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Aim: How do we understand the Present Perfect Tense?




Do Now: Write three sentences in the past tense. ___________________________________ _________________________ ___________________________________ _________________________ ___________________________________ _________________________


When do we used the past tense? ______________________________________ ______________________________ How do we change the verb to the past tense? I am eating dinner right now. I _______________ dinner last night. She is watching T.V. right now. She _______________ T.V. last night.

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

We use the present perfect tense to talk about:


An experience in general when we dont know the exact time.

Example: I have seen that movie already. (but does that say when)


Something that happened many times in the past.

Example: I have gone to Manhattan many times.

Present Perfect versus Simple Past Tense

Simple Past Tense 1. 2. 3. 4. I saw that movie last week. She went to Ecuador last year. I went to Manhattan last night. We worked here last year. Present Perfect 1. 2. 3. 4. I have seen that movie already. She has gone to Ecuador before. I have gone to Manhattan many times. We have worked here for four years.

How do we use the present perfect tense?

Subject + has/have + past participle

He + has + gone to Ecuador before. She + has + eaten durian fruit before. They + have + seen that movie already.

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They _____________ (go) to the movies last night. They ____________ (go) to the movies before. She _____________ (be) to China before. They _____________ (travel) to Ecuador last year. He ______________ (do) his homework last night. The students __________________ (do) their homework already. The teacher ___________________ (teach) for many years now. They _____________________ (see) that movie three times. We ______________________ (walk) to school yesterday. She ______________________ (eat) breakfast already.

Class work Complete Exercise A page 17

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I ________________ (meet) many Canadians, but I _________________ (be, not) in Canada. My husband and I ________________ (be) married for six years. Mari isnt in the office this week. She _____________ (go) on vacation. Jason doesnt want to watch videos. He _____________ (watch) videos every night this week. Tomorrow is my friends birthday, but I ____________ (buy, not) her a present yet. I forgot! I ______________ (finish) all my homework. Now I can go out.

Homework #2

Write one paragraph about different things you have done in the past. Where have you traveled to? What kinds of food have you eaten?

Example: I have traveled to many different countries. I have lived in China, Spain, and Morocco.