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Present perfect simple
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn present perfect simple with 'since' and 'for'. Lesson context is animals and beloved pets.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of present perfect with time ("since" and "for") in the context of pets

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading of text written in present perfect simple.


Warmer/Lead-in (will be skipped)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (0-0 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will put a photo of a dog and ask Ss 'If they have a pet'. If they don't know the word pet, I will use my backup chart which contains Pet Animals. I will ask Ss (the one who has pets) 1) when did you get it? 2)How long have you had a pet?

Lead-in and exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will write the word PET on the WB. And mimic ? Please raise your arms if you have a pet. I will clarify the vocabulary if needed. I will introduce the text about a dog lover. I will use this text to check their understanding of present perfect (test teach test) as well as to provide the context. Ss will be asked to underline“Something that started in the past and has continued up until now.” They will do alone first then they will check with their groups(or pairs depends on no.of people) CCQs will be asked How long has he had dogs? How many years has Umut been in Bodrum? Ss will underline the Ss on WB.

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

I will use a group work here to cut time short. I will handout a list of times like "ten minutes", "1996",.. and ask Ss to decide if they need "for" or "since".

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

With the help of a timeline, I will clarify the meaning of 'since' and 'for' with the sentences from the text. I will focus on pronunciation of for, and do full sentence drilling.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for semi-controlled practice

Ss will get a list of sentences and will be asked to fill the blanks with SINCE and FOR. They will work alone for 2 minutes then with their groups for 2 minutes. Groups will write them on WB. CCQ: Why do you choose for or since?

Semi-Controlled Practice (7-9 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students will get a timeline of Mehmet.The timeline contains important dates of Mehmet's past. Ss will be asked to do two sentences by themselves then they will check with their group. Then each group will write one sentence on WB.

Error correction (3-5 minutes) • Do delayed error correction

Twill list down common errors on WB and correct with WC

Free Practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will make two sentences from their timeline and share with their pair. T will ask a few Ss to share their output.

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