Upper Intermediate level
To provide practice of the past perfect continuous in the context of narrative verb forms
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
Students will talk in pairs asking each other other "What did you do today?"
Students will identify whether verbs are past continuous or past simple in 3 questions, followed by filling in when we use each form for 3 fill-in-the-blanks. After working on each section individually, they will compare answers with a partner. Following student work, we will conduct open class feedback. Students will then do 2 questions and 2 fill-in-the-blanks for past simple, past perfect simple, and past perfect continuous.
Students will be asked to fill in the blanks for the proper form and meaning. Teacher will review the pronunciation and annotate where the sentence stress is for the words. Afterwards, students will attempt to convert 4 sentences into Past perfect simple and past perfect continuous.
Students will write the given verbs in the correct form individually. They will then compare answers with a partner. After this, we will conduct OCFB.
Students will practice converting past statements into past perfect continuous. One student will say something in the past tense and their partner will change it to the past perfect continuous. Students will alternate roles throughout the task.
Students will be provided with 3 incorrect statements and must identify and correct the mistakes as a class.