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Upper-Intermediate B2 / Lesson 1

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Exercise 2

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Are the sentences correct?

Example: Susan started reading a novel three days ago. She is still reading it; now she is on page 1000.
>>> Susan has been reading 1000 pages so far.

Incorrect. >>> Susan has read…

1. Mike is from New Zealand. He is traveling around the United States at the present time. He began his tour four months ago. >>> He is traveling for four months.

2. Jane is a golf player. She began playing golf when she was seven years old. This year she is national champion again for the third time. >>> She is playing golf since she was seven.

3. Teresa is not working for a while. She is helping her husband get over a serious illness. >>> She has been helping her husband get over a serious illness.

4. Oscar wants to be an astronaut. He started to read books about Mars when he was a little boy. >>> He has been reading about Mars since he was a little boy.

5. Christina and Maya are pen friends. They started writing letters to each other when they left high school. They graduated 5 years ago, and they write four times each year. >>> They have written twenty letters since they left school.

6. Christina and Maya are pen friends. They started writing letters to each other when they left high school. They graduated 5 years ago, and they write four times each year. >>> They have written letters since they left high school.

7. Lola is very tired. She starts work early in the morning and works very hard. >>> She is working very hard recently.

8. Jerry moved to California four years ago. >>> He lives in California for four years.

9. When they left college, Steve and Larry started making commercials together. They made 1 commercial each year for 10 years. They still make commercials. >>> They have made ten commercials since they left college.

10. I started Spanish classes in December. I'm still learning Spanish because in the summer I plan to travel through South America. >>> I have learnt since December.


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