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Copy of simple past vs present perfect
B2 level


In this lesson, students will learn about the differences between Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous through guided discovery based on listening . The lesson starts with a brief discussion about the movie gladiator. This is followed by the analysis of the model sentences found in the text. Finally there is some controlled (gap-fill exercises) and freer practice (a final writing activity).


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the differences between Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous in the context gladiators

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about gladiators


Stage 1 • to introduce the lesson and make the context of the lesson interesting for students

T will show a gladiator picture and will wait for the students' opinions about that. Ask them to talk in pairs about the movie Gladiator. T-S feedback. - have you seen the movie? - tell your partner what you remember about the movie using the past simple

stage 2 • To provide listening skills

students listen to a conversation ss complete a HO about the listening

stage 3 • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T writes two sentences on the board and asks ss if there is a difference I washed the car / I have washed the car T writes a sentence using past simple and adds more and more time expression using the same sentence. T writes a sentence using Present perfect and use different time expressions T elicits the rule of both tenses. SS complete a HO - I arrived in Kadıyöy at 8/ yesterday/ 2 days ago/last week/.... I have just/already arrived in Kadıköy I live in Kadıköy for/ since

stage 4 • to provide writing skills

SS are given a HO with a question. SS write a paragraph about the question ss read each other's papers some good ones are read to the class. -Can you think of a situation you have been in recently where you had to assert yourself ?

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