Present perfect – general experience
We use the present perfect when talking about our experience up to now in life.
Have you ever spoken to Michael Jackson?
Yes I have. I’ve spoken to him once.
No, I haven’t. I have never spoken to him.
Has Mike ever climbed that mountain?
Yes, he has. He has climbed it several times.
No, he hasn’t. He has never climbed it.
ever = at any time up to now.
never = at no time up to now.
Asking for an opinion
What do you think of … ?
How do you like … ?
Do you like … ?
Expressing an opinion
I think it’s / they’re …
It’s all right but …
I like it. It’s …
I don’t like it. I think …
I don’t know. It’s …
Words to use
interesting, attractive, frightening, depressing, good, boring, well-written.