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Present perfect for present relevance

 

The following ESL resources are available for Present perfect for present relevance:

 
 
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Giving news squares
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
Students complete sentences from prompts. Must be used in conjunction with picture presentation 'Recent events'
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)