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Transport and Travel Scene 2 - Language Focus

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 teachers !! I want to know the differences of " eat in " " eat out " " take away " ? And " home cook " is the meal we cook at home and eat at home ?

Hello May Thida Su,

Here are the definitions:

eat in

eat out




The LearnEnglish Team

Dear teachers! Good evening! Please explain to me the main difference between Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous. If I understood it correctly the main difference is next: Present Perfect - the action isn't finished by the time of speaking or it's some news. Present Perfect Continuous - we are talking about some activity which isn't finished by the time of speaking, for example: I have been painting the ceiling the whole morning (now it's a morning).

Hello Evgeny,
The present perfect continuous has several uses and one of those is to highlight the activity rather than the result:
> I've painted the ceiling (it's done - result)
>I've been painting the ceiling (it may not be done - activity)
In other contexts the distinction is a little different. You can find a summary with examples on this page:
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter! Thank you very much for this explanation!

i like the way you explain these things.

Great lesson!


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....