3. Present Perfect, for - since + can't stand  -  get on (with)

3. Present Perfect, for - since + can't stand - get on (with)

Bill reluctantly agrees to invite his brother for lunch

Bill reluctantly agrees to invite his brother for lunch

Main practice:  Present Perfect - for - since  -  can't stand  -  to get on (with)
Revision:           to get on with someone - actually - I must admit - drives me crazy  -
Present Perfect   -   have + past participle + for covers a period of time, i.e.
-  She's lived here for five years.
-  I've had this car for three months.

Present Perfect   -   have + past participle + since is about a point in *time, i.e.
- She's lived here since 2005.
- I've had this car since June.

* the 'time' doesn't have to be a time-word.
- He's played this game since he was a child.
- I've known her since we met at a New Year party.

to get on (with / well)  -  (Phrasal Verb) to have a good relationship, i.e.

  • She gets on with her sister very well.
  • He's never got on with David.
  • - I like my boss, we get on well.

can't stand
 - strong dislike; can't accept or tolerate. Followed by ing or
                             a noun / noun phrase, i.e. 

  • I can't stand this cold weather.
  • She can't stand being late.

    actually - to emphasise a truth, often when it contradicts what has been 
    said, i.e. 
- He's not very good at sport, is he?
- Actually, he's a fantastic tennis player.

- You didn't go to university, did you?

- I did, actually, to York University.

I must admit - accepting something is true, often when reluctant to do so, i.e.
- You said it would be a terrible party but you were wrong, weren't you?
- Yeah, I must admit, it was really good. 

  • I must admit, I was sure she'd lose the match but she won, and easily, too.


Bill hasn't got on with his rich brother, Julian, for a long time. And Sam doesn't really like Julian's wife, Bianca. But they are relatives and so Sam thinks they should invite Julian and Bianca for lunch.

Complete the sentences.

Sam: Why don't we invite your brother and his wife for lunch this
           Sunday? We  (see) them about six months?

Bill:  We haven't seen them your birthday party, actually.

Sam: Well, let's invite them.

Bill:  Well, all right, but we really years.
           I  listening to Julian tell us about how much
           money they're making.

Sam: You're jealous.

Bill:   No, just bored hearing about his business. And Bianca
            never  liked us our kids painted the side
           of their car pink.

Sam: (Laughs.) It looked better pink than that horrible grey.

Bill:  (Laughs.) Yeah, absolutely, it did.

Sam: I must admit, Bianca drives me crazy the way she's 
           always comparing their huge house to ours, but they are relatives. 

Bill:  All right, I'll invite them for lunch.



Make Present Perect sentences and use got on  (1) and  too

Contract the pronouns and verbs, i.e. (I) I've  -  (He)  He's  -  (We)  We've

1.  - Do you see your sister much?
     - No, (we) never .

2.    No, (I) never (be) back to my home town
        I left it five years ago. It's ugly, freezing cold and
       full of bad memories for me.   the place.
       I'll never go back.

3.  - Of course, she'll want to go to the concert. (She)
        (love)  that band years, ever
        she was a teenager. Yes, buy her a ticket.
      - Would you like to come?
      - No thanks,  their music.