ReadaboutLouise’sexperiencesgoingabroad: I have been in different places around the world. Because of that I have met a lot of interesting people who have taught me too many things about culture. It has been really exciting to have the chance to enjoy of this kind of experiences. I love travelling!
I havebeen in different places Theyhavetaught me about cultural issues It has beenreallyexciting Louise uses thoseexpressionstotalkaboutabout events started in past and continue in present.
Those are somecontractionsveryused in informal speech: He’swritten five letter I’ve thought of you!
They’ve worked together for many years
I haven’t tried Chinese food
John hasn’t finished his homework
You use presentperfecttotalkabout:
to describe something in the past when we don’t know when it happened or when it happened is not important
I have traveled to Brazil
to describe something that has happened many times in the past.
She has got married twice!
Started in the past, continues until now, and may or may not continue into the future
My parents have watched soap operas for years
Since He has played soccer since he was 5 yearsold. He isstillplaying soccer Use “since” tospecifythemomenttheactionstarted. I havestudiedEnglishsince I was a girl I continuestudyingEnglish
For Mary has worked in thiscompanyfor 3 years John and Mary havebeenmarriedfor 6 months Use “For” to talkabout a period of time I haven’tseen Martin for 2 months
Already I havealreadysentthe email. yet Mary hasn’tfinishedherhomeworkyet Never Theyhaveneverbeen in Australia Ever Haveyoueverstudiedabroad
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Writing You are travelling! Write a lettertoyourbestfriendtellinghimwhatyouhave done duringthetrip.