Ainaz Ainaz

Present Perfect
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn about how to use Present Perfect to talk about their experiences, ask questions using the present perfect and know the difference between past simple and present perfect. Teacher will clarified the topic through some free practices and book exercises.


Abc HO
Abc CB
Abc CB
Abc HO1
Abc HO2
Abc HO

Main Aims

  • • To provide students with MPF of the Present Perfect tense and to differentiate its meaning from the Past Simple tense.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To provide students with speaking for fluency using the present perfect tense to share their life experiences
  • • To provide practice writing for accuracy by designing questions using the present perfect.


Warmer/Lead in - Stage (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students.

At this stage SS are provided with an HO designed by the teacher to answer some questions about their life experiences : Have you ever tied bungee jumping ? Yes, I have. / No, I haven't . Have you ever ridden a horse ? Yes, I have. / No, I haven't .

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Firs Ss are going to match the countries name and flags on CB exercise 1 , then they are going to check the countries that they have visited before on CB exercise 2, to talk about their travel experience.

Highlighting (6-8 minutes) • To draw students attention to the target language

1-How is the present perfect formed? Elicit the answers from SS . Write the form on the board and ask SS to discuss if this is correct or not. 2-Ask SS to find the regular and irregular verbs in the text (p121)and let them discuss and get feedback. 3-Ask them when to use the present perfect ?draw their attention to the grammar spot on CB p 121.

Clarification (3-6 minutes) • To clarify the form of the target language

Clarify when to use the present perfect and the forms of "have". (Exercises 2 and 5 .p 121)

Controlled practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice.

SS look at the verbs on exercise 1, p122. Teacher asks them to find the base form of past participle verbs from the HO1(Past participle verbs list)

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

SS are provided with HO2 by the teacher, they are going to complete the gaps with present perfect of the verbs in the brackets and share their answers in the groups.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

SS are going to ask and answer some questions about experiences on p 122 and share their experience with the class.

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