Julian Julian

TP8- Grammar
Upper-Intermediate level


Abc Avenues 2 English Grammar
Abc MyGrammarLab Intermediate B1/B2

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the present perfect tense with verbs(irregular and regular) in the context of past experiences and past actions with present results

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of past experiences and past actions with present results


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T-S: T will introduce the present perfect tense through a 4 minute-speaking exercise about Ss past experiences seeing and watching movies. The T will present the topic with pictures of different popular movies on Google Slides as shown below with 2 examples: (1 min) 'Ask your partner if they have seen some of your favorite movies. (E.g. Have you ever seen the Man of Steel? Have you watched the Hobbit yet?, etc.)' S-S: Ss will have 4 minutes in BR to discuss their past experiences seeing and watching movies with their partners. T-S: T will monitor Ss briefly to ensure that Ss are working on the task.

Exposure and Clarification (15-17 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation and with examples.

T-S: T will send a link to Google Slides to Ss through Zoom. T will demonstrate 2 distinct differences in present perfect tense usage. T will also give examples of usage to show Ss the differences in meaning between the two. T will also highlight important keywords to help Ss better understand their meanings.T will share screen to show the following: Past Experiences We use the present perfect to talk about actions and experiences that have happened in our lives up to now. E. g. Have you driven an automatic car before? We can use expressions like often, once, twice or several times to say ‘how often’. E. g. I’ve eaten at that restaurant several times. Past actions with present results We can use the present perfect to talk about a past action that has a result in the present. E. g. My car’s broken down. (=It broke down earlier, and it still isn’t working now.) E. g. They’ve gone out to eat dinner. (=They went out earlier, and still haven’t come back yet, but they will eventually return.) T-S: T will present a guided discovery exercise to help Ss discover the correct past participle forms using the present perfect tense.T will elicit a response of A,B, or C from Ss. T will also ask Ss to determine which of the two meanings is implied with each example. T will ask "Is this asking about past experiences or past actions with present results" to elicit responses from Ss. T-S: After the correct answer and meaning is elicited. T will point out sentence and word stress to students and have them drill chorally once to twice for each sentence depending on how accurate the sentence is pronounced. T-S: T will present a GD exercise with form when asking questions in the present perfect tense. T will elicit responses from different Ss by calling on them to answer individual questions. T-S: T will present the last GD exercise when forming statements that are true for each Ss eliciting responses from individuals.

Controlled Practice (12-14 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T-S: T will send Ss a link to Google Forms through Zoom. T will have Ss find the mistakes or put C if the answer is already correct. T will give Ss 10 minutes to do the exercise. 1 minute per question. T will tell Ss to check with their partners if they have any questions about their answers. T will also tell them to exchange answers via private messages. This shouldn't take long as Ss should know most of the answers. (2 minutes) I: Ss will individually answer the 10 questions on the Google Forms page. S-S: In pairs, Ss will share answers and ask questions to each other to encourage peer-learning. T-S: T will share screen and go over questions in OCFB using the responses on Google Forms. T will praise Ss. (2 minutes)

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T-S: T will place Ss into BR to do the Freer Practice stage. T will also send all Ss the 3 questions they will be discussing with their peers. Questions below: 'What’s the craziest thing you've ever done? Have you ever ridden an animal? Who is the greatest person you have ever met?' S-S: Ss will practice using the TL with their peers and using irregular verbs answering these questions together for 5 minutes. T-S: T will monitor Ss and write down 2 good examples and 1 bad example of the TL. T will review DEC for the last 2-3 minutes of class eliciting responses for the good and bad examples. "What's wrong with this sentence?(pointing to the bad and good examples)"

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