reem reem

life stories,present perfect simple and past simple
intermediate level


Abc New cutting edge, intermediate,Module 4, pages 38,39

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the past simple and the present perfect tenses

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about life stories in the context of the world's most successful twins


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

Teacher will attract the students' attention to look at the successful famous twins who are in the picture.Teacher will ask the students two questions. a.Do you know any information about these twins. b.Do you know another famous successful twins in any field of life?

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

Teacher will ask the students to look at the text without doing the exercise to only find out in what way the famous twins have an amazing life.

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

Teacher will ask the students to try to read the text and underline the correct answer.Then,students are asked to listen and check their answers.

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

1-Teacher will check the students' knowledge of how is the present perfect simple is formed. 2- Teacher will use the time line with model examples to confirm the difference between the two tenses. 3- Teacher will ask the students CCQs to help them to differentiate between the usage of the present perfect simple and the past simple 4- Teacher will drill the model examples with the students to state the correct pronunciation for the items in both of the two tenses. 5-Teacher will state the most important words and phrase which belong with the past simple and the present perfect simple.

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

Teacher will ask the students to provide the correct form of the different verbs in Exercise(1)whether in the present perfect or past simple.Then teacher will ask the students to match the information given in the text to the the correct pictures of the famous characters below.

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

teacher will ask the students to listen to five everyday conversations and match the dialogues to their descriptions.Then, teacher will focus mainly on the present perfect by asking the students to complete the gaps in exercise (2.b).

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

Teacher will ask each students to think in six things things that he/she has done it and his/her partner hasn't. Teacher will ask the students to run on a conversation together by asking and answer questions about their ideas

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