| | Re: Games to teach the difference between past simple and present perfect tense?
Is it that they are mixing the two tenses up or is it that they can't do one or the other.
In Japan there is no perfect tense as well and it's hard for them to understand but I get the best results by working with both separately. If I try to mix them too early to explain the difference in usage it's very confusing. However, if i deal with each one and their usage separately. Later when I go to explain the difference, the kids just look at me like I'm stating the obvious.