- I always teach it together with the simple past tense because the two contrast really well.
- I use time lines to show the past and the present divisions on the board.
- I maximise the use of the board (don't let the worksheets do the talking for you)
- start with a sample sentence in the simple past and explain (explaining from a rule written on a worksheet is not effective, teacher explains why it's the simple past with the aid of the timeline)
- then I write a sample sentence in the present perfect tense:
- the present perfect talks about how long and how many times- we don't need a specific time
- the simple present talks about when
- use questions too: How many books have you read?/ How much money have you got? to reinforce the concept. Let ss answer in the present perfect.
- this is followed by practice sentences (yes, worksheets at the end for practice)
There are many videos on how to teach the tense in Youtube and TeacherTube. I hope my lesson will go well tomorrow. It all depends on whether my fever subsides. If you have any suggestions at all, please leave a comment. Tx. have a perfect Sunday :)