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“You’re Lying”: a Game to Practise Present Perfect Simple and Past Simple

“You’re Lying”: a Game to Practise Present Perfect Simple and Past Simple
Today I’m really happy to introduce a guest writer to you. Angeles Jimenez is a friend and fellow teacher from EOI Oviedo and, in this blog post, she will be sharing with us an excellent communicative game to consolidate the use of present perfect simple and past simple. Ready for a lot of fun! Do you want your students to keep their noses in the course book? Don’t read on then. Going into a new class on the first day can be a little bit stressful both for teachers and students. Games for getting to know one another can be an excellent way to establish a stress-free environment in the classroom. The “You’re lying “game lives up to its name. It’s a fun game which works very well at the start of the term as a ‘getting to know you’ kind of game. It’s also a great way to consolidate the use of the present perfect tense to talk about experiences and the use of simple past to ask follow-up questions. For B2 students some warming up may be necessary. I’ve been to many countries in my life.

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