Category Archives: Present perfect

Two nice new activities for mixed future tenses

Along with the fact the authors have done boring stuff like workbooks so I don’t have to, what I most like about teaching with textbooks is the challenge of trying to come up with activities to tie together with whatever … Continue reading

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Present Perfect worksheets/ games now all in one place

Have sorted out the pages on Present Perfect Simple/ Continuous/ both/ more general here: Present Perfect Communication games/ photocopiables and polished them up a bit while I was at it. For details on why that was necessary, other pages which … Continue reading

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New articles on teaching English to adults and kids July 2012

Been a while since I did one of these posts, so quite a long list this time. Young learners Adding useful language to craftwork activities – LINK FIXED Fun food lessons for kids Teaching shapes to EFL kids – LINK FIXED Teaching … Continue reading

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Teaching yet and already

Two articles on the topic just up: Teaching Present Perfect with yet and already Speaking practice for yet and already Worksheets plus links to articles on other uses of Present Perfect here: Present Perfect Worksheets and Articles

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Teaching Have you ever (Present Perfect for experiences)

I really thought I’d written an article on every tense going, but then I realised I’d made the classic mistake of mixing up different uses of the Present Perfect when I wrote about that tense before. Have started fixing that here: … Continue reading

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My new stuff last month

Have just linked to some of this, but if you look at it the glass half full way that means most of it is being mentioned for the first time… Articles Teaching countable and uncountable nouns (almost certainly not the way … Continue reading

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Sentence completion guessing games (TEFLtastic classics Part Two)

Updated 1 January 2018 I almost certainly didn’t make this game up, but I publically challenge anyone to prove that they’ve overexploited it as much as me! The rules are incredibly simple: Students complete at least some of the sentence … Continue reading

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New English teaching worksheets June 2011

Some nice ones in this bunch, I reckon. Then again, I was quite proud of my hideously over-complicated telephoning lesson on Onestopenglish when it first went up… Big emailing functional language review Different kinds of IELTS Writing Part Two questions (in … Continue reading

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Present Perfect Simple and Continuous communication games

Have reorganised and slightly expanded this section of my worksheets so that there are separate sections for Present Perfect (Simple), Present Perfect Continuous, and ones that compare and contrast the two tenses, with around six of each. Enjoy!

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New TEFL articles and worksheets December 2010

Because I’d like to send every reader a real Xmas present each, but I don’t know where either of you live… Talking of Xmas, even more worksheets on that topic at the bottom, in case your students aren’t already sick of the topic … Continue reading

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