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Have you ever...?
A2 elementary pre-int level


PPP with elements of discovery of present perfect for EXPERIENCES you have had up to now...


Abc been to Zara?

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Present Perfect in the context of answering the question "have you ever...?"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about clothes shopping, and job interviews


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

If there are old ss in the group remind them about Armancio Ortega 4th richest man in the world. Today our subject is his business - Zara. Is there one in Saint Petersburg? Where? Picture of DOm Mertens quite recognisable place.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

play recording 4.2 ss answer the questions for 3 speakers. Then they use the same questions to interview their partners.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T asks the students about questions 1 and 2... What tense are they? Which is about a specific time? Which is about any time up to now? What verb is "BEEN"?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T elicits necklace. It's jewellery. This is a conversation with stick person B. B has an expensive necklace. Draw timeline up to now. Clarify form with a table showing statement, questions and short answers. Give out auction HO. Note short answer "Yes I have". Model also the opposite "No I haven't".

Semi controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

HO form present perfect questions in writing. prepare to speak. speak with partners. if there is time change partners.

Listening practice (6-8 minutes) • To practice listening for detail

handout the table from "Listen Carefully" and play the first part as an answer to show why there is a tick for speaker number one. Play the rest with a stop between speakers. Check in pairs. answers stopping again.

Freer Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

ss receive a sentence. Their task is to convert it into a "Have you ever...?" question. Do example on the board. T checks that everyone has a correct sentence. Model with a strong student. Then ask all to mingle and ask their question.

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