What have you been up to? (Present Perfect and Simple Past) - Videos


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This English lesson gives you examples of the present perfect and simple past. Here are the phrases I used:

1: what have you been up to?

This is very common in everyday English. It means “what have you been doing recently?”

2: I took a bit of a break

I use the simple past here because it’s in the past. I’m back to work now!

3: We’ve been going to the pool a lot this summer

4: We haven’t gone away this summer

To go away (in this example) means to go on vacation/holiday.

5: I watched a lot of the World Cup

The World Cup is now over. This is in the past.

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6: I’ve been working out every day

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