Past Perfect Simple and Continuous Worksheets and ESL Activities

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ESL Past Perfect Simple or Continuous Game - Reading, Writing and Listening Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this free past perfect simple or past perfect continuous activity, students play a game where they race to match sentence halves together and complete them using the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous. Divide the students into pairs (A and B) and give each student a corresponding worksheet. Explain that each pair is going to compete against another pair and race to see who can be the first to correctly match and complete all the sentences on their worksheet using the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous. Next, match the competing pairs together. The students then take it in turns to read each beginning sentence half to their partner who listens and chooses a suitable ending from their worksheet. Their partner then reads the letter and ending, putting the verb in brackets into the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous as appropriate. If both students agree it's correct, the other student writes down the letter and ending next to the sentence half on their worksheet and they move on to the next sentence. If not, their partner reads other possible endings to find the right one. The first pair to finish and correctly match and complete all the sentences wins. Afterwards, check the correct answers as a class.
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Past Perfect Simple or Continuous?

ESL Past Perfect Simple or Continuous Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

This past perfect simple or past perfect continuous worksheet helps to teach students how these two tenses are different and how to use them. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. The students begin by reading sentences and completing rules about the past perfect simple and past perfect continuous. Next, the students match past perfect simple and continuous sentence halves together. The students then go on to complete sentences with verbs in brackets in the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous. After that, students complete each sentence with a verb from a box in its past perfect simple or past perfect continuous form. The students then complete sentences with their own ideas using either the past perfect simple or continuous. In the last exercise, students play a miming game with a partner using the sentences they just completed. The students take it in turns to read the first part of the sentence and then mime the part that they wrote. Their partner must try to guess what they wrote from their mime. For each correct guess, students score one point. The student with the most points wins.
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What's the damage?

ESL Past Perfect Simple and Continuous Activity - Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate (B1) - 20 minutes

In this past perfect simple and continuous activity, students complete a chart by matching problems caused by a party to locations in a house using the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous. Divide the students into pairs (A and B) and give each student a corresponding worksheet. Explain that Mila and Carlo came home to find that their teenage children had had a party in the house while they were away and that there was a lot of damage. Working alone, the students complete problems the parents found with the correct verb in the past perfect simple or the past perfect continuous. The students then match the problems with six locations in the house. Next, the students work with their partner. The students take it in turns to ask their partner about the damage to the other parts of the house and complete the chart, e.g. 'What's number 2?' 'What was the damage there?' Afterwards, check the correct answers with the class.
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Past Perfect Simple vs. Past Perfect Continuous

ESL Past Perfect vs. Past Perfect Continuous Worksheet - Writing Activity - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

This insightful past perfect simple vs. continuous worksheet helps students review the differences between the two tenses. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. After reading through the grammar introduction, students match sentence halves together to make past perfect simple or past perfect continuous sentences. Students then underline the past perfect simple and circle the past perfect continuous forms in the sentences. Next, students do a gap-fill exercise where they complete sentences with the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous form of the verbs in brackets. After that, students answer questions using words in brackets in the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous tense. Finally, students complete sentences with their own ideas using the past perfect simple or continuous. Afterwards, review the students' sentences together with the class.
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Interactive Version - In this past perfect simple vs. past perfect continuous interactive PDF, students complete exercises to revise the differences between these tenses.

 
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