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Present perfect lesson
Pre-intermediate level


This lesson focuses on Present Perfect. I will start with eliciting and will go on with with "meaning & form & pronunciation". This will be followed by a controlled written practice about the form of Present Perfect. Finally I will conduct a freer speaking exercise with students in groups.


Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Prompts

Main Aims

  • The main aim here is to teach students the meaning, form and pronunciation of Present Perfect. The subsidiary aim is to speak about personal experiences using Present Perfect.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a group conversation in the context of personal experiences


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the meaning, form and pronunciation of Present Perfect

I will start with some pictures of places, famous people, unusual food. I will show them to the students and elicit what they are and then I will ask "Have you ever ... ?" questions. If the students answer "Yes", then I will ask a past simple follow-up question.

Language focus (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the relevant target language

After the lead I will get my target language sentences on the WB. I will help the students with the meaning, form and pronunciation of Present Perfect Simple.

Controlled written practice (6-8 minutes) • To be able to use Present Perfect & Past Simple correctly

The students will complete the dialogue by puttingthe verbs in brackets into the past simple or the present perfect simple. They will do in individually. After the task is done, during FB if the students get something wrogn I will help them to understand why.

Freer Speaking exercise (10-12 minutes) • To let the students speak asking each other questions using Present Perfect Simple

They will work in groups of 3. They will ask each other questions about their personal experiences like "Have you ever driven a sports car?" If the answer is 'Yes' then they will ask more questions related with the former question like "What kind of car was it?" or "Whose car was it?" etc. Then we will have a FB session and each group will ask 2 of their questions and the other groups will be listening. During this exercise I'll monitor and take notes with the intention of error correction in the last stage of the lesson.

Error correction (4-6 minutes) • To correct the errors the students have made during the exercises

In this last stage of mt class I'll perform an error correction work and I'll correct those errors I've found while monitoring the students during the exercises.

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