Lesson 9 – The Band II – Present Perfect

LEVEL A1: THE BAND II

 


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VOCABULARY

 

 

  • Have you seen...?
  • No, not yet
  • Well, I have started..
  • their first album
  • I have just bought…
  • Have you heard…?
  • They were not the best...
  • a distinctive voice
  • They have crept up the charts.
  • They are now number one.
  • How are things going with Sarah?
  • We have booked a trip.
  • Morocco
  • Have a great time!
  • I still haven't…
  • Is she still leaving…?
  • Her father hasn’t got the visa.
  • It's just a matter of time
  • I have tried...
  • To leave
  • To try
  • To tell
  • On Sarah’s mind
  • To betray
  • To trust
  • Feeling
  • I haven’t let her know.
  • How I feel...
  • I have to tell her.
  • See what she says...

 

LESSON 9 DIALOGUE

 

- The Band II -

 

 

Learn English - Lesson 9 - The Band II

Sam: Have you seen that band yet?

Chris: No, not yet.

Sam: Well, I have started to listen to their first album.

Chris: Really? I have just bought their third album.

Sam: Have you heard their music before this new band?

Chris: They were not the best. The new lead singer is great. Have you heard of him before?

Sam: No, he has a very distinctive voice.

Chris: They have crept up the charts and they are now number one. How are things going with Sarah?

Sam: Really good! We have booked a trip to Morocco.

Chris: Wonderful! I hope you have a great time!

Sam: I still haven’t talked to her about America.

Chris: Is she still leaving then?

Sam: Her father hasn’t got the visa yet. But it’s just a matter of time!

Chris: I have tried to get Jess to tell me what is on Sarah's mind but she doesn’t want to betray Sarah’s trust.

Sam: I haven’t let Sarah know how I feel. I have to tell her and see what she says.

Chris: In Morocco?

Sam: Yes, in Morocco.

 

COMPREHENSION QUIZZES (3 TO COMPLETE)

 

Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1

 

Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2

 

Drag and Drop Quiz 3: 

GRAMMAR PRACTICE: PRESENT PERFECT

 

 

Explanation

The present perfect tense is formed from the present tense of the verb have and the past participle of a verb. It is most often used to talk about something that started in the past and continues in the present:

I can’t ride my bike as I have a flat tyre.

I have punctured the tyre of my bike in the past and can’t ride it now.

Another use is to describe actions that were repeated several times in the past.

I have repaired this puncture four times already.

I have repaired the puncture four times up to now.

 

Positive form

To form a sentence in the present perfect, choose a subject (the person or thing that has done the action), add the auxiliary (or helping) verb, that is has or have + the V3 (the past participle of an irregular verb or the past participle of a regular verb, which looks just like a regular verb in the simple past). Finally add the rest of the sentence:

 

Subject Have/has + Verb (V3) (Past participle) Rest of sentence
I/You/We/They have eaten at this restaurant.
He/She/It has begun to place the order.

 

Contractions involve the subject and the form of have:

I’ve eaten at this restaurant.

He's begun to place the order.

Use the long forms when you wish to create emphasis.

 

Negative form

Negative sentences usually use hasn’t/has not or haven’t/have not.

Subject Have/has + Verb (V3) (Past participle) Rest of sentence
I/You/We/They haven’t learnt to speak Spanish.
He/She/It hasn’t understood the lesson.

Again, save the long forms for when you want to create emphasis.

 

Questions

When creating questions that will be answered with a yes or no in the present perfect form, start with Have/Haven’t or Has/Hasn’t, then add the subject (the person or thing that has done the action), next add the V3 (past participle) form of the verb and finally add the rest of the sentence.

 

Auxiliary verb Subject Verb (V3)(past participle)    Rest of sentence
Have I/You/We/They learnt to speak Spanish?
Has He/She/It understood the lesson?

 

Wh- Questions

What, where, when, why, who, how, how many, how much are typical Wh- words. They are used when you want to ask questions that require more information in their answers.

To create a wh-question, start with the wh-word, then add have or has, then the subject (a person or thing that has done the action), followed by the V3 (Past Participle) form of the verb and only then add the rest of the sentence.

                                                              

Wh- word Auxiliary verb Subject Verb (V3) (past participle) Rest of sentence
Why has he/she/it thrown it away?
What have I/You/We/They got in the bag?

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE

 

 

 

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