Verb Drills

Verb Training (1) – Present Perfect Simple (Positive) – Answers

1.  They’ve had lunch.
2.  I’ve drunk my coffee.
3.  He’s caught the train.
4.  The train’s left.
5.  I’ve shut the windows.
6.  It’s got really cold.
7.  She’s broken her arm.
8.  We’ve spent too much money.
9.  I’ve thought about it a lot.
10.  She’s told me everything.
11.  He’s written them an email.
12.  She’s sent several emails.
13.  She’s taken the dog out for a walk.
14.  I’ve thrown the letter away.
15.  I’ve kept the receipt.
16.  They’ve rung the doctor.
17.  You’ve done the dishes.
18.  He’s seen this film.
19.  We’ve paid for the books.
20.  She’s bought new headphones.
21.  This tree’s grown so fast.
22.  The baby’s slept through all the noise.
23.  He’s quit smoking.
24.  I’ve given up chocolate.
25.  She’s chosen this dress.
26.  We’ve brought some snacks.
27.  I’ve been quite tired this week.
28.  She’s met his grandparents.
29.  I’ve read that book.
30.  He’s gone to the supermarket (this means he is still there now) / He’s been to the supermarket (= he went but he has returned, he is not there any more.)


STUDY TIP 🍒

When you’ve finished and you’ve checked your answers make a note of the ones you didn’t know or that you misspelt, and try to make a new sentence with them in the present perfect.

Whenever you can, make the sentences personal to you and your life, as it is much easier to remember things when they are relevant to us.

Put these sentences on post-it notes around the house, leaving a gap where the verb should be.

Every time you see these notes READ THEM OUT LOUD adding the missing verb. Then after a week do this whole exercise again and see how you have improved!

Verb Drills

Verb Training (1) – Present Perfect Simple (Positive)

Change these sentences to the present perfect simple (short form). Check my study tip at the end of the exercise 🤓

eg. He speaks to Alba. → He’s spoken to Alba.

1.  They have lunch.
2.  I drink my coffee.
3.  He catches the train.
4.  The train leaves.
5.  I shut the windows.
6.  It gets really cold.
7.  She breaks her arm.
8.  We spend too much money.
9.  I think about it a lot.
10.  She tells me everything.
11.  He writes them an email.
12.  She sends several emails.
13.  She takes the dog out for a walk.
14.  I throw the letter away.
15.  I keep the receipt.
16.  They ring the doctor.
17.  You do the dishes.
18.  He sees this film.
19.  We pay for the books.
20.  She buys new headphones.
21.  This tree grows so fast.
22.  The baby sleeps through all the noise.
23.  He quits smoking.
24.  I give up chocolate.
25.  She chooses this dress.
26.  We bring some snacks.
27.  I am quite tired this week.
28.  She meets his grandparents.
29.  I read that book.
30.  He goes to the supermarket. (Give BOTH possible answers here 😉)

ANSWERS


STUDY TIP 🍒

When you’ve finished and you’ve checked your answers make a note of the ones you didn’t know or that you misspelt, and try to make a new sentence with them in the present perfect.

Whenever you can, make the sentences personal to you and your life, as it is much easier to remember things when they are relevant to us.

Put these sentences on post-it notes around the house, leaving a gap where the verb should be.

Every time you see these notes READ THEM OUT LOUD adding the missing verb. Then after a week do this whole exercise again and see how you have improved!

Verb Conjugation Exercises, Verb Drills

Verb Training (5) – Past Simple Questions

Change these past simple sentences into questions.

You spoke to him. → Did you speak to him?

1. He grew up in Kenya.
2. She caught the bus.
3. We sorted out the invitations.
4. He accepted the job.
5. She was born in France.
6. You walked home.
7. I didn’t tell you.
8. You lied to me.
9. I made a mistake.
10. They did the shopping.
11. It was funny.
12. They brought the cake.
13. It mattered.
14. It was a good idea.
15. They met her parents.
16. We ran out of paper.
17. You weren’t surprised.
18. He used to smoke.
19. He forgot the meeting.
20. You cut your finger.
21. He didn’t give you the book.
22. She sold her business.
23. You didn’t hear the news.
24. You meant to do it.
25. They fell in love.



