75 Present Perfect Questions

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Present Perfect questions are a good way to have interesting conversations in the ESL classroom about a wide variety of topics.

The most common present perfect question starts with the phrase: “Have you Ever”

Have you ever questions make students reflect about their lives and give the best answer possible.

What’s the Present Perfect?

Let’s by defining what the present Perfect is:

The form of the verb used for actions or events that have been completed or have happened in a period of time up to now:

Present Perfect – Cambridge Online Dictionary

Examples of the affirmative and negative present perfect sentences are:

  • I have played Soccer before
  • She has done her job
  • We have rented three hotel rooms
  • I haven’t called my mom
  • She hasn’t made her contribution
  • We haven’t watched “Making a Murderer”

Now that you know what the affirmative and negative sentences are, let’s check what the present perfect questions are.

What are Present Perfect Questions?

This is the structure to make closed questions with the present perfect

Have / HasPronounParticipleComplement +?
Haveyou beento Italy?
Hasshe studied hard?

This is the structure to make open questions with the present perfect

Wh-QuestionHave / HasPronounParticiple + /?
WhereHaveyou been?
WhoHasshe visited?

Now let’s check all the present perfect questions for the ESL classroom

Present Perfect Questions

Present Perfect questions are questions that can help you generate conversation among ESL students.

Remember that there are two type of questions that you can make:

  • yes or no questions
  • wh-questions

In both cases you can ask learners to elaborate when giving their responses or ask follow-up questions

Present Perfect Questions: Places

These are some questions about places that have probably visited

  • Have you visited an European Countries?
  • What foreign countries have you visited?
  • How many waterfalls have you ever visited?
  • Have you ever been to a Zoo?
  • Have you ever visited an asian country?
  • Have you ever been to an Island?
  • Have you ever been camping in the woods?

Present Perfect Questions: Studying

These are some present perfect questions about being in school, university or studying

  • Have you ever studied a foreign language?
  • Have you ever failed a subject in university?
  • How many times have you failed a class?
  • Have you ever had problem with math classes?
  • Have you ever been late to an important class or presentation?

Present Perfect Questions: Entertainment & More

These are some present perfect questions about Entertainment

  1. Have you ever attended a concert?
  2. Have you ever played beach soccer or volleyball?
  3. Have you ever played video games all night long?
  4. Have you ever been to the movies? When was the last time?
  5. Have you ever played an unusual sport?
  6. Have you ever attended a music festival?
  7. Have you ever been to a slumber party?
  8. Have you ever watched Tomorrowland concerts on Youtube?
  9. What games have you played?

Present Perfect Questions: Sports

These are some present perfect questions about sports

  1. Have you ever run a marathon?
  2. Have you ever gone fishing?
  3. Have you ever done yoga?
  4. Have you ever watched MMA fights?
  5. Have you ever done an extreme sport?
  6. Have you ever done surfing?
  7. Have you ever played chess?
  8. Have you ever played soccer?
  9. Have you ever gone cycling?
  10. Have you ever done diving?
  11. What sport have you played?

Present Perfect Questions: Weird Ones

These are some questions which are not good for all audiences

  1. Have you ever smoked pot?
  2. Have you ever drunk wine?
  3. Have you ever been drunk?
  4. Have you ever done anything illegal?
  5. Have you ever stolen anything?
  6. Have you ever been arrested?
  7. Have you ever thrown up inside of a vehicle?

Present Perfect Questions con How Long

These are some perfect present questions with how long

  • How long have you lived here?
  • How long have you studied here?
  • How long have you played for this team?
  • How long have you stayed in this cell?

Present Perfect Questions and Answers

These are some present perfect questions and answers

  • Have you ever been drunk?
  • No, I haven’t, I don’t like to drink
  • Have you ever been arrested?
  • No,I haven’t. Hopefully everything keeps the same way
  • Have you ever thrown up inside of a vehicle?
  • Yes, I have. I got sick when travelling long distances.
  • Have you ever done surfing?
  • No, I haven’t. It seems like an awesome sport
  • Have you ever run a marathon?
  • No, I haven’t but I hope I can run a marathon in the near future
  • Have you ever played beach soccer or volleyball?
  • Yes, I have. I have played beach soccer a few times

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