This dialogue focuses on asking questions about a business presentation with the present perfect and past simple tenses. Make sure you understand the differences between these two tenses, practice the dialogue and then have your own conversations about work. Ask questions about what he or she has done, and use the past simple to ask specific questions on details. Teachers can use this guide to teaching the present perfect to further practice this form.
On a Business Trip: A Presentation
- Betsy: Hi Brian, this is Betsy. How are you doing?
- Brian: I’ve just returned from the Head Office. The weather is great! Boston is a great city!
- Betsy: Have you met Frank yet?
- Brian: No, I haven’t seen him yet. We have a meeting at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. We are going to meet then.
- Betsy: Have you made your presentation yet?
- Brian: Yes, I made the presentation yesterday afternoon. I was very nervous, but everything went well.
- Betsy: Has management given you any feedback yet?
- Brian: Yes, I’ve already met with the sales director. We met immediately after the meeting and he was impressed with our work.
- Betsy: That’s great Brian. Congratulations! Have you visited any museums yet?
- Brian: No, I’m afraid I haven’t had any time yet. I hope to take a tour around town tomorrow.
- Betsy: Well, I’m happy to hear that everything is going well. I’ll talk to you soon.
- Brian: Thanks for calling Betsy. Bye.
- Betsy: Bye.