Practicing Present Perfect Tense

Present perfect tense is commonly used in our daily conversation. However, it is still difficult to be applied. Below is my writing to practice pesent perfect tense. It illustrates how my life has changed since I started my EAP.

My Life Has Changed

I have worked as a physician as well as a lecturer in the Public Health School in Bali since I finished my first job in Central Sulawesi. My life has changed since I started my English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at IALF Bali. Not only my daily activities have changed, but I have also been changed in many ways.

I have more responsibilities than before. I usually wake up at 6.00 a.m. if I work as a lecturer, whereas, after joining EAP class, I wake up an hour earlier, at 5.00 a.m. to do homework or review yesterday’s lessons. As a lecturer, I have taught my students and have given tasks or homework to them. My work time, which was flexible, depended on the lecture schedules.

Conversely, at an intensive EAP course, I am a student who gets lessons and tasks from my teacher. I have to focus on my English all day. As a physician, I have conducted private practice in the afternoon. However, I cannot do this when I have to be fully involved in my EAP course.
My life has also been changed by making friends. By attending EAP course, I have got a lot of new friends. They come from various regions of Indonesia. They are all cute and friendly, and they make me feel part of an amusing community. We respect each other even though we have different backgrounds. Moreover, I have close friends. I feel as if they are my brothers and sisters. In our spare time, we have enjoyed eating ice cream, walking on the beach, or just talking and laughing together. It is a wonderful and worthwhile brotherhood.

Overall, I am pleased to have a great opportunity to change my lifestyle as well as my learning styles. I am also happy that my life has been changed into an amusing friendship which I have never had before.

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