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Past perfect review
Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about Past Perfect through a context about the luckiest man in the world. The lessons starts with a discussion about lucky and unlucky people. It is followed by a test to acknowledge their mistakes, then I will review the past perfect tense, after that they will have another test. Then controlled practice and final with freer practice speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of the past perfect tense in the context of twists of fate

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency in speaking by asking them to tell us about a situation when they felt lucky.


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

I show students the picture of lottery ticket and try to elicit the word lucky, then I ask ' Have you ever won the lottery? do you consider yourselves lucky?

Test #1 (7-9 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

I will chest the paper and explain to the students that they have two action in every sentences and they are going to decide which one comes first. I will model the first example. when they are done I will ask them to check in pairs.Then I will check with the whole class.

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

Draw the timeline and write 1 example on the board, elicit where the Past Perfect is in the timeline. Elicit meaning that we use Past Perfect to talk about completed actions in the past that happened before other actions in the past asking CCQs: He won the lottery with the first ticket he had bought for forty years. 1. Are we talking about the past? Yes 2.Which happened first - ticket or win? Ticket 3.Did it happen at the same time? No 4. How many actions do we have? 2 Ask students where should be these 2 actions in the timeline. Elicit the form: + I/You/He/She/It/We/They had /'d + Past Participle - I/You/He/She/It/We/They hadn't/had not + Past Participle ? Wh-question word + had + I/You/He/She/It/We/They + Past Participle. I will erase the board and ask them to listen to my pronunciation of the sentence and repeat individually then chorally.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

I will chest exercise 1 and explain to them that they are going to read another group of lucky people. I will elicit that there are gaps and they going to fill it by putting verbs whether in past simple or past perfect. when they are done I will ask them to check in pairs and then I will provide them with a key answer to check their mistakes.

Free practice (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will ask ss to think about a situation when they felt that they are lucky. I will give them 3 minutes to think, then I will ask them to speak. I will also discuss their ideas and take notes about their mistakes.

Feedback (2-3 minutes) • to deal with students mistake on the board

I will praise the students performance during the class, then I will write their mistakes on the board and also the right form of their mistakes and ask them which form is right.

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