PRESENT PERFECT vs. PAST SIMPLE [****]

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Perfect or the Past Simple.

a) I (visit) France last summer.

b) We (not hear) from Daniel since he left for Australia.

c) Tim (not like) long car trips when he was a child.

d) Jane and Keith already (be) to Brazil.

e) Kate (buy) the plane tickets yet?

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Complete the sentences with the right form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Perfect or the Past Simple. Then, match the sentences in column A to the sentences in column B.

A B
a) John (swim) in the pool yesterday. Last week, she (sit) on a camel for the first time.
b) Ron and Pat (not be) in the museum yet. They also (play) golf this morning.
c) Jenny already (ride) a horse. He (not dive) in the sea yet.
d) Lynn and Sue just a tennis match. But they (visit) an art gallery on Monday.

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Complete the text with the correct Present Perfect or Past Simple form of the verbs in brackets.

Travel writing is not new. Researchers (find) examples of it from Ancient Egypt and Greece. In the 12th century, Christians (write) about their journeys to Jerusalem and Rome. Other Europeans (start) writing books about their journeys in the 13th century. In the 20th century, people (begin) writing books for tourists, with helpful information in them. But recently, there (be) another change. Travel blogs on the internet (become) popular. People (write) about big cities like New York and London but there are travel blogs about small villages like Georgia, too. you (see) any travel blogs on the Internet?

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Write questions with the words below. Use the Present Perfect or the Past Simple. Then, match the questions to the answers below.

a) what / interesting landmark / you / visit / recently

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b) when / she / go / on holiday / to Brazil

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c) where / they / travel / by train / so far

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d) what cities / you / see / in your last visit to the UK

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Manchester and Liverpool.

Last summer.

The Eiffel Tower.

From Rome to Paris.

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