Dana Dana

present perfect continues
intermediate level


present perfect continues with for, since and ago


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present perfect continues in the context of listening

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Sara Rossi in the context of her life-line


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

show the Ss some pictures related to Sara's life and have them speculate as to what events have occurred in it.

listening task (3-5 minutes) • eliciting from the context

the Ss will listen to the audio and complete the lifeline and pair check their answers

language clarification (8-10 minutes) • To provide an explanation for TL

Reviewing the past simple and present perfect simple and clarifying present perfect continues (MFP).

concept checking task (2-4 minutes) • To provide make sure the Ss got the main aim of the lesson

sorting the sentences in Ex.2 into present simple, present perfect simple, and present perfect continues.

More specific task (5-7 minutes) • The difference between since, for and ago

elicit from the Ss the difference between since, for, and ago. give examples. ask them to make sentences using since, for, and ago.

controlled practice (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, and to make sure the Ss got the concept

Complete the gaps with the correct form of the verbs and circle the correct alternatives.

freer practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

prepare a mini-lifeline for themselves then describe it to their partner

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