Present perfect vs Past simple (2)

Activity 1

Organiza en las columnas los verbos regulares e irregulares, cambia su forma a participio pasado y encuentra en la sopa de letras su forma en pasado.

play – go – be – take – visit – work – jump – speak -  – drink – talk – see – sing – study – show – walk – eat

                            Regular                                                         Irregular             

present            past              (p.p)                  present            past                (p.p)

__play__ = _played__   =_played_             ___be___ =_was/were_=_been_


Activity 2

Escribe las siguientes oraciones en pasado simple, usando last week, last year, this morning, etc.

- carlos has played the guitar =  carlos played the guitar last week

- they have sung a song =

- we have jump on the bed=

- you have visited your sister=

- I have seen her=

- he has eaten beans=

Activity 3

Escribe las siguientes oraciones en presente perfecto.

- carlos played the guitar last week = carlos has played the guitar

- she took some pictures=

- they drank some water=

- we talked to her=

- I was in china=

Present Perfect VS Simple Past


El presente perfecto se usa para decir que algo ha ocurrido en un momento no específico.

*I have written many books

*I have done the homework

El pasado simple se usa para decir en qué momento específico ocurrió esta acción o evento.

*I wrote many books last year.

*I did the homework

En el siguiente cuadro encontrarás algunas expresiones que se utilizan para cada tiempo:

Activity 1

Escribe en el cuaderno las siguientes oraciones. Luego completa los espacios con los verbos entre paréntesis usando el tiempo correcto (simple past o present perfect)

  1. Mary (win)_________ the lottery last year.
  2. We (prepare / already)__________  dinner.
  3. James (find) ________  your ring in the garden yesterday.
  4. He (come / just)__________  home.
  5. They (buy)____________  their car two years ago.
  6. I (see / not)__________  anyone yet.
  7. Phil (go / not)__________  to the cinema last night.
  8. We (be / not)________  to the zoo so far.
  9. She (arrive / not) __________  yet.
  10. Emily (visit / not)_________  me last week.

Activity 2

Completa la siguiente tabla con la forma correcta de los verbos en pasado y participio pasado:

it´s all about pandas

Activity 1.

Lee cuidadosamente el siguiente texto:

The giant Panda has a distinctive white head with black eye patches, ears and shoulders. Unlike other bear species, giant pandas are herbivorous, spending up to 12 hours a day chewing bamboo shoots and roots. Because of poaching and habitat loss, they are extremely rare, occurring in small populations in the bamboo forest of China. Despite being the subject of major international conservation efforts, wild populations of giant pandas may not be enough to save this species.

Giant pandas have lived in the bamboo forests of China for millions of years and have been honored by the Chinese for a very long time. In fact, giant pandas have appeared in Chinese art for thousands of years. Because the giant panda is considered a national treasure in China, it is protected by law so that it does not become extinct.

Activity 2. 

Copia y responde las siguientes preguntas en tu cuaderno teniendo en cuenta la información mencionada en el texto:

  1. What do pandas eat?
  2. By what has the panda been protected so that it does not become extinct?
  3. How long have giant pandas lived in the bamboo forests?
  4. Where have pandas appeared for thousands of years?
  5. At the end of the day, how much time has a panda spent chewing bamboo?
  6. What have pandas been considered by the Chinese people?
  7. who has honored the pandas for a very long time?

Let`s Read…

Hey Guys!!!

Hoy vamos a practicar un poco mas el presente perfecto y el pasado simple. Good Luck !!

Activity 1

Primero vamos a leer y entender el dialogo para así responder unas preguntas. Léelo atentamente!! 

On a Business Trip – A Presentation

Betsy: Hi Brian, this is Betsy. How are you doing?
Brian: I’ve just returned from the Head Office. The weather is great! Boston is a great city!

Betsy: Have you met Frank yet?
Brian: No, I haven’t seen him yet. We have a meeting at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. We are going to meet then.

Betsy: Have you made your presentation yet?
Brian: Yes, I made the presentation yesterday afternoon. I was very nervous, but everything went well.

Betsy: Has management given you any feedback yet?
Brian: Yes, I’ve already met with the sales director. We met immediately after the meeting and he was impressed with our work.

