Shu-Hua Wen Shu-Hua Wen

Grammar lesson - Present Perfect Tense
A2 level


Main Aims

  • To review Present Perfect Tense and introduce the negative and interrogative forms in the context of travelling.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in an interview - Find Someone Who - in the context of travelling.


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Show Ss some pictures of different activities, give them 2 min to read individually and match these pictures with the headings. Monitor aside. - Ask Ss to share their answers in pairs in 1 min, then the whole calss confirm the answers together. - Ask Ss "Have you ever... + any activity?" to lead in the target language of this lesson.

Exposure (7-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

- Write 3 new words on the board to pre-teach the possible new words - weird, elderly, old-fashioned. - Hand out the text. Ask Ss to read the questions before reading the text (skim the text) and answer the questions individually. - Ask them to share the answers with a different partner - peer checking. - Whole class feedback.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language - Present Perfect Tense

- Write the sentence 'I've just come back from Europe.' (from the text) on the board. Ask Ss some concept checking Qs to introduce Present Perfect Tense.

Controlled Practice (7-9 minutes) • To concept check and prepare for more meaningful practice for the target language - Present Perfect Tense

- Ask Ss to read the grammar table and elicit them to talk about the rule of this grammar point (negative & interrogative) - Ask Ss to do exercise (part 5) individually in 3 min then peer checking for 1-2 min. Post the answer key on the walls and ask Ss to check the answers by themselves.

Semi-Controlled Practice (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with semi-controlled practice of the target language in a mingle activity

- Give Ss WS3 and demostrate the task of the following activity - Find Someone Who - Ask the whole class to mingle and interview their classmates in 5 min. Monitor aside and note down Ss mistakes for feedback. - Ask the whole class to report the information they collect. Invite/ encourage some shy Ss to report first. - Write out some common mistakes Ss make during the mingle activity for feedback. - Assign homework for further practice.

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