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.