Present Perfect Reading Comprehension Exercises Pdf

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  1. Present Perfect - reading comprehension Students will read the text paying attention to Present Perfect verbs and then choose the correct answers to check their comprehension. Grammar Simple past and past perfect after/before + gerund (-ing form) Vocabulary Transportation and travel Function Talk about traveling He had fallen overboard.
  2. 6 some exercise 15 some shopping 7 friends (with) 16 some work 8 your homework 17 someone a favor 9 the housework 18 money 7 Read the situations. Then, in your notebook, write two sentences with the present perfect form, using for and since. 1 I bought these shoes in November. It’s February now.

A thematic index of exercises and classroom activities for use with advanced English articles on Linguapress.com - median level C1.

Linguapress Advanced reading texts come with exercises and activities designed to prepare students for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) exams and other advanced English tests (baccalaureates, PTE Academic, ELSA and others). This index is not exhaustive, and most Linguapress reading texts are accompnied by several exercises and activity suggestions.
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General comprehension exercises, based on the text

  • A Few Good Reasonswith audio - InteractiveA short story with general comprehension exercises
  • All you need is Love - 22 written or oral comprehension questions on this article
  • Britain - at any cost ? 10 oral or written comprehension questions about the article
  • America's drive-in movie theaters. True/False questions - justify your answers
  • The Bird Man of the Isles -True/False questions
  • Bodie - where the west was wildest - Say whether the following statements are true or false.
  • Deserts of America -True/False questions
  • Drug addiction: Days in the Death...True/False questions
  • Mississippi Music : Decide if statements are right (R) or wrong (W). Rewrite any wrong statements, correcting them as necessary.
  • Short story - Lucky Jim - General comprehension questions
  • Tea and the British :with audio Text comparison : Find the ten factual mistakes in this summary of the article
  • Tolkien & the HobbitInteractive Read through the article, then complete sentences using relevant information

Comprehension - listening

  • Short story - Blue Gum Tree -with audio Two listening comprehension exercises are suggested.
  • Crime time basketball - Have students remember what was written in the article.
  • Steaming on the Mississippi. with audio Memory exercise - Read or play the text, stopping at the pause marks. Students suggest what follows.
  • Thinking it over with baby. with audio Find the differences between the written text and the recorded version, and pick out those that change the meaning.

Comprehension : sequencing events

  • Jewel - the voice from Alaska - Read the article then put list of events into chronological order.
  • Route 66 - Highway 66 revisited : Read the article, then put these events in the right order.

Comprehension - careful reading for information

  • Nevada and its Extraterrestrials Find the 20 cases where the information in the resumé of the article does not correctly reflect what was written in the original. Covers vocabulary and factual information.
  • Deserts of America. Parallel text : Underline all the cases where the information given is not the same as the information in the original article.
  • Pubs and their signsRead the article and write down five things that you have learned about British pubs.
  • Smugglerstext correction: Correct the mistakes in this badly copied extract from the article.
  • Tea and the British :with audio Text comparison : Find the ten factual mistakes in this summary of the article

Reusing information : Creative or descriptive writing

  • The American way of eating. with audioReuse information from the article, starting with the prompts given.
  • Awaiting the big one - Imagine that you are a journalist in 1906 in San Francisco, a short time after the earthquake. Describe the scene that you see
  • California's Water Wars: Produce projects for authentic documents (in English) for distribution to the public
  • College sport USA.Write a letter reusing certain elements of vocabulary from the article.
  • The Bird Man of the Isles : Write a 400-word article about Graham Ross using the interview as your raw material.
  • The Story of the blues - with audioWrite sentences to link the following words in the order given
  • Leonard cohen Interview : write an article about Cohen, using the interview as your source.
  • London's Notting Hill Carnival - Describe a day at the carnival, using the words given
  • Route 66 - Highway 66 revisited : Letter writing, based on information in the article
  • Short story - Blue Gum Treewith audio Retell the story as a local newspaper article. Include certain terms.
  • Short story - The Car :with audio Rewrite the story as told by Shafi in his own words.
  • Short Story - Lucky Jim -InteractiveThe local coast guard chief had to write a report explaining the events that took place. Complete the sentences.
  • Tolkien & the Hobbit: letter writing, based on information in the article. An exchange of letters between Tolkien and Edith.

