When did you? (Compare with the Past)
Review: Listen to the Pronunciation of ‘Have you ever…?’ Questions here on YouGlish.
In this lesson you will learn how to choose Present Perfect or Past Simple by asking yourself:
- is it still true?
- is it finished?
- is there a specific time reference?
Before you watch, compare these sentences:
- I’ve worked in Italy.
- I’ve worked in Italy for 3 months.
- I worked in Italy.
What’s the difference between them?
Regular -ed endings pronunciation practicePast-ed-endings-1-and-2
Download the Past -ed endings pronunciation PDF here.
Ask and answer these questions with a Speaking partner if possible:
- Have you ever watched the same movie in the cinema more than once?
- Have you ever cooked for a large group of people?
- Have you ever worked in a restaurant/hotel?
- Have you ever lived in a noisy place?
- Have you ever organised a public event?
- Have you ever travelled by yourself?
/id/ sound (extra syllable)
- Have you ever painted a wall?
- Have you ever rented a car?
- Have you ever pretended to be someone else?
Here are some short, natural ways of answering ‘Have you ever‘ questions in Part 1:
Practice: Listen and Repeat (focus on natural intonation)
Have you ever been skiing?
- No I haven’t but I’d like to.
- No I haven’t but I wish I could.
- No I haven’t but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
- No I haven’t but I’ve always wanted to.
- No I haven’t – it’s not really my kind of thing.
- No I haven’t but I’ve been snowboarding.
- No I haven’t but my (sister/friend etc) HAS.
- I used to go quite often when I was younger but I haven’t been for a while.
- Yes, I’ve been skiing quite a few times.
- I tried it once but I didn’t really enjoy it.
Collocations with ‘go’
- Have you ever BEEN hiking?
- Have you ever BEEN on a walking holiday?
- Have you ever BEEN to university?
- Have you ever BEEN abroad?
There are lots of different collocations with ‘go’.
Find a nice list on this website.