The following short diary account focuses on tenses and time references.
It's aimed at pre-intermediate EFL students and could be used as a model for their own short writing or speaking practice. It's an opportunity to match tenses to time references while describing activities that relate to simple every day activities.
Today 1. I had my hair cut. 2. It's been about six months since the last time. That time 3. I went to my regular barber, but this time 4. I tried a new one nearer to where 5. I live and on my daily walking route.
- the act, the haircut is over - today is not over.
- it has been - from past to present, using since
- six months ago - past definite time reference
- this time = hair cut today - is over
- unchanging / generally true