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1 Present Perfect or Simple Past Thats the question!

2 Look at the extract. Which tense is used? Garfield has now been on three more expeditions. He has counted the birds in the rain forests of South America. He has planted trees in Europe and he has studied whales in the Pacific Ocean. Present Perfect Simple Past

3 Wrong choice It was the present perfect

4 The Present Perfect The verb … To have +… The past participle Watch out irregular past participles

5 USE Garfield has now been on three more expeditions. He has counted the birds in the rain forests of South America. He has planted trees in Europe and he has studied whales in the Pacific Ocean. to talk about our experiences up till NOW

6 Look at the extract. Which tense is used? On his last expedition he was in Hawaii. He got up at 6 a.m. every morning and had breakfast. Then he went out in the boats and he looked for the whales. Present Perfect Simple Past

7 Wrong choice It was the simple past

8 Simple Past Infinitive of the verb +… ed Watch out for irregular verbs

9 USE On his last expedition he was in Hawaii. He got up at 6 a.m. every morning and had breakfast. Then he went out in the boats and he looked for the whales. to talk about a particular experience in the past

10 Formation of the tenses Present perfect Formation: the verb to have + the past participle (Watch out for irregular past participles) Simple past Formation: infinitive of the verb + ed (Watch out for irregular verbs) Use: to talk about our experiences up till now Use: to talk about a particular experience in the past.

11 Exercises Now, we are going to do some exercises. EXERCISE 1EXERCISE 2EXERCISE 3 EXERCISE 4 EXERCISE 5 Click here to continue

12 Diagnostic test I think you have the hang of it… Just to make sure, take this test.this test

13 How did I do? If you had less than 70% do the following exercises If you had 70% or more do the following exercises EXTRA 1EXTRA 2 SUPER 1SUPER 2 Ready!

14 What have you done this week? Take a seperate piece of paper and afterwards give it to the teacher, whos going to correct it. A)Imagine its Sunday. Fill in your diary with things youve done this week? (use the simple past and the simple present perfect) B) Then find yourself a partner and try to find out what your partners done and when he or she did it.

15 Evaluation Take a sheet of paper and give at least two positives and two negatives about this way of working. You dont have to write your name on top of the paper !

16 The end I hope now you know when to use the Present Perfect and the Simple Past! To finish off, heres the ultimate

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