Abdessamad Zouhri Abdessamad Zouhri

Grammar lesson
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson, students are going to be introduced to grammar, specifically, to the difference between the past perfect simple and continuous through a text then some examples. After that, they are going to do some pronunciation practices focusing on irregular verb forms.


Abc Grammar exercise : 6e
Abc Grammar Bank A3 : ex a
Abc Grammar exercise : 6c
Abc Reading exercise : 6b
Abc Pronunciation : 7a
Abc Grammar Bank A3
Abc Reading exercise : 6a

Main Aims

  • To introduce students to the past perfect continuous and how it differs from the other tenses.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To encourage students to be more productive and speak out their understanding of the lesson by allowing peer-checking after each task.
  • To explore grammar through reading the the text " Nightmare over the Atlantic ".


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

To do a warm up by trying to discuss the meaning of the word incident

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

To expose students to the TL in context through reading the text " Nightmare over the Atlantic "

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

To encourage the students to notice TL and answering the exercise.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

To discuss the difference between the highlighted verbs then focus them on MFP of the TL

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

To check students' understanding of meaning and form by doing an exercise on Grammar Bank A3.

Semi-Controlled & freer practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

To further consolidate the TL and allow some production through an exercise

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