TP 3: Grammar (Perfect Tenses)
Upper Intermediate level
To provide practice, clarification and review of the past perfect, present perfect and future perfect tenses in the context of accomplishments, stories and goals for the future
To provide gist and deduction listening practice using a text about the accomplishments and goals of three individuals
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a using the past perfect, present perfect and future perfect tenses in the context of speaking about skills/lessons learned, funny stories and future goals
Procedure (32-48 minutes)
Teacher will instruct class to speak to each other in group of 3 about - "Something you have achieved in the past and something you want to achieve in the future." The learners have 3 minutes to speak. Teacher monitors learners.
Teacher plays an audio recording for the class (2:18 long).
Teacher briefly speaks about the individuals in the audio recording to give the learners an awareness of what was said and the context of time of occurrence. Teacher introduces the TL "marker sentences".
Teacher introduces the concepts of the time line and begins the lesson. Teacher starts with the Present Perfect Tense. Using the example of the marker sentence from the audio the teacher shows MFP with mini drills. CCQ's performed. Teacher moves on to Past Perfect Tense. Using the example of the marker sentence from the audio the teacher shows MFP with mini drills in pronunciation and questions on tense. CCQ's performed. Teacher closes with the Future Perfect Tense. Using the example of the marker sentence from the audio the teacher shows MFP. CCQ's performed.
Learners are instructed to work individually. Learners are given a Worksheet of 14 questions to complete in 10 minutes. Worksheet comprises of a variety of questions testing the full extent of the TL information presented. Learners are then instructed to compare their answers before submission for 3 minutes in Breakout Rooms. Once responses have been submitted the teacher performs DEC where necessary
Teacher instructs learners to perform each of the following within 10 minutes while in groups of 3 using Breakout Rooms. 1. Use the present perfect tense to speak about something you have learned about this year. (a new skill, a new dish etc.) 2. Use the past perfect tense to tell a funny story about something that happened to you in the past. 3. Use the future perfect tense to speak about anything you will be doing in the future. (any future plans) Learners are monitored. Teacher performs DEC where necessary. Congratulate learners and end class