Less Intermediate 5-1

Lesson 5

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Choose the right answer.

1. Nancy Kerrigan is a professional ice skater. She ____ since she was a child.

has skated

has been skating

both tenses possible

2. Nancy ____ many awards for her skating. In fact, she won an Olympic medal.

has won

has been winning

both possible

3. Suriya Bonaly is also an Olympic ice skater. She’s from France, but she ___ in Pennsylvania and Massachussetts in the United States.

has also lived

has also been living

both possible

4. Robin Cousins, a former ice skater and current commentator said this about new skater Mikkeline Kierkgaard, "She is one to watch for the future. She ___ everyone with the quality of her skating."

has surprised

has been surprising

both possible

5. In addition to ice skating, Mikkeline Kierkgaard ___ high school. She gets very good marks, and she even won a prize for being the most serious student at her school, for being able to handle school and skating at the same time. 

has attended

has been attending

both possible

6. Brian Boytano, a 1988 Olmypic Gold medalist, ____ lately that upon retirement he will move to a farm in Napa Valley, grow grapes, and ice skate only occasionally.

has said

has been saying

both possible

7. Brian ___ about opening a restaurant after he retires from skating, but he hasn’t mentioned those plans lately.

has also talked

has also been talking

both possible

8. Scott Hamilton is another famous ice skater. He ____ since he was 9 years old.

has skated

has been skating

both possible

9. Scott was treated for testicular cancer in 1997. He successfully beat the cancer and he ____ cancer-free since that time.

has remained

has been remaining

both possible

10. Scott’s focus ___ from skating in competitions to being the commentator at ice shows and sporting events, but he still performs in shows occasionally.

has changed

has been changing

both possible

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