Present perfect vs Past simple tense

Posted on Nov 16 2013 - 5:59am by Zdenda

Many students find the difference between present perfect tense and past simple very confusing. To help them I have created the following infographic.

Present perfect vs Past simple infographic

Here you can practise the difference between present perfect simple and past simple tenses by playing some games. The first game is called Fling the teacher and you have to choose the correct option 15 times to win the game. You have to choose between present perfect simple and past simple tense. Good luck.

Fling the teacher game.

Hoopshoot game to practise present perfect and past simple.

The last game is a quiz. Complete the gaps with present perfect or past simple tense and if you score more than 80% you will get to play a game called Angry Finches.  Enjoy the game!!!

Quiz and Angry finches.


9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. gabriela 16/11/2013 at 7:09 pm -

    Very nice work. Thanks!

  2. Mrs Matthew 18/11/2013 at 11:11 am -

    Nice !

  3. Alejandra Garza Benavides 21/11/2013 at 12:59 pm -

    I´d like to practice!!!! Thank´s for share

  4. natia basishvili 21/11/2013 at 1:36 pm -


  5. natia basishvili 21/11/2013 at 1:37 pm -

    very nice work! thanks

  6. Britain InGladland 21/11/2013 at 2:30 pm -

    Very well put.
    BUT – I always wonder WHY it “has” to be written in English, once people are STILL LEARNING.
    I am definitely AGAINST the theory that explanations are better in the Language that is being taught.
    Right the OPPOSITE!!!
    Just “think”, [if possible] learning German, Russian, japonese!!!!/ Arabic,hahaha. Can you catch now????
    I have Full Degree, so this is [NOT and NEVER] simply a point of view.
    An [obvious] thing, just it.

  7. Guilermina Sanchez 21/11/2013 at 2:50 pm -

    Very useful, thanks

  8. keivanradbod 21/11/2013 at 9:35 pm -

    Although I knew those gramer,learned more,thank you.

  9. nabil 22/11/2013 at 10:01 am -


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