Does she’s mean she is or she has?

Does she’s mean she is or she has? It can mean both she has & she is. Compare the following sentences. Her name is Jane. / Her name’s Jane. She is going tomorrow. / She’s going tomorrow. She has gone to work. / She’s gone to work. It has been a difficult job. / It’s been a difficult job. In … Read More

100 Irregular Verbs in the Past: B1 Intermediate

The exercises and table below have the 100 most common verbs in the past which you really need to learn at a B1 or Intermediate level of English. One easy way to improve your English is to really learn the Irregular verb forms in the Past Simple and the Past Perfect. To do this, you need to memorise the most … Read More

Time Expressions Present Perfect & Past Simple

What are Time Expressions for the Present Perfect & Past Simple? Time expressions are signal words give you a clue for the tense that you need to use.  For example, if a sentence starts with the words, “Two days ago,…”, we know that the time is past and the action is finished.  For this reason, the signal word ‘ago’ is … Read More


TENSE TIME PHRASE PRESENT SIMPLE every day (every week, every month, etc.) usually, generally, often, normally, regularly, frequently, habitually frequently, typically once a week / twice a month / three times a year PRESENT CONTINUOUS at the moment, right now at present PRESENT PERFECT yet, ever, already


TIME WORDS USE TENSE FOR + period of time many tenses SINCE + point in time Present Perfect (& other Perfect Tenses) AGO + past or finished time Simple Past (& other Past Tenses) SINCE Since is used to mean from a point in time in the past up to now.   As since connects a past time to the present time, it is … Read More


FORM Basic Form: Subject + Helping (Auxiliary)  verb ‘to have’ + Past Participle Question Form: Helping verb (Auxiliary) + Subject + Past Participle Negative Form: Subject + helping verb + not + Past Participle USE THE PRESENT PERFECT TO DESCRIBE: an action that began in past continues in present – I have been in Malta for 3 months. a past … Read More