To provide clarification and practice on the past perfect continuous using a text taken from the novel Girl with Pearl Earring
to enable students practice speaking using the past perfect continuous in a personal context
Procedure (38-57 minutes)
Since the text i will use to clarify the TL is a novel inspired by a painting, students will brainstorm about movies that were inspired by books, paintings or vice versa. Students will try to remember the topic of the examples they mention and share them with WC.
In pairs, students will try to remember the topic of the text they have read with their books closed. The teacher asks if they remember how long had he been working on the painting?The teacher writes the answer on WB for further analysis.
Before the clarification stage, students will take a look at the grammar box and skim the sentences in ex.2. They will underline past perfect continuous sentences and come up with a model sentence which will be used in the clarification stage.
The model sentence will be "he had been searching for the answer for some time when he finally realized what was missing " CCQ: Where/when do you think we use past perfect continuous? Which action happened the first? Which one is more emphasized in this sentence; the sequence of time or the length of the event? Is there any relation with the present? Another example for the purpose of clarification can be " he had been working on the painting for almost two months. he hadn't been working on the painting for almost two months Had he been working on the painting for almost two moths?
Students will have to choose between 10 sentences the ones that should be changed to the past perfect continuous. Students check their answer with their partner. FB will be done with the WC
Students will work in pairs and try to rearrange the words to make sentences. Answer key will be given. Feedback will be done with the WC. Common mistakes will be highlighted.
In pairs, students will think of 3 photos of themselves and describe; What was happening in each photo? What had you been doing before each photo was taken? What did you do after each photo was taken? Which one is your favorite and why?
The teacher will hang the words that will be pronounced on the wall. Each group will be categorized according to their sound.Students will work in pairs and find the word that does not go with the groups. The teacher uses the WB for clarification while drilling.
Students will use the past perfect simple and the past perfect continuous to fill the blanks. Students will check their anwers with their partner FB will be done with the WC.