Now because Joe is there too, he is small.
It somewhere between art, design and technology.
Now look at the words from the song and match them with their meanings
1. We live in a greedy little world…
2. …to earn as much as they can possibly
3. We’ve created us a credit card mess…
4. We spend the money that we don’t possess.
5. Our religion is to go and blow it all…
6. so it’s shopping every Sunday at the mall…
7. When you’re broke go and get a loan…
8. Take out another mortgage on your home…
9. …consolidate so you can afford to go and spend some more when you get bored.
Complete the gaps with the following verbs. Mind the tense.
|be worth||borrow||can’t afford||charge||cost||earn||inherit|
Read the dialogue again and find six examples of the Present Perfect and two examples of the Past Simple
Shelley | Ben
S: Is that a new camera?
B: Yes, I’ve just bought it.
S: What’s wrong with our old camera?
B: It’s old.
S: Old? How long have we had it? A year?
B: We’ve had it for at least three years. Maybe longer.
S: Three years? I’m sure we bought it last year. Look. We can’t afford a new camera.
B: Why not?
S: Have you seen this?
B: No. What is it?
S: The gas bill. It arrived this morning. And we haven’t paid the phone bill yet. Take it back to the shop and get your money back.
B: I can’t.
S: Why not?
B: Because I’ve already used it.
Answer the questions
Which tense do we use for…
1. a completed action in the past?
2. things which started in the past and are true now?
3. recent actions when we don’t say exactly when?
4. recent actions when we say exactly when?
- We often use ever and never when we ask or talk about past experiences. They go before the main verb.
- just and already go before the main verb in [+] sentences, yet goes at the end of the phrase in [-] sentences and [?].
- Use How long … ? + present perfect to ask about an unfinished period of time (from the past until now)
- Use for + a period of time, e.g. for two weeks, or since with a point of time, e.g. since 1990.
present perfect or past simple?
- Use the present perfect when there is a connection between the past and the present.
- Use the past simple to ask or talk about finished actions in the past, when the time is mentioned or understood. We often use a past time expression, e.g. January, last week, etc.
— Ow! I’ve burnt myself. — How have you done that? — I have picked up a hot dish.
✓ — Ow! I’ve burnt myself. — How did you do that? — I picked up a hot dish.
Paul and Lucy have arrived ten minutes ago.
✓ Paul and Lucy arrived ten minutes ago.
They have gone away, but I think they’re back at home now.
✓ They went away, but I think they’re back at home now.
When have your friends arrived?
✓ When did your friends arrive?
Sarah has lost her passport again. This is the second time this happens.
✓ Sarah has lost her passport again. This is the second time this has happened.
Do the questionnaire with your teacher. Ask for more information.
Have you ever ..?
1. (waste/wasted) money on something you’ve never used?
2. (sell/sold) anything on the Internet?
3. (lose/lost) a credit card or your wallet?
4. (save/saved) for something for a long time?
5. (win/won) any money (e.g. in a lottery?)
6. (be/been) robbed?
7. (lend/lent) money to someone who didn’t pay you back?
Have you … recently?
1. (buy/bought) anything on the Internet
2. (be/been) to a mall or shopping centre
3. (buy/bought) anyone a present
4. (use/used) a credit card
5. (take/taken) money out of a cash machine
6. (borrow/borrowed) money from someone in your family