Emmanuel Emmanuel

Emmanuel TP 7
Pre intermediate level


For this lesson, students will learn the difference between present perfect and past simple


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice present perfect simple vs past simple.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise and revise grammar and production


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

For the lead in, I will provide students with a text, while reading it they have to choose the correct word to complete the text. (the words are related to past simple and present perfect) A: Hi Daniel, how are you? B: Great, thanks. We (1)have/did just come back from Spain. We stayed in Nerja for two weeks. A: Oh, I’ve never (2)been/was to Spain, but I’d love to go. (3)Been/Did you have a good time? B: Yes, we did, the weather (4)was/have fantastic and we spent every day on the beach A: Lucky you!

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

For this stage I will share a google document to students, there is a reading in it. Students will work in pairs to identify the the verbs in the paragraphs and highlight them in yellow if the verb is in present perfect and in green if the verb is in green This is for them to identify the difference of those time tenses

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

In this stage, students will do a guided discover in which they will answer some questions related to meaning, form and pronunciation They will do this individually and then check with a partner, at the end I will give open class feedback.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

For this stage, I will send a link to students, in the first one they have to choose the correct answer to complete it In the second activity, they will transform the verbs given in past simple or present perfect At the end I will give feedback

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

For this stage, students will answer a few questions with their partner and they have to use present perfect and past simple to complete them Have you ever been on T.V. or in the newspaper? Have you ever watched a film at an outdoor cinema? Have you ever done something embarrassing in public? Have you ever wrote a poem or story? Have you ever gone to a country in another continent? Have you ever collected something as a hobby? Have you ever seen someone commit a crime? At the end I will conduct DEC

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