This post will show some dialogues highlighting when the present perfect simple is used. While reading think about the different ways we use the present perfect simple.
Paul: Hello Sara, nice to meet you.
Sara: Nice to meet you too.
Paul: How long have you studied here?
Sara: I’ve studied here for three years, and you?
Paul: Two years.
David: Have you ever eaten Thai food?
John: Yes, I’ve had it a few times. What about you?
David: I’ve never tried it.
Lisa: I have some news.
Mark: What is it?
Lisa: I’ve bought a new bike!
Tom: Have you seen Henry recently?
Alejandro: No. Have you?
Tom: I haven’t seen him since the summer.
Ed: Has she arrived yet?
Fran: No she still hasn’t arrived.
Dialogue 1 – Actions that continue in the present.
Dialogue 2 – Past Experiences.
Dialogue 3 – New information / change.
Dialogue 4 – Actions that continue in the present.
Dialogue 5 – Uncompleted actions.