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Present Perfect Pair Activity – Make 10 Assumptions About Your Partner

by | Jun 28, 2022

Type : Jukebox
Grammar : Perfect Tenses
Objective : Time Expressions


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How to use this activity

This is a present perfect pair activity, but can also be used for small groups.

For online lessons, assign the pairs before beginning the activity, then display the activity.

Students will make 10 assumptions (or as many as they can within a time limit) about their partner(s) by associating the images with the time expressions. These time expressions are commonly used with the present perfect, therefore all assumptions must be written in the present perfect. Once they are ready, students share their assumptions with their partner(s) in breakout rooms. For every correct assumption, students get 1 point. The pair with the most correct assumptions wins! Play again by switching the pairs.

If your students are more advanced, you can ask that they justify their assumptions in a few words.


For example:

I think you have travelled to Spain recently (because you look more tanned than last month and there were cheap flights available because it’s off season.)



This present perfect pair activity is designed to stimulate your students and encourage them to speak. You can use it as an ice breaker or to upgrade your existing lesson plan when practicing the present perfect tense, and make learning and reviewing vocabulary and grammar more fun.


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Nicolas Bragard

Nicolas Bragard

As a teacher of ESL and French as a foreign language for several years, I have had the opportunity to work in several countries and with a wide variety of students. Now my job got even better: I get to help make your lessons all pretty and fun! Rather cool, I'd say.


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