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SUBMITTED BY: Brent Badger

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Rika Takayama's Crumple Up


GRAMMAR: Present Perfect Verb

EXAMPLE: I have lived on the moon for 10 years.

DATE ADDED: Dec 15, 2009


                           Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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Brief Outline: This is a guess who-it-is game to practise present perfect verbs.


Materials Needed:

  • Scrap paper: One for each student, and cutting the paper into strips works the best.


Detailed Explanation:

  1. After handing out the strips of paper, write "I have ..." on the chalkboard.
  2. Ask the students to give you some verbs. You could make this into a mini-activity where you make teams and give a point to each team who says a verb and/or translates it into Japanese.
  3. Show how the verb after the helping verb "have" gets changed to the past participle: "I have played basketball for 10 years."  Also, point out to the students the irregular verbs, which are the verbs that when changed to the past participle require a word change instead of addition of "-ed": I havedreamt every night for five years.
  4. Then, have the students write a "I have..." sentence on their strip of paper.
  5. Collect all the strips and read a strip and ask the students if they know who wrote it.
  6. Reward the student/team who guesses correctly.  NOTE: the student who wrote the sentence can't guess.

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