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Present perfect (all uses)

Organise the class into groups of 3 - 5. Ideally, expand the boards from A4 to A3 on the photocopier. Each group will need dice and counters. They then play the game, following the instructions on the board.

 

START

 

Ask another player a question beginning How long have you had…?

 

If you’ve eaten more than anyone else in the group so far today, have another turn.

If you’ve been abroad in the last year, tell the rest of the group about your trip.

Tell the group things you’ve been doing to learn English (apart from having lessons).

Is there something that you’ve done more often than most people have? If there is, tell the group about it.

 

 

 

Who has spent the most money so far today? If it’s not you, have another turn.

Find out who has been learning English for the shortest time. If it’s you, have another turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out who has watched the most TV in the last seven days. If it’s not you, have another turn.

Have you played another board game recently? If you have, tell the group about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out who has travelled the furthest to be here. He/she  must then describe the journey.

Ask another player a question beginning How long have you been…?

 

The

PRESENT

PERFECT

Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask another player a question beginning with How long have you been wearing…?

Tell the group something you’ve never done but would like to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell the group three things you’ve done today.

Find out who has been living in the same house/ apartment for the longest time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever done anything dangerous? If you have, tell the group about it.

Who has spoken English on the phone most recently? If it’s you, have a another turn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve been sitting in the same chair since the start of the lesson, change seats with another player.

If you’ve been playing this game for more than ten minutes, have another turn.

Have you been having any problems with learning English? If you have, tell the group about it.

Ask a question beginning with Have you ever …? If some but not all the others say Yes, have another turn.

Tell the group about something that has happened recently which you’re pleased about.

Ask another player a question beginning How many times have you…?

© ELTgames.com / Jon Marks. This activity first appeared in English Teaching Professional magazine