* Present Continuous - Present PerfectRevision:
for ages - take up - well, anyway - to use*In some places in the conversation other tenses are possible but here we are just practising the Present Continuous (for planned, future actions) and the Present Perfect.
Present Perfect - have/has + past participle
Here the Present Perfect is used for:
recent action, i.e.
- I've been to the dentist. (A few hours ago.)
- They've bought a new car. (Probably in the last few days or weeks.)
experience, or not, in your life, i.e.
- He's lived in many places.
- I've never been to America.
+ *for ages
- She's wanted to see that film for ages.
- I haven't been to London for ages.
*for ages - for a long time, relative to topic, i.e.
used to buying a paper every day.)
- I haven't bought a newspaper for ages. (Might mean one month if the speaker
- She hasn't seen him for ages - could mean a month or many years.
take up - (Phrasal Verb) to begin a hobby or past-time, i.e.. She's taken up tennis.
. He said he's going to take up gardening when he retires.