Present Perfect Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Use this simple screen-share activity to review the present perfect tense and practice answering questions with your students online and offline.

How to use this activity?

This is an adaptation of the truth or lie game. If working as a group, ask a student to choose a sentence, read it aloud, and then ask “And you, …?” Here, they will choose a classmate’s name.

The classmate will then answer with one of the 4 short responses in the bubbles. Make sure they choose a grammatically correct one based on whether the original phrase is affirmative or negative.

After they answer, the group must decide if they are telling the truth or lying. If possible, ask for reasons why they believe or do not believe the responder.

The responder then chooses the next phrase and reads it aloud…


For example:

Carl has won the lottery twice.

Student A: “Me too!”

Group: “I think he is telling the truth and he has indeed won twice, because anyone can win a small amount of money from time to time if they play often.”



This 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, or asking and answering questions.

And just like our other Jukeboxes, it can be used online and offline for groups or one-on-one lessons!

Have 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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