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?
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
|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.|
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
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|
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