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Grammar Point: Present Perfect

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Flight Attendants 15                                                                                                                                             Grammar point: present perfect

Aim

·         Practice English skills in an aviation context

·         Revise present perfect / present perfect continuous tense

·         Have fun!

 

Dear Reiko,

I have just arrived in Tokyo and have tried to call you. Have you changed your phone number?

 

I’ve decided to spend the morning shopping in Harajuku in case you call, or I bump into you. You haven’t moved from Harajuku, have you? I know that you have left your office job and have started working at a Harajuku cafe. I wish I had not forgotten to ask you which one! The thought popped into my head that l’ll have to visit every cafe until I find you!

I have looked forward to this trip for so long. I haven’t visited Tokyo for 5 years and I’ve missed both my favourite city and my best friend so badly! We have had so many adventures together. You know, I’ve made so many great friends working as a flight attendant but I have never met anyone else like you.

Your mum has asked me to make sure you’re eating well, and your dad has asked me to find you a nice husband while I’m here! Ha ha!

I haven’t mastered Japanese yet (though I’ve studied it for 3 years now!) but I have improved enormously. I have practiced it at every available opportunity today, but I have made a few mistakes already!

By the way, the airline has lost my bags!  So QANTAS has given me the perfect excuse to go shopping. 

Call me!

X Cara

Write in the correct form of auxiliary verb ‘have’ according to the subject. The first one has been done for you.

I

have

lived here for 2 years

You

 

never let me down

We

 

have known each other since childhood

He

 

watched TV all day

She

 

surprised me!

It

 

forgotten to

David

 

risked his job

They

 

driven past the house

British Airways

 

won an award

 

Write in the correct negative form of auxiliary verb ‘have’ according to the subject. The first one has been done for you.

I

haven’t (or, have not)

flown with them before

You

 

met my mum, have you?

We

 

got any beef dinners left

He

 

returned the headphones yet

She

 

felt well since she boarded

It

 

stopped me before

David

 

tasted Saki

They

 

followed the instructions

British Airways

 

introduced check-in fees

 

Change the main verb to past participle. The first one has been done for you.

I have (study)

studied

English since high school

You have (break)

 

your promise

We have (decided)

 

to get married

He has (leave)

 

his job

She has (fall)

 

sick

It has (bite)

 

my leg!

David has (forget)

 

my birthday

They have (board)

 

the plane already

British Airways has (rise)

 

to the challenge

 

Link to music video I still call Australia home – QANTAS TV commercial version

I Still Call Australia Home

I've been to cities that never close down,
from New York to Rio and old London town,
but no matter how far or how wide I roam,
I still call Australia home.

I'm always travelIing, I love being free,
and so I keep leaving the sun and the sea,
but my heart lies waiting over the foam,
I still call Australia home.

All the sons and daughters spinning 'round the world,
away from their family and friends,
but as the world gets older and colder,
it's good to know where your journey ends.
Someday we'll all be together once more,
when all of the ships come back to the shore,
Ill realise something I've always known,
I still call Australia home.
but no matter how far or wide I roam,
I still call Australia I still call Australia, I still call Australia home.
but no matter how far or wide I roam,
I still call Australia I still call Australia, I still call Australia home.

  • Peter Allen

Answers

Write in the correct form of auxiliary verb ‘have’ according to the subject. The first one has been done for you.

I

have

lived here for 2 years

You

have

never let me down

We

have

have known each other since childhood

He

has

been waiting in the rain

She

has

surprised me!

It

has

forgotten to

David

has

risked his job

They

have

driven past the house

British Airways

has

won an award

 

Write in the correct negative form of auxiliary verb ‘have’ according to the subject. The first one has been done for you.

I

haven’t (or, have not)

flown with them before

You

Haven’t

met my mum, have you?

We

Haven’t

got any beef dinners left

He

Hasn’t (or, has not)

returned the headphones yet

She

Hasn’t

felt well since she boarded

It

Hasn’t

stopped me before

David

Hasn’t

tasted Saki

They

Haven’t

followed the instructions

British Airways

Hasn’t

introduced check-in fees

 

Change the main verb to past participle. The first one has been done for you.

I have (study)

studied

English since high school

You have (break)

broken

your promise

We have (decide)

decided

to get married

He has (leave)

left

his job

She has (fall)

fallen

sick

It has (bite)

bitten

my leg!

David has (forget)

forgotten

my birthday

They have (board)

boarded

the plane already

British Airways has (rise)

risen

to the challenge

 

 

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