Elif CELIK 12 Dec 2013 Present Perfect Simple active and passive for recent events
to provide practice in passive and active form of the Present Perfect Tense in the context of ''good news, bad news''
to provide practice in listening in the context of ''good news, bad news''
Procedure (31-50 minutes)
The teacher provides a personalized quick demo and then directs discussion questions to Ss. Then, Ss are asked to discuss followings in pairs. 1. Where do you get your news from; the TV, newspapers, the radio or the internet. 2. What stories are in the news at the moment. 3. Do you ever read watch or listen to the news in English? If so, where?
Students are asked followings ; Which tense is mostly used for giving recent and/or last minute news? PPT what is the most common one active or passive? -Passive Then, Ss are asked to discuss the differences in pairs between two sentences below. 1) Somebody has been stolen my wallet. 2) My wallet has been stolen. Then, the teacher elicits the meaning and form from the Ss by checking their background knowledge of the subject.
At this stage, the teacher teaches and ensures Ss understand the meaning and form of the tense by highlighting the weak forms of have/has and been. When do we use it commonly? How we use and/or form it?
Ss are asked to read the speech before listening. Then, the first controlled listening activity is mainly focused on listening for specific information where Ss fill in the blanks. Then, the teacher asks Ss to peer check and listen again if needed then provides the AK. After the listening activity, Ss are asked to identify and underline the TL within the text while the teacher checks Ss comprehension on meaning and the form of the tense. Then, Ss in two groups of As and Bs complete the controlled practice activity in grammar and need to fill in the blanks in whether in passive or active form of the present perfect tense. Then, Group A and B writes the answers on the board. Thus, WC FB will be provided.
Ss are asked to write a paragraph about the recent news that they have found interesting. Then, they read out the paragraphs and the teacher ensures the TL is used correctly. Thus, WC FB will be provided.