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Unit 12: Moving and migration
Present perfect with 'for' and 'since'

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    Session 1

    3 Activities

    Leaving Bush House

    15 Dec 2014

    Have you ever moved home or from a building you loved? In 2012, the BBC World Service left its home at Bush House to move to a new building. In this session, you'll hear BBC staff remembering our emotional move and learn some useful vocabulary to talk about experiences like this.

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    Session 2

    4 Activities

    I've worked here for so many years...

    16 Dec 2014

    In this unit we've already heard from people talking about our emotional move to the BBC World Service's new home. In this session we'll be looking at the grammar you can use to talk about this kind of experience: the present perfect with the words for and since. We'll also hear from someone who has worked at the BBC since 1991!

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    Session 3

    2 Activities

    Moving to the UK

    17 Dec 2014

    Have you ever moved to a different country and studied there? It can be a fun and life-changing experience. In Session 3 we’ll hear from some people who have moved to the UK and are now studying English! And we'll look more at the use of present perfect with for.

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    Session 4

    2 Activities

    I moved to a different country

    18 Dec 2014

    Have you ever moved to another country for work? In this session we'll hear the stories of some people who did just that. You'll read an article and listen to a news report. Listen out for the present perfect with for and since.

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    Session 5

    2 Activities

    Drama and the weekly quiz

    19 Dec 2014

    It's time for drama! Viktor Frankenstein is ready to give life to a creature, but is this really a wise thing to do? You can also find out what you've learned in this about the present perfect with for and since in our weekly quiz. Can you get all the questions right?