TP7 Past Perfect TBL
In this lesson, students will have the chance to practise using the Past Perfect tense with "just" and "already". The methodology which will be used in this lesson is task based learning. The context will be taking witness statements in the context of a murder mystery.
To provide practice reading past tenses
To provide practice writing using past tenses
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
T shows Ss a cartoon strip showing a day (before today) in the life of a family. T asks Ss to describe what these people were doing yesterday. PW - Students talk about what the people were doing, using past tenses.
T goes over MFP of Past Perfect tense. Eliciting M and F from students. Examples include use of "just" and "already"
Introduces task - there has been a crime and Ss are detectives who must write witness statements detailing what the suspects were doing on the day of the crime. Provide a model of a witness statement. Ss read model on board. Model is also provided in their "case notes"
Ss will work in pairs to write witness statements for the suspects. T will monitor and be on hand to help with language needs
At the end of the task the written statements will be displayed on the board for analysis. T highlights good language, corrects errors and offers alternatives. Finally, Ss must decide who is the guilty suspect.