Present Perfect – lesson ideas for A1/A2 students

A few months ago I posted some lesson ideas for teaching the present perfect tense to B1 students (click the link if you are interested: Present Perfect – lesson ideas for B1 students ). Today it’s time for present perfect exercises for A1 students.

“Have you ever done it?” mingle activity

First, give out the worksheets and ask your students to complete the questions with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. After checking the answers with the whole class, have them go to seven individuals, ask each individual a different question and write down the answers.  Finally, following the examples provided, have them complete Ex. 1 and 2.

question answer (yes /no) who
Have you ever …………………………..…… (travel) by train?
Have you ever …………………………..…… (win) a prize?
Have you ever …………………………..…… (see) an elephant?
Have you ever …………………………..…… (sleep) in a tent?
Have you ever …………………………..…… (eat) an octopus?
Have you ever …………………………..…… (run) in the park?
Have you ever …………………………..…… (read) a newspaper?

 

Ex. 1   Write sentences about the students with whom you talked. 

Example: Mark has travelled by train. or Mark has never travelled by train.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Ex. 2   Write about yourself.

Example: I have travelled by train. or I have never travelled by train.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

“Have you ever done it?” – printable materials for Ex. 1 and 2

 

“Hobbies and life experiences”

Give out the worksheets and ask your students to look at the six pictures which depict the hobbies of different people. In Ex. 1: Have the students read the short descriptions of the pictured people and write the correct name next to each description.
In Ex. 2: Have the students complete the sentences with the present perfect form of the verbs in brackets.

Hobbies and life experiences- printable materials for Ex.1 and Ex. 2

 

“Jumble Present Perfect” Kahoot activity

Ask the students to put the words in order to make present perfect sentences.

Jumble Present Perfect Kahoot

 

Paws & Chores – Simon’s Cat causing havoc – video activity

Students watch the video and complete the online quiz.

Present Perfect with Simon’s Cat – multiple choice quiz

 

You may also like:

Past Simple – lesson ideas for A2 students

Adverbs of manner for beginners (A1)

Question words and phrases (A1)

 

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