The interactive online exercise of Past Simple vs. Present Perfect Reading Text activity. You can have look at the worksheet closely here.
The Spanish Civil War
Sarah: Hi Kate. You look terrible! Didn’t you sleep last night?
Kate: No, I spent the whole night working on my essay. Ah don’t worry, I’ve stayed up all night doing assignments lots of times before. I'm used to it.
Sarah: Have you finished your essay?
Kate: No, not yet. I’m still working on it.
Sarah: What’s the topic?
Kate: The Spanish Civil War. I’ve read two huge articles about it, but I’m still not ready to start writing yet.
Sarah: What have you found so far? Have you read anything interesting?
Kate: Well, it was between the Republicans and the Nationalists, and ended just before World War 2. Actually, it looks like a rehearsal for World War 2. But I want to read more to get the full picture.
Sarah: Yeah, I remember writing an essay on World War 2. I did heaps of research, and it ended being up quite long - so many things to read. I even went to the National Library in the city.
Kate: You handed it in the last term, right?
Sarah: Yeah, that’s right. But if you need to do some more research, I’m happy to go with you to the National Library sometime.
Kate: Really? That’d be great!
Sarah: No problem. What are you doing now?
Kate: Um, I think I need some coffee.
Sarah: Well let’s get the train to the city, have a coffee and then head to the library.
Kate: Oh thanks, Sarah. It’s definitely my shout!