My IELTS Classroom | Present Perfect Tense Lesson

Tense Time: Present Perfect

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If I ever want to give students nightmares, I just say "present perfect" three times into the mirror!? Why does English have the present perfect continuous when no other language does? I don't know - we need to go back and punch my ancestors. But, as it is here to stay, why don't we solve, once and for all, the mystery of the present perfect.

In this video, we will

  • learn how the present perfect is the bridge between the past and now
  • learn the 3 main uses of the present perfect simple
  • compare the present perfect simple to the present perfect continuous
  • pray that everybody has finally understood the present perfect!