Intermediate B1 level
Language focus: To review and extend Ss' knowledge of present perfect simple for experience through controlled, semi-controlled and freer practice and by contrasting it with simple past, through the context of art and friendships
Will provide Ss with the meaning, form and pronunciation of the grammar structure.
Ss will practice the grammar through a gap fill activity.
Ss will practice the grammar through a semi controlled speaking activity.
Ss will practice the grammar through a semi controlled speaking activity using prompts only.
Procedure (34-44 minutes)
Greeting Ss. Getting everything ready. Ss look at PP slide. Whose paintings are these? Were they friends? Ss talk in pairs and give reason for their answers. . wc FB: Paintings of Picasso and Matisse. Yes, they met for the first time in 1906.
They met in 1906. They have been friends since 1907. What is the difference?
Write on the board: They've been friends since 1907. S + have + V3 (irregular verb) They met for the first time in 1906. S + V3 (irregular verb) I've seen all the 007 movies. He's seen all the Star Wars movies. S + 've + V3 (irregular verb) I saw Sky Fall last year. He saw the latest movie two month ago. S + V3 (irregular verb) Have you ever been to Paris? Yes, I have. have + S + V3 (irregular verb) When were you in Paris? I was in Paris last week. When + V2 + S What is the difference between the two sentences? When do we use Past Simple? Specific event or experience in the past. When do we use Present perfect? A event of experience in the past CCQs: Am I talking about the future? (No) Am I talking about the past? (yes) Am I talking about a specific time? (No) Am I talking about an experience in your life? (Yes) Time line: handout to be completed by S alone and compare with partner. Write 2 sentence in Past Simple and 2 sentence in Present Perfect that is true for you. FB: get some of the sentences and correct if needed Ask Ss to draw a timeline of both the tenses.
Students complete a gap fill activity alone and compare with partner. FB: Answer Key.
T gives each Ss a card with a Present Perfect sentence and a Past simple follow up question. Ss walk around and ask each other the questions. If the answer is yes, Ss should write it down and report back to class. E.g. Ata broke a leg in 2014. Selma have been in Turkey for 50 years. Practicing asking questions and giving answers.
In groups of three Ss role play and interview two friends. Interviewer ask questions about their friendship and their lives. Friends need to respond with either Past simple or Present Perfect. T monitors give feedback where needed
T writes a few verbs on the board and Ss formulate questions and ask their partners. work, sleep, meet, write, eat, Have you worked during the summer? Yes I have. I worked in Paris for the summer.