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Transport and Travel Scene 1 - Language Focus

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

 Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Rearrange the words into the correct order.


Task 2

Language Task 2

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


Task 3

Language Task 3

Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.


Task 4

Language Task 4

Rearrange the words to make correct sentences.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


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Hi Marielle,
Thanks for your kind words. In Word on the Street, unfortunately there isn't much downloadable content at this point, though there are transcripts for a few videos (for example, see Shakespeare Scene 1 and Shakespeare Scene 2).
But in many other sections of Listen & Watch, there are pdf versions of the exercises and the transcripts that you can download and print. For example, take a look at the Magazine, Big City Small World, and the Elementary Podcasts. Click on Instructions & downloads or Downloads (under the exercises in the green box) and you should see links to these pdfs.
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hi, first i just realize the formula of present perfect is Subject+has/have+VPast Participle+Object. and my question is in the minutes 03.00 on this video rob was said "she's never been to india" so am i allowed if i'm not putting "have" or "has" and change its into verb " to be".

Hi riksan,
The verb in the sentence you quote is still 'has', not 'be':
'She's never been...'  =  'She has never been...'
I hope that clarifies it for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

do you explain about different of have always and have never...?

Hello sma huynh,
'Always' and 'never' are opposites.
I have always liked pizza = 'I've liked eating it all my life'
I have never liked pizza = 'I haven't liked it at any time in my life'
'Always' and 'never' are adverbials of frequency - they tell us how often something happens.  You can find more information here (click).
I hope that answers your question.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team