Grammar: Language Focus: simple past, present perfect and present perfect continuous
Upper-intermediate class level
Help students to understand use and fucntion of the following tenses (simple past, present perfect and present perfect continous)
Understand weak and contracted forms pronunciation in this lesson. Help students to apply the use of correct tenses in their everyday speaking
Procedure (31-51 minutes)
Video related to the story of the previous text: "The Meretniemis" and their sailing plan. Ask students about the video: main idea and : Describe the family using one of the tenses they have studied earlier
Brief review about the text (listening task): Matching activity to convey the text meaning.
Pronunciation activity: help the students to understand the weak and contracted forms using both present perfect and present perfect continous) Students will listen again to the sentences and repeat after the speaker (she has=she's) /ʃiːz/ ; been; /biːn/
Ask students about each text’s tense and its function? (comparison between simple past and present perfect ) Compare sentences with different tenses Draw a picture or a board about each tense rule Ask the students to find out which questions in the text apply to the main character of each passage (Jeanne Beret or Rikka Meretniemi)
Apply the garmmatical rules about today's tenses lesson in a free practice activity: I will initiate creating a story about someone, (using one sentence including one of the tenses we had seen today) then I will call randomly, one of the students, he/she has to go on connecting ideas together but using the right tense and so on..