Kestutis Kestutis

TP 1a
Intermediate, B1 level


Abc Pictures from google
Abc Exercises 1,2, 3
Abc Cut ups answers
Abc List of irregular verbs

Main Aims

  • To use the present perfect with `ever` and contrast it with the past simple and different time expressions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To extract information from a short text


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show Ss pictures of: Cappadocia, Bodrum, Japan, Shakira. CCQs: 1) what do you see in these pictures? Describe each of them. 2) What kind of extreme activities can you do there (pic. 1,2,3) ? 3) Have you ever visited these places? Who have and which places? 3) Have you ever flown in the hot air balloon? 4) Have you ever done scuba diving? 5) Have you ever climbed any mountain? 6) T hands out to Ss Sheets with ex. 1,2 and 3.

Brainstorming (4-6 minutes) • Find the possible answers to the questions raised in previous stage.

1) Look at the exercise 2. WC reads five possible answers. 2) T writes on the WB on of the previous questions related to the pictures on the WB. 3) Ss give him/her suitable answers 4) By giving examples (or CCQs) T explains why "yes, I do" and "No, I didn't" is not suitable, e.g.: "HAVE you ever flown in the hot air balloon?" Right answers are: Yes, I have/ No, I haven't but I'd like to/ No, never, and I wouldn't like to DO you like susi? Yes, I DO DID you go to Bodrum last summer? - No, I DIDN'T?

exposure, controlled practice (8-10 minutes) • To use the Present Perfect with 'ever'

1) T hands out to Ss the list of irregular verbs and give a brief explanation about regular and irregular verbs, give some examples, e.g: Play+ed- played, do/did/done, cut/cut/cut 2) T hands out exercises sheets. 3) Put the Ss into pairs, tell them to ask and answer the questions in exercise 1. ( three questions for each S). 4) Do some feedback with one or two pairs. 5) WC choose the correct meaning of 'ever' at the end of the exercise 1.

Brainstorming (10-12 minutes) • Get familiar with some time expresions, spot the difference between time expresions used in Present Perfect and Past simple

1) WC. Read the exercise 3. Use each time expression in the gap in each of sentences (T writes down suggested placement on the WB (e.g. a)- just) 2) T asks the students to say whether the sentence is correct or not any time he writes a new word in a gap 3) T asks Ss what is different about the last tense 4) T asks Ss what tense the verb is (if it is necessary) 5) By using WB and two timelines T makes a visual explanation of Present Perfect and Past Simple tenses. 6) T asks the Ss to say which of the possible sentence in ex 3 are true for them.

Semi-controled practice (10-15 minutes) • Question making, understanding of the text

1) T puts the SS in to pair, tells them who will be student A, and who will be student B. 2) T tells that SS A and SS B have the same text but with different information missing. 3) T hands out papers first to SS A, then to SS B 4) T tells SS to read text and write down the questions they need to ask in order to find out the missing information 5) SS take it in turns and answer questions and write the missing information into the text. 6) SS check with each that their texts are identical. 7) WC find several uses of Present Perfect in the text. 8) short Feedback on SS findings, CCQs.

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