Omelia Omelia

Upper intermediate level level


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the present perfect tense and the present perfect continuous tense in the context of ‘Showpiece of China’. The lesson starts will students sharing what they know about China. This will be followed by reading a text where students will guess the title. Students will then read the text focusing on TL. Afterwards, students will get the opportunity to practice the TL in a controlled and free task.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice the present perfect simple v present perfect continuous

Subsidiary Aims

  • In this lesson, students will practice reading for gist & specific details


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To activate students’ schemata on the topic of argument, set lesson context and engage students

T shares screen with students "Shows Chinese Flag". T ask students if they know this flag. T then ask "What do you know about China?" "Languages, famous people & places, history & culture, sports?" Give Ss a minute to think of their response. While students are thinking T shares her answer to the question. T elicits a response from students.

Reading for gist (3-5 minutes) • To get students to have a global understanding of the text.

Instructions- Please read the article and choose which of these you think is the most suitable title. You have 2 minutes to reach the article. T asks 3 students their answers. T shows students the answers.

Reading for details (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the TL through reading

Instruction- Look at the article again. Focus on the highlighted sentences. Match the sentences with their meanings. T does an example with the class. ICQ: Are you going to read the entire article? (no) You have 3 minutes. T shares screen with answers. Ask students to check their answers. Answer any questions.

MFP Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To provide meaning, form, and pronounciaton clarification of TL

T will ask CCQs to cover meaning. CCQ: (PP simple) Q1: Did he go to the modern cities in the past? (Yes) Q2: Do we know exactly when he visited other modern cities? (no) Q3: Is the focus on his experience or on a specific trip? (His experience) CCQ: (PP continuous) CCQ: Q1: Is he in China now? (Yes) Q2: Does he visit China frequently? (yes) Form PP simple- subject + have/'ve or has/'s + past participle PP continuous - subject+ have/'ve or has/'s +been+ verb+ing. To cover pronunciation T focuses on sound stress and intonation. T will model pronunciation using the MERD model.

Controlled practice (8-8 minutes) • To get students to practice using the TL

HO3: Choose the correct ending for each sentence. T does an example with the class. Instruct students, they have 4 mins to complete the activity. BOR, to check answers for 2 minutes OCFB: T elicit and share answers with students. Suggest students take a screenshot. Answer any questions.

Freer Practice (6-8 minutes) • To get students to produce the TL and expand on what they already know

Instruction: Think of an interesting city you’ve visited. Take turns telling your partner about your visit. You have 6 minutes. T monitors BOR to collect info for DEC

Feedback (5-5 minutes) • To close task, correct mistakes, and improve learners' language

T highlights positive use of TL and makes corrections of TL where necessary. T answers any questions and end class.

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