John Tense? has always traveled (always travel) a lot. In fact, he Tense? was (be) only two years old when he first Tense? flew (fly) to the US. His mother Tense? is (be) Italian and his father Tense? is (be) American. John Tense? was (be) born in France, but his parents Tense? had met (meet) in Cologne, Germany after they Tense? had been living (live) there for five years. They Tense? met (meet) one day while John's father Tense? was reading (read) a book in the library and his mother Tense? sat down (sit down) beside him. Anyway, John Tense? travels (travel) a lot because his parents also Tense? travel (travel) a lot.
As a matter of fact, John Tense? is visiting (visit) his parents in France at the moment. He Tense? lives (live) in New York now, but Tense? has been visiting (visit) his parents for the past few weeks. He really Tense? enjoys (enjoy) living in New York, but he also Tense? loves (love) coming to visit his parents at least once a year.
This year Tense? he has flown (fly) over 50,000 miles for his job. He Tense? has been working (work) for Jackson & Co. for almost two years now. He Tense? is (be) pretty sure that heTense? will be working (work) for them next year as well. His job Tense? requires (require) a lot of travel. In fact, by the end of this year, heTense? will have traveled over 120,000 miles! His next journey Tense? will be (be) to Australia. He really Tense? doesn't like (not like) going to Australia because it is so far. This time he Tense? is going to fly (fly) from Paris after a meeting with the company's French partner. He Tense? will have been sitting for over 18 hours by the time he Tense? arrives (arrive)!
John Tense? was talking (talking) with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from New York Tense? telephoned (telephone) to let him know that Jackson & Co. Tense? had decided (decide) to merge with a company in Australia. The two companies Tense? had been negotiating (negotiate) for the past month, so it really Tense? wasn't (not be) much of a surprise. Of course, this Tense? means (mean) that John Tense? will have to catch (have to catch) the next plane back to New York. HeTense? will be meeting with his boss at this time tomorrow.