Present Perfect Simple versus Present Perfect Continuous 1

Gap-fill exercise

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Complete this conversation with the correct tense of the verbs. Use the Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Continuous.

When the Bowlers come home, they find Connie in the armchair in front of the TV. She is sleeping.


Mrs Bowler Wake up, Connie! You (to sleep) all afternoon.
Connie Umm. I (never / to sleep) better.
Mrs Bowler You (not / to do) much about the house, have you?
Connie But I have! I (to clean) the parrot’s cage.
Mrs Bowler Yes, I can see that. But you (to leave) the door of the cage open as well. By the way, (you / to inform) the baker that we are back?
Connie I (to try) to get in touch with him ever since this morning, but there was nobody there. And the butcher doesn’t answer my calls either. I think he (to leave) on holiday.
Mrs Bowler And how about your French? You promised us you would take that French course. How many lessons (you / to be) to since we left?
Connie Not many, I’m afraid. I prefer home-schooling. I (to study) French on my own for more than two months now. I (to finish) the second book.
Mrs Bowler Et alors, votre français est impeccable maintenant, sans doute?
Connie Er ... excusez-moi. Je ... pas comprendre te ... toi … er … vous.