catching up. present perfect vs. present perfect continous
Itermediate 304 level
To provide clarification of present perfect vs.present perfect contious in the context of catching up
To provide fluency speaking practice in a pronunciation . reduction of Have
Procedure (53-69 minutes)
The teacher asks the question in part A :What kinds of things do people talk about when they are catching up with friends? students make a list in pairs in 5 minutes and then check them in class.
Students listen to CD and take note of the topics that peoples are talking about. then in pairs check if the topics are the same as their ideas in part A or not?
Do part C
Students read and listen to 4.02 and go back to Catching up conversations to find and underline the examples for Present perfect and present perfect continuous.
Do part 2 / A Class check. while students are reading the answers in turn ,grab their attention to the pronunciation of 've (part 3 Speaking naturally)
Students listen and repeat the questions. listen to 4.04 and write the list of questions.
Students in pairs ask and answer the questions they wrote in part 3.B( track 4.04). change pairs and give the feed back to new partners. Then two or three students tell the class about the most fun or interesting activities their partners has done.
In small pieces of paper write different situations ( meeting your 301 classmate, your ex-boyfriend,your cousin you haven't seen for ages,...) and fold them put students in pairs and ask each pair to choose one paper and make a conversation about it in 5 minutes. then role play them .