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Present Perfect
Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will practice present perfect tense through a text on an experience. Firstly, the class will talk about interesting experiences, the places they have been to. Secondly, ss will read a text written in emergency to spot the false parts. Then they will come up with some truths. The next step is to play a bingo game to help the memorisation of the past participles of some specifics verbs.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of present perfect tense in the context of experiences

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a note in the context of experience
  • To provide practice of past participle versions of some specific verbs in the context of Bingo game


Warmer (3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will introduce the topic "experiences" by asking the meaning of the noun. Then T will talk about one of her experience "I have been to New York" and asks ss to share their own experiences by directing some questions - Have you ever been to New York or other cities - countries? - Have you had an interesting experience?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

T will present a note written in emergency and in New York to provide an example of the present perfect use. Ss will try to detect the false parts of the story and will come up with some truths.

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T will distribute the bingo sheets including the past participle versions of some specific verbs. T will introduce the game by giving some instructors and by modelling. T picks the verbs in present from a pocket and reads them aloud. Ss put ticks on their sheets if they have the past participle versions of the verbs read.

Report - Language Analysis (3-5 minutes) • To allow students to review - report on how they did the task and how it went

T presents the both versions of the verbs. T asks ss to look at them in detail to detect some similarities in charts such as get- gotten/ forgive - forgiven

Language Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

T asks ss to write their own notes by guiding the activity with some questions. - What has happened? - Who are the characters? - Why have you written the note?

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