Gulnaz Ablitipova Gulnaz Ablitipova

Speakout Int U7.1
B1 level


In this lesson....


Abc Speakout_Int

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of the present perfect simple versus continuous using TTT in the context of long and repeated actions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide semi-controlled speaking practice in the context of long and repeated actions


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

Write on the second half of the WB: best friend your hobby English where you live now last weekend - Divide students into 2 groups A/B - Tell As to stand up and make a line; - Tell Bs to stand up a make another line in front of the line A. - Explain to the Ss that only line B is going to move and line A stays. - Whenever he T says 'Switch', the line B has to move towards the library, and the last person has to come to the fstart of the line. - After tell the Ss that you are going to ask questions, and they have to share their answers with the person they face. * Make sure you ask these questions each time: 1) Who's your best friend? When did you meet him/her? 2) What's your hobby? When did you start doing it? 3) Why do you want to study English? When did you start learning English? 4) Where do you live? Did you live there when you were a child? 5) Did you enjoy your last weekend? What did you do?

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Write on the first half of the WB: How long you know best friend? do your hobby? study English? live where you live now? How you spend your weekend recently? - Tell them to write questions in their notebooks looking at the clues on the WB (2 min) - Peerchecking. - SS work in pairs and ask each other the questions. Also, encourage them to ask follow-up questions. - T monitors and collects errors.

Teach (6-8 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

- Write on the WB Ss' errors: first 2 questions with the possible answers: 1) How long... friend? I know my best friend from high school. 2) How long ... you .. do your hobby? I do my hobby since I was a child. - T works on the meaning of 2 positive sentences first by asking general questions: Are we still doing these things? or Did we stop doing them? - T asks CCQs and uses timelines if needed (as it's shown in the analysis) - T elicits the forms of Present Perfect Simple and Continuous. - Works on pronunciation of the structures. (I've) - After ask Ss to correct the 2 questions by looking at the answers. - Make sure you explain the difference between 'since' and 'for'. - Also, make sure you ask the SS the difference between the above 2 sentences: Ask CCQs - Can I say: I've been knowing my best friend from high school.

Test #2 (5-7 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

- Give out the handouts with the gapfill activity. - Ss work individually completing the positive, negative, question sentences with Present Perfect Simple or Continuous, for or since. - Peer-checking - Answer key. (Go over the difficult ones)

Semi-controlled practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with semi-controlled practice of the target language

- Give out the Ho with the 5 questions and extra quetions. - Ask them to ask you 2 questions from the list and extra questions for each. - Have SS stand up and mingle around asking different people. - Feedback on the content and errors.

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