rashin pourabbas rashin pourabbas

our experiences, present perfect
pre-intermediate level


Abc pictures
Abc hand-outs

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the present perfect tense for experiences in the context of 'my life and my experiences'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy in making questions with 'have you ever...?' and talking about experoences


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher sticks some photos on the board which show some of her/his own experiences. They might include " go to U.S.A , sleep in a tent , watch a horror film , do bungee jumping...". The teacher then tries to make some sentences to start familiarizing the students with the form and to see if any of the students already know the form.

Exposure (10-15 minutes) • To help the learners understand the form

Having engaged students with the context, the teacher will have the learners make some sentences. The teacher uses finger technique to help the students with the right place of every word. It is followed by some repetitions. (The students don't see the form until this step.) Finally the teacher asks students to help her/him write the form on the board. The teacher uses the same steps to teach the question form.

Highlighting and drilling (5-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Here the teacher uses the board for drawing a diagram of the tense and to do some drilling activities trying to make the students aware of the given structure and make them alert of third person singular with has and the usage of past participles. The teacher will definitely ask some concept check questions to make sure the students have grasped the meaning. While doing the drilling the teacher again uses the pictures mentioned in the first step of the lesson.

Controlled Practice (4-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice using an activity

The teacher uses hand-outs of an activity which include questions with present perfect tense and asks the students to stand up and walk in the class and to find students who have done the activities on the paper. This activity is preferred since there are undoubtedly some kinesthitic learners considering their age. Here the teacher remains passive, monitors the class and takes note for further explanation. The activity will be concluded with a whole class feedback.

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