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 I Have Played Nintendo for 25 Years



GRAMMARVerb - Present Perfect

EXAMPLE: I have played Nintendo for 25 years.   

DATE ADDEDApr 14, 2014

Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓHuge Classes (40+ Students)Ô


20-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students practice writing sentences using the present perfect. Then they write 3 true statements and 1 false statement about their lives. Other students must guess which is the false statement.




  1. Hand out worksheets and go over the grammar. I recommend presenting your own answers to the given questions and having the students repeat your answers for pronunciation practice. 
  2. Students try to complete step one ***Don't forget to write the name of your schools city in number 1***
  3. Practice reading the clauses in the box for step 2.
  4.  Instruct the students to write 3 true sentences about themselves using those clauses for a guide, but allowing students to write anything else they can come up with if they so choose. 
  5. Students write one lie.
  6. Do a demonstration with a volunteer, having all students write the volunteers name in the blank. The volunteer reads his/her 4 sentences and the rest of the class tries to guess the lie.
  7. Release students to try to guess classmates lies.



  • During the domonstration, you'll have to announce the letter designations. I recommend writing huge letters: A B C D on the board. Call out "A!" and motion for the student to recite their first sentence. Then call out "B!" and motion for the next statement. And so on.


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