Prezi

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in the manual

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Copy of Verb tenses: present simple, present continuous, past simple, present perfect by Jen McCoy

Learn the basic rules for these important verb tenses. Also, learn how to form them and when to use them. Follow the links to some online practice.
by Macarena Alarcon on 26 October 2012

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Copy of Verb tenses: present simple, present continuous, past simple, present perfect by Jen McCoy

If something happened in the past, and it's finished, use: Past Simple There is no connection to now! It's finished! Here are some words that show the meaning:
"This happened in the past and it's finished!" yesterday last week
last month
last year five minutes ago
three days ago
two years ago I'm so frustrated! I don't
understand when to use
different verb tenses!! Don't worry!
Help is on the way! so lets start! Past simple Past continuous Present perfect The most important thing
is to think about
WHEN
you're talking about. NOW PAST Is this something that
started in the past,
but is still true now? Is this something that
happened in the past,
and it's finished? Is this something that
happened in the past,
in a time period connected to now? Is this something that
happened JUST BEFORE now,
and you can see the result now? Uses: If so, then use: If so, then use: If so, then use: If so, then use: NOW PAST Past
Continuous Present Perfect Present Perfect Present Perfect Past
Simple Past Continuous Use Past Continuous for: actions in progress at a specific time in the past Here a word that often go with Past Continuous: while
when
still Now This means RIGHT NOW! Look at your watch - what time is it? What day is today? What year is it? Future Past This is any time in the past! This means any time in the future. This can be in ten seconds, in two hours, tomorrow, next year, or thousands of years from now. Now This means RIGHT NOW! Look at your watch - what time is it? What day is today? What year is it? Future Past This is any time in the past! This can be two minutes ago, yesterday, last year, or thousands of years ago. This means any time in the future. This can be in ten seconds, in two hours, tomorrow, next year, or thousands of years from now. Now This means RIGHT NOW! Look at your watch - what time is it? What day is today? What year is it? Future Past This is any time in the past! This can be two minutes ago, yesterday, last year, or thousands of years ago. This means any time in the future. This can be in ten seconds, in two hours, tomorrow, next year, or thousands of years from now. <-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------> <-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------> <-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------> Now This means RIGHT NOW! Look at your watch - what time is it? What day is today? What year is it? Future Past This is any time in the past! This can be two minutes ago, yesterday, last year, or thousands of years ago. This means any time in the future. This can be in ten seconds, in two hours, tomorrow, next year, or thousands of years from now. Now This means RIGHT NOW! Look at your watch - what time is it? What day is today? What year is it? Future Past This is any time in the past! This can be two minutes ago, yesterday, last year, or thousands of years ago. This means any time in the future. This can be in ten seconds, in two hours, tomorrow, next year, or thousands of years from now. <-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------> <-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------> THANKS !!! Past Continuous Present Perfect Past Simple Present Perfect Present Perfect 1. something that started in the past and is still true now. 2. something that happened in the past, in a time period that is connected to now. 3. something that just happened and you can see the results now. We use Past Continuous to express that an action was in progress at specific time in the past, when another action ocurred. Use Present Perfect for: Use Present Perfect for: Use Present Perfect for: X X <-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------> OR X today
this week
this year
this month X today
this week
this year
this month X Some examples: Some examples: Some examples When? Some examples: Some examples: Some examples: We were watching a presentation about verb tenses when...Mr. Arnold arrived.

What were you doing at 6:00 a.m?

I was reading a really good book when the bell rang.
Some examples:

I have known my best friend since we were in first grade.

My brother has been in the army for a long time.

My sisters and I have shared a room all our lives.
I have read 67 pages of my book this week.

My sister has finished all the levels, but I haven't.

I haven't eaten anything today.

My brother has seen a lot of horror movies, but I haven't.
I've just finished all my homework. Now I can rest.

Wow! I've just heard some amazing news!

My brother has gone to his friend's house.

Maryam has broken her arm, so she can't come to school. Some examples: When I was little, I went to the desert with my grandparents a lot.

Most of the students in my last class passed the final exam.

Asma ate toast and eggs for breakfast this morning.

The homework last night was really hard.

