To provide clarification and practice of Present perfect in the context of Life stories.
Review of past participant verbs and practice contracted form of Have.
Procedure (27-45 minutes)
I show the students a PowerPoint which includes my pictures in some places, and ask them a couple of questions like" Do you know her? , Do you know the exact time? , Is this in the past, present or future?, Is this such an experience in my life?".
I tell them the sentence about my picture " I have been to shiraz." Then ask them " Do you know the exact time?" The obvious answer in NO. And show them the other picture and tell them " I have lived in Tehran." Is this such an experience in my life?
1- How is the present perfect formed? Elicit the answer from students. Write the form on the board and ask students to discuss if this is correct or not. 2- Give them some verbs and ask them to tell me the p.p.
In this stage we talk about the usage of the grammar e.g. When do you use the present perfect? ( when we do not know the exact time, When that event is such an experience in our life.) Practice the pronunciation of "have" in the contracted form. Ask them to drill. Change the words like " She, London, They, read a novel,..."
I show them some scramble sentences and want them to unscramble them in pair groups ICQ (What's the job?)
Show them pictures with 2 words below them. Then ask them to make sentences in pair groups. ICQ (What are you going to do?)
In this stage I want them to write some sentences about their personal life or about their family which don't include the exact time, or those are some experiences, individually. Then they have to check their answers with their friends. ICQ ( What should you do?)