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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. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

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 twenty letters since they left school.

7. 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.

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

9. 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.

10. 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.


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