Past Perfect 3

Fill in all the gaps with the correct form of the past perfect, then press "Check" to check your answers. If you need help, you can click on the "Hint" button at the bottom of the screen. Note that you will lose points if you ask for a hint.
  1. I was depressed. I (fail) my final exam in English. Now the only way to improve my grade would be to study much, much harder. I (enjoy) my first year at university because I (not, do) much work. I (fool) around, and I (party) every day. Now I was in big trouble. If I (not, ignore) my studies, I wouldn't have to tell my parents the bad news. I could just imagine what my father would say. He would want to know why I (not, study) harder. I think that my next 3 years at university will be very different from my freshman year.

  2. My older brother is much older than me. He (already, graduate) from high school by the time I was born. By the time I graduated from high school, he (work) as a computer programmer for 12 years. By the time I really needed his advice, he (have) many more life experiences than I. He (always, seem) so sure of his goals. When he was young, he knew that he wanted to be computer programmer. He (study) at a good university. He (receive) good grades. He (enter) a great company. When I entered university, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to know if he (enjoy) his career. He (marry) early and he (not, travel) to any other countries. I was curious to know if he was satisfied or if he wished that he (do) things differently.

  3. The world has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. My grandparents (never, see) a telephone until they came to Canada as teenagers. Now, even very young children have their own mobile phones. When my grandparents were young, no one (ever, travel) to the moon. Now astronauts live on the space station for months at a time. It is hard to imagine what the next generation will have.

  4. Now, I am sitting at home. All of my vacation plans have changed. Because of the heavy traffic yesterday, my flight (leave) before I got to the airport. I (try) to re-schedule my ticket, but all of the flights going to Vancouver were booked. I (miss) the one plane that had seats available. Now, I don't know what I'm going to do.