Eman Ismael Eman Ismael

Past perfect
Intermediate level



Main Aims

  • At the end of the session students will be able to identify the past perfect form and use it to talk about past events.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening for gist
  • To practice listening for specific information


Warmer/Lead-in (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As a warm up Yes or no Taboo activity As a lead in the T will get students answer family readlies as a competition to lead them to the theme of the lesson (Twins) Then, they will work in pairs to answer few questions: Do you know any twins? Tell us about them Do you want to have a twin? Why? Why not?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will listen to an audio about twins reunited after years of separation: 1st listening is listening for gist and to get the general idea 2nd listening will be listening for details and here they have to answer some questions

Highlighting (2-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- The teacher will write a sentence extracted from the listening to highlight the target language "Both of their adoptive fathers had died a few years before they met"

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- CCSs: Are we talking about the past? Yes How many actions are there in the past? Two Did both actions happen at the same time? No So did one happened before the other? Yes Which action happened first? She left - Then clarifying the form by breaking it down

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

https://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/the-other-half.pdf Here the students have to complete with sentences written in the past perfect.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The teacher asks the students to talk about yesterday using the past perfect.

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