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Revisión de tiempos (8)

Un ejercicio para 2º Bachillerato
(An exercise for Advanced students)

Rellena los espacios en blanco con el tiempo adecuado. NO utilices contracciones.
(Fill in the blanks with the appropriate tense. DO NOT use contractions.)
Jim (always/travel) has always travelled a lot. In fact, when he (be) only two years old when he first (fly) to Madrid. His mother (be) German and his father (be) French. Jim (be) born in England, but his parents (meet) in Lisboa, Portugal after they (live) there for five years. They (meet) one day while Jim's father (have) lunch at a restaurant and his mother (sit) down next to him. Anyway, Jim (travel) a lot because his parents also (travel) a lot.

In fact, Jim (visit) his parents in Italy now. He (live) in Paris now, but (visit) his parents for the past few weeks. He really (enjoy) living in Paris, but he also (love) coming to visit his parents at least once a year.

This year he (fly) over 60,000 miles for his job. He (work) for Crossinglives & Co. for almost two years now. He (be) sure that he (work) for them next year as well. His job (require) a lot of travel. In fact, by the end of this year, he (travel) over 130,000 miles! His next journey (be) to Australia. He really (not like) going to Australia because it (be) so far. This time he (fly) from Berlin after a meeting with the company's German partner. He (sit) for over 18 hours by the time he (arrive) !

Jim (talk) with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from Paris (telephone) to let him know that Crossinglives & Co. (decide) to merge with a company in Australia. The two companies (negociate) for the past month, so it really ( not be) much of a surprise. Of course, this (mean) that Jim (have) to catch the next plane back to Paris. He (meet) with his boss at this time tomorrow.