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Flathunting Scene 2 Language Focus

Rob presents the present perfect and describes some of the ways that it can be used.

Task 1

Match the examples of present perfect with the right description.



Task 2

What are the present perfect causes of these present results?



Task 3

Use have/has and past participle to make sentences with the present perfect.




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I have a query regarding 'Having + past participle'. Can we use it to represent both present perfect tense and past perfect tense?

E.g She had hung the laundry. She took a nap.
Having hung the laundry, she took a nap.

She has worked here. She knows the area well.
Having worked here, she knows this area well.

Hello Leen

Yes, you can -- your sentences are all correct. You can read more about this grammar on our participle clauses page.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! Can you please write me the last Stephen phrase in this dialogue?

Hello LikTo,

The last thing Stephen says is:

I don't think Ashlie's going to forgive me for getting rid of her doll. Anyway, thanks for that, Rob. We'll see you next time.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!

Hi Team.
Help me with this, please.
1. I've lived in Bali all my life.
2. I've been living in Bali all my life.
From my perspective "have lived" and "have been living" are statements which imply to unfinished time periode.
Eventhough, Could you explain me what the difference meaning of these sentence is. Thank you.

Hello Nizam,

Yes, both of the sentences refer to an unfinished time period, which in this case is your lifetime. Our Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous page explains this difference in some detail, and Rob addresses it in the Language Focus video for Music Scene 2. Once you've looked at those resources, if you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask us.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Nizam,

Yes, that's correct -- the two sentences mean the same thing. Using 'already' just adds emphasis, but isn't strictly necessary to communicate the idea. Even though it's not necessary here, in many situations, people would probably say 'already', as it seems to express the main point of a sentence like this sentence.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team