Grammar Clarification, Present Perfect Continuous
Intermediate B1 level
To provide clarification of present perfect continuous in the context of birthday
To provide contrast between present perfect continuous and present perfect simple
Procedure (47-60 minutes)
I tell things about myself concerning my birthday to make the use of present perfect continuous more salient. -On my 15th birthday, my parents bought me a violin and I started playing the violin since I was 15 and I still play the violin so I have been playing the violin since I was 15. Ask the questions to ss to elicit this kind of answers above.
A handout from SB given to ss. Monitoring Peercheck. Group check.
Hand out for setting the rules. CCQs (on LA). Timelines. CCQs for Present Perfect Simple: Did something happen in the past?(Yes) Is there a result in the present? (Yes) CCQs for Present Perfect Cont. Do we know when the activity started? (Yes) Is the action still continuing? (Yes) What are we interested in? (The duration of the activity) CCQs for Present Perfect Cont.2nd slide Does the car now work? (Maybe yes, maybe no, we don't know) Is the man repairing the car now? (No) Did he stop repairing the car a short time ago? (Yes) How do we know? (He's filthy)
A gap-fill hand out given to ss. Monitoring. Peercheck. Group-check.
Ss are shown pictures and try to form a sentence in relation to these pictures by using present perfect continuous.