Beginner: Transportation – Present Perfect Tense

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I have ridden a bike. 私は自転車に乗りました。 2. She has taken a taxi. 彼女はタクシーに乗りました。 3. He has gone to work by bus. 彼はバスで仕事に行きました。 4. We have taken the train to Tokyo. 私たちは東京まで電車に乗りました。 5. They have boarded the ship. 彼らは船に乗りました。 6. I haven’t driven a car. 私は車を運転したことがありません。
DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe what each character has done by completing the sentences with the correct verbs.

ANSWER

1. Has George flown in an airplane?
Answer: Yes, George __________ in an airplane.
2. Has Dana boarded a ship?
Answer: No, Dana __________ a ship.

READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Sam and you will play Alice. Then, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Have you ever thought of buying a car?
Yes, Sam. Recently, I have thought of buying a car. It is getting difficult to commute by train these days.

I agree with that. I have seen many people commuting to work by train. It seems very difficult.
You’re right. Actually, I have ridden a taxi to work this morning. There were many people at the train station.

I think you should really buy a car. Have you decided which car to buy?
Yes, I have. Next week, please come with me at the car shop. Let’s check it out.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What has Alice thought of recently?
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2. Has Alice ridden a taxi to work this morning?
Answer:
3. Has Alice decided which car to buy?
Answer:

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask questions, too.

ANSWER

1. Have you ever flown in an airplane?
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2. Have you ever driven a car?
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3. Have you ever boarded a ship?
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4. Have you ever tried any traditional/old form of transportation?
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5. What is the best form of transportation you have ever used?
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