Aleksei Kudriashov Aleksei Kudriashov

Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about Present Perfect and compare it to Past Simple, and will use 'for' and 'since' for period or some moment in past.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Present Perfect in the context of lives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about a House with History in the context of two people's lives


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

I will ask to give few names of famous people who lived in Istanbul more than 100 years ago. I will write on the board a sentence: ... lived in Istanbul more than 100 years ago.

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

Ask Ss if anyone who they'll have mentioned is still alive or all of them died. I'll mention a concept of finished past action and introduce a concept of an action that started in past but hasn't finished yet or its influence continues into present. I'll write a sentence on the WB: I have lived in Istanbul for three years. CCQs: When did I start living in Istanbul? (3 years ago), Do I still live in Istanbul? (yes)

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

I'll project two pictures on the WB, of a young man and of Karl Marx. Then, I'll ask about who's still alive (the young man). I'll draw a timeline with their lives and corresponding marking of two tenses. HO1 will be provided

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

The Ss will work through the adapted material of New Headway Pre-Intermediate Students Book which will consist of two readings with Present Perfect and Past Simple and matching it questions. Group check will be provided and WC quick feedback. V3 form is to be mentioned and the table of irregular words should be given out. Elicit negative forms of two tenses. Pronunciation of contraction and third person forms will be drilled as WC.

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

Then, the second part of HO1 will be put into work with 'for' (period of time) and 'since' (moment in time).

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

Individual work on one sentence in Present Perfect about Ss have done (achieved) at this course. Group check.

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

Ss work in pairs and ask two questions: How long have you lived in Istanbul? and How long have you studied English? ICQ: Which tense are you going to use? After the task, mingle WC and ask to share with other Ss the info about the partner. Delayed error correction during feedback.

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