Transport and Travel Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob the teacher talks about using the present perfect to describe events and experiences.

Instructions

 Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Rearrange the words into the correct order.

Exercise

Task 2

Language Task 2

Read the questions and select the right forms of the verbs.

Exercise

Task 3

Language Task 3

Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.

Exercise

Task 4

Language Task 4

Rearrange the words to make correct sentences.

Exercise

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Submitted by May Thida Su on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 05:36

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What did Stephan say at 3:25 ?

Hello May Thida Su,

'Have you ever had a better student than me?'

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Julietapg on Mon, 22/10/2018 - 16:26

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Hi! in the task number 2, I get confused because some verbs are in past simple and others are in past perfect, so which is the difference in the phrases and how can I know when I have to use PS or PP tense? thanks!

Hi Julietapg,

This is explained in some detail on our talking about the past page. Please take a look there, as I think that will help you understand it. But if you have any other specific questions after that, please don't hesitate to ask us!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by XuMinHa on Sun, 04/03/2018 - 16:57

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Hi there In this video 1:01 - 1:14 the techer said if you don't know how to say something in English find another way to get your message across for example : How do you say that in English ? What do you call this in English? In the first example he use "How" and the second example use "What". Why is that? Is it because of verb "say" so you use "How" question ? I just know two ways to ask and both of them use " What" question like this : What do you call this in English ? What's this called in English? Could you explain it to me, please? Thanks
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Submitted by Kirk on Sun, 04/03/2018 - 17:44

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Hello XuMinHa,

Yes, it's because of the different verbs: 'say' in the first question and 'call' in the second question. More specifically, the verb 'say' already has an object in that question -- the word 'that' is the object. 'how' is therefore used to speak about the manner in which you say something. 

In the other question, 'what' is the object of the verb 'call'. Both of the questions you already knew are correct.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team