27MAR2021 Grammar
Pre-intermediate level


This lesson will work on the present perfect with for and since.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of present perfect with since or for.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about present perfect in the context of living


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

Students will talk in breakout rooms about where they live and if they've lived there for a long time.

Exposure (4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will read the provided text and answer the questions individually. They will discuss their answers in breakout rooms for 1 minute.

Highlighting (4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students will read the text again quickly focusing on the 2 sentences with the target language. They will be asked one question about the sentence with "for" and one question for "since". They will talk with each other for 1 minute in breakout rooms.

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

Students will tell the teacher the proper time placement for present perfect, and teacher will show it on the slides. Teacher will ask students questions about meaning, form, and pronunciation.

Controlled Practice (8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will fill in the blank on the form for the proper present perfect form and the proper time determined by the presence of since or for. Students will then share answers with each other in breakout rooms.

Free Practice (8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language for fluency.

Students will talk in breakout rooms, asking the given questions and answering using the present perfect and since/for.

Feedback/DEC (5 minutes) • To correct any confusion or mistakes found throughout the lesson.

Teacher will ask for feedback from the Freer Practice and conduct delayed error correction.

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