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TP 6 Grammar
A2 level


In this lesson, students will study Present Perfect for unfinished past with "for, "since and How long...?" through the model sentences from the text which is about different living styles and housing types.There will be a short speaking practice in the context of discussing and comparing their answers on the fill in the blanks activity which they should decide which sentence is Past Simple and which one is Present Perfect. Finally they will be asking "How long..?" questions in a controlled practice activity. This will help them build confidence for further freer practice in the next lessons.


Abc Text from course book
Abc Fill in the blanks
Abc Matching
Abc WB
Abc Word prompts

Main Aims

  • To provide review of using Present Perfect for unfinished past and clarification of using "for" and "since" with the correct time words/phrases in Present Perfect sentences by modeling from the texts from the coursebook in the context of different life styles and housing types.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of Home Sweet Home inferring to the text (different cultures, life styles and housing types)


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greet the students and ask some questions by using Simple Past and Present Perfect. e.g. What did you do after the course yesterday?, How did you come to the course this morning? Have you ever eaten paella? Have you ever been to a jazz concert? If they say yes, try to ask more questions with "wh".

Highlighting (5-6 minutes) • To highlight useful language for coming tasks

Tell the students that they have used Present Perfect to talk about their life experiences but in this lesson they will see another reason to use Present Perfect Tense.Tell the students look at Luke's speech bubble and discuss about the highlighted sentences in their groups. Try to elicit some answers. Do the same for Bridget's speech bubble.

Clarification (12-14 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Use the WB to clarify the meaning of the Past Simple and Present Perfect (for unfinished past with for, since and How long..?). Draw a timeline for each sentence, ask CQs., make sure that they understand the meaning. Show the positive and negative forms. Model the pronunciation, if necessary, drill.

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Focus the students on the examples, show it on the WB. The students work on their own and match the words/phrases in the box with "for" and "since". The students check their answers with their partners.Check the students understand that "for ages" means "for a long time". (Redston + Cunningham 2005, Face2 face, page 61)

Controlled Practice#2 (4-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students will put the verbs in brackets in pResent Perfect or Past Simple.Focus the students on the example, do the first on the WB. Tell them to fill the second part about themselves. The students do the task on their own. Check the answers to the verb forms with the WC. If there are some errors, correct them on the board with the WC.

Controlled Practice#3 (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Show the students some prompts e.g. have a mobile phone or be married and ask them to make questions with "How long...?" Correct them orally if necessary.

If time Activity (5-6 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Give each student a piece of paper, tell them to write only one sentence by using Present Perfect for unfinished past. e.g. I have lived in my house for 8 years/ since I got married/ since 2005. After writing, the students move around the room saying their sentences to one another. They try to find one student who has lived in their house/flat for the same lenght of time as they have. Demonstrate it with a student. Ask ICQs. Monitor and give delayed feedback.

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