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Present Perfect

Present Perfect
[has/have + past participle] Examples: You have seen that movie many times. Have you seen that movie many times? You have not seen that movie many times. Complete List of Present Perfect Forms USE 1 Unspecified Time Before Now We use the Present Perfect to say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. I have seen that movie twenty times. How Do You Actually Use the Present Perfect? The concept of "unspecified time" can be very confusing to English learners. TOPIC 1 Experience You can use the Present Perfect to describe your experience. I have been to France. TOPIC 2 Change Over Time We often use the Present Perfect to talk about change that has happened over a period of time. You have grown since the last time I saw you. TOPIC 3 Accomplishments We often use the Present Perfect to list the accomplishments of individuals and humanity. Man has walked on the Moon. TOPIC 4 An Uncompleted Action You Are Expecting James has not finished his homework yet. I went to Mexico last year.

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The Past Perfect Simple Tense Useful Tip Time Expressions in the Past Perfect Simple The time expressions already, for, since, and yet may be used in the past perfect simple, as they are in the present perfect simple. Remember the following rules for using other time expressions: History of Snowboarding Highlight Tenses used in the Text Highlight all tenses Simple Past (Aktive) - action or situation in the past (emphasises who did something) Simple Past (Passive) - action or situation in the past (emphasises what was done) Present Perfect - action or situation over a period of time (from the past to the present) Simple Present - situation now Present Progressive - changing situation in the present A Look at the Intriguing History of Snowboarding

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Present Perfect and Past Perfect in English + Exercises Download two free English Grammar e-Books Both present perfect and past perfect talk about something that happened before a point in time (reference point). In the present perfect, our reference point is the present. In the past perfect, our reference point is in the past. Present perfect An action that started in the past and continues to the present.

Present perfect tense To learn this difficult tense you first have to learn the past participles. Regular verbs just add the ending -ed but you have to memorise the irregular one. Here is a mind map which might help you memorise the irregular verbs first Advertisement IJFLT-HOME Current Issue: January, 2014 (entire journal) (Available December 2013) Individual Research Articles:Lee, Lee & Krashen, Cho & Kim, KrashenPonniah & Priya, Hastings,Meng shun Lee Revised Appendix Teacher to Teacher Section:Hedstrom, Rowan, Murphy & Hastings

Present perfect Present perfect continuous - a mind map - created and sent by Agnès Pihuit Imbert (Ac. Nantes) Present perfect simple - a mind map - created and sent by Agnès Pihuit Imbert (Ac. Nantes) INTERACTIVE exercises : 16 present perfect songs This is a 10-minute video meant to remind you of / introduce you to songs containing the present perfect. Once you’ve picked the ones you like / your students might like (or have fun trashing), you can google up the lyrics and look up the video clip on Youtube. Have fun. By the way, the video might take about 10 seconds to load. Be patient. 1. Ways to exploit news articles with minimal preparation Why use news items?In a recent post I talked about the idea of narrow reading and passed on a suggestion from Scott Thornbury that learners could read a series of articles about a news story they were interested in, thus exposing themselves to the same vocabulary several times (and hopefully thus retaining some of it). Obviously another advantage to this approach is that learners would be able to choose for themselves what they wanted to read. It seems obvious that this may well be more motivating than something the teacher has chosen for the whole class.

Present Perfect Progressive (Present Perfect Continuous) Present Perfect Continuous Exercises on Present Perfect Progressive The present perfect progressive expresses an action that recently stopped or is still going on. 10 Present Perfect For Experiences Activities Speaking activities for the simplest use of has/have + past participle. In most of the activities below you can give students a worksheet or cut up cards with verbs on that they must use in the activity, in order to stop each question being “Have you ever been to…?” 1. Make me say “Yes, I have”/Make me say “No, I haven’t” The students must ask “Have you ever” questions to the teacher or their classmates that they think will get the answer “Yes, I have”, e.g. “Have you ever slept until 10?”

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