Romeo Hernández Romeo Hernández

TP8 LP_Romeo Hernández
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students are introduced and practice present perfect simple with ever & never through guided discovery with the use of an audio about general experiences. The lesson begins with students listening to two speakers talking about two experiences. This is followed by a clarification stage where the structures heard in the audio are elicited from the students. Last, the students work on a speaking exercise where they talk about three experiences in groups.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of EVER and NEVER in the context of general experiences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about ever and never in the context of general experiences.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

To generate discusion, I am going to have a lead in where students look at three images. These pictures show places where some of the students may have visited or have never visited. I will ask students: -Can anyone recognize the place? -Have you ever visited any of these places? I am going to have an open-class discussion in order to listen to my Ss opinions. This task sets the context for the students and allows them to interact as a whole class.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Show Power point presentation on screen share. Get Ss to answer the following questions: 1. What are the man and the woman talking about? 2. What happened with the woman’s brother? They will listen to the audio once and then I will ask if they need to listen to it again. I will move to open class discussion where students are going to give their answers upon hearing the audio.

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Display Googe Docs task. The Ss will work through the audio individually in order to check the target language. I am going to have them identify the expressions. They will work individually on three cues: -Identify two questions about general experiences. -Listen for two sentences that say when the actions happened in the past. -Write three short answers to Have you...? questions. Then, we will come back to the main session and check answers in open class discussion. I will have answer document to accompany the activity but will check the students work first.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

MEANING I am going to work with a Jamboard where I will elicit from the students: Which tenses do the speakers use? Past perfect and Past simple I will focus my atention on the lenght of each utterance. Have you ever made a speech in public? CCQ: Is the person asking about something that can happen at any time? Yes. Do we use ever with questions only? Yes I made a speech at work. CCQ: Is the speaker talking about a finished action? Yes. FORM I will elicit from Ss how the structures can be made. First I will elicit how questions are made and then I will move to answering them. This will be with the use of Yes, No questions. Then, I will have them conjugate the affirmative and negative sentences. CCQ: is never only used for negative sentences? Yes. PRON Throughout the clarification stage I will drill students individually and chorally about the various structures being presented. I will be specific to exemplify have /hæv/ (strong) and /həv/ /əv/ (weak) forms. I will do this with the help of sentences: -Yes, I have. No, I haven't (negative) -I've visited Mexico.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

During this part of the lesson, I will have the Ss work on a Microsoft forms where they will be taking a quiz. The Ss will work individually in order for me to assess their knowledge and understanding of the target language. They will do this by entering to the Forms survey via QR code or link. After this, we will come back to the main session and check answers together.

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

I am going to have the students work in groups and to talk about what they four images. I will ask them to use the phrases in the presentation that I will share with them. They will then take turns and formulate their sentences in order to answer correctly. I will be monitoring the BORs to check for any mistakes in their utterances. I am going to close the activity with a delayed error correction section where I will share with the Ss the mistakes they made while speaking to each other.

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