December 4, 2007
Grammar Lesson 19: Present Perfect, Naming People
One of life's great mysteries is if a Brazilian marries someone from Venezuela, how do you figure out what their official name will be? We ought to be politicians because we spend the whole lesson talking about last names, middle names, and given names, but we never actually answer the question! In this lesson Michelle talks about what it has been like to explain her daughter's full name. Americans get a little confused. As to the grammar, we discuss the difference between phrases like 'have you been eating lately' and 'have you ever eaten before.'
Download (right-click): tafalado_gra_19.mp3 (MP3, 16:09, 11.36 MB)