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Revision of Tenses forms in the context of childhood and family
Upper- intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be tested on their previous on knowledge of tenses forms then I teach them the differences between verbs in context of childhood and family, they will be tested again to make sure that they have improved their knowledge. They will also practice speaking in the same context and tell about their family and childhood.


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Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of present and past verbs forms in the context of family and childhood
  • To provide review, practice and clarification of present and past verbs forms in the context of family and childhood

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking to improve fluency and accuracy about the same context of the main aim


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start the lesson by asking students if they miss their childhood, love to recall their memories of childhood with friends, was their childhood influenced by any member of their their family.

Test #1 (4-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

I will chest hold the sheet of exercise and ask them do you see this Q/ what kind of Q is this? I will elicit from them that it is a matching Q. I will ask them to underline the verbs and match them to the name of the tense, and not to turn the page, I will give them 2 mins. when they are done, I will ask them to check in pairs, then turn the page to check their answers.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Divide the board into two sides to review the tenses. A side for present simple and the other for present continuous. I will write a sentence and elicit the name of tense, ask CCQs to elicit the usage and meaning, provide them with timelines, elicit the form of both tenses. I will do the previous points also in comparing: past simple/ past continuous, present perfect/ past simple, present perfect/ past perfect. I will elicit and ask CCQs about the usage of used to and the difference between using it and using past simple. I will elicit the purpose of using the past form to express imaginary meaning.

Test #2 (7-8 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

I will chest the paper and ask them "what do you see in this picture"that this passage is about Keema grew up as an Indian British and they are going to choose the best verb form to know her story and ask them not to turn the page. I will give them 3 minutes and when they are done, I will ask them to check in pairs and then turn the page to check their answers. ICQ: Are you going to choose between verbs or nouns?

Free practice (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will ask students to talk about their childhood and family background like first school, holidays, different homes and how long you stayed there, and who influenced them. I will ask them to form a circle and talk. I will listen and take notes about their performance and take notes, if they have mistakes, I will deal with them on the board later and ask SS to correct them.

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