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

 Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Read the sentences and decide which ones are correct.


Task 2

Language Task 2

Drag the sentences into the right columns.



Task 3

Communication Strategies

Read the questions and select the best answers.




Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello, can you help me in something?  I am wondering I sometimes hear the word "been" in two different pronunciations !!! i look it up in dictionary but totally different from here. Rob the teacher pronounce it "b i: n" longer in "ee" than Ashley and Jazz pronounced it "bin" i guess it is a bit lighter  . I' m trying To describe what i hear. I want to know which one is right? as i always hear the two different pronunciations .Thanks for help :) Have a great day :)  I like English so much , I hope I have the chance to visit London  .

Hi littlemoon86,
You have a great ear - you're absolutely right when you say that Rob pronounces been differently from Ashley. The difference is subtle and sometimes difficult to hear.
Both pronunciations are perfectly correct. There are many varieties of English with different accents that are all accepted. So you can choose the one that you prefer.
I hope you're able to visit London one day, too!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Rob the teacher, thank you for your explains, you are clear, simple, easy
and natural, you are the English teacher that I always would to have.

Hi English team:)
I have a question :) Could you explain to me what's the difference between:
I've studied English for 10 years.
I've been studying English for 10 years.
Thanks :)

thank u.....

Thank you very much for explaining about the past and present perfect. Now I have some knowledge about the past and present. More power to all the people behind this amazing video. Thank you very much English team.

This is the best way to improve my english that i have ever had.

thank you very much for this site i really enjoy the videos and i've learn many things that can help me to improve my english

What I've got from this part and the previous one that we only
can use Present perfect in 2 cases
If we' want to talk about events that happened in our lives
Or if we want to talk about unfinished actions !
I've been to Egypt last year
James's cleaned his room today