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Re: present perfect vs past simple

Posted By: Oxbridge <tefl@oxbridge.es>
Date: Monday, 4 March 2013, at 8:12 a.m.

In Response To: present perfect vs past simple (Dreski)

What can be very effective is to model examples rather than explicitly explaining the two forms and structures. Furthermore, modelling them comparatively:
e.g. "Have you BEEN to Spain before?"

"DID you go to Spain last week?"
Then asking students if they notice the difference and using this as a basis to start explaining the structure.

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present perfect vs past simple
Dreski -- Friday, 1 March 2013, at 4:29 a.m.
Re: present perfect vs past simple
nomad soul -- Friday, 1 March 2013, at 10:36 a.m.
Re: present perfect vs past simple
Tim -- Friday, 1 March 2013, at 10:31 a.m.
Re: present perfect vs past simple
Oxbridge -- Monday, 4 March 2013, at 8:12 a.m.

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