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Dummy Plan, Present Perfect
Pre-intermediate (A2/B1) level


In this lesson, Students will learn about present perfect tense and its uses. the use of for, since and yet will be taught through life experiences, past to present and recent events.


Abc Handout #1
Abc Lyrics

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Present Perfect in the context of life experiences, distinguishing when to use for and since

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening practice using a song lyrics with Present Perfect tense


Warm up (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Speak of life experiences and past events that have influenced recent actions.

Introduction to the Target Language (5 minutes) • Present the present perfect tense and some of the adverbs used with this tense through a text.

The students read the text and answer some questions about it

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

Students learn the usage of for and since in the context provided

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

Students complete the exercises in HO#2

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and have them get a little production practice

Students Talk to each other and ask questions using the present perfect tense

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

Students practice the lesson using the "Have you ever...?" game

Listening Practice (6 minutes) • To provide students with a fun way of practicing their listening skills

Students listen to a song with lyrics provided and try to capture the meaning of it in real-time

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