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ANNE, STEVE and SARAH look for DAVID at the Market stall.
STEVE leads them to the fruit and veg stall where ANNE thinks she saw DAVID.

ANNE
He’s not here.

STEVE
Give me the photo. I’ll ask.
ANNE gives him the photo and STEVE goes up to the FRUITSELLER.

STEVE
Excuse me!

FRUITSELLER
Yes mate.

STEVE
We’re looking for this man. He works here, doesn’t he?

FRUITSELLER
Who wants to know?

STEVE
This is his sister. She’s been looking for him.

FRUITSELLER
Don’t know anything about a sister. He never mentioned a sister.

ANNE
But it is him, isn’t it? Please say it’s him!

FRUITSELLER
Yeah, well this does look like our Davo. Reckon it’s him, love.

ANNE
Oh thankyou, thankyou! It’s David!

STEVE
I knew it!
Turns to Fruitseller

STEVE
So where is he?

FRUITSELLER
Look I dunno, mate. He rang yesterday. Said he wanted a couple of days off. I said okay – he’s usually pretty good.

ANNE
Do you know where he lives?

FRUITSELLER
Hang on love, I’ll just get me book.

SARAH
We’ll go there straight away.
Later, they are driving.

STEVE
Straight ahead?

SARAH
Yes, no, left at the next lights.

ANNE
How far is it?

SARAH
Not far. Keep going along this road until you get to a roundabout.
A police motorbike catches up with them and turns on its siren.

STEVE
Uh oh.

SARAH
What’s that?

STEVE
It’s the cops.

Episode 33 - Notes


1. DIRECTIONS
The main directions are:
north south east west
Where left and right are depends on which way you are facing.
For you, the cup is to the left of the plate and the shell is to the right.
 

Directions - north south east west On maps the top of the page is always north .
South is always on the bottom of the page.
West in to the left.
And east is to the right.

Let’s listen to the directions given in the drama.

STEVE
Straight ahead?
  He’s asking if he should just go straight and not turn.
Listen to Sarah:
SARAH
Yes, no, left at the next lights.
  She wants to give the directions quickly, so she doesn’t say turn.
The next lights means the next set of traffic lights.
Now listen to how she tells Steve to continue in the same direction:
SARAH
Keep going along this road until you get to a roundabout.
  She says keep going.
Remember that when we give instruction or orders, we don’t say you.
Sarah doesn’t say ‘you keep going’, she just says ‘keep going’
Listen again:
SARAH
Keep going along this road until you get to a roundabout.
  Until you get to a roundabout.
Until means ‘up to when’ or ‘up to the time that’.
When they get to the roundabout they will have to turn.
   
2. PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
We use the present perfect continuous tense for things done in the past and which we continue to do now.
I have been writing these examples for quite a while.
We hope you have been watching Living English.

We use have or has with been and the ing from of a verb to form this tense.
I have been dancing for hours.
He has been driving all day.

STEVE
This is his sister. She’s been looking for him.
   
3. PRESENT PERFECT
The tense we use for things that are not continuous actions, but started in the past and continue to be true is the present perfect.
I have lost my keys.
(the keys are still lost)

She has burnt her hand.
(her hand is still burnt)
We use have or has with a past participle to form the present perfect.
I have found my keys.

We say this when we the keys are recently found.
If they were found a longer time ago we say:
I found my keys.

Just after we finish eating we say:
I have eaten my dinner.

If we finished eating dinner for a longer time we say:
I ate my dinner.
 
   

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