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grammar: past simple tense
 

 

present perfect tense - general



Worksheets for present perfect tense - general
 
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Present perfect and past simple speaking : pairs (808)
Students make a noughts-and-crosses grid on a piece of loose paper. Then they write the missing information (numbers) from the worksheet in the squares. Then exchange grids and guess what each number refers to. (They can either make statements (simple version) or form questions (more challenging)
 
 

 

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Present perfect - past simple grammar squares (745)
24 squares with past simple / present perfect simple multiple choice questsion Could be done as a board game, a card game using a snakes and ladders board, or simply read out in turns.
 
 

 

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Find someone who (539)
Practises present pefect simple and continuous
 
 

 

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Present perfect revision game (378)
Noughts and crosses type activity where Ss write short answers to questions on a nine-square grid. They then give this to their partner who has to guess the meaning of the statements
 
 

 

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Present perfect worksheet (370)
Illustrates three main concepts of present perfect (life experience, for /since / event with present relevance. Grammar analysis + pair work
 
 

 

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Present perfect analysis (406)
Ss match examples to three main uses of present perfect simple Revised, 2015
 
 

 

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Correction slips - present perfect (386)
 
 

 

 

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Present perfect or past simple? (long quiz) (18)
Fifty two question, 2-option past simple vs present perfect quiz
 
 

 

Present perfect quiz (196)
Multiple-choice quiz. All main uses of the present perfect.
 
 

 

Present perfect and past simple quiz (197)
Mulitple-choice quiz.
 
 

 

Present perfect and past simple quiz 2 (1348)
Twelve-question two-choice MC quiz.
 
 

 

 

Gap fill exercises for present perfect tense - generalPage top ↑
 
Letter : present perfect or past simple? (200)
Fill the gaps in the complaint letter with past simple or present perfect verb forms
 
 

 



Book references for present perfect tense - generalPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Consolidation modules 6 - 10  Page 96 
Gapped story
Module 13 Choosing the right person  Pages 119 - 120
Present perfect simple contrasted with present perfect continuous.
Consolidation modules 11 - 15  Page 138 
Tense identification exercise
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 54 - 55  Perfect tenses
Listening, analysis and follow-up exercises on present perfect simple, future perfect simple and past perfect simple
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 58 - 59  Language focus
Examples, analysis and follow-up exercises
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 60 - 61  study / practise
End-of-unit practice exercises
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 6 Eat  Page 59   Present perfect simple and continuous
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
47 Tenses - past / present / present perfect  Page 47 
Present perfect vs past and present tenses.
54 - 55 Present perfect and past simple  Pages 54 - 55
All basic uses of present perfect contrasted with past simple.
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
5a Look back  Page 5 
Speaking. Board game. Personalization. All three uses of present perfect + contrast with past simple. Board squares contain personal topics. Ss throw dice and have to speak about the topic they land on.
 


 

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Worksheets for present perfect tense - for / since
 
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Present perfect for / since (99)
Speaking practice
 
 

 

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Dominoes: present perfect simple and continuous (139)
Dominoes game to practice present perfect simple and present perfect continuous.
 
 

 


 
Book references for present perfect tense - for / sincePage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 3 Dating  Pages 25 - 27
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 6 Digital  Page 57 
Present perfect simple vs continuous Analysis of sentences from the Lara Croft listening (page 56).
Focuses on dynamic vs stative verbs, incomplete vs incomplete / ongoing actions.

 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 7 Ambitions and dreams  Pages 64 - 65
Short texts about people's careers. Contrasts present perfect with 'for' , and past simple; + throws in other uses of the present perfect
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
7 The present perfect simple  Pages 35 - 40
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
12 How long?  Page 12 
Find out who has (been learning English the longest etc.) Examples of both state and action verbs.
13a and 13b Success story  Page 13 
 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
23 The river of life  Page 23 
Students complete present pefect sentences from information on a timeline (river of life) in the past simple, and from present simple statements. Then make their own 'river of life' and question each other in pairs.
 




 

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Worksheets for present perfect tense - unfinished time period
 
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Present perfect find someone who (101)
Life experience questions
 
 

 

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Present perfect - experience (407)
New cue cards for 'Have you ever..?' questions
 
 

 


 
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General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 4 Adrenalin  Pages 36 - 38
(1) 'Have you ever..?' questions (2) Listening: 'Have you ever + short anecdote. (3) Gap fill. (4) Reference notes p 38.
Unit 4 Adrenalin  Page 39 
Truth or dare game. Ss prepare Have you ever? / How many times have you? questionsetc.
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 6 Digital  Page 57 
Present perfect simple vs continuous Analysis of sentences from the Lara Croft listening (page 56).
Focuses on dynamic vs stative verbs, incomplete vs incomplete / ongoing actions.

