Grammar | High Beginner 3

Present Perfect - Experiences

Listen to four conversations using the present perfect to refer to experiences.

Conversation #1
Todd: Have you ever been to Asia?
Katie: Yes, I have. Many times.
Todd: Where have you been?
Katie: I have been to Japan, Korea and China.
Todd: Have you been to Indonesia?
Katie: No, I haven’t been there yet!

Conversation #2
Todd: Have you ever eaten Japanese food?
Katie: I have. I have eaten lots of Japanese food.
Todd: What foods have you eaten?
Katie: I’ve eaten sushi, ramen, and yaki-soba.
Todd: Have you tried natto?
Katie: No, I haven’t, but I’ve heard it’s disgusting.

Conversation #3
Todd: Have you seen the new Star Wars movie?
Katie: Yes, I have seen them all.
Todd: Have you seen all the Spiderman movies?
Katie: No, I haven’t. Have you?
Todd: Yes, I have seen them all except the latest one.
Katie: Oh, I’ve seen that one! It’s good!

Conversation #4
Todd: Have you tried the new café?
Katie: No, I haven’t. I haven’t had time. Have you?
Todd: I have. It is really nice, but I’ve only been there once.
Katie: I’ve heard it is really nice.
Todd: It is! They’ve a nice job!

Present Perfect

We use the present perfect to talk about experiences.

Point 1 – WH - Question

(Q) Where have you worked?
(A) I’ve worked for many companies.
(N) I haven’t worked for him.

Point 2 – Yes /No Question

(Q) Have you been to Europe?
(A) Yes, I have been to Spain.
(N) No, I haven’t had the time or

Point 3 – yet, already, not yet

(Q) Have you eaten yet?
(A) Yes, I already have.
(A) Yes, I have.
(N) No, I haven’t.
(N) No, not yet.

Point 4 - Contractions

I have eaten. = I’ve eaten
You have won = You’ve won
She has left = She’s left
He has finished = He’s finished
It has stopped = It’s stopped
They have quit = They’ve quit
We have won = We’ve won

Answer the following questions about the interview.