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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 222 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 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 ...
3 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 ...
4 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 ...
3 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 ...
5 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 ...
7 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 ...
9 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Irregular Participles Bingo

Irregular Participles Bingo

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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
Monster High- Present Perfect Writing Prompt

Monster High- Present Perfect Writing Prompt

•Present Perfect,
This is a simple writing prompt for children to practice present perfect. They are asked to write what Catty Noir (a charcter from this cartoon) has done and has never done in her life. Imho it's ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate

"Used to" vs "Getting Used to" Guessing Game

The worksheet contains situations like “You’ve bought a dog.” Each student gets a situation and doesn’t show it to the others. The task is to make a riddle using the phrase ...
11 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
International Travel

International Travel

Presentation in Power point on international travel. Introduces new vocabulary and discussion questions as well as short assignments. New vocabulary is introduced at the beginning comprised main ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Perfect

Present Perfect

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How do we form present perfect and when do we use it? A handout with grammar explanations and exercises. There is an exit slip at the end of the lesson to check the understanding of the students. ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
The Stop Game

The Stop Game

The Stop game comes from a video I watched about TEFL , from BridgeTEFL. In this game, students use vocabulary they know and verb tenses they know to write a single word (or maybe a half-phrase) i ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
I've Worked for This Company for Ten Years -Reading

I've Worked for This Company for Ten Years -Reading

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This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching jobs related vocabulary and the present perfect tense. Students are asked to read the text, say if the sentences are true or false and a ...
11 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Amazing Experiences

Amazing Experiences

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This worksheet deals with present perfect. Students have to write sentences about their amazing experiences using  present perfect. For fun, they can tell lies and they can tell the truth. Th ...
12 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig's Christmas Transcript

Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig's Christmas Transcript

Here's the transcript to: http://busyteacher.org/18307-peppas-christmas-movie-worksheet-2.html . You might like to get the students to act out the episode or use it for the students to find uses o ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Develop Your Skills of Using Present Perfect

Develop Your Skills of Using Present Perfect

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This worksheet is a system of exercises on present perfect. The present perfect tense is developed around the topic "Helping people around". It will help student to develop their grammar skills. T ...
10 Elementary
Present Perfect Tense Review (Affirmative, Negative, Interrogative and Short Answers)

Present Perfect Tense Review (Affirmative, Negative, Interrogative and Short Answers)

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This worksheet focuses on the forms used in the present perfect tense in affirmative, negative and interrogative, as well as short answers. Although the focus is form, students will be able to rev ...
9 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Past Participles Crossword

Past Participles Crossword

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It is a crosword containing past participles and infinitives of some common irregular verbs. The solution is "You have to learn irregular verbs by heart." Good as a warm-up, revision, excercise. I ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Present Perfect Practice

Present Perfect Practice

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A simple worksheet that will help teach students one usage of the present perfect tense. I focus on already, ever and yet. They look at the posters and tell me which of the crazy things they have ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
For or Since?

For or Since?

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Students have to choose between since and for, I have designed this worksheet specially for beginner or intemediate students who have difficulties with since and for and present perfect. They have ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect Class Survey

Present Perfect Class Survey

•Present Perfect,
This is a present perfect survery that can be used as an introduction for the present perfect tense. I always start present perfect with a class survey. The students are asked to mingle around the ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
The Present Perfect and Continous Tenses

The Present Perfect and Continous Tenses

•Present Perfect,
It gives the differences between present perfect and present perfect continous in brief explanations. It gives specific examples and relevant exercises. It is a powerpoint with colourful pictures ...
6 Intermediate

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