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D-13.06 Use the Present Perfect in Statements, Questions & Answers, Learn Past Participles & Add Present Perfect Continuous Sentences

D-13.06 Use the Present Perfect in Statements, Questions & Answers, Learn Past Participles & Add Present Perfect Continuous Sentences

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Unit 14: The Present Perfect (“Complaints”) of the Original Scenario, Volume Two: English Grammar in Context, pages 175-194, 237

21 pages

Who It’s For: (Self-)Teachers & Helpers at Intermediate & Advancing Proficiency Levels Who Want “All There Is to Know” about Present Perfect (Continuous) Forms +  Participial Verb Vocabulary, with Their Sentence Patterns, Meanings, & Functions

Why It’s Useful: Even when fully contextualized, Grammar-Text Units from earlier times tended to “put it all down in black & white” in linear sequence. Unit 14 of Scenario, Volume Two starts with a presentation of “Complaints” in printed business letters. In order, it offers pedagogy and practice in uses of The Present Perfect: Statements, Questions, Short Answers; Past Participle Forms; Activity at Unspecified Past Times; the Present Perfect Continuous; and Activity Up to the Present Time. Download and try it. Material like this has worked in the (distant & recent) past and has been achieving results for a long time.

What You’ll Do: 

[1] In the page 175 Scenario: Complaints, the last name of the “letter writer,” Quejada, is the past participle of a Spanish verb for “complain.” Noting their variety of Present Perfect (Continuous) Verb Phrases, read both letters. In Sections 1a-1c, show that you get the meanings of the sentences. In 2-2e, practice constructing them. In 3-3h, learn and apply the Past Participle Forms of regular and the main irregular English verbs. Create and play learning games with Simple Form vs. Participial Verb Cards. 

[2] In 4-4b on pages 184-186, understand and make Present Perfect sentences about  “Activity at Unspecified Past Times.” Do Sections 5-5h on the Present Perfect Continuous: Activity Up to the Present, contrasting it with the Present Perfect. Demonstrate what you can do with the grammar in the several “Talking It Over” and “Writing It Down” activities.

[3] Check your understanding of the relevant time frame with Section 6: The Perfect Tenses: Summary on page 194. Complete remaining Exercises and Activities.

[4] At the end of the Download is an attached Appendix: Verb-Part Reference List.  

 

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