BEING A VEGETARIAN with the perfect tenses

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BEING A VEGETARIAN with the perfect tenses

Over the years, many people have become vegetarian, motivated by various reasons. They have chosen this lifestyle because they have understood the advantages it brings to their health and the environment.

NEW VOCABULARY: motivated, reasons, lifestyle, understood, advantages, environment

Many vegetarians have adopted this diet as they realized that it has been linked to lower cholesterol levels, reduced heart disease risk, and lower rates of certain types of cancer. In addition, vegetarians have generally maintained a healthier weight than those who consume meat regularly.

NEW VOCABULARY: adopted, realized

By the time people began embracing vegetarianism, millions of animals had already suffered in factory farming conditions. These individuals aimed to make a difference by withdrawing their support from industries that exploit animals for food. Consequently, a significant number of lives have been saved as individuals choose plant-based diets.

Now, here are six questions covering present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect grammars:


1. Which of the following sentences is in the present perfect tense?
a) I ate pizza for lunch.
b) I have visited France three times.
c) She will finish the project tomorrow.

2. What is the correct auxiliary verb used to form the present perfect tense?
a) has/have
b) will/would
c) do/does

3. How do we form the past participle of regular verbs in English for use in the present perfect tense?
a) By adding -ed to the base form of the verb
b) By adding -ing to the base form of the verb
c) By using the verb unchanged in its base form


1) Which of the following sentences is written in the past perfect tense?
A. They had been living in Paris for two years before they moved to London.
B. He was singing a song when the phone rang.
C. We have visited the museum several times.

2) In the sentence “She had finished her homework before we arrived,” what function does the past perfect tense serve?
A. Expresses an event that happened before another event in the past
B. Indicates an ongoing action in the past
C. Describes a future action occurring before another future action

3) In a past perfect tense structure, which auxiliary verb is used?
A. Has/have
B. Was/were
C. Had


Question 1:
What is the correct future perfect tense of the verb “work” in this sentence: “By the end of the month, she _____ at this company for 15 years.”
A) will work
B) will have been working
C) will be working
D) will has worked

Question 2:
Which sentence uses the future perfect tense correctly?
A) They won’t finish their homework until it’s midnight.
B) She has been reading a book by tomorrow afternoon.
C) We will have cooked dinner by the time you get home.
D) He is completed his project in three days.

Question 3:
Why do we use future perfect tense?
A) To indicate an action planned for the future, after another action.
B) To describe an action that is in progress at a specific moment in the future.
C) To express actions or events that are expected to occur before a specific time in the future.
D) To describe a completed action in the past before another past action.

          1. Explain the concept of a plant based diet.
          2. With a plant based diet, can you eat meat if you want to?
          3.  What type of foods can you eat on a plant based diet?
          4. List the possible foods in a healthy plant based meal you could eat tonight.

NEW VOCABULARY: embracing, factory, farming, aimed to, withdrawing, exploit, plant-based

By 2030, many experts predict that vegetarianism and veganism will have become more popular than ever before. As awareness continues to grow, more people will have switched to plant-based diets, having realized the benefits they offer both to their health and the planet.

NEW VOCABULARY: predict, vegetarianism, veganism, awareness, switched, benefits

In summary, adopting a vegetarian lifestyle has proven to be advantageous for various reasons. Many people have made the transition in order to improve their health while others did so for ethical and environmental reasons. As time goes on, even more individuals will have made the switch and positively impacted our planet.

NEW VOCABULARY: adopting, proven, advantages, reasons, transition, improve, ethical, environmental, switch, impacted


Write a plant based menu to tomorrow. List the ingredients and foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Now, here are six questions covering present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect grammars:

Present Perfect:
1. How many new vegetarian recipes have you tried recently?
2. Have any celebrities recently spoken out about their vegetarian or vegan lifestyles?

Past Perfect:
3. Had you considered the environmental impact of your food choices before becoming vegetarian?
4. Before watching a documentary about factory farming, had you ever thought about animal welfare?

Future Perfect:
5. By this time next year, how many people do you think will have transitioned to a vegetarian or vegan diet?
6. Do you believe that society will have embraced sustainable food systems in the next 20 years?

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