WebQuest Ireland/Using Structures

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In this unit we're going to revise simple past and present perfect.

By contrasting them, we can see, what the differences between these two tenses are.

Revision

Present Perfect

Have you visited Ireland yet? - No, we haven't had time. (More about Present Perfect.)

You need have/ has und die 3. Form des Verbs (→ irregular verbs!)


Put the verb in the present perfect. (p35 ex 5)

1. It's the first time that they have been|'ve been (be) to Ireland.
2. Ethan and his mother haven't visited (not, visit) Dublin before.
3. Mrs Murphy has (???) always wanted(want) to know more about her family.
4. Have(???) you tried(try) any Irish sports yet, Ethan?
5. Unfortunately they   haven't learned(not, learn) any Irish yet.
6. Mrs Murphy has not bought|hasn't bought(not, buy) any bus tickets yet.
7. Clare has recommended (recommend) lots of sights for them today.

  • visit Trinity College
  • see Book of Kelts
  • get on a hop-on hop-off bus
  • cross Halfpenny Bridge
  • drink a Guiness
  • take a distillery tour


Look at the ToDo list and say what they have done.

They have already visited (already, visit) Trinity College.
But they haven't seen (see) the Book of Kelts yet.
They have just got|have just gotten (get) on a hop-on hop-off bus tour.
There they have crossed (cross) the famous Halfpenny Bridge.
And they have() already drunk(drink) a Guiness.
They haven't taken (take) a distillery tour yet.


Saying nice things

People are always happy when you say nice things! What could you say in these situations?

0. Your friend has made a cake. It tastes really good.
    "It's the best cake I've ever eaten(best cake - eat)!"

1. A friend tells you a new joke. It's very funny.
    "That's the funniest joke I have ever heard|'ve ever heard(hear)!

2. Your parents have bought you a dog. She is wonderful - just what you always wanted!
    "That's the nicest present I have ever had|'ve ever had(have)!

3. You've just played a new computer game at your friend's house. It was fascinating.
    "That's the most interesting computer game I have ever seen|'ve ever seen(see)!

0. Your friend has made a cake. It tastes really good.

    "It's the best cake I've ever eaten(best cake - eat)!"

1. A friend tells you a new joke. It's very funny.
    "That's the funniest joke I have ever heard/'ve ever heard(hear)!

2. Your parents have bought you a dog. She is wonderful - just what you always wanted!
    "That's the nicest present I have ever had/'ve ever had(have)!

3. You've just played a new computer game at your friend's house. It was fascinating.

    "That's the most interesting computer game I have ever seen/'ve ever seen(see)!


Question Tags

Question Tags

Simple Past

Contrasting Simple Past and Present Perfect


See also