Thursday, January 20

The Rebound: Present Perfect

This romantic comedy is much better than I had expected it to be. It is a story about prejudice and dealing with adversities. I really enjoyed it. It is perfect to practice the present perfect tense.

I. Watch the movie segment and write down HE if the activity was performed by the male character. Write SHE if she did it. The main characters used to be lovers but they have spent the past 5 years apart, doing different things.

( ) 1 Visit Paris

( ) 2 Interview several people

( ) 3 See the kids play baseball

( ) 4 Travel to third world countries

( ) 5 Broadcast the news as a TV anchor

( ) 6 Travel to New York

( ) 7 Drive across the desert

( ) 8 Go on a safari

( ) 9 Go to fancy parties

( ) 10 Teach needy children in Africa

II. Now write down what both of the them have done while they have been away from each other.

Ex: She has interviewed several people

III. Work in pairs and discuss the following questions:

1. How different have their lives been?

2. Who had a happier life? Why?

3. What kind of life would you rather have? His or hers? Why?

4. Do you think that such different couple can be happy together? Explain it.


Answer key:

HE - 1 - 4 - 7 - 8 - 10
SHE - 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 9

1 he has visited paris

2 she has interviewed several people

3 she has seen the kids play baseball

4 he has traveled to third world countries

5 she has broadcasted the news as a tv anchor

6 she has traveled to new york

7 he has driven across the desert

8 he has gone on a safari

9 she has gone to fancy parties

10 he has taught needy children in Africa