Present Perfect Lesson
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn present perfect tense through a reading passage about Todd Philips, one of most important Star Wars fan. The lesson starts with reading the text to show the language in the context. This is followed by clarifying and practicing the present perfect tense. Finally, the lesson finishes with a speaking activity with using the game 'Find someone who'


Abc Paper for parts of the Star Wars film
Abc Powerpoint presentation
Abc 'Find someone who ' game handout
Abc Past participle Verb list
Abc Grammar practise handout
Abc Reading text about Todd Philips

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the present perfect tense in the context of Star Wars fan, Todd Philips

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about being a fan of a film in the context of with the example of Todd Philips


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the reading task.

T points a picture of movie symbol. 'What is it?' 'What are these?' 'Where do we see these creatures?' 'These are the ........ of a movie.' 'Do you know any movie with these characters' 'Have you seen any of Star Wars films?' 'What do you know about it?' The lesson starts with eliciting the idea of a film. Each film has some information about it like actors. T opens the page about it in PPT and gives them some cuttings about the answers to brainstorm the idea. They discuss this in one minute with pairs and come and stick it on the board. T ask CCQ question about the parts of a film and pushes them to find the word fan.

Pre-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make the learners relate the words in the sentence.

T shows a picture of a fan and a picture of Star Wars Fans. In this way, they are getting closer to the topic and have a chance to show the same written words can have a different meaning. The teacher elicits few other words by using the pictures. This time the teacher shows the picture of Todd Philips. In this way, she gives them a reason to read. The also writes the name of the title to make them wonder more about the text.

While-Reading (6-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

T shows the reading handouts and ask these questions. Now you will read a text and find answers to these questions. You have 3 minutes for gist reading. 'Who is he? Give the names of two actors. This time students will read the text to find specific details, to find four things that tell you he is a big fan in 4 minutes and share their answers with their group

While-Reading (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

T gives the handouts to check their comprehension. T asks them to find the words in the form of Past Simple and Present Perfect.

Grammar Activity (9-12 minutes) • To provide a clarification and practise Present Perfect Tense

Firstly, t presents the form of Present Perfect in two slides and ask some CCQ about these slides. And the meaning is presented in one slide and it is also supported with charts. T gives them a chart about the V3 version of the verbs and right after that, she gives another handout to make controlled meaning.

Post-Reading (7-8 minutes) • To provide a production about the language

For a post-reading activity, t gives them a paper about a game and want them to produce sentences about their experiences. They are going to play find someone who... T monitors their conversation and helps when they need. T collects some feedbacks about the game. For example, Ravza: 'Have you found someone who has written a letter to a newspaper?

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