Put the verbs in brackets into the present perfect or the simple past tense. In some sentences the present perfect continuous is also possible.
1. The clock is slow. It isnt slow, it (stop). 2. I (do) this sort of work when I (be) an apprentice. 3. He just (go) out. 4. He (go) out ten minutes ago. 5. You (have breakfast yet? Yes, I (have) it at 8.00. 6.I(meet) him last June. 7. The play just (begin). you are a little late. 8. The newspaper (come)? Yes, Ann is reading it. 9.The actors (arrive)yesterday and (start) rehearsals early this morning. 10. It (be) very cold this year. I wonder when it is going to get warmer. 11. Cervantes (write) Don Quixote. 12. We (miss) the bus. Now we will have to walk. 13. He (break) his leg in a skiing accident last year. 14.Mr Pound is the bank manager. He (be) here for five years. 15. Mr Count ( work) as a cashier for twenty five years. then he (retire) and (go) to live in the country. 16. You (be) here before? yes I (spend) mu holidays here last year. You (have) a good time? No, it never (stop) raining.