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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Present Perfect?
The present perfect is a grammatical combination of the present tense and the perfect aspect, used to express a past event that has present consequences. An example is "I have eaten" (so I'm not hungry). Depending on the specific language, the events described by present perfects are not necessarily completed, as in "I have been eating" or "I have lived here for five years." The present perfect is a compound tense in English, as in many other languages, meaning that it is formed by combining an auxiliary verb with the main verb. For example, in modern English, it is formed by combining a present-tense form of the auxiliary verb "to have" with the past participle of the main verb. In the above example, "have" is the auxiliary verb, where as the past participle "eaten" is the main verb. The two verbs are sometimes labeled "V1" and "V2" in grammar instruction. In modern English, the auxiliary verb for forming the present perfect is always to have.
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Many ESL teachers spend a significant amount of time covering the present perfect tense with their students so with 237 worksheets, this page is a valuable resource especially when you run out of ideas. The downloadable file posted here actually consists of several different worksheets and an audio file. It is enormously popular with the busy teachers who have been successful in unzipping the file. Even without answer keys, it can save you a lot of time. For the less computer-savvy, there is this Present Perfect worksheet for intermediate learners. It contains a number of activities, an explanation of the present perfect tense, an explanation of how this tense is different from the past simple tense, and an answer key. Use all or part of this material in your lessons; you can easily edit the worksheet to suit your students’ needs. Remember that this is just one of the sections about tenses so when you move on to the next tense or want to review several tenses in one lesson, be sure to come back and check out the worksheets available in other sections.

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Present Perfect

Present Perfect

•Present Perfect,
This is a reading comprehension exercise in which students are required to look for specific information. The grammar content of the reading is the present perfect tense, so that ss practice writi ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
How Often and How Long

How Often and How Long

This is a speaking activity that you can use to ask your students when teaching them wh-questions. It can be used from beginner onwards but is best suited for pre-intermediate. It would helpful fo ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Time Expressions and Present Perfect

Time Expressions and Present Perfect

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This worksheet can be used at pre-intermediate and intermediate levels when revising and practicing present perfect. As an introductiory exercise revise with students some of the time adverbials t ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Tenses Review

Present Tenses Review

Present tenses practice with vocabulary topic - festivals and holidays. There are some exercises on present tenses and there are some words on festivals and holidays in order to know if students k ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Try by Simple Plan

Song Worksheet: Try by Simple Plan

This is a song worksheet to practice the present perfect tense, students have to complete the lyrics while listen to the song, and then decide if some sentences are true or false according to th ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect - Extreme Sports

Present Perfect - Extreme Sports

•Present Perfect,
Conversation activity that practices the present perfect tense, while also teaching vocabulary associated to extreme sports. Presentation contains an example of how to form the tense as well as pi ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Past Participle Memory Game

Past Participle Memory Game

•Present Perfect,
Print and cut the cards. First, I asked the students to match the infinitive and past participle of the verbs (small groups). Then, we used the cards to play Memory. Each student gets a turn ...
1 Elementary
How Much Do You Know about Your Country?

How Much Do You Know about Your Country?

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This is a simple activity which can be used as a warm up. In this case, we are working with Argentina's map. But you can adpat it to your own context. Ask your students to colour in the map the pl ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Have You Ever Bingo

Have You Ever Bingo

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A simple bingo game using  present perfect. Particularly suited to Japanese students in middle school. I usually ask the students to stand up and speak to one another. They cannot use a name ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary
PPT Since and For

PPT Since and For

Useful explanations and some examples about the use of since and for in present perfect tenses. Provides plenty of examples of different times markers taken from English Grammar in Use. A the end ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Tandem - Present Perfect Tense

Tandem - Present Perfect Tense

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It's a pairwork activity where two pupils have to work together. Fold up the sheet, one pupil says the sentence - the partner checks and corrects if necessary. You can do it as a speaking activity ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect: Life Experience Worksheet

Present Perfect: Life Experience Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the differences between the present perfect and past simple tense. There's a brief explanation and example sentences at the top of the page follow ...
10 Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect: Updates Worksheet

Present Perfect: Updates Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for teaching the present perfect tense at pre-intermediate level. There's a brief explanation followed by an activity in which students are asked to complete the sentences give ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect: Talking about the News Worksheet

Present Perfect: Talking about the News Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the present perfect tense at intermediate level. There's a brief explanation at the top of the page followed by a simple activity in which students are ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Perfect: Unfinished Past Worksheet

Present Perfect: Unfinished Past Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for revising the present perfect tense at pre-intermediate level. There's a brief explanation followed by 3 different activities in which students are asked to write the c ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Perfect Simple - Pantomime

Present Perfect Simple - Pantomime

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This worksheet can be used to practice the present perfect simple tense. The cards are cut out and the students should mime the activities on the cards. The other students should guess and make co ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
The Present Perfect Tense Activity

The Present Perfect Tense Activity

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This bingo-like activity deals with the present perfect tense in a communicative way, using the communicative approach. The learners are supposed to glean signatures from those pupils who have don ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Present Perfect: Forms, Uses and Time Expressions

Present Perfect: Forms, Uses and Time Expressions

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The present perfect worksheet makes it clearer and easier for students to distinguish between the different forms, uses and time expressions of the present perfect tense. Each part in this workshe ...
5 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Color of the Wind (Have You Ever?)

Song Worksheet: Color of the Wind (Have You Ever?)

A song worksheet using Colors of the Wind from Disney's Pocahontas as a means to practice listening for verbs and in particular for the past participle form used in 'have you ever?'  This son ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Let Her Go by Passenger

Song Worksheet: Let Her Go by Passenger

This worksheet is a revision of tenses: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, past simple and future. There are 2 exercises: The first one is to put the verbs in the correct column ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Perfect

Present Perfect

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Beginner introduction to the present perfect tense. Contains an explanation of its use, "formula" (affirmative, negative and interrogative), examples and keywords (divided into two categories, tim ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
Since or For? Present Perfect Worksheet

Since or For? Present Perfect Worksheet

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This is a very simple and easy worksheet for teaching or revising the present perfect tense at elementary level. There's an easy activity in which students are asked to complete twenty diffe ...
11 Elementary
Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for by U2 (Present Perfect)

Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for by U2 (Present Perfect)

Song activity to practice the present perfect tense. There's a table to be completed with the forms of the verbs given that are going to be used to complete the lyrics. It's a worksheet to wo ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Perfect- What Have They Done

Present Perfect- What Have They Done

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In this worksheet  present perfect is used to express the idea of completion or achievement. The topic is a dream house. There are four activities, the first one is for the vocabulary,then st ...
14 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Irregular Participles Bingo

Irregular Participles Bingo

•Present Perfect, ,
Practice the irregular verb forms of the past participle with the help of this well-known game. Including instructions, 3x3 and 4x4 grids, infinitive cards and (optional) reverse sides. You can us ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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