The present perfect can be one of the trickier tenses for ESL students to master, so it's important to increase exposure through a variety of activities.
This packet includes:
1. explanatory handout of how to form and when to use the present perfect
2. explanatory handout of present perfect pronunciation - how native speakers usually contract the auxiliary verbs
3. a list of past tense verbs to change into present perfect (irregular and regular) *with answer sheet
4. a list of past tense sentences to change into present perfect *with answer sheet
5. a short narrative about moving to China in which students need to decide whether to use the present perfect or simple past *with answers and explanations
6. a series of situations for which students write present perfect sentences using "already" or "yet" *with answers
7. four role play situations, each involving 2-4 characters, that lend themselves to use of the present perfect *with possible answers
8. a "have you ever" speaking game where students ask a partner about what they've done
9. an explanatory "have you been" vs. "did you go" handout with practice sentences *with answers
10. a go-fish style game to practice "don't have" vs. "haven't"
11. a quiz to assess students' knowledge *with answers
In all, that is 11 pages of content, plus answer keys! After all this practice, students might find that the present perfect is their new favorite tense.