Pre-Intermediate Level >> Grammar Structure >> Useful as an introduction to the present perfect. To focus students' attention on the key use of the present perfect in English.
When do we use the present perfect?
Look at the following sentences:
Are these people dead or alive??
Shakespeare wrote 20 books.
Stephen King has written 20 books.
John Lennon went to Canada two times.
Madonna has been to Canada two times.
Tony Blair has been the Prime Minister for 9 years.
Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister for 8 years.
When did these things happen? Do you know?
I went to Paris in 1997
My mother has been to America twice.
I've worked in eleven countries.
Last year, I visited my uncle in Switzerland.
In the summer, we bought a new house.
I've lost my new watch!!