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What Has Changed?

What Has Changed?

Students leave the room, come back, and describe what has changed. A speaking activity using the present perfect to talk about a changed situation.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Change

Grammar:  Present perfect

Time:  20 minutes


  • Write on the board: What has changed?



Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.


Ask one group to leave the room.


Ask the remaining students in the room to change one thing in the room.  

For example:

Move the TV, a desk, a plant, etc.


Ask the group to return to the room and try to guess what has changed. Give the group about 1 minute to discuss it. Then, give each person in the group a chance to make one guess, until someone says the correct answer.  

For example:

The TV has moved.


Count the number of guesses it takes the group to get the correct answer, and write it on the board.


Continue with each group. The group with the least points is the winner.


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