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Frank Novotny and the Present Perfect


Teaching materials



Frank Novotny and the Present Perfect is the story of two identical twin brothers who are fighting over the same girl. When some ear-rings are stolen, the students in the audience have to work out which of the twins did it. The key to the solution lies in how the present perfect tense was used.

The  purpose of the show is to introduce and practice the present perfect tense, especially how it can be used to introduce news. The text of the show is full of examples and the main examples of how the present perfect is used in English are pre-taught before the story is played. The story is also very popular with students because of it's themes of love, drugs and jelousy.

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