new car is a Porsche. I _____________ of having a fast car.
[ ] have just smashed [ ] smashed [ ] were smashing
The window is broken. The kids _____________ it with their ball.
[ ] was working [ ] have been working [ ] worked
I’m tired. It is really hot and I _____________ all day, but I agreed to paint the house completely.
[ ] slept the baby [ ] has the baby been sleeping [ ] was the baby sleeping
It’s 11 a.m. already. How long _____________ ?
[ ] have been playing [ ] were playing [ ] played
Our living room is a mess, although the children _____________ for only ten minutes.
An exchange student is visiting you. Ask him how he feels and how he likes Germany. Listen to the track to get some ideas.
- Read the text carefully and sort out what belongs together.
- Write the two correct texts in your exercise book.
- Try to find a headline for each story.
These toy bears sold like hot cakes and within a year Michtum founded a toy firm that produced hundreds of thousands of teddy bears. Those who practised and supported the hunt said that hunting was necessary to keep the number of foxes small. One day, he visited Mississippi and decided to go out hunting for the day. After several hours, he had not shot anything, when one of his aides discovered a lost bear cub (Bärenjunges) wandering through the woods. Fox-hunting was one of the most criticized activities in Britain. This “sport” involved chasing a fox with a pack of hounds (eine Meute Jagdhunde). The teddy bear is today so much a part of children’s and grown-ups’ lives that it is hard to believe it was only invented in 1902. The fox had to flee over the open countryside, as all the foxholes had been blocked before the hunt. When the hunters, who rode on horses, finally caught the fox, it was brutally killed by the dogs. It is named after Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (1858–1919), the twenty-sixth president of the United States of America (1901–1909). He caught it, tied it to a tree and brought the President to this tree to shoot the little bear. Roosevelt, however, could not bring himself to shoot the defenceless little bear and ordered it to be set free. Reporters following the President made this incident known all over the country. Clifford Berryman, a cartoonist, drew a cartoon showing the President and the bear cub. They also said that rural Britain needed the hunt because jobs depended on it. Those who were against the hunt said that it was not needed to limit the number of foxes and they wanted it banned because it was unnecessarily cruel. Morris Michtum, a toyshop owner, put together some little toy bears using the cartoon as a guide. Foxhunting has been forbidden in Britain since 2005. “Teddy” Roosevelt was a keen hunter.
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