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about how to talk about your work with

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you so today as I said today we're

looking at present perfect tense focus

so this is going to be like a very

focused lesson on this one grammar point

and I'm going to cover a little bit of

progressive as well present perfect

progressive or present perfect

continuous so I'm going to slow down my

rate of speech in just a second alright

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then I am going to begin so as always I

have made the lesson into a few

different sections oh I just did the

wrong thing I've just made the lesson

into a few different sections so we're

going to start with just some basic

patterns that you can use as you're

talking about your job experience or

your study experience so let's begin

over here general work experience will

be the first thing I want to focus on so

let's begin by reviewing then oh let's

begin by reviewing how we make present

perfect how we make present perfect is

with this half plus past participle form

when your subject is I so for today's

lesson I'm going to focus on using I as

the subject and then I'll introduce

later some some sentences and patterns

that use he or she as the subject as

well so let's begin with I as the

subject to talk about your general work

or your general study experience so to

review basic present perfect I have plus

past participle so this is the past

participle form of a verb so this is

something you need to study for each for

each verb so some are easy to remember

they end in this

edie some however are irregular I'm not

going to cover a lot of verbs in this

lesson I'm going to focus on some verbs

you can use to express your work and

your study experience so please feel

free to send your examples in the chat -

I will try to check ok so I have plus

past participle so here I've made this

pattern to express your current

workplace so this is a pattern for your

curt your current workplace means the

place where you work now or the place

where you study now so this can mean

your your office your company

your university your school wherever you

are based now so this is your current

job this pattern current job or current

study so I have plus past participle

verb for example worked or studied or

maybe researched if you're a researcher

so I have worked here here means at this

specific location so this sentence is

good if you are at your company or you

are at your school explaining something

like you're explaining now in the

conversation from the location you're

based in and then for I'm going to talk

about four first four and then a length

of time a length of time so we commonly

use for and I'll talk about in just a

moment since as well we use these with

present perfect tense but the difference

is that after four we give a length of

time a duration of time after since we

use a point in time so I'll talk about

this in just a second so when you

express your general work experience or

your study experience - I have for

example worked here for six years so use

past participle ver the past participle

form of your verb to express whatever is

correct for you so I will look for your

example as hacia in YouTube the YouTube

chat says I have worked in a hospital

for two years good in a hospital so this

part here I've used here to mean the

current location but if you want to talk

about more generally like a hospital or

like at a police station or something

use use up plus the location so you're

being very general I have worked at an

office for two years to be super in

general some other examples many people

are still saying hello some people say I

have been something a shakila says I

have studied in Bangladesh for 10 years

so if you want to add

scribe like a city or a country use in

country in city so I have studied in

country or I have studied in city or I

have studied at a place my place I mean

like physical building like hospital

office station and so on so a couple of

different ways we can change this

examples are coming in great I have

studied English for two years

perfect I have worked on YouTube since

two years careful as I talked about this

floor and since is important to remember

yeah so for length of time after for

should be a length of time since should

be a point in time in the past 2010

that's a point in time yesterday is a

point in time I have what was it I have

worked on YouTube for two years is

correct so please be careful duration or

point in time in the past uh mayor says

I have worked here for a thousand years

great grammatically correct questionable

accuracy okay okay let's continue to the

second pattern then let's go to this one

since many people are using since I've

been up or an job title since point in

time so this pattern is used not to talk

about the place where you work but your

role so the name of your job I've said

this look is actually this is the

reduced form of this I have yeah I have

been reduces to I've been this is a

pronunciation and a listening point for

many of you I've been up for and job

title since point in time so again this

can be a year this can be a week

whatever some point in time in the past

is necessary right here for example I've

been a teacher for or sorry since

oh wow 2010 maybe mmm I've been a

teacher since to that home I gosh mm Wow

