Tenses Mix 1

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
1. She (be) a widow since her husband (die) las Easter.
2. I (never see) that man before, I (meet) him an hour ago.
3. I (listen) to the radio for two hours yesterday.
4. Who (tell) you that silly story?
5. I (live) in Eindhoven all my life, but my wife (be) born in Son.
6. I (inherit) that car when my father (die) and I (have) it ever since.
7. Where (spend) your holidays last year? I (spend) my holidays in many places, but I ( never spend) my holidays in Ireland yet.
8. Sue (try) to open this bottle for half an hour, but so far she (have) no success.
9. I (just buy) a new house, I (live) in my old one for 10 years.
10. Shakespeare (write) his best plays between 1601 and 1605. He (stop) writing in 1611, when he (go) back to Stratford where he (die) in 1616. Many of his plays (translate) into other languages.
11. Kingsley Amis ( just write) a new book; he (write) his first novels in the 50s and he (write) a good many books since then. His works (read) by lots of students during the last twenty years.
12. Yesterday I (forget) my diary, but today I (not forget).
13. I (never write) so that I can always tell my teacher that I (forget) to do my homework.
14. When (you learn) about the news? I (hear) it on the radio this morning.
15. Last week’s Dahl story ( not broadcast)