Present Perfect.

Last Wednesday, I wrote a post which contained a video, its title is  "Have you ever really loved a woman?" and I told you I would be writing on the present perfect soon, well, here it is. You can see the form of this tense in the picture above, it is really easy.
The use is said to be somewhat informal; basically, the action always starts in the past and has a strong relationship with the present, there are mainly three options:
  1. the action is not finished, example: I have lived in Málaga all my life.
  2. the action is finished but still has consequences in the present time, example: I have eaten too much. (My stomach aches).
  3. the action finished recently, this tense used in combination with the adverb "just", example: I have just written my last post on the blog.
One of the main differences with the simple past is the fact that we do not usually mention a given time with the present perfect and, also, the action may be repeated. We normally use the present perfect with the time phrases that start with for and since. It is important to remember that we often use "been" as the past participle of the verb "go" when we are talking about past experiences with the present perfect.

If you want to practice this tense, have a look at this pages:
I hope it helps, if you have any doubts remember you can always ask or comment!!


Have you ever really loved a woman? by Brian Adams

I know that Women's Day was just a few days ago and I wanted to post this video and song in which Brian Adams sings about how to love a woman and I agree with him on most of what he says (lyrics in English and Spanish). I also like this video because we can also see and listen to the wonderful Spanish guitar "maestro" Paco de Lucía (RIP). The video was recorded in Málaga, very near to where I live.
It also uses the structucture "Have you ever + past participle?" that we are currently learning at the 3rd of ESO, so I did not want to miss the opportunity to use it as a preamble for my next (and I hope it comes soon) post of Present Perfect.
You might think I am being lazy because I haven't been writing on the blog lately, but I do have been blogging, you can check my Spanish and teacher education topics at Formación docente (fuera de horario), my other blog.
Do you like the song? and what do you think of the video? 
Typical Spanish, isn't it?