Pinar Simsek Pinar Simsek

Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn present perfect tense in the context of a reading about amusement parks. They will also have speaking practice using the present perfect tense.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present perfect to talk about experiences and do exercises in the context of amusement parks

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in present perfect tense when students talk about their experiences of being to an amusement park, seeing a circus, etc.
  • To provide reading experiencein the context of amusement parks.


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show a video clip of a roller-coaster ride. And ask students "Where are they? Do you think they enjoy? Do you like these kind of activities?" The term "amusement park" and "theme park" will be elicited.

Context (9-10 minutes) • To provide context for present perfect tense in the form of reading

T will ask the students read the text and answer the questions on the Ten Facts About Amusement Parks around the World text. T will first show the questions and then ask the S to read for 2 minutes and then discuss the questions with their groups. In the FB phase, T will ask one S to answer the question and then he/she will nominate somebody else to answer the next question. T will also write the correct answer on the board.

Task (20-22 minutes) • To guide the students to present perfect tense though HO

T gives HO of questions and asks students to work in pairs. The S answer a series of questions that will help them discover the present perfect tense. The questions will be on meaning, function and form. S will start by folding the paper and just with the first part of the HO. They will work on this part for 8 minutes. And T will have the answer key on the board from the projector, and one student from each group will read out loud each answer. T will then give the instructions on the second part about function. Students work in alone and underline the correct words. This part will be 4 minutes. The answer sheet will be provided on the board. Lastly, third part of the HO will be completed. Teacher will ask S to work in pairs and complete the missing words in the sentences in 6 minutes. T will write the sentences on the board, and when students finish 1 student will come to the board and write the answer. T will do error correction if needed. At the end, teacher writes the marker sentence and do WC drilling of the sentence in chain. T will also drill past particibles. been, bought, come, done, driven, eaten, forgotten, ridden, seen, swum, taught won

Speaking (9-10 minutes) • To provide students free speaking experience with the present perfect tense

T will call every student with a - b - c- d - e - f - g - h - i - j - as many letters as the half of the students. Students who has the same letters will be partners talking about questions about leisure. If the partner says yes, then they will ask 2 more questions about that. T will give prompts of questions in HO's. .... be to an amusement park? .... ride on a roller coaster? .... buy tickets for a sports event? .... be to a rock concert? .... see a circus? .... drive a very fast car? .... be to a water park? .... visit a zoo? They will be guided by ideas in the HO. Did you like it? What? When? Where? Who with? Why? Why not? Teacher monitors while students are on task and makes notes of common problems to concentrate on in feedback.

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