Vikramjit Bal Vikramjit Bal

TP7 LP_Vikramjit Bal
B1 - Pre-intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of present perfect and simple past in the context of experiences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a present perfect and simple past in the context of expressions.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T greets Ss T devises lead-in: Discuss the following question in break-out rooms: "Have you ever fallen asleep on a train? Did you miss your stop? You have 2 minutes." Link to Jamboard: Open Break-out rooms.

Exposure (7-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T gives next instructions: "Now you will hear an audio clip about a true story of a child who fell asleep on a train and ended up far away from home. Listen to the audio and then you will answer some questions in groups. I will add you to the breakout rooms while you are listening to the clip. You have 7 minutes. Here are the links:" Listening: Google Forms: T opens breakout rooms.

Highlighting (1-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T closes breakout rooms and pastes the answers in the chatbox: 1. Saroo became separated from his birth family when he was five years old. He found his village on Google Earth. His birth mother has moved from the home he lived in as a child. 2. listened 3. has 4. No 5. traveled 6. he has T highlights 3 and 6.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T goes over Google Slides: Slide 1 Clarifications: After second question: When we use the simple past, that means the action has already been completed. It is not happening anymore. Ask question about pronunciation of was: Is it /woes/ or /woez/? Slide 2: Q about pronunciation: How do you pronounce that word? Is it liv-ED or livd? Slide 7 Clarification: The past participle is different from the simple past. In many cases, they are the same, especially when they have the "ed" endings. When it comes to irregular verbs, you would have to learn all of the different forms of both past simple and past participle.

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

Now you will get into breakout rooms again and answer some more questions based on what we just went over. You will have 7 minutes to complete these; the first two are done for you. Additional resource: Link with the most commonly used irregular past forms: Answers: 1B: did. got 2A. Have... tried 2B. downloaded 3A. Have... traveled 3B. took 4A Have... found 4B contacted 5A Have... lost 5B left... gave... called Paste answers and conduct OCFB

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

Share jamboard link: Provide the following instructions: Now you will get into breakout rooms and ask each other "Have you ever...?" questions. There are some suggestions in the pictures, but please be creative! You will have 5 minutes to do this." Example Questions: Have you ever ridden a bicycle? Have you ever driven a car? Have you ever ridden a horse? Have you ever been on a plane? Have you ever done yoga? Have you ever gone fishing? Have you ever performed on stage? Have you ever seen an opera? Close breakout rooms Conduct DEC.

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