Present Perfect Pictionary
Students practice the present perfect by playing a pictionary game. One student draws on the board, and the other students try to guess the word.
Topic: For / since
Grammar: Present perfect
Time: 20 minutes
- On the board, write I have at the top and for/since at the bottom.
Ask the students to think to themselves about something they have been doing for a period of time, such as playing an instrument, playing a sport, studying, a hobby, an activity in their hometown, etc.
Ask the students to get a piece of paper and write one sentence about the activity starting with I have and ending with for/since. Tell the students to keep their sentence a secret.
I have played the piano for six years.
Divide the class into two groups.
Ask students to number each person in the group.
Ask student #1 from both groups to go to the board. Student #1 writes the second half of his or her sentence beginning with for or since.
for six years.
Then, Student #1 draws the activity on the board. The student cannot speak nor write the word on the board.
The first group to correctly guess the activity gets a point.
You have played the piano for six years.
Continue with Student #2, and so on until each student has had a chance to draw.
The group with the most points is the winner.