Expression - writing / speaking activities

See also creative writing exercises above.

Rephrasing

  • College sport USA. - Rephrase a complex sentence, using the framework given
  • Thanksgiving with audio - Interactive Rephrase the following sentences in your own words, starting with the prompt given:

Question forming:

  • America's Amish - Imagine an interview with Johan, using the question words indicated
  • Crime time basketball - Rearrange the words to make questions that relate to the article
  • For Elise - a short story - with audioAn investigative journalist from New York came to interview Coke Bucknil about the story of Elise Toussaint. Here are the answers to his questions; what were the questions?
  • Hillary Clinton - the early years . Form questions from the answers given.
  • Orson Welles : Fictitious interview with Orson Welles: what were your questions ?
  • Short story - Blue Gum Tree :with audio Police interview. Here are the answers, what were the questions ?
  • Short Story - Lucky Jim : InteractiveHere are the answers, what were the questions ?
  • Short story - The Car : with audioInteractive Police interview. Here are the answers, what were the questions ?
  • Steaming on the Mississippi. with audioInteractive Make up questions to which this article provides the answers, using the prompt words given
  • Thanksgiving. with audioInteractive Form questions starting with specific question words, to which the article provides the answer
  • Thinking it over with baby. with audioInteractive Make up questions using the words provided, then answer them

Sentence building

  • The Mormons - Make up one correctly structured sentence from each of the groups of words below.
Style
  • Rodeo - two exercises to explore the question of style

Text contraction:

  • America's Bald Eagles - reduce each paragraph of this article to no more than 20 words,
  • The Bird Man of the Isles - Write a 400-word article based on this interview.
  • College sport USA - Reduce this article to about half its length.
  • Hillary Clinton - the early yearsContract the article to about half its length.
  • America's teenage courts - Reduce the article to four sentences of about 30 words each

Role play activities:

  • Amerca's Teen courts - Conduct sessions of the teen court in class, using the method indicated
  • Amerca's Deserts - A citizens' meeting is held as the climate gets drier and drier.
  • The Bird Man of the Isles : Pair work : recreate the interview, using the original questions.
  • Ellis Island - with audioStructured role play, with roles and theme
  • GM crops - Frankenstein foods ? Role-play exercise - 5 roles
  • Save the Everglades - Structured role play exercise , with roles and theme
  • A Town called Sturgis - Imagine a radio sketch based on the article

Grammar points:

Article use

  • Pubs and their signsInteractive Complete an extract from the text, adding articles where necessary.
  • Thanksgiving. with audioInteractive Choose the correct article frolm the dropdown lists
  • Skyscrapers . Interactive Put in the definite articles in an extract from the text, but only when they are needed.
Negation

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  • Britain at any cost ? : Discover the different ways in which negation is expressed in this article
Nouns
  • Skiing in the wind : explain the meaning of the many compound nouns used in the article
Prepositions
  • Nevada and its ExtraterrestrialsInteractive Replace all the missing prepositions and adverbs in this extract from the article.
  • The story of Ellis Islandwith audioComplete these sentences with the appropriate prepositions
  • America's Amish - Interactive Replace all the missing prepositions in this extract from the article.
  • Save the Everglades - Replace all the missing prepositions in this extract from the article.

Prepositional and phrasal verbs

  • Rodeo : Have students pick out and explain the phrasal/prepositional verbs used.
  • Woody Guthrie - Match the prepositional verbs listed with their meanings.

Relative pronouns

  • All you need is love - Interactive Replace the missing relatives (that, which, who, whom,) or nominal relatives ( what, how) in this extract
  • The Mormons- Interactive Replace the missing relative pronoun in these sentences: (which, what or whose?)

Time clauses:

  • The story of Ellis Island - with audiomatch phrases and add a time clause.

Verbs : participles, tenses, voice

  • Martin Luther King - with audioInteractive Blank-fill : replace the verbs and participles indicated, using the correct form.
  • America's teenage courts - Interactive Blank-fill :put the verbs into the correct form
  • Save the Everglades - this text well illustrates use of the present perfect tense.
  • Skiing in the wind : Interactive transform active sentences into the passive voice
  • The Story of the jet plane -Interactive Replace all the missing -ing and -ed endings in this extract.

