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Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

Students play a game, Never Have I Ever, to talk about their past experiences. A speaking activity using the present perfect.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Experience

Grammar:  Present perfect

Time:  30 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for each group, and cut as indicated.



Ask the students to get into groups of 4 or 5 people. Ask the groups to get a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Assign a score keeper for each group.


Give each group one set of Conversation Cards, and ask the students to put the cards in a pile face down.


Students take turns taking a card from the pile and making a sentence starting with “Never have I ever.” Then, they complete the sentence using the past participle of the word from the card. Their task is to make sentences that they think the others in the group have not experienced. 

For example: lose

Never have I ever lost an umbrella.


The speaker receives one point for each person who has had the experience in the group. For example, if two people say they have lost their umbrella, then the speaker gets two points. The scorekeeper in the group keeps track of the points.


Continue until there are not any cards remaining. The person with the least points is the winner.

Extended Practice

This could also be done as a whole class activity, similar to a Fruit Basket game.  


For this variation, one student stands up, a chair is taken away, and he or she makes a sentence from the cards. Students who have had the experience must stand up and change seats. The last student standing takes a card and makes the next sentence.

Printable Worksheets

Conversation Cards

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