Have You Ever...? Using the Past Participle (Past Perfect Form)
After the warm-up activity (https://www.eslprintables.com/writing_worksheets/creative_writing/mad_libs/Have_You_Ever_MAD_LIBS_944066/) write the phrase "Have you ever...?" on the board and introduce the meaning if the phrase is new to your students. Use numbers 1 and 2 as examples. It may help to draw a small verb chart on the board showing Present | Past | Past Participle. The first example uses "visit" and is a regular verb. Visit | visited | visited. The past and past participle form are the same for regular verbs and use the "-ed" suffix.
Number 2 is an irregular verb. Eat | ate | eaten. Most textbooks have an irregular verb conjugation chart in the back. Direct students to these pages if available. Otherwise, I recommend printing off an irregular verb conjugation list from the internet or photocopying one from another textbook. Students may also be able to find these conjugations in a dictionary; however, not all dictionaries include this feature. If your class is highly advanced, you may challenege them to complete the worksheet without using any reference materials.
If your students are not skilled with conjugation, remind them that any verb not on the irregular verb conjugation list will use the "-ed" ending. So they should first check the irregular list, and then use "-ed" otherwise. Please make sure the irregular verb list you use contains all of the verbs used in this worksheet. I have seen textbooks which omit one or two of these words.
Finally, it is time for the activity! The Interview Scavenger Hunt is a game in which students must interview each other and their teachers in order to find people who have done specific things. Make sure your students know to use the phrases "Yes, I have." and "No, I haven´t." If someone answers, "Yes, I have," you can mark the box beside that question. If they say, "No, I haven´t," then you must leave it blank.
If there is time at the end of class, have everyone count the number of boxes they marked and acknowlegde anyone who did well. If anyone got all 15, be impressed! If there is a number which surprised you (such as climbing a mountain or leaving the country) use this as a conversation point and ask who answered "Yes, I have." to those questions.
Usually, I do not have the students write the full sentence. "visited a theme park" is sufficient. There is not enough time for slower students to write "Have you ever" on every line.
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