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A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense

A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense
Almost universally, elementary learners of English are systematically introduced to the simple present and simple past forms. Then, somewhere around the end of what we consider to be elementary level and the beginning of pre-intermediate study, learners are introduced to the phenomenon known as the present perfect tense. In many cases, this is more than just a stumbling block on the road to learning English. This is primarily due to the fact that for many learners there is no tangible equivalent to the have/has + V3 in their first language. Even those languages that utilise a perfect tense may do so in a way radically different to English. What is the consequence of this situation? ESL teaching ideas for present perfect Present perfect grammar worksheets with accompanying written exercises Present perfect questions and classroom activities for teachers and learners Other speaking exercises Any more to add?

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10 Present Perfect For Experiences Activities Speaking activities for the simplest use of has/have + past participle. In most of the activities below you can give students a worksheet or cut up cards with verbs on that they must use in the activity, in order to stop each question being “Have you ever been to…?” 1. Make me say “Yes, I have”/Make me say “No, I haven’t” Four text-to-speech resources you might like to try This post discusses my investigations into various free online text-to-speech (TTS) resources. Before my class’ recent mid-term (which I talked about at some length here and will return to again soon), I did all I could to involve them in the process of exam preparation. This involved getting them to prepare practice materials themselves. Part of this process was recording as mp3s certain scripts they’d chosen as listening materials.

Present perfect aspect – tips and activities By Kerry G.Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield Tips and ideas from Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on teaching the present perfect aspect. Introduction When teaching the present perfect, or explaining the present perfect, it is often easiest to focus on the use of the present perfect than the meaning. The Young Learners Issue #1 – Esra Children are like a sheet of blank paper. Depending on how much you are able to engage your students’ attention, you can have them either acquire the language as a native speaker does or have them learn the language. I have always aimed to have my kids internalize and acquire English naturally. After 10 years, I have some golden rules that make language acquisition happen in a natural and fun atmosphere. Fun!

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Present Perfect [has/have + past participle] Examples: You have seen that movie many times.

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