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Teaching Practice 2
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the context of illness and injury that was set in previous lessons will be used to practise present perfect simple and continuous.To connect with the previous lessons, a picture of a medicine cabinet will be shown to get students to talk about illness and injury.A conversation between a doctor and a patient will be used to listen for detail.Two useful sentences from the conversation will be focused on to show the difference between present perfect simple and continuous and to concept check an exercise from the given handout will be done in pairs. An oral grammar activity and writing activity will be used to practise the two tenses.


Main Aims

  • Practising present perfect simple and continuous in the context of illness and injury

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening for detail


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • to connect with the previous lesson

Students will be shown a picture of a medicine cabinet and asked to talk about in pairs whether they have it and the purpose of keeping one. Students will write one word that can show what they have talked about. The idea of first aid will be discussed shortly, and students will be asked what they do if there is something more serious than having a minor injury.

Listening for detail (6-8 minutes) • To listen for detail to answer comprehension questions

After getting the idea of going to a hospital for a minor injury from students, students will be divided into groups of 3 and the first comprehension question about a conversation between a doctor and a patient will be written on the board.Groups will be asked to listen to the first half of the conversation and choose the symptoms that the patient has from the given set of papers.The answers will be stuck up onto WB.Answers will be checked by the teacher by ticking the correct answers. The second comprehension question will be written on the board and groups will be asked to focus on the answer while listening. One member of each group will write their answer under the question.

Language Clarification (10-16 minutes) • To illustrate the difference between Present Perfect Simple and Continuous

Two sentences that were the answers of comprehension questions will be taken and stuck on the board. CCQ were directed to students to clarify the difference between the two tenses. Then the exercise "a" on the handout will be done individually. Students will check their answers in pairs first and then different students will be nominated to write the correct answer.The conversation will be listened and SS will complete the blanks in exercise 'b' on their own.After checking their answers in pair,Ss will check the answers from the answer key stuck on the board.

Semi-controlled practice (4-7 minutes) • To practise both tenses

Students will do exercise "c" in pairs. Student A will ask the questions and Student B will answer. SS will swap roles and the same activity will be done again in a different pair.Teacher will monitor the activity and take notes if there are any mistakes to share with the class in case of extra time.

Freer Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students the opportunity to use both tenses

Teacher will ask what SS would write to their friend who is a doctor in given situation. You haven't been feeling well for 2 hours. You don't want to go to a hospital because you know it is not that serious. Calling your friend and talking about the symptoms and asking for advice is a good idea but you can't reach him/her. What would you write? Students will mingle and share their message with each other.

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