They can then discuss stress and health more generally. When a student lands on a square, they have to talk about the topic on the square in the present perfect tense for 30 seconds without stopping. What place do I really need to see? What do you think of modern art? She has been living here for longer than me. The first student to do this wins the second round. What fads or interests were you really into when you were younger? What still needs to be changed? Are you concerned about the rise of self-driving cars? What kind of coffee do you usually order at a café? What gets too much attention in the news? Are there any books you would really recommend I read? What app would you suggest everyone get? Where they grew up What was your hometown like? Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Every conversation should be a give and take of talking and listening. ? How long have you known your best friend? What is the scariest roller coaster you have ever ridden? If they think it's wrong, they put a cross.
But remember that these are just the beginning of the question you can ask. What kind of volunteer would you like to try? Any interesting or surprising information is then discussed in more detail. What are some of your favorite books, newspapers or magazines that you have been reading lately? Jack and I have split up. ? What types of books do you like? Where do you think the best place to live is for the type of weather you like? The students then discuss their answers with a partner. Another alternative is to use questionnaires, e.
Anything exciting going on this week? Describe any kind of illness you like. What family traditions do you have? Add 5 to 10 minutes. The student with the highest grand total at the end is the winner. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. The person left standing after everyone else is sitting takes the next turn in the middle of the circle. At the end of the activity, students report back their findings to the class.
Most of us have been camping in a field, but Amelia has been camping on top of a mountain', etc. Heroes Who did you look up to as a child? In this rewarding present perfect worksheet activity, students review the correct use of the present perfect by finding errors in affirmative and negative sentences and questions. Do you like the car you have now? To be honest I want to learn from you. Students then continue the game to see who can complete all nine squares with names. Where was your best ice cream experience? One student begins by taking the top card from the pile. What are you the worst at cooking? What do you look for when you get a new phone? What makes a person a good role model? Websites What websites do you spend the most time on? Do you have any unusual skills or talents? Did you have any of your role models let you down? Books Do you like reading books? It's such fun to watch! Do you live close to your family? If the students think a sentence is right, they put a tick next to the sentence. Will there be any drawbacks of self-driving cars? All of us, Some of us, etc.
When the student returns and begins identifying changes, the other students must listen carefully and confirm or deny the changes. Teams then race to put the words in the first sentence on their worksheet in the correct order, adding in any necessary punctuation and correcting any grammar mistakes. What subjects you would like material or lesson plans for? Do you think there are intelligent aliens in our galaxy? How bad would it be if you Google search results were made public? They then have to reconstruct the story in the correct order from memory. What do you usually do when you hang out with your friends? Which celebrity has done the most harm to society? What kind of culture did you grow up in? How do you like your phone? Coffee Do you like coffee? Internet What do direction do you think the internet is headed in? Do you usually listen to music, talk radio, podcasts, or silence while driving? Afterwards, the students are put into small groups. How many phones have you lost or broken? Are there a lot of parks around where you live? Movies What type of movies do you like? Team B then asks the player the 'Have you ever…? What do you usually take pictures of? The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
Arrange chairs facing into a circle for all but one of your students. Once you stumble upon something interesting or something they are interested in, keep talking about that for a while. What kinds of people do you follow? What kind of hobbies did you have when you were growing up? Have you ever gotten a ten in Math? A student from Team B then leaves the room and so on. The remaining students are assigned the role of prospective babysitter or nanny. One student is the interviewer and the other is the interviewee.
What do you think has been the biggest change that has happened in the last 50 years? Here we go, topics to talk about. One student from each team comes to the front of the class and is shown a time expression associated with the present perfect tense. I struggle to find ideas for conversation classes - the student want to work on tenses, but hate contrived exercises designed to work with only one or two tenses. How often do you go to a café? What language do you wish you could learn? This time, have them state or guess what they, their family, or friends will have done by that time. Hobbies Do you have any hobbies? What are some skills that you think everyone should learn? What home improvement project would you like to attempt? How long have you been a member of that club or group? What is the most dangerous type of corruption? As promised, here is one of the activities I have used successfully in intermediate-level classes to put what my students discovered into practice. What common misconceptions do people have about your hobby? Sports Do you like sport you like? What stereotypes are the most hurtful? You can also assign a scenario to your students. After they finish, have them switch papers and continue one more time; then, stand up and talk to two or three classmates and ask these two questions: 1 Who did you talk to? Click to see a page with real conversations that contain the present perfect tense.
Now do the same thing for the next conversation and the next one and so on. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. Do you still go to a lot of family gatherings? When all the sentences have been read, the students swap roles. If you are traveling somewhere you might ask where the other person is headed. This one in particular is best if combined with present perfect continuous, below. The first student to do this successfully wins a point for their team. What did you major in? What were some of the best and worst things about where you grew up? How often do you play cards? Social media Image source: What social media platform do you use most often? What app do you spend the most time on? If students guess correctly, they win the amount they bet.
What do you do that makes you happy in the short term but makes you unhappy in the long term? What kind of games do you know how to play? How good are you at finishing what you start? When everyone has finished, students give feedback to the rest of the class on what they found out by making present perfect statements with 'has'. The interviewees answer their partner's questions and are not allowed to lie, but they can try to avoid difficult questions. Why do you think stereotypes are so common? But if the person you are talking to is into clubbing you can talk about clubs they like to go to. There are many more possible questions for each topic. If a student makes a grammar mistake, they are out.
Have you ever spent all your money on the shopping center? Under each topic are a few sample questions to get you started and to help you think of other questions. Reported speech combines past perfect with another tense, usually past or present simple. Have you ever succeeded in breaking a bad habit? Frankly, I know a few native English speakers who could use a little practice. Luckily there are some quite nice communication games related to this use of the tense, most of which also include students speaking about themselves. Sleep How much sleep do you need to function? What is the most expensive gift you have got? Accomplishments What accomplishment are you most proud of? I have seen that movie. The first student to get three names in a row shouts 'Bingo! What brands are worth the extra money? Teams that show or read out a wrong answer lose one point. What words do you know in other languages? Googling What comes up when you Google your name? The next student then picks up a card and takes on the role of the interviewer and so on.