Verbs : modals and auxiliaries

  • Henry Fordwith audioInteractive Blank-fill - Replace missing modal verbs or auxiliaries in extracts from the article
  • John LennonInteractive Blank-fill - Replace missing modal verbs or auxiliaries in these extracts from the article

Words and vocabulary

Vocabulary : general

  • Mark Twain and the frogs of Calaveras Countywith audio Gap-fill exercise - words and parts of words
  • America's Bald Eagles: What expressions, used in the original article, mean...?
  • Britain - at any cost ? Find the words in the text that mean.....
  • California's Water Wars - Memory and logic - complete an extract from the text, using the qualifiers (adjectives, etc.) listed.
  • Charles BabbageExplain, in English, the following words and expressions
  • GettysburgInteractiveTwo multiple choice vocabulary exercises
  • GM crops - Frankenstein foods ? Explain and rephrase selected words / expressions.
  • GM crops - Frankenstein foodsInteractiveBlank-fill (cloze) exercise . Complete an extract from the text. some cases require the original expression, others require alternatives.
  • Life in Umbridge - living in the country - Words and structures Complete sentences using appropriate words in the right structure.
  • Meet Robodog.Technical language : Explain the meaning of the following expressions:
  • Mighty Mississippi - Blank-fill exercise : Try to complete this extract from the text using words in the list provided
  • Rosa Parks - Find the opposites of the following words, in the article.
  • Shakespeare 400 years on- General text study exercises.
  • Short story - the Car Interactive Select the closest equivalent of the words and expressions used in the story:
  • Smugglers : Explain the italicized expressions in the article; then make up sentences reusing them
  • The Yukon quest - Find the expressions, used in the text, that could be rephrased using the following words.

Vocabulary - multiple choice exercises

  • America's Drive-in movie theatersInteractive MCQ vocabulary exercise
  • Who killed Martin Luther King with audio
  • Rosa Parks - Select the best alternative for the following words or phrases that occur in the article
  • Britain at any cost ? : Find the words in the,article which have the meaning of ...
  • Short story : Lucky Jim - Interactive Select the nearest equivalents
  • Who is Angelyne ? Select the nearest equivalent to the following words as used in the article.
  • Route 66 - Highway 66 revisited : Select the nearest equivalent for the following words and phrases

Vocabulary : words and meaning

  • The story of the blues : with audio Explain the use of the following expressions.
  • Stephen Hawking : Explain the following expressions in your own words:

Vocabulary : Synonyms

  • Aeroponics - farming without fields - with audioInteractive Choose the nearest equivalent of each of the following expressions: click down arrow and select the correct answer.
  • Britain's Chinese come out on top - Rephrasing - complete an extract from the article using alternative words and expressions
  • The Yukon quest - Find the expressions, used in the text, that could be rephrased using the following words.
  • Short story - the Car with audioInteractive Select the best synonym from the dropdown list:

Word endings

  • Aeroponics - farming without fields - with audioInteractive Add the missing word endings in this extract.
  • Americans fat and thin: Interactive Add the necessary word endings, and words, to complete this extract
  • America's bald eagles: Interactive Add the necessary word endings, and words, to complete this extract
  • California - Awaiting the big oneInteractive Replace the missing word-endings in two extracts from the article.
  • Log cabins and the White House -Add the missing word endings in this extract.
  • Stephen Hawking - Interactive online exercise (click) - Without referring back to the article, try to put in all the correct endings
  • Wall street cultureInteractiveReplace the missing word endings.
  • Woody Guthrie - Interactive Replace the missing word endings in this short extract from the article

Present Perfect Reading Comprehension Worksheets Pdf

Word search

  • America's teenage courts - Find words or expresions in the text which mean...
  • Americans fat and thin. Here are some synonyms : find the original words

Present Perfect Reading Comprehension Exercises Pdf

Word order

  • Agatha Christie - Interactive Reorganise the words in the boxes to make up correctly structured sentences.
  • Americans fat and thin. Here are some synonyms : find the original words
Present Perfect Reading Comprehension Exercises Pdf

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