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

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Task 1

Language Task

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Task 2

Language Task 2

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Task 3

Communication Strategies

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Language level

Intermediate: B1



In this above video teacher saying as an example for present perfect that........... "she is visited four different countries....." , Can we say "she has visited......." Which one is correct.


Hi sosario1987,

The correct form is 'has visited'; 'is visited' is incorrect. Rob uses 'has' but when the speech is rapid and contractions are used the pronunciation is indistinguishable:

She's visited four different countries this year.

Both is and has are contracted to 's. For example:

She's seen him [ = She has killed him]

She's seen by him. [= She is seen by him]


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thank You Peter....

Hi. thank you so much for very good tags. now i understend difference between present perfect and present simple. thank you

Hi Team. Could you help me, please?
First of all, thank you very much for the lesson. Now, I understand the difference between the past simple and the present perfect.
but, I suddenly have a confusion when I try to make an example question regarding Jazz's touring.
When they have arrived at their flat.
Which ones of these questions is correct to ask?
1. Where have you been today?
2. Where did you go this morning?
Thank you very much.


Hello again Nizam,

Both questions can be correct. If you say 2, it implies that from your perspective, the morning is finished, i.e. it's probably after 12:00 at that time. 1 is more general, i.e. could be said at any time of 'today'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

So, both of those sentences are correct. I just need to know specifics time of the morning. Ok then, thank you very much Kirk.

There's something I couldn't understand : why the tasks are empty ? I have nothing to do in these tasks, I just can read the title... Do I have any problem with my internet network ?
Thanks for your answer :)

Hello Thomas49,

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The LearnEnglish Team