To provide clarification of past perfect tense in the context of story about what had happened to Sara's family
To provide scan reading practice using a text about past perfect tense
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
Warming up students by asking them to draw a timeline with the most 3 highlights that happened in their life and ask them to put it in sequence. Then tell your pair about what happened before the other.
Giving them a written story about me when I was late for the movie and give them two sentences to do in pairs to check if they are true or false through scanning the text. Ex. I had arrived before the film started ( ) The film started after I had arrived at the cinema ( )
Asking them to work in pairs to high light all the verbs in the past perfect tense in the text Ex. I went for a walk after I had finished my homework.
Check the Meaning” >>> Is it one action or two? / Which action happened before the other? I will draw a timeline to clarify that we are dealing with two events in the past but one happened before the other. Ex. After I had finished my homework, I went out Check the “Form” >>> auxiliary verb ‘had’ (the Past Simple of ‘to have’) – the main verb in the Past Participle form”1st action” – verb past simple “2nd action” Clarify that the 1st action comes in past perfect form and the 2nd action is in the past form. Check the “Pronunciation”>>> Drilling back chaining chunks to make sure they pronounce the abbreviation well Ex. I didn’t eat my lunch until my dad had come. I'd eaten dinner so I wasn't hungry. /aɪd ˈiːtn ˈdɪnə səʊ aɪ wɒznt ˈhʌŋgri/
Working in groups to choose the correct answer
Working in Groups to correct the verb form
divide them into groups to make a story of sequenced actions using "after-before- until...."