Sanjay Suckoo Sanjay Suckoo

January 16 - Grammar Lesson
Pre-intermediate level


Students will learn about the present perfect grammar specifically the forms ever and never. They will be introduced to the grammar by text, followed by highlighting and clarification, controlled practice and free practice. The students will speak in the context of travel.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present perfect in the context of travel by reading and practicing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about travel
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel


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

- Show pictures of famous places and ask if students have ever been to the various attractions.

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

- Listen to the interview about Frieda hoffmann. - I will give pairs of students a handout with the questions to put in the correct order according to the blanks in the article

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

- Have students in pairs underline all forms of present perfect in the text

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

- Ask for the examples of present perfect that the students found in the text - As they draw attention to the marker sentences, I will write them on the board. Marker Sentences: Well, I’ve been to a lot of countries in Africa and Asia, but I’ve never been to South America. Have you ever discovered anything? Ask CCQ's Well, I’ve been to a lot of countries in Africa and Asia, but I’ve never been to South America. Did she go to Africa and Asia? (yes) Did she go to South America? (no) Is it clear when she went to those countries? (no) Is it specific or general? (general) Have you ever discovered anything? Am I asking about the future? (No) Am I asking about the past? (Yes) Are they asking about a specific or general time? (General) Am I asking about an experience in your life? (Yes) Attempt to elicit form from students Drill pronunciation together.

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

Students will play "I've never". They will work in pairs and each person holds up five fingers. They take tuns saying something that they have never done. For example, I've never been to Egypt. If their partner has been to Egypt then they put one finger down. This process repeats until one person has no more fingers to give. The receiving student will also share the question to go with the answer that the giving student shares. If they say "I've never been to Egypt", their partner says "Have you ever been to Egypt?" for controlled practice of the question form.

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

Have students change the original questions to make them about themselves and answer them. We will take 2 minutes to adjust the questions and then have students practice in pairs with personalized dialogue using the present perfect that we just learned.

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