Show students the video in which I describe a mystery animal.
We use this tense for unfinished and finished actions. We use this tense when we want to talk about unfinished actions or states or habits that started in the past and continue to the present. Usually we use it to say 'how long' and we need 'since' or 'for'.
We often use stative verbs. I've known Karen since She's lived in London for three years. I've worked here for six months. The fixed time can be another action, which is in the past simple since I was at school, since I arrived. I've known Sam since I've liked chocolate since I was a child.
She's been here since 2pm. We use 'for' with a period of time 2 hours, three years, six months. I've known Julie for ten years. I've been hungry for hours. She's had a cold for a week.
These are actions or events that happened sometime during a person's life. We don't say when the experience happened, and the person needs to be alive now.
We often use the words 'ever' and 'never' here. I have been to Tokyo. They have visited Paris three times. We have never seen that film. With an unfinished time word this month, this week, today. The period of time is still continuing.
I haven't seen her this month. She's drunk three cups of coffee today. I've already moved house twice this year! We CAN'T use the present perfect with a finished time word. I've seen him yesterday. A finished action with a result in the present focus on result.
We often use the present perfect to talk about something that happened in the recent past, but that is still true or important now. Sometimes we can use the past simple here, especially in US English. I've lost my keys so I can't get into my house. She's hurt her leg so she can't play tennis today.
They've missed the bus so they will be late. We can also use the present perfect to talk about something that happened recently, even if there isn't a clear result in the present. However, the past simple is also correct in these cases, especially in US English. The Queen has given a speech.Gobsmacked!
What a great word. And what a great aim for a lesson plan. Imagine if you wrote that on your lesson plan under aims: to gobsmack my learners! 1 To introduce/revise how to use the present perfect tense to ask and talk about past events, situations and experiences.
2 To practice using the present perfect tense with time expressions such as never / recently / once / lots of times. 3 To contrast the use of the present perfect with the past.
Great lesson plan, Jamie! I used it twice in my teenage classes, the second time with my PET students with a slight modification – I read them your video transcript without mentioning raspberries and then made them think about how Doris got red lips (not discuss, just think).
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