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TP7- Grammar
Pre-intermediate level


This lesson is on the Present Perfect Simple with 'ever' and 'never' in the context of life's experiences.The students identify different interesting life experiences and have a conversation on whether they've done them. This is followed by the introduction of the TL, a gist task, clarification of the TL with MFPA. The Ss then do a controlled practice activity of the TL. In pairs, Ss do a freer practice with the TL asking questions, giving answers and making statements. T then conducts OCFB and DEC


Abc Zoom/WB

Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice the present perfect simple tense with 'ever' and 'never' in the context of life experiences

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enhance speaking skills in a conversation about the things they've done and not done


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and activate Ss previous knowledge on the topic

https://www.icloud.com/keynote/0lhNubUSr1bnz_2XpTEpF_7-g#Lead-in_TP7 -T welcomes Ss to class and shares a screen on different exciting life activities -T informs Ss they'll discuss in pairs what these activities are and if they did them in their lives (3mins) -T ICQs Ss and then sends them to BORs to talk about the activities -TT closes BORs, performs OCFB and transitions to the next activity

Presentation through text (Text work) (6-8 minutes) • To provide a model of the TL and set the context for Ss to understand and use the present perfect

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRsJ-4MFKWknyvy0DNSR-dGs0jqFVXBp1JsTPmY9KzA9Mrvw/viewform?usp=sf_link -T informs Ss that they'll listen to a text on life experiences and answer some questions from the text.The activity should be done individually and completed in 3mins. -T shares the screen of the task, shares the link, ICQs Ss and then plays the audio text. -T sends Ss to BORs to check and discuss their answers for similarities/differences -T closes BORs, shares answers with Ss and performs OCFB.

Clarification (8-8 minutes) • To provide clarification on MFPA for the target language

-T informs Ss that the next activity is for us to understand the meaning, form, pronunciation and appropriacy of the TL -T shares zoom whiteboard, copies and pastes/types a statement and a question from the audio text -T CCQs the Ss on the meaning: Are the sentences referring to the past or the future? Past Is there any specific time in the past for the action? No Is the period from the time you were born till now? Yes -T illustrates the TL on a timeline for further clarification. -T writes two statements and questions on the WB and illustrates form -T writes one last statement (I have never travelled by helicopter) and clarifies pronunciation. -T states that all the statements and questions used in the illustrations are NEUTRAL however emphasises the fact that short Yes/No answers should be complete in formal situations. -

Controlled practice (8-8 minutes) • To provide controlled practice of the present perfect tense with 'ever' and 'never'

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5TZ7Zl-5faGhi15_vnCgTX7FG9kp3gB1ifr3z60-QzJWf7Q/viewform?usp=sf_link -T informs Ss they're going to practice the TL by completing the sentences with the correct options and the exercise should be completed individually in 3mins. -T shares screen from google forms with Ss, ICQs them on the instructions, sends the link on zoom chat and makes sure they all can open it. -T sends Ss in pairs in BORs to compare their answers.(2mins) -T closes BORs and conducts OCFB

Freer Practice (8-8 minutes) • To allow students Ss to use the TL in freer practice

https://www.icloud.com/keynote/0lhNubUSr1bnz_2XpTEpF_7-g#Lead-in_TP7 (slide 4) -T shares screen of the next activity and informs Ss of the freer practice activity where they'll ask and answer questions using the present perfect tense with 'ever' and 'never' -T demos the practice with one student and then sends them to BORs while monitoring for MFP errors. The activity should be completed in 4mins -T closes BORs and conducts OCFB.

Feedback/Delayed Error Correction (6-8 minutes) • To provide Ss with feedback on the completion of the tasks in the TL

-T writes some examples of language employed by Ss during the practice -T elicits correct/wrong sentences/questions from the Ss. -T nominates Ss to correct the wrong sentences and gets approval from peers -T clarifies Ss on pronunciation errors during practice -T closes session and encourages Ss to keep practicing the TL

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