Worksheets: 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.