Simple Past vs. Present Perfect Practice 2


Simple PastPresent Perfect
Specified time in pastUnspecified time in past
I visited Japan last year.I have visited Japan.
Finished ActionUnfinished Action
I went shopping twice last month.I have gone shopping twice this month
Finished Action + forUnfinished Action + for
He lived in Paris for two years.He has lived in London for one year.
*He is no longer in Paris.*He is still in London
Keywords: recently, since, just


Fill in the blanks using the Simple Past (Sam saw a movie yesterday) or the Present Perfect (Sam has seen that movie once).

1. I to Hamburg last weekend. (go)

2. I that movie three times this month. (see)

3. Scott a lot of interesting things so far. (do)

4. He 1km every day last summer. (swim)

5. I in my life. (lie/never)

6. 10 km is the longest I . (run)

7. She at home last night. (be/not)

8. Tim in a concert every year when he was a kid. (sing)

9. I too much yesterday. (drink)

10. I for many different organizations. (volunteer)