English Grammar — Present Perfect — Teaching Ideas 2 –
The teaching idea covered in this video is a fun group game that should generate a good deal of student talk time using the Present Perfect tense. The students will be in small groups and each student will have the question sheet with a number of pictures and word prompts. Students take turns forming their question with the aid of the prompts. The groups then give their answers using the Present Perfect.
The prompts include: win/a competition, go/scuba-diving, meet/ a famous person
The questions would be: Have you ever won a competition?, Have you ever been scuba-diving?, Have you ever met a famous person?
Group members would answer, Yes I have…., No I haven’t…
After a given amount of time each group share their answers with the class. The teacher could then encourage the class to come up with their own prompts and repeat the game.
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