Betsy: That’s great Brian. Congratulations! Have you visited any museums yet?
Brian: No, I’m afraid I haven’t had any time yet. I hope to take a tour around town tomorrow.

Betsy: Well, I’m happy to hear that everything is going well. I’ll talk to you soon.
Brian: Thanks for calling Betsy. Bye.

Betsy: Bye.

Activity 2

Ahora que ya leiste el dialogo y lo entendiste, vamos a practicar, responde las seguientes preguntas en tu cuaderno, escoge la respuesta correcta. RECUERDA QUE ES EN TU CUADERNO

1. Where is Brian? 


2. Why is he there?

on holiday
on business
for a performance

3. Has he made the presentation yet? 

doesn’t say

4. When he is going to meet Frank?

at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning
tomorrow afternoon
at 7 o’clock tomorrow evening
5. Why hasn’t he visited any museums yet?
He hasn’t had time.
He doesn’t want to visit any museums.
He thinks Boston is boring.

Activity 3

Elige la opción más adecuada para responder o terminar cada oración. RECUERDA QUE ES EN TU CUADERNO!!

1. Did you study yesterday?
Yes, I have.
Yes, I did.

2. Have you ever been to London?
Yes, I was.
Yes, I have.

3. You have just made a cake
haven’t you?
didn’t you?

4. What did you do last week?
I went to the cinema.
I have been to the cinema.

5. Did you watch TV last night?
Yes, I have.
Yes, I did.

6. Have you seen this program before?
Yes, I did.
Yes, I have.

7. Has the plane landed?
Yes, it landed at 10.25.
Yes, it has landed at 10.25.

8. Has Richard washed his car?
No, he hasn’t washed it for months.
No, he washed it yesterday.


Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple

These are signal words that help you identify between Past Simple or Present Perfect. Estas son palabras claves que te ayudan a identificar entre pasado y pasado perfecto.

 Activity 1

En este ejercicio debes elegir si la oracion va en pasado simple o presente perfecto, escribe las oraciones en tu cuaderno , aqui te damos un ejemplo:

She  (read) the book yesterday.

Respuesta : She read (pasado de leer) the book Yesterday

1         I  _____ (visit) Bob last month.

2        We _____ (promise) to help them already.

3        She ______  (never/do) anything bad.

4       She ______  (go) on holiday three weeks ago.

5        We _____ (not/do) our work yet.

6       She _____ (see) the film three times.

7        They  _____(swim) in the sea last summer.

Activity  2

Here are this lesson’s irregular verbs.  Study the list below and then do the practice sections. Para esta actividad ten encuenta que para el pasado usamos el pasado del verbo y en el Participio Pasado utilizamos el Verbo en participio. Usa la tabla para guiarte, o busca una tabla similar en tu diccionario. 

Verb Past Participle 
begin  (empezar) began   begun
break  (romper) broke broken
drive  (manejar, conducir) drove driven
fall  (caer) fell fallen
fly  (volar) flew flown
hit  (pegar) hit hit
know  (saber) knew known  
lose  (perder) lost lost
read  (leer) read read
sit  (sentarse) sat sat

Ahora Practica!

In the spaces provided use your imagination to write creative sentences using the irregular verbs.  En los espacios usa tu imaginacion y escribe oraciones creativas usando los verbos en pasado o participio. No olvides escribir las oraciones en tu cuaderno

Example : Usa los verbos para crear oraciones en pasado o  participio pasado
go – went – gone


I went (pasado de go ) to the party last Saturday night.


I have gone ( participio de go ) to her house several times.

1. begin – began – begun



2. break – broke – broken



3. drive – drove – driven



4. fall – fell – fallen



5. fly – flew – flown



6. hit – hit – hit



7. know – knew – known



8. lose – lost – lost



9. read – read – read



10. sit – sat – sat



Dialogue present perfect

Activity 1

Read carefully the dialogue and answer the questions

Kate : Have you ever been to New York?

Sophie: New York? No I’ve never gone there. Have you?

Kate: Yes. In fact I’ve just come back from there.

I’m doing some consultancy work there and I’ve spent at least six weeks there in the last year.

Sophie: That sounds fabulous. Have you gone up to the top of the Empire State Building?

