Oussama Baali Oussama Baali

Present Perfect
B1 level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of The present perfect: Have you ever been.....? in the context of Communication

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a The present perfect: Have you ever been.....? in the context of Communication


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

T to display a video of the most beautiful cities in the world T to ask set a question before ss watch the video T to elicit ss answers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaqWMX3Kj5o

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

-T displays some pictures of famous places on the board ( ones that ss will know) -T elicits some more from students - T to ask ss the following questions: Have you ever been to .....? - T to write up the question 'have you ever been to .......? and "Yes, I have./ No, I haven't". -T to start drilling questions( using locations from the list on the board) -Once ss have got the idea, T will get them to walk around asking each other (or asking people sitting near them). - T to encourage ss to give true answers. - T to introduce more past participles by sitting ss down again. T to write up some films, names of cars, pop stars etc....) and write the questions have you ever ....? and elicit possible verbs that would go with some of the things you wrote ( have you ever driven a Fiat?) Have you ever read "Harry Potter"? Have you ever kissed a policeman?). - T to get ss to repeat the new sentences.

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

T to write the following question on board "Have you ever eaten snakes?" T to point out that the question is the present perfect and the reply is either ''Yes I have or No, I haven't" or Yes I ate a snake before."

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

T to clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language. Meaning: We use have you ever....? to ask about a past experience in someone's life. Have you ever eaten octopus? means "have you - at any time in the past eaten octopus? - Have you ever been to Venice? Timeline Past_________?____________-Present-_____________________-FUTURE " We make the present perfect with the auxiliary verb Have/has + a past participle. Question: Have + I/You/We/they + ever + climbed / a mountain? Has / He/she/it + ever+ sen / a blue whale? Regular verbs end in -ed Irregular verbs have various forms. Short Answers : Yes, I/you/we/they Have He/she/ it Has No, I/you/we/they Haven't (have not). He/she/it Hasn't (has not). Pronunciation: həv jʊ ˈɛvər bɪn tə ˈvɛnəs? T to show stress and drill the sentence.

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

-T to prepare handouts for ss to work on a game called " Find someone who" - T prepares 10 statements on a handout -Students must stand up, mingle and ask them questions. If they get a "Yes, I have" answer they can write the person's name in the gap ( Anass has eaten snails). -When they get a "Yes" answer ss must ask a past simple follow-on question ( What did they taste like?) and make note of the answer for reporting back later. - T to monitor

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

-T to ask ss to work in pairs and role play the following scenario -“Student A will be an interviewer and Student B will be a famous “Star”. The interview will be about the star’s life. The interviewer HAVE TO prepare questions using the present perfect.

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