Rob the teacher talks about using the past simple and the present perfect.


 Watch the video and then do the tasks.



I live in Ukraine. We have Dnipro river . it flows through all country, but hasn't big ships. Usually people ride on the boat for relax.

Thank you so much.Present Perfect is a realy usfull tence.I have to practice with it.

it's very nice and useful. thanks very much

I'M watching these videos because of Ashley hehe

thanks for the explanation

thanks for the explanation!!!

okay now i understand :)
thank you very much Peter M

hello sir
in the task 3 there is a question If you don't understand what someone is saying, you can say:I'm sorry, I haven't understand.
I'm sorry, I don't understand.
I'm sorry, I can't understand.
i choose the third option...
but at the end when i checked the result my answer was wrong...
i don't know why because i have heard people use this sentence I can't understand you...
please correct me if i'm wrong

Hello arzoo kazimi,

The normal response when we hear something but don't understand it is to say 'I don't (didn't) understand' not 'I can't (couldn't) understand'.

Generally, we say 'can't' when the problem is not just one sentence at one moment, but is a more long-term problem. If I understand someone all the time but for one sentence don't follow them then I would say 'I don't understand'. If someone speaks very bad English so they are not able to communicate with me then I would say 'I can't understand them'.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team


At "Word of the Street", Transport and Travel Scene 2 - Language Focus section, the Task 3 cannot be completed, because I'm "technically" stuck after 5 questions. However, it still states that there are "3 items remaining" and this is not right, because there are only 5 questions in this section and I cannot move forward. Did anyone of you encounter the same situation?

Please advise.