Present Perfect Progressive Go Fish

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This lesson contains the following:
1. An introductory page about the card game
2. 8 pages of identical card backs with target structures
3. 8 pages (4 identical pages x 2) containing 18 images and phrases to practice, allowing for 18 books of 4 cards.

This lesson is most suitable for learners with the following characteristics:
1. High beginners or low intermediates: learners who ready for Present Perfect Simple versus Present Perfect Progressive contrasts
3. Learners preparing for the workforce
3. Learners who are familiar with the standard version of Go Fish. If not, you will have to get a group to model it.

About this lesson:
This card game is an excerpt from Actively Engaged Online (ISBN 978-0-9938308-5-3) adapted for I developed this card game for French-speaking ESL junior college students in Montreal, Canada.
This is a new twist on Go Fish. Since Go Fish games require learners to ask and answer questions, it provides a pedagogically useful way for learners to repeat target structures in a controlled and fun way. By including pictures, the target structures are made more comprehensible--and therefore available for acquisition.

The illustrations are by Pat Stephens. The copyright for all images and text belongs to me, Nicholas Walker, the sole proprietor of Bokomaru Publications. Find out more about me and my products and websites at
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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