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Present Perfect Simple-Demo#6
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the students are going to learn and practice Present Perfect Simple, particularly using for/since to express unfinished time and the difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect Simple. The context for the Target Language will have been already set in the previous lesson through a reading text about time zones. Use of the extracts from the text relevant to the TL and CCQs to elicit the TL will be followed by further clarification on form and pronounciation. Controlled practices will be provided as well as a freer speaking activity to help the students develop oral fluency for what they will have just learnt.


Abc Gap-fill HO1
Abc Gap-fill HO2
Abc Gap-fill HO3
Abc Speaking cards

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the Present Perfect Simple in the context of time zones

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a dialogue in the context of personal experiences


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The lesson context (time zones) will have been already set in the previous lesson. T will tell Ss to turn the reading page backwards (to hide it) T will ask Ss to remind her of an important event in the previous reading. Ss will work as a group to figure out the answer and the first group will be the winner. (competitive atmosphere to engage students and activate their previous knowledge)

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T will use PPT to make Ss answer a series of questions individually and as a group to help them discover the meaning of the TL by using a marker sentence taken from the reading in the previous lesson Group check, WCFB

Clarification and Controlled Practices (20-25 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language and practice

After eliciting, T will provide further clarification via PPT on how to use for/since to indicate unfinished time. T will give Ss the gap-fill HO1 to help them obtain practice. T will be monitoring. Peer check and answer key. Then, T will continue with further CCQs to let Ss discover the difference between the past simple and the present perfect simple. Further clarification and the gap-fill HO2 to help Ss practice with for/since/in Peer check and answer key. Then, the second step of the TL, T will give Ss the gap-fill HO3 to help them practice the difference between the past simple and the present perfect simple. T will monitor. Peer check and answer key. Hot correction of common mistakes (if there's any as a result of monitoring)

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T will give Ss speaking cards to help them make up sentences by using the TL e.g. How long/learn/English ? How long/live/─░stanbul ? T will tell Ss stand up and mingle and find out as many answers as they can for the Qs and write them down T will monitor and collect common mistakes for WCFB at the end of the activity to do error correction on the WB

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