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"Present perfect" is a very wrong and confusing term; it is, nonetheless, the way most teachers know it. In this video, I help students understand the underlying semantics of this grammatical structure. Retrospective English Tense would be a better term; you can learn more about it in my website: I am an expert in cognitive linguistics and an EFL/ESL teacher. It is my hope that this video and other resources that I am developing will help our community teach our subject matter in a more effective and meaningful way.
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Scene summary
A retrospective of COVID-19 from January to July. This helps create the semantic background of the structure at hand.
Video length
2 minutes 32 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Grammar practice
Other pedagogical goals
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers
High schoolers
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This resource is licensed by SergioSanchez under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License.
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
We have stayed at home as much as possible:
to stop the coronavirus from rapidly escalating.
to watch our favorite television programs.
to learn meditation and calm down.
2. Choose the correct options.
We have washed our hands with soap very frequently all these months:
to kill bacteria.
to become immune to disease.
to deactivate (kill) the virus if present.
3. Choose the correct options.
We have put on a facemask when we have gone out all these months:
to protect the identity of sick individuals.
to reduce the probability of infections.
to guarantee 100% protection from infection.
4. Choose the correct options.
Have scientists found a cure or vaccine against coronavirus?
Yes, they have.
No, they haven't.
5. Choose the correct options.
Have public spaces (parks, museums, etc.) reopened yet?
No, they haven't.
Yes, they have.
6. Choose the correct options.
Have many businesses closed down?
Yes, many have.
No, they all have continued to be open.
7. Choose the correct options.
Have all people respected social distancing?
Unfortunately, not all people have respected it.
Fortunately, all people have respected it.
8. Choose the correct options.
Have many people been infected by SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)?
Fortunately, not many people have contracted it.
Unfortunately, many people have contracted it.
9. Choose the correct options.
We have stayed at home as much as we possibly can:
to spend more time with our families.
to reduce the risk of propagating the virus.
to slow down climate change.
10. Choose the correct options.
Have we already gone through the most difficult part of this pandemic?
Yes, we have almost reached the end of the crisis.
No, we haven't. We still have a long way to go.
SergioSanchez is from/lives in Mexico and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2019-08-26. SergioSanchez last logged in on 2022-08-11, and has shared 15 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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