Sara's family went to Malaysia for their vacation last summer. If it's about NOW,
you have two choices. If it's about the past,
you have one choice. If it's about both now and the past,
you have one choice. http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs2.htm http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs5.htm http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/StudyZone/410/grammar/ppvpast.htm Practice choosing between Present Simple and Present Continuous: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs1.htm http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs6.htm Practice choosing between Past Simple and Present Perfect: Practice with Present Perfect http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/present-perfect-simple-1 Look at a text with these verb tenses highlighted: http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/animals/snowboarding?param=&mark=simpa,simpapassiv,preper,simpre,prepro http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/present-perfect-simple-2 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/present-perfect-simple-3 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpas-preper/tests?test1 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpas-preper/tests?test2 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpas-preper/tests?test3 Choose activities for this verb tense: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises http://www.englishlearner.com/tests/present_simple_continuous_quiz_1.shtml http://www.learn-english-online.org/Lesson14/TestIt/PSvsPC.htm http://www.learnenglish.de/tests/presentperfectverbs.htm http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_bgpastorperfect.htm Now practice! http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/StudyZone/410/grammar/ppvpast2.htm http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/StudyZone/410/grammar/ppvpast3.htm Past Progressive This is also called: http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_present-continuous_quiz.htm Practice with Present Continuous http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_bgprescont.htm Practice with Present Simple http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentContinuous1J.html http://school.discoveryeducation.com/quizzes17/jaeckerly/prescont.html Practice with Past Simple http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/65.html http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/66.html http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_present_quiz.htm http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_bgpressimple.htm http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_past_quiz.htm http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_bgspast.htm http://www.english-zone.com/verbs/irrpast1.html Choose activities for this verb tense: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises Choose activities for this verb tense: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises Choose activities for this verb tense: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises 1 2 3 4 5 6 WHEN is not important -
the experience is important. It doesn't matter if it was a short time in the past
or a long time in the past.
The important thing is that it's not connected to now. Present Perfect Use Present Perfect for: 1. something that started in the past and is still true now.
2. something that happened in the past, in a time period that is connected to now.
3. something that just happened and you can see the results now. Here are some words that often go with Present Perfect: just never ever already yet for three days
for two months
for most of my life
for 100 years since this morning
since last Tuesday
since I was born
since 1953 recently lately This connects the past and the present|! This connects the past and the present! By using the present perfect here, you are showing that the time period is not finished. This connects the past and the present. today this week this month
this year this century in my life Present Perfect Use Present Perfect for: 1. something that started in the past and is still true now.
2. something that happened in the past, in a time period that is connected to now.
3. something that just happened and you can see the results now. Here are some words that often go with Present Perfect: just never ever already yet for three days
for two months
for most of my life
for 100 years since this morning
since last Tuesday
since I was born
since 1953 recently lately This connects the past and the present! This connects the past and the present! By using the present perfect here, you are showing that the time period is not finished. This connects the past and the present. today this week this month
this year this century in my life Present Perfect Use Present Perfect for: 1. something that started in the past and is still true now.
2. something that happened in the past, in a time period that is connected to now.
3. something that just happened and you can see the results now. Here are some words that often go with Present Perfect: just never ever already yet for three days
for two months
for most of my life
for 100 years since this morning
since last Tuesday
since I was born
since 1953 recently lately This connects the past and the present|! This connects the past and the present! By using the present perfect here, you are showing that the time period is not finished. This connects the past and the present. today this week this month
this year this century in my life Let's look at some rules and examples. When do you use present simple? When do you use present continuous? When do you use past simple? When do you use present perfect? (3 rules) You use present simple
to talk about things that are usually true,
in the past, present and future.
This includes facts and descriptions.
You can also use it for schedules and habits. You use present continuous
to talk about things happening right now!
You can also use it for temporary things. You use past simple
to talk about things that happened in the past,
and are finished. There is no connection to now. You use present perfect for three main reasons:
to talk about things that started in the past and are still true,
to talk about things that happened in the same time period as now,
and to talk about things that happened just before now, but have a result now. Let's have a quick review!! Do you need a little more help? Try these videos: Present Perfect Past Simple Present Continuous Present Simple Comparing Present Simple
and Present Continuous Comparing Past Simple
and Present Perfect I have never jumped out of a plane.
(in my life until now, but I may do this
in the future - my life is not finished! She was swimming when her mother called her to dinner. I've seen this movie more than 10 times!
(in my life) You don't know WHEN, but
10 times is the important information. She has read 23 pages.
(so far - she's not finished yet.) They have been friends for many years. They have lived in this house since 2007. We're been in this plane for 6 hours! The machine has just finished washing this car. They have just baked some cookies. Last night at 3, he was still working on his book. Disneyland opened in 1955. In the 1980s, Dubai was very small. in 2007
in January (of this year)
on Saturday (past Saturday)
on January first (of this year) Max was sleeping when you called Max sleeping you called To specify what the action was at a certain time in the past:
See the full transcript