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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.

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)