2010 maybe so using since means I have

to use a point in time I cannot say

since 10 years that's incorrect we use

lengths of time with 4 so since 2010 is

a nice one in my case other things

you'll notice I've got this up or and

here yeah so make sure when you have a

vowel sound at the beginning of your job

title you use an for example an engineer

yeah so if you do not have a vowel sound

at the beginning of your job title use

uh I've been a teacher I've been a

researcher I've been an engineer so keep

in mind this is not about spelling it's

about vowel sounds actually examples are

coming in great okay on Facebook Aaron

Paul says I've been a supervisor since

2010

nice mallet says I've been a nurse for

six months so many of you many of you

have homework many of you have homework

I'm saying this for sins problem

everybody's homework this week practice

for length of time oops

for six years for three months for six

days since needs a point in time yeah so

a lot of people a lot of people I'm

seeing in your examples are mixing this

up other examples I've been a student

since 2012 great yes so a point in time

can be a year great 2012 is a good

example okay

I've been a student with you since 2007

that's not possible I haven't been on

the internet teaching since 2007 I have

been an engineer since 2012 good good

many people are fixing okay I have been

a designer since 2010 good over on

YouTube I've been a mechanic since 2017

perfect I've been working at a hospital

on reports

okay we'll talk about projects in just a

moment then I've been a bank officer

since 2001 good okay everybody got it

now that now that I find it out for and

since again good okay

sounds good to me now I see everything

is correct now everyone is using a year

great work great work okay so let's

continue to the last pattern for this

section the last pattern is about

projects so like tasks that you're

working on things you are doing inside

your job so this uses present perfect

continuous are present perfect

progressive so a reminder we use this

grammar point when we want to talk about

something that started in the past and

continues to the present in the comma in

the situation and it's probably going to

continue after the conversation as well

so to make this we use the same I've

I've and then our past participle bin

and then we follow this with the

progressive or the continuous form of a

verb so that means this ing form I've

been working so a key here I've been

working I've used on here because I

wanted to focus on projects like I made

this a very general example sentence so

when you want to express a project you

can say I've been working on a this

video series so project is a noun phrase

here I've been working on this video

series for or since something or I've

been working on these reports somebody

wrote that in the YouTube chat earlier

or I've been working on a new product

for six months or I've been working on a

new product since last month

so you can use either for or since at

the end of this just as we have with

these other patterns too but the key

here you're introducing a project some

kind of task something that you've been

working on don't forget this preposition

I've been working on

phrase so send me your projects and I

will check some people just say I have

been working yes I have been working on

what so express your project what is

your project so for me I have been

working on a video series for almost a

year now

oh man it's been a long time I've been

working on a video series for almost a

year

mm-hmm so some other ones okay good on

YouTube true says I've been working on a

sign language translator for eight years

whoa is that like a an app or something

that sounds interesting Bowen says I

have been working on new research since

2018 good I've been working on a new

project since September as Patricia cool

cool cool cool

ah other examples on Facebook I have

been teaching English for 14 years okay

uh mode says I have been working on this

job since yesterday

excellent it's going very fast uh I

don't see a what

okay I'm going back to YouTube I have

been working on teaching since 2010 okay

I guess so it doesn't teaching doesn't

really sound like a project so mm-hmm

we kind of focus on tasks with this

expression so not like a the general

role of your job but a specific project

you're working on inside your job it's a

little bit different okay I see some

good examples in there so project so

project job title and location of your

work for studies here so that's the

first part of today's lesson thank you

for your awesome example sentences let's

take a break let's take a break and then

we'll go to part two so today I have

again as always free stuff for you this

lesson is very focused on work and

studies so I want to remind you because

I know many of you are okay over here I

know many of you who are study

English for work reasons there is a

business English vocabulary sheet

vocabulary PDF you can download this has

on the back a few phrases you can study

for meetings and also on the back job

title so today I talked about a pattern

you can use to express your job title so

if you want some more stuff to review to

study to stick on your fridge whatever

you can download this and a lot of other

ones we have lots of other topics I'm

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alright on to part 2 part 2 using yet

