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Unit 4 Tasks and Travel
The Present Perfect Tense (1)
The present perfect tense is used to tell about something that happened at an unspecified time in the past. To form the present perfect, use have or has with the past participle of the main verb. Look at these examples with eat. I You We They
s have eaten.
She s has eaten. It
Language Objectives Complete sentences using the present perfect tense. Provide the past particip le of common irregular verbs .
Present perfect (unspecified time): I have eaten there twice. Past (specified time): I ate there last night.
Use have/has and the past participle (see Data Bank) to complete these sentences. The first one is done for you. 1. Carlos (be) has been to Chicago three times. 2. Mary and Bob (go) to Miami often. 3. I (eat) at that restaurant twice. 4. It (snow) twice so far this winter. 5. Susan (read) that book before. 6. My cousins (see) that movie several times.
DATA BANK been
Write the past participle form of the verbs below. If the verb is regular (-ed) in the past form, it is also regular (-ed) in the past participle form. The present and past forms of each verb are given; you fill in the past participle. Refer to pages 113 and 114 if you need to. The first two are done for you. 1. apply / applied applied 15. find / found begun 2. begin / began 16. get / got 3. break / broke 17. give / gave 4. bring / brought 18. have / had 5. buy / bought 19. increase / increased 6. call / called 20. keep / kept 7. choose / chose 21. know / knew 8. come / came 22. leave / left 9. cost / cost 23. live / lived 10. decide / decided 24. lose / lost 11. do / did 25. make / made 12. drive / drove 26. meet / met 13. enjoy / enjoy 27. move / moved 14. fall / fell 28. pay / paid SKILL OBJECTIVES: Using the present perfect tense; forming regular and irregular past participles. Introduce/review the construction and use of the present perfect tense. Read the material at the top of the page and explain the difference between “specified” and “unspecified.” Part A: Do the items orally together. Then assign for independent written work. Part B: See how many past participles students can fill in without referring to pages 113–114. Then have them use these pages to complete the others.