GE|Pre-Int||11. Amazing people

School marks

How are things at school?


Look at the pictures of famous people


1. What do they do?
2. What are they famous for?
3. Do you like any of these people? Why?
4. Are there any people who inspire you?

Present Perfect for experience

Write the name


Read and complete

We use Present Perfect to talk about an experience at some time in our life up to now. We do not say when it happened.

Short form Long form
I've taught kids.  I taught kids.
He's a book.  He has written a book.

Short form Long form
I haven't taught kids. I have not taught kids.
He written a book. He has not written a book.

We can use Present Perfect with never to talk about experiences we have not had at any time in our life up to now.

Short form Long form
He's been afraid. He has never been afraid.


Tyler and his cousin

Choose the correct variant

Complete the sentences

Use the words from the list: be, see, swim, eat, visit, sleep

They’ve already done it

Match the phrases and the pictures

We use just, already, yet and recently with Present Perfect to show how we feel about the events. Look at the examples and mind the position of the adverbs:

I’m not hungry. I’ve just had lunch.
She has been very busy recently.

I’ve already read this book. (+)
I haven’t finished this book yet. (-)
Have you finished the book yet? (?)

It’s 8 p.m. Say what Sarah and Robert have already done today

Sarah  Robert
have a shower 9.30 p.m. 7.30 a.m.
make bed 7.30 a.m. 8 a.m.
do a maths test yesterday tomorrow
practise the piano 7.30 a.m. 5.30 a.m.
finish dinner 7.30 a.m. 8.30 p.m.
watch TV 4 p.m. 8.30 p.m.
clean teeth 9.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m.

Have you climbed a mountain?

Listen and complete the table


++ Yes, recently.
+ Yes, but not recently.





climb a mountain



stay in a five-star hotel
pick fresh fruit
try snorkelling
try scuba diving





climb a mountain



stay in a five-star hotel







pick fresh fruit




try snorkelling



try scuba diving

Choose the correct option

I have done or I did


Present Perfect and Past Simple

We use Present Perfect to talk about past events when the exact time of the event is either not obvious or not important.

I‘ve finished this book.
Have you ever ridden a horse?
I‘ve never eaten sushi.

When the past time is important, we use Past Simple and an exact time expression. We also use Past Simple when we give extra information about an event.

I finished this book yesterday.
Did you ride a horse at the weekend?
I didn’t do that when I was a child.

We use recently with Present Perfect to talk about events in the near past.

Have you spoken to Frank recently?
I haven’t played much basketball recently.

We often use ever and never with Present Perfect when we ask and talk about experiences.

Have you ever spoken to Frank?
I‘ve never played basketball.

We can also use these expressions: once, twice (= two times), lots of times.

I‘ve eaten Japanese food once.
He‘s climbed that mountain lots of times.

Put in the right column

Paul’s in charge

Complete the dialogue


Look at the pictures and roleplay



— Have you done the washing-up yet?
— No, I haven’t. I cut my finger yesterday, so I couldn’t do it.

Now you can


Now you can:

1. Talk about something that you have done or have never done.
2. Ask people about their experience.
3. Use time expressions with Present Perfect and Past Simple.


1. do research 4. fail the test 7. rock climbing 10. yet 13. just
2. stay up 5. whale 8. recently 11. never 14. snorkelling
3. do the washing up 6. scuba diving 9. already 12. ever

Useful language

— BMX biking