and already to explain and ask questions

about tasks many of you send me

questions about how to use yet and

already so today I want to introduce a

couple of patterns that you can use at

work or at school as well first I've

already finished tasks I've already

finished task so task again means a

small responsibility you have at your

job

so I've already finished that report or

I've already finished that video so some

tasks some responsibilities you have at

your job here again we have this I've

I've I have this is the reduced form of

I have already finished so again we have

that past participle verb form here

I've already

finished that thing reminder we use

already for actions we expected to be

finished so there was some expectation

the action would be done we had some

expectation of the action you would use

this when you're talking to like a

manager or to like a boss or something

someone may be above you or maybe a

co-worker as well same level as you

so for example if your coworker comes to

you and says hey what happened with that

report you can say I have already

finished that report so they want a

status update you can say I've already

finished it that means it's done you had

an expectation and it's taken care of I

did it it's finished so I've already

finished some tasks ok someone I've

already finished my homework says add on

good

don't forget past participle form past

participle I've already finished

edie at the end I've already finished my

homework there examples yes good I've

already finished my homework I've

already finished my test prep good good

ok

so already the sentence uses already

however if you are in the opposite

situation the task is not finished you

can use this again present perfect

sentence structure but we're using a

negative so here haven't is the reduced

form of have not yeah I have not

finished task yet so to use your

examples I have not finished my homework

yet so you'll notice yet comes at the

end of the sentence yes you may hear

some people using it here

I haven't yet finished my homework this

tends to sound in American English

anyway

it tends to sound a little bit too stiff

and maybe even a little too formal so

put it at the end of your

sentence I haven't finished task yet I

haven't finished my homework yet

so again yet carries an expectation so

again we expect we expect the task will

be done there's an expectation there so

like you're a parent or someone says

how's your homework how's your homework

coming you can say I haven't finished my

homework yet so you are planning to do

it if you don't include yet I haven't

finished my homework you don't have that

expectation it's like maybe you're not

planning to do it so using yet shows

that you have some sense of

responsibility someone says I haven't

killed my enemy yet my gosh Wow that's a

grammatically correct and slightly

disturbing sentence fantastic okay I

haven't finished sending emails yet

great example man huh okay I haven't

finished my tasks yet great nice example

is everybody someone says I've already

finished my lunch and I've already

finished dinner yeah depending on your

time zone sure good someone mayor says I

have not finished finished so don't

forget your edie past participle form

yeah I haven't finished my breakfast yet

good I haven't finished my manga yet

okay I have already finished my degree

good nice examples everybody I haven't

finished

ahh I haven't finished studying for my

test tomorrow oh I can't unpack the

grammar of that sentence live right now

but others I haven't finished my job yet

okay there are many examples good good

good I haven't finished my job yet yes

if you want to talk about work like for

example you are at the office and you

get a text message from someone and you

like your continuing work you're not

finished but you're going to finish

saying I haven't finished work yet we

don't say I haven't finished my job work

means your responsibilities for the day

so I haven't finished work

yet that's one that you can use when

you're making plans with people you get

a text in you're like ah I want to come

to dinner but I haven't finished work

yet so use that to respond

don't use my job I haven't finished work

yet this actually looks really funny on

camera okay let's go to the next one the

next pair this is a question so when you

need to ask someone else about the

status of something have you already

done tasks so again let's use homework

for our example that's a nice one

have you you're asking someone already

done your homework have you already done

your homework so again with already we

have this expectation there's some

responsibility that the other person is

going to do their homework you want to

ask about this status is it finished or

not have you already done your homework

just say yes you can use this I've

already finished my homework or no I

haven't finished my homework yet yes you

can respond with a full sentence but

Morse naturally we just say yes or no I

haven't then if you need a reason so

maybe there are some situations

especially if you are a parent perhaps

if you need a reason you can start your

question with why why haven't you

finished your homework yet why haven't

you finished your homework yet this

again we're using the negative haven't

why haven't you why haven't you finished

your homework yet so this is a good way

to ask for a reason of course you can

change the task to something relevant or

something you can use at your workplace

too

so why haven't you finish this report

yet or why haven't you updated the

spreadsheet yet or why haven't you made

that video yet Alisha

so uh all right let's take a look at

your comments and then we'll go to the

last part of today's lesson

someone says have you already done your

task yeah okay let's try to make

something specific something specific

con while G says have you already asked

him about our startup good nice example

lots of people are saying I haven't

finished my homework yet good examples

have you already done your research says

that so yeah nice

have you already uh Adriana says have

you already done your dinner and

grammars correct vocabulary choice for

food have you already eaten your dinner

have you already eaten dinner so today

I'm focusing on work and study related

vocabulary for food we need to change

our vocabulary choices of it uh wow

there are so many examples here why

haven't you finished your uh what plate

yet ah why haven't you finished maybe

your food yet you could use if you're

eating some examples on Facebook have

you already taken your medication maybe

instead of treatment treatment is more

general so again today I'm kind of

focusing on work and study related

vocabulary why haven't you finished your

exercises yet good good good good

why haven't you finished your makeup yet

Oh sounds like someone's in a rush in

the morning all right sounds good nice

examples everybody so yes you can use

these in situations outside of work

outside of study but for today I wanted

to focus on your work work-related

things so let's take one more break and

then we'll go to the last part of

today's lesson expressing ongoing

activities primarily with continuous the

continuous form so earlier I showed you

this one this business English PDF I

