Upper Intermediate Level Exercise with Tenses

    Write in the correct tense, using the tenses from the list below. For example, John has always travelled Tense?_present perfect a lot. You can abbreviate continuous with cont

    simple present
    present perfect
    present continuous
    present perfect continuous
    simple past
    past perfect
    past continuous
    past perfect continuous
    simple future
    future perfect
    future continuous
    future perfect continuous
    future intention

    1.John has always travelled Tense?____________a lot. In fact, when he was Tense? ____________ only two years old when he first flew Tense?
    ____________ to the US. His mother is Tense? ____________ Italian and his father is Tense? ____________ American. John was born Tense? ____________ in France, but his parents had met Tense? ____________ in Cologne, Germany after they had been living Tense? ____________ there for five years. They met Tense? ____________ one day while John’s father was reading Tense? ____________ a book in the library and his mother sat down Tense? ____ beside him. Anyway, John travels Tense? ____________ a lot because his parents also travel Tense? ____________ a lot.

2.As a matter of fact, John is visiting Tense?____________ his parents in France at the moment. He lives Tense? ____________ in New York now, but has been visiting Tense? ____________his parents for the past few weeks. He really enjoys Tense? ____________ living in New York, but he also loves Tense?____________ coming to visit his parents at least once a year.

3.This year he has flown Tense? ____________ over 50,000 miles for his job. He has been working Tense? ____ for Jackson & Co. for almost two years now. He’s Tense? ____________ pretty sure that he’ll be working Tense? ____________ for them next year as well. His job requires Tense? ____________ a lot of travel. In fact, by the end of this year, he’ll have travelled Tense? ____________ over 120,000 miles! His next journey will be Tense? ____________ to Australia. He really doesn’t like Tense? ____________ going to Australia because it is so far. This time he is going to fly Tense? ____from Paris after a meeting with the company’s French partner. He’ll have been sitting Tense? ____________ for over 18 hours by the time he arrives!

4.John was talking Tense? ____________ with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from New York telephoned Tense? ____________ to let him know that Jackson & Co. had decided Tense? ____________ to merge with a company in Australia. The two companies had been negotiating Tense? ____________ for the past month, so it really wasn’t Tense? ____________ much of a surprise. Of course, this means Tense? ____________ that John will have to catch Tense? ____________ the next plane back to New York. He’ll be meeting Tense? ____________ with his boss at this time tomorrow.

5.John has always travelled Tense?____________ a lot. In fact, when he was Tense? ____________ only two years old when he first flew Tense? ____________ to the US. His mother is Tense? ____________ Italian and his father is Tense?____________ American. John was born Tense? ____________ in France, but his parents had met Tense? ____________ in Cologne, Germany after they had been living Tense? ____ there for five years. They met Tense? ____________ one day while John’s father was reading Tense? ____________ a book in the library and his mother sat down Tense? ____________ beside him. Anyway, John travels Tense? ____________ a lot because his parents also travel Tense? ____________ a lot.

6.As a matter of fact, John is visiting Tense? ____________ his parents in France at the moment. He lives Tense? ____ in New York now, but has been visiting Tense? ____________his parents for the past few weeks. He really enjoys Tense? ____________ living in New York, but he also loves Tense? ____________ coming to visit his parents at least once a year.

7.This year he has flown Tense? ____________ over 50,000 miles for his job. He has been working Tense? ____ for Jackson & Co. for almost two years now. He’s Tense? ____________ pretty sure that he’ll be working Tense? ____________ for them next year as well. His job requires Tense? ____________ a lot of travel. In fact, by the end of this year, he’ll have travelled Tense? ____________ over 120,000 miles! His next journey will be Tense? ____________ to Australia. He really doesn’t like Tense? ____________ going to Australia because it is so far. This time he is going to fly Tense? ____________from Paris after a meeting with the company’s French partner. He’ll have been sitting Tense? ____________ for over 18 hours by the time he arrives!

8.John was talking Tense? ____________ with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from New York telephoned Tense? ____________ to let him know that Jackson & Co. had decided Tense? ____________ to merge with a company in Australia. The two companies had been negotiating Tense? ____________ for the past month, so it really wasn’t Tense? ____ much of a surprise. Of course, this means Tense? ____________ that John will have to catch Tense? ____________ the next plane back to New York. He’ll be meeting Tense? ____________ with his boss at this time tomorrow.

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