Present Perfect – Been and Gone Worksheet

This is a downloadable ESL worksheet to practise the difference between “been” and “gone” in present perfect sentences.

Keith Taylor

Worksheet to practise been and gone in the present perfect

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Aim To practise the difference between “been” and “gone” and reinforce the present perfect tense.
Activity Students complete a worksheet with either “been” or “gone”.
Organisation Individual or pair work
Preparation Make enough copies of the worksheet for the number of students in your class.
What do I do?
  1. Hand out the worksheet.
  2. Students complete each sentence by choosing either been or gone and using the present perfect tense.

1. She ______________ to Paris. I think she’s working there for a few months.
2. We ______________ there many times.
3. They ______________ on vacation. They should return next week.
4. You look tanned! ______________ you ______________ on holiday?
5. She’s not home right now. She ______________ shopping.
6. He knows the city well. He_____________ there many times.
7. She’s not here. She ______________ to the dentist.
8. They ______________ to the cinema. They won’t be back until later.

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