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Present Perfect and Past Simple 2


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Present Perfect and Past Simple 2,
for English learners, ESL, EFL.
Slidecast explaining the differences between Present Perfect and Past Simple.
English Department at La Universidad del Papaloapan, Campus Loma Bonita, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Present Perfect and Past Simple 2

  2. 2. The Present Perfect tells us about the past and the present. United have won the Cup, so it’s theirs now. The Past Simple tells us about the past, a time which is finished. Last year is in the past . We’ve won We won last year
  3. 3. <ul><li>We use the Past Simple (not the Present Perfect) to talk about times in the past such as yesterday, last week,
  4. 4. in 1994, a hundred years ago.
  5. 5. We watched United last week . NOT We have watched United last week.
  6. 6. Long ago dinosaurs lived here. NOT Long ago dinosaurs have lived here. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Emma has packed her case. ( So her things are in the case now.) </li></ul><ul><li>The plane has just landed .
  8. 8. I have just eaten a sandwich </li></ul><ul><li>Emma packed her case last night .(Her things may be unpacked now.) </li></ul><ul><li>The plane landed ten minutes ago .
  9. 9. I ate a sandwich for breakfast </li></ul>
  10. 10. I’ve done it. I did it yesterday . <ul><li>Andres: We ’ve bought a new car.
  11. 11. Felipe: Oh, have you? What sort?
  12. 12. Rebeca: A Ferrari.We bought it last week. </li></ul>We often give a piece of news in the Present Perfect, e.g. We’ve bought a new car . (The car is ours now.) We use the Past Simple, e.g. We bought it last week , to give details or to ask for details about things such as when and where it happened.
  13. 13. Structures with for, since and last <ul><li>PRESENT PERFECT
  14. 14. We can say that something hasn’t happened for a
  15. 15. long time or since a specific time in the past.
  16. 16. We haven’t had a party for ages.
  17. 17. We haven’t had a party since Christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>PAST SIMPLE
  18. 18. We can say that it is a long time since something
  19. 19. happened or when was the last time it happened.
  20. 20. It’s ages since we last had a party.
  21. 21. Christmas was the last time we had a party </li></ul>