TP 2: Down Under - Grammar and Speaking
Language Focus: To provide students with clarification, review and practice of present perfect simple and past simple, contrasting unfinished and finished time, through the context of travel.
To review/clarifiy and give practice in time expressions used with the TL.
Procedure (31-48 minutes)
Refer briefly back to the reading from the previous lesson and ask why the travel writer wanted to travel round her own country. – elicit “because she’d never explored it before” – or something similar – but get the word “never” -Ask students whether the word is used in the text with Simple Past or Present Perfect. Ask them if it’s used to talk about a specific time in the past or period of time that hasn’t finished
Ask Ss to work together to find time expressions in the text that are used for the two categories above -Take FB – e.g. by getting Ss to come to the w/b to write the expressions in the correct columns
Take w/c FB - & check if the Ss all agree - & ask which verb form we usually use with the two categories
Get the Ss to look at the other time phrases (from ex 2), with a partner, decide which category they go into. After letting the students working in pairs, ask the students for the answers.
Clarify any questions the students have for the previous task. Draw a timeline to clarify the meaning. Ask Ss which verb forms do they use for the past simple and present perfect simple. Analyse the form- eliciting the parts of the sentence&underline them in another colour.
Group the students into three members. For the first round, each student will have to roll the dice. For every number there is one corresponding time phrase. The student who rolled the number will have to use the time phrase in their own sentence. If the next student landed on the same number, they will have to roll again. In the second round, each student will roll the dice. They have to come up with a question to ask their group mates using the time phrase. Then the two other students will have to answer using the given time phrase.
Students will work on task 4 alone then in pairs to choose the correct verb form. The answers are provided at the bottom or the worksheet. The students can check their answers after completing the task.