Gossip and news. Present Perfect with just, yet and already.
Grammar: Present Perfect for giving news about things that happened in the past , but are connected to now by using "just","yet" and "already".
Vocabulary: Verb-noun collocations used for gossiping and giving news. Reading for specific information used as a context to teach the grammar in focus .
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
Set them in groups.Tell them that they are going to play a game. Explain that there is going to be a set of four words or phrases and one among them do not match the three others. They have to find the odd one. Mingle and check with the others groups. Some CCQs to check their understanding. Eg: When get sacked do you usually find a new job or lose your job? When you get promoted do you have a better job /do you receive more money or less? Do you usually have an operation when you have some health problems? Are you happy when you fail an exam? WC feedback.
Ask them how many different ways they know to give news.Elicit answers and write them on the board using bullet points. Show them the picture and get a WC feedback. Eg: e-mail, post card,note, sms.
Students will read the readings and try to answer the questions related.They will be put in pairs to do the task. Then they will change pairs to check their answers. AKs provided.
The class will be devided to groups . This time ask students to read the messages one more time and underline all the verbs in present perfect. Mingle and check with other groups . Look at message B,is there any past tense verb? circle it. Ask them why this verb is in past tense?
5 puzzles related to present perfect and its usage with just, already, yet and simple past tense are given to each group,they should read them, the names will be there on the wall for them. They have to walk around the room and find the right tittle. Then I'll ask the other groups to check. WC feedback.
Handouts will be given to groups.There are some sentences and some words in brackets. Students will insert the time words in their right places according to what they had learnt in the previous stage.Then they will check. An example will be provided for the students. Ak will be given to them.This time I ask them to look at the messages one more time and try to match the sentences with the messages.WC feedback.
Write the examples on the board by eliciting from students. Play the CD for pronunciation and sentence stress. Ask them to repeat.