Present Perfect or Past Simple?

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  • 1. Present Perfector Past Simple?
  • 2. This is Timmy. He is fifteenyears old.Yesterday Timmy visited hisgrandmother.He loves his grandmother.Timmy has visited hisgrandmother everyweekend since he was achild.
  • 3. When did Timmy visit his grandmother?In the past, present or future?Is it yesterday now?Is yesterday finished or unfinished time?
  • 4. The Past SimpleUse the PAST SIMPLE to talk about actions in thepast, finished time.Past FuturePresent“Yesterday Timmy visited his grandmother”Start visit End visit
  • 5. “Timmy has visited his grandmotherevery weekend since he was a child.”Is Timmy visiting his grandmother now?Did he visit in the past or present?Will Timmy visit again in the future?How old is Timmy?Is he a child?
  • 6. The Present PerfectWe use the PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE to talkabout actions that started in the past, continue tothe present and maybe into the future.Past FuturePresentTimmy is a child.He starts visiting hisgrandmotherTimmy is 15.He continues visitinghis grandmotherWe think Timmy willcontinue to visit hisgrandmother in thefuture.
  • 7. Today Timmy went to school.Now he is doing his Bellhomework. Timmy hasstudied English with Bell forthree years.Which action is finished?Which action is unfinished?
  • 8. Finished time Unfinished timeYesterdayLast weekLast monthLast yearTodayThis lessonThis weekThis month
  • 9. For & SinceWe use “for” and “since” with the PresentPerfect Tense.Use “for” to talk about an amount of time,for example, three years, one week, fiveminutes.Use “since” to talk about a fixed point inpast time, for example, July, Christmas, Iwas a child