Muhamed Nour Muhamed Nour

Describing Your Home , Grammar
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will review the 'unfinished past' function of the present perfect tense through the use of time expressions "for and since". The SS extract the target language from reading text after they review , and learn about the meaning, form and pronunciation. They will also do a semi-controlled practice to consolidate the meaning and form of the target language.Finally , they do a free practice exercise to use the TL they have learnt.


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Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of present perfect simple and introduce the use of time expressions; for and since trough a reading text in the context of home description

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking in the context of home description , to provide reading for specific information in the context of home description


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

The T starts the lesson by talking about him self, the place he has lived in , his work, how long he has been married using the target language.So , the T activates their schemata , and generates the ss interest.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The T asks the ss to talk about their life , work , the place they have lived in.The T personalizes the topic of the lesson , and encourages the ss to interact using their culture.The T extracts two sentences from the ss's answers , write them on the board .

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

The T explains the meaning of the present perfect , the form , and the use of the tense by applying these steps on the two sentences.The T elicits the meaning of the tense by asking CCQs ' has the action finished in the past? ', 'Has the action continued to the present?' '.The T uses the time line to explain the difference between since and for.Then , the T pronounce the contractions of He's , they've , and the week form of for .

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

The ss read a short text and underline the verbs of the present perfect tense , the T clarifies the difference between since and for.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The T gives the ss an exercise to complete the sentences to check their understanding of the target language.

Free Practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The T asks each ss to interview his/her partner in a free practice exercise . The T monitors and observes them and takes notes to any mistakes .

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