Nazanin Bozorgzade Nazanin Bozorgzade

Accidents At Home, present perfect
Pre-Intermediate, B1 level


In this lesson, students will practice using the present perfect to talk about the results of recent events. Students will share their own experiences through communicative activities and approachable conversations, which will guide them automatically to the main focus of the lesson, grammar.


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Main Aims

  • Grammar, Vocabulary

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of family and home


Warmer (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Using mime to show what happened to my finger (I've cut my finger) to encourage Ss to ask questions about how that happened. Eliciting Ss by asking them where most accidents happen, specifically in the home.

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

At this stage, Ss are going to be introduced to the lesson. By using photographs, Ss will provide words based on their English knowledge so that their level will be adjusted automatically.

Useful Language (10-15 minutes) • To gather Ss attention to the topic

In pairs, Ss will talk about what objects they see in those pictures. Different suggestions are accepted. They'll be monitored and helped by giving them suggestive words. Then I'm going to write a sentence, related to the topic, on the board to introduce them to the concept of present perfect for recent events.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Continuing with the exercise to consolidate the concept. Ss will be directed to the examples, and they're asked to read the present result. Ss fill the gaps through controlled practice. They also have some time to compare before going over answers as class.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ss should be able to use simple sentences to give information. Their performance will be assessed through a checklist.

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