will show you a couple of other ones

since we're talking about it many people

are sending examples that are relating

to food so I guess I'll show you this

one we do have a PDF for food and

for eating this is specifically for

eating at restaurants so on the back you

can find expressions and vocabulary

words that you can use in restaurants

here so there are a couple a couple of

good things to take a look at on this

one so check this out you can get this

for free from the link below the video

or above the video if you're watching on

Facebook and I showed you this one

earlier there's a whole bunch of other

stuff too

for travel hotel these vocabulary and so

on so please have a look if there's

something that you want to pick up you

can download it for free you do need an

account at English class 101.com but you

can make one for free so check it out

there are a bunch that I haven't shown

you today so please take a look tons and

tons alright let's go to the last point

for today's lesson then the last thing I

want to talk about is expressing ongoing

activities ongoing means continuing

progressing so maybe you can guess we're

going to focus on present perfect

continuous this week if you have not

already please do make sure to like and

share the video so other learners can

find today's lesson okay let's go to

number three in this section I want to

focus on like I said present perfect

continuous and I also want to share some

vocabulary words some key verbs that you

can use to talk about your work and your

studies so first one if you are a

researcher you're a researcher or even

just doing some research for your job

and you want to talk about an ongoing or

a continuing project you can use a

pattern like this we've been researching

topic and again for or since for or

since

so we've been researching English

language education for 10 years or we've

been researching English language

education since 2009 for example so your

topic the ship

ain´t noun phrase noun phrase we've been

researching noun phrase for or sits so

this is good for research again breaking

down the grammar of this point we've

this is we have so I've used I've used

we have here if you belong to like a lab

a laboratory a research group or just a

company a group of people doing

something together you can use we have

we have if you're by yourself I have is

fine I've been researching this topic

for 10 years

great so if you work with a group you

can use we have we have been researching

so don't forget in this shows that the

action is ongoing its continuing we've

been researching this topic for a long

time another one you can use is develop

develop so if you are a developer or

maybe a programmer you make new apps

whatever you need to make something new

and you want to talk about that you can

say I've been developing product or item

or app whatever it is in your case and

follow the same for or since pattern for

example I've been developing this app

for three months or I've been developing

this app since summer so you can follow

the exact same pattern this I've been

this something for well I'll talk about

later he and she patterns bin plus the

ing form of a verb noun phrase for or

since you can follow exactly the same

pattern just change your vocabulary

words here examples we have been

researching medicine since 2000 good ok

I'm running out of time so I'm going to

cruise through the next phone's cruise

means go at a swift pace next one this

one uses the verb plan so I'm using

planning if you do event planning or

maybe party planning something like that

is part of your job or just as a hobby

you can use something like this here

I've used a difference

check the subject that I've used here is

she she so just a quick reminder when

your subject is he she or it in a

present perfect sentence you need to use

she has in this case or he has or it has

so has is used in these three cases when

you're talking about yourself or your

like a group of people use we have so a

reminder she's been planning this event

for or since again so all of these will

end with this for or since pattern she's

been planning this event since summer or

she's been planning this trip since

October so use some kind of event or

maybe like travel plans as well here so

she's been planning or he's been

planning maker says developing is this

just for a technology task good question

I would say we probably use develop

mostly in terms of technology but if

you're making something that's entirely

new so for example like in construction

we use develop a lot as well it's like

you're making you're developing a new

material for example so it's not just

relating to like computers but also it

could be to like scientific developments

as well hmm so I hope that that answers

your question thanks for that one okay

on to the last two because I'm out of

time and late he's been thinking about

topic lately so this is one for things

you are considering or a person is

considering he's again he has been he's

been thinking about a new product lately

I've used this lately means recently

recently so in recent days or in recent

weeks lately lately and recently have

the same meaning he's been thinking

about new products a lot recently so you

can use lately as well instead of for or

since you don't need to use anything

this just means in the last few days or

the

last few weeks finally because I'm very

late

we haven't been focusing on topic I've

used a negative here we have not been

focusing so focusing means you're using

your attention you're directing your

attention to one thing

so hopefully you are focusing on me

right now yeah so you think of your

company your company's focus on

something you're using your attention

for that one thing we have not been

focusing on research this year we have

not been focusing on I don't know

fashion this year for example so

something that you did not focus on so

for example you are not focusing on the

TV right now I hope so

so you're talking about something that

is not the focus of your group or not

the focus of your job you can use a

negative to express that too so focus is

a nice vocabulary word choice alrighty

I'm going to end there so we'll finish

there for today but I hope that this

lesson gave you some useful patterns and

some things to review especially using

for and since I hope that this helps you

be able to express your work and your

studies a little bit better so of course

as always if you have questions or

comments please leave them in the

comment section I will check after the

live stream so please be sure to do that

otherwise we'll be back next week next

week uh what did I say next week

December 12th Wednesday no Thursday is

it Thursday or central Wednesday next

week Wednesday 9 p.m. Eastern Standard

Time that is New York City time or 11

a.m. Japan Standard Time how to talk

about your plans with may might and

probably this is something I did with

students recently my real-life students

recently and this was a good one so I

decided to make a livestream out of it

with may might and probably modal verbs

don't we love our modal verbs so please

join us next week for talking about your

plans with these three kind of focus

words join us again soon I'll sign off

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