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Present Perfect with Yet and Already

by | Nov 21, 2022

Topic : General
Grammar : Present Perfect

Welcome to day 6 of our present perfect activities giveaway! Today we’ve got an activity where students will practice the present perfect with yet and already. Your students have some big events coming up in their lives, have they prepared for them yet?

present perfect yet and already

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How to use it?

First thing’s first, this game was designed for your online ZOOM classroom, but it works just as well as a printable in your offline classroom, too.

Display the PDF or send a copy to your students. Put your students in teams or pairs. Choose one of the cards on the worksheet and read it out loud to your students. Give them a time limit (3-5 minutes) to come up with a to-do list for the given situation. Then, put your students in pairs to compare answers. Give them the three constructions, “Have you… yet?”, “Yes, I’ve already done that.”, “No, I haven’t done that yet.” Students will take turns asking their partner “Have you… yet?” based on their own to-do list while their partner answers. Every time the pair has a matching task on their to-do list, they score a point. Once they finish, bring them back to the group and compare the answers students didn’t have in common as a class.

Your final exams are tomorrow.

To-do list:
Read my notes for class.
Email the professor for an extension.
Set my alarm clock.
Go to bed early.

Questions from partner 2:
Q: Have you set your alarm clock?
A: Yes, I’ve already done that.

Q: Have you prepared for the test?
A: Yes, I’ve already read my notes for class.

Q: Have you prepared a good breakfast for tomorrow?
A: No, I haven’t done that yet. Great idea!


Now, feel free to use this present perfect activity in any way you see fit and if you come up with any great ideas, be sure to share them in the comments below.


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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.


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