Never, Already, Yet & So far

You will study Never, already and yet with the Simple Present Tense.


Never, Already, Yet & So far

The Berlin Wall

Imagen: The Berlin Wall. Creative Commons.

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the underlined words.

This is what I’ve read about The Berlin Wall so far.

During the early years of the Cold War, West Berlin was a geographical loophole through which thousands of East Germans fled to the democratic West. In response, the Communist East German authorities built a wall that totally encircled West Berlin. It was thrown up overnight, on 13 August 1961.

For the next three decades, the city became the hot end of the Cold War as the world’s nuclear superpowers faced off across the Wall.

The Berlin Wall. Retrieved and adapted November, 2016 from:

Getting started: A barrier

Instructions: Read the text to do the activity suggested.

I’ve already read that the Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall completely cut off by land West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the “death strip”) that contained anti-vehicle trenches, “fakir beds” and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the Wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the “will of the people” in building a socialist state in East Germany. In practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that had marked East Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.

The Berlin Wall. Retrieved and adapted November, 2016 from:

Fill in the gaps

Instructions: Complete the blanks with never, yet or already

1. I’ve read that the Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
2. Germany had constructed a wall like that.
3. Some German people have not recovered from that .

Let’s find out how to use Never, Already, Yet and So far.

Instructions: Read about Never, Already, Yet and So Far.

If an action has taken place one, never or several times before the moment of speaking we often use time expressions like:




So far


He has never lied to me.

I’ve already read that book.

She hasn’t washed the dishes yet.

We have been to London so far.


We use never and already before the verb.

We use yet and so far at the end of the sentence.

Lisa’s experiences

Instructions: Listen to Lisa’s experiences, then drag the pictures to the right box, depending on whether Lisa has done it once, more than once or never.

Time expressions

Instructions: Choose the best option for each sentence:

1. Mel and Alex have yet/never watched that movie.

2. I have not talked with Ariel already/yet.

3. Penelope has not traveled to Lisbon already/yet.

4. They have never/ever been to Spain.

5. He hasn’t come home yet/never.

6. We have just gone to the US so far/already.

7. They have never/already done the homework.


Never, already, yet

Instructions: Unscramble the words to make logical sentences.

watched a German movie I have already
read about the Cold War David has never
has not done her history report yet My best firend
already I have finished it
the Berlin wall ruins yet We haven’t visited
have already gone to Germany Mike and Jacob
not been in Berlin yet They have