"Guess why" is a short activity to practise Present Perfect in context. In this speaking game the students have to make a sentence using the subject, mood or condition and a verb combination from the table provided. They read to their partner the first part of the sentence, describing the mood or condition of the subject. Their partner has to guess the reason using the verbs from the table in Present Perfect. When the reason is guessed, they develop the conversation. The aim of the game is to help the students get a feel for the use of Present Perfect and its combination with other tenses and practise it in speech. The activity contains instructions for the teacher, worksheet for the students and example of how the activity works. It is designed for lower-intermediate and intermediate learners of English as a foreign language.
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Tutor of English and Russian as a foreign language
I taught English at the University of the International Relations and World Languages and at a language school "English First" in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Now I live in the UK and give private lessons.
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