 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 7 Ambitions and dreams  Pages 64 - 65
Short texts about people's careers. Contrasts present perfect with 'for' , and past simple; + throws in other uses of the present perfect
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover Grammar Games and Activities 1 
Peter Watcyn-Jones   
25 - Find someone who...  Page 78 
Find someonewho requiring 'have you ever...' questions.
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
22 - It wasn't me, Officer  Page 22 
Role play with cards. Ss have to identify various suspects for thefts.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
7 The present perfect simple  Pages 35 - 40
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
21 Experiences  Page 21 
Find someone who (has had the same experience as you)
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
5-8a Are you experienced?  Pages 5 - 8
Ss read and answer questionnaire on their life experience.
 




 

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Worksheets for present perfect tense - present relevance
 
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Giving news squares (765)
12 squares, each containing a present perfect sentence giving personal news (I have got married etc.) Some keywords are underlined. The reading student has to communicate this sentence without using the underlined words. First student to reconstruct the original sentence wins the round
 
 

 

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Worksheet for recent events picture presentation (638)
Students complete sentences from prompts. Must be used in conjunction with picture presentation 'Recent events'
 
 

 

 

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Recent events slide show (103)
Set of 10 photographs that can be used to present or practice language such as present perfect for recent events: 'She has broken her leg' etc
 
 

 


 
Book references for present perfect tense - present relevancePage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 6 News  Page 56 
Dialogue to correct + gapped dialogues for giving news. (Doesn't focus on present perfect tense)
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 6 Digital  Page 57 
Present perfect simple vs continuous Analysis of sentences from the Lara Croft listening (page 56).
Focuses on dynamic vs stative verbs, incomplete vs incomplete / ongoing actions.

 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 7 Ambitions and dreams  Pages 64 - 65
Short texts about people's careers. Contrasts present perfect with 'for' , and past simple; + throws in other uses of the present perfect
 

Photocopiable resource books


Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Spot the difference 3 page 13  Page 13 
Man tidying the kitchen. Two pics - before and after. 'He's done the ironing but he hasn't done the washing up yet.'
Spot the difference 5 page 48  Page 48 
Present perfect passive. Two pictures of a house. Before and after renovation. Ss make sentences using present perfect passive, 'The front door has been mended'.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
7 The present perfect simple  Pages 35 - 40
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
11a and 11b Around the world in 10 minutes  Page 11 
Present perfect with 'still', 'yet' and 'already'
 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
22 What's happened?  Page 22 
Fourteen small picture card prompts for recent actions with present relevance: 'He's fallen off his bike' etc.
 




 

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See also:
grammar: verbs - dynamic / stative
 


Worksheets for present perfect continuous tense
 
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Dominoes: present perfect simple and continuous (139)
Dominoes game to practice present perfect simple and present perfect continuous.
 
 

 

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Present perfect continuous (379)
Notes and analysis : present perfect simple vs continous
 
 

 

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Find someone who (539)
Practises present pefect simple and continuous
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for present perfect continuous tensePage top ↑
 
Present perfect continuous quiz (195)
Mulitple-choice quiz. Present perfect simple or continuous?
 
 

 

Present perfect continuous quiz 3 (199)
Choose between present perfect simple or continuous.
 
 

 

 
 

 


 
Book references for present perfect continuous tensePage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 67 
Gapped sentences (decide whether stative or dynamic and choose simple or continuous aspect; match with responses.
Unit 6 Digital  Page 57 
Present perfect simple vs continuous Analysis of sentences from the Lara Croft listening (page 56).
Focuses on dynamic vs stative verbs, incomplete vs incomplete / ongoing actions.

 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 13 Choosing the right person  Pages 116 - 117
Present pefect continuous with how long / for / since
Module 13 Choosing the right person  Pages 119 - 120
Present perfect simple contrasted with present perfect continuous.
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 3 Adventures and mishap  Page 37   Language focus
Pictures with multiple-choice captions / speech bubbles. Analysis of examples. Follow up multiple-choice exercise. Listening - students guess the questions and then ask partner
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 58 - 59  Language focus
Examples, analysis and follow-up exercises
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 60 - 61  study / practise
End-of-unit practice exercises
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 6 Eat  Page 59   Present perfect simple and continuous
 

Photocopiable resource books


Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
23 - Guess what I've been doing?  Page 23 
Guessing game with picure cards. Ss must describe their picture. Others must guess, 'You have been ...ing' etc.
 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Observation 1 page 16  Page 16 
Kate taking a break from working in the garden. Large pic. 'She's been painting the fence'.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
8 The present perfect continuous  Page 0 
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
5b What have you been up to?  Page 5 
Present perfect simple vs continuous for actions with a present relevance. Pictures and prompts.
 




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