Answers

1. Did he grow up in Kenya?
2. Did she catch the bus?
3. Did we sort out the invitations?
4. Did he accept the job?
5. Was she born in France?
6. Did you walk home?
7. Didn’t I tell you?
8. Did you lie to me?
9. Did I make a mistake?
10. Did they do the shopping?
11. Was it funny?
12. Did they bring the cake?
13. Did it matter?
14. Was it a good idea?
15. Did they meet her parents?
16. Did we run out of paper?
17. Weren’t you surprised?
18. Did he use to smoke?
19. Did he forget the meeting?
20. Did you cut your finger?
21. Didn’t he give you the book?
22. Did she sell her business?
23. Didn’t you hear the news?
24. Did you mean to do it?
25. Did they fall in love?

Verb Training 4 – Present Continuous

Spot the Mistakes (1)
Spot the Mistakes (2)
Spot the Mistakes (3)
Full list of Spot the Mistakes exercises

Idioms with Make (1)
Idioms with Know
Idioms with Keep

Verb Conjugation Exercises, Verb Drills

Verb Training (4) – Present Continuous

Change the following sentences to the present continuous, using the short form where possible.

He takes a photograph. → He’s taking a photograph.

What time do we have lunch? → What time are we having lunch?

  1. They get ready to go out.
  2. Do you have fun?
  3. Do I walk too fast?
  4. Does she stay at your place?
  5. He explains the new system.
  6. Do you record this?
  7. Where do the children play?
  8. Sam and I leave tomorrow.
  9. He gives the dog a bath.
  10. Does she study upstairs?
  11. Somebody calls my name.
  12. Does somebody call my name?
  13. He designs a new website.
  14. They spend too much money.
  15. You waste everybody’s time.
  16. I expect a phone call.
  17. Do they move to California?
  18. Does she take the train?
  19. When do you leave?
  20. What do you wear to the party?
  21. Do you drink enough water?
  22. Does she get enough sleep?
  23. The weather changes.
  24. Does he play basketball?
  25. Do we play tennis later?







Answers

  1. They’re getting ready to go out.
  2. Are you having fun?
  3. Am I walking too fast?
  4. Is she staying at your place?
  5. He’s explaining the new system.
  6. Are you recording this?
  7. Where are the children playing?
  8. Sam and I are leaving tomorrow.
  9. He’s giving the dog a bath.
  10. Is she studying upstairs?
  11. Somebody’s calling my name.
  12. Is somebody calling my name?
  13. He’s designing a new website.
  14. They’re spending too much money.
  15. You’re wasting everybody’s time.
  16. I’m expecting a phone call.
  17. Are they moving to California?
  18. Is she taking the train?
  19. When are you leaving?
  20. What are you wearing to the party?
  21. Are you drinking enough water?
  22. Is she getting enough sleep?
  23. The weather’s changing.
  24. Is he playing basketball?
  25. Are we playing tennis later?

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Grammar Exercises, Verb Drills

Verb Training (2) (Elementary/Pre-Intermediate)

Write the following sentences in the positive, using contractions where possible.

Examples:

We didn’t meet him. ➡️ We met him.

She hasn’t been to Greece. ➡️ She’s been to Greece.

1.  He didn’t go yesterday.

2.  I won’t be there.

3.  You didn’t see the film.

4.  He doesn’t want to read the paper.

5.  They didn’t speak to the teacher.

6.  They haven’t paid the bill.

7.  I didn’t take it.

8.  He hasn’t missed his train.

9.  She didn’t catch the ball.

10.  She didn’t enjoy the play.

11.  I didn’t fall off the wall.

12.  They haven’t lent me the money.

13.  They didn’t forget to tell me.

14.  We won’t go back next year.

15.  He didn’t spend all his money.

16.  It wasn’t raining.

17.  It doesn’t cost a lot of money.

18.  She won’t look after the dog.

19.  I didn’t choose the right answer.

20.  He didn’t use to like basketball.

21.  They didn’t let Mike go skiing.

22.  They didn’t come to see me play football.

23.  I didn’t have to pay.

24. We won’t do our homework now.

25. I haven’t worn this dress before.

26. I didn’t think about him.

27. We didn’t sit next to each other.

28. She didn’t feel sad.

29. He doesn’t put ketchup on his burger.

30. We didn’t tell her to leave.

Answers