Kate: No, I haven’t yet. I haven’t driven the ferry to Ellis Island either. I’ve just had to work so hard. Though I have taken dinner

at Sardi’s and seen a Broadway show.

1. Has Sophie been to New York?

2. Has kate driven the ferry?

3. Has Kate taken dinner at sardi’s?

4. Has Sophie seen a broadway show?

5. Has Sophie asked about the empire state building?

Present perfect or past simple

Activity 1

Completa los recuadros usando el verbo entre paréntesis en Present Perfect o Simple Past.

1. Jane (stay)  at home yesterday. 

2. Your letter (arrive)  two days ago. 

3. I (live)  here for ten years. 

4. Last week we (go)  to the cinema. 

5. The game (start) . They are playing now. 

6. I (phone)  you at five and you weren’t there. 

7. I (lose)  my watch, I can’t find it. 

8. Last month Sarah (travel)  to Italy. 

9. I (work)  all day and now I’m tired. 

10. We (buy)  a new house last week. 

Let’s write a story…

Activity 1.

Escoge 10 de los siguientes verbos e inventa un cuento corto utilizando el presente perfecto:

Once upon a time……

Activity 2.

Lee el siguiente texto que se encuentra escrito en presente y en pasado. Transfórmalo a presente perfecto y escríbelo en tu cuaderno.

Viral video saved the radio star

A homeless man who lives on the streets of Cleveland, USA, has shot to fame, after a clip of his marvelous radio voice went viral on the internet.

Ted Williams, was filmed by a local cameraman holding a cardboard sign that read: “I’m an ex-radio announcer who fell on hard times”. Now that the video has millions of hits on YouTube, Williams, becomes an overnight sensation.

He spent the day appearing on talk shows across America, sporting a new haircut and a smarter appearance than on the clip that made him famous.

Since this story is widely known, he received numerous job offers from big broadcasting names including ESPN, MTV, ABC, CBS and CNN and The Cleveland Cavaliers.

The story of the “homeless man with the golden pipes”  lifted the spirits of a recession-hit nation. However, the instant hero attracted so much attention that reporters started digging into his background and they discovered that Williams struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for years.

Accusations also said that Williams acted as a pimp during his years on the streets. In response, Williams said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover – everyone has their own little story. I’m just so thankful. God blessed me deeply. I’m getting a second chance. Amazing!”



El  present perfect siempre nos dice algo sobre lo que sucedio en el pasado y continua sucediendo en el momento.
Por ejemplo: ‘Tom has lost his key’ = TOm ha perdido su llave , lo que quiere decir que todavia no la ha encontrado .
El  past simple nos dice con exactitud lo que paso en el pasado y CUANDO.
Si alguien nos dice : ‘Tom lost his key yesterday ‘= Tom perdio su llave ayer, Entonces podemos decir que el perdió la llave y que ya la encontro y no la esta buscando mas.

Activity 1

Completa el cuadro con las formas presente , pasado , y el pasado participio de cada verbo. Pasa el cuadro a tu cuaderno y escribe el significado de cada verbo.

Present form

Past Simple

Past Participle

be (was-were)













































Activity 2

Complete el texto con la forma del verbo correcta, Pasado simple o Presente Perfecto. Acuerdate de leer y analizar muy bien el texto. Escribelo en tu cuaderno.

Recuerda! que el presente perfecto se forma con has/have + verbo en participio pasado. Ejemplo : She has worked as a teacher for 30 years

Last week, I (buy) __________a bike, I (not have) ____________a bike for thirty years , so I (not be) _____________confident when I (try) _______________ to ride it. I (set off) __________ on the first morning down the street where I (live) ____________and then (turn) _____________ to ride along the canal. Since I (come) _______________ to live here, I (often see) ___________ people riding along the canal when I (walk) _____________ there but I (not realize) ______________ how bad the pa (to be) _________ for cyclists.

it (to be) __________ very naroow.

Activity 3

Ahora escucha la canción y escribe todas las oraciones en Pasado y Presente Perfecto que encuentres. no olvides escribirlas en tu cuaderno.

Tambien responde este pregunta acerca de la canción :

  • What is he (the singer) looking for?


Along = A través

Turn = Girar

try = Tratar , intentar

Realize = darse cuenta

narrow = angosto