The Have You Ever Game is a great way to kick-start your class because it can really get your students moving. And getting your students moving around is never a bad thing.
First, start by reviewing the present perfect verb form. That is, the action is complete in the past for the present perfect. In other words, you are looking at the result right now without any words referring to time.
For example, “Have you ever been to Disneyland?” is in present perfect verb form. The basic structure for present perfect questions is as follows: Have you ever, never, already, yet + Present perfect?
Second, start by telling students there is a ‘yes’ side and ‘no’ side. A nice touch is to add yes and no posters to the wall to help remind them which side is which. As you make ‘Have you ever’ questions, your students can run to either side of the room.
There’s something satisfying about investigating your students while building their listening skills at the same time. Overall, my students can’t resist mixer-style games like this.
Present Perfect Questions Worksheet Examples
- Have you ever traveled out of your home country?
- Have you ever cried when watching a movie? If yes, which one?
- Have you ever experienced culture shock?
- Have you ever wanted to get a tattoo or piercing?
- Have you ever laughed so much that it made you cry?
- Have you ever been lost and couldn’t find directions?
- Have you ever fallen in love? If no, do you want to find love?
- Have you ever won a trophy? If yes, which competition did you win?
- Have you ever read a book that changed your life?
- Have you ever been to Disneyland or an amazing theme park?
- Have you ever had a dream that felt like it was real?
- Have you ever seen something supernatural or paranormal?
- Have you ever ridden a horse?
- Have you ever had imaginary friends when you were young?
- Have you ever had to go the hospital?
- Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
- Have you ever owned a pet?
- Have you ever donated anything to the poor?
- Have you ever seen a car accident?
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