This is an essential speaking, writing and listening activity using the present perfect tense. It is a set of 40 task cards asking questions with “Have you ever …?”. It is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. This is a fun practice exercise for the classroom because all students like to talk about their experiences and accomplishments in life.
You can put the task cards face down in a plastic bowl or small box. Each student could take turns choosing a task card and asking the student nearest to him/her a question. You can also pair students and have partners take turns reading cards to each other and answering. The teacher could ask individual students to repeat the other students’ responses. This is helpful for listening comprehension and conversation.
A good writing activity is to ask a student to write the task card question on the board. Then all the other students must write their responses on paper and read them aloud in class which leads to more conversation practice.
There are 11 PowerPoint slides. Please print 4 task cards on one landscape page in PowerPoint. You can print on white card stock paper and have the pages laminated. It is a good idea to use a paper cutter. Each task card is 5 inches width by 4 inches height.
Have fun teaching!
ESL by Angelica Limonta