past perfect simple
Past perfect simple
The following ESL resources are available for Past perfect simple:
Nine past simple statements (situations) that can be explained using past perfect sentences. Can be done as a noughts and crosses, a matching activity or pairwork
Cut up. Students take it in turns to read out statements using the past simple: the house was a mess on Sunday morning.
Others have to guess the reason using the past perfect:
You'd had a party the night before.
Cut up story (office impostor) and analysis
past perfect for explaining past events.
One student reads a question - example, 'Why was David so tired yesterday?' Other students have to guess the same explanation using the past perfect.
General English course books (adults)
Lindsay Clandfield Rebecca Robb Benne
Sarah Cunningham Peter Moore
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
Photocopiable resource books
29 - Detective work Page 29 Card game. Small groups.
Language for making deductions.
Murder-solving game with clue cards.
History quiz page 35 Page 35 What had happened when these historic photographs were taken?
'The Wright Brothers had just made their first flight.'
Observation 4 page 46 Page 46 Picture (1920s New York office) with anachronistic objects.
Ss make sentences, 'Rock 'n' roll hadn't been thought of yet.'
Grammar books with exercises
Mark Nettle Diana Hopkins
General English adult course resource packs
40 Work it out Page 40 Six mystery puzzles of the dead-man-in-a-field-with-a-parachute-on-his-back kind. All contain examples of the past perfect.