Past and Present Perfect Tense: rhesus macaque

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences in both the simple past tense and its present perfect form.

Context: rhesus macaque

Credit: BBC One - Monkey Planet. This clip may not work on some devices; please see our Help page.

Clip Description

Macaques are the most successful monkeys on the planet. Rhesus macaques have adapted to live in a wide range of environments such as grasslands, forests, mountain regions and cities. They tend to live in noisy troops which can have up to 200 members. Although they are good climbers (and swimmers), they spend much of their time on the ground.

In this fascinating clip, a band of devious and destructive rhesus macaques can be seen swinging from the power lines that hang between the houses of Jaipur, India. Later, when the coast is clear, some of these opportunistic criminals enter a home, stealing and grabbing what they can while others act as lookouts. Will they be caught red-handed? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words/phrases that describe the macaques that featured in the film clip. See if you can include some examples of alliteration.

e.g. mischievous monkeys, devious daredevils, …