Perfet verb forms
Advanced Block 1 level
To revise perfect verb forms
To practise skimming and scanning
To practise giving oppinion and supporting a point of view in an argument
Procedure (45-60 minutes)
I will start the lesson with a short discussion around the following question: Is it a good idea to allow people to own a gun? Why?/Why not?
The teacher will pre-teach the following words: trial (by defining and giving examples), firearm (by giving examples), convict (by giving examples), scrum (by giving a situation and examples), prompting tears (by defining), hastily (by giving a synonym) and adjourn (by giving a synonym) - these techniques will be applied if eliciting meaning from learners fails to produce correct answers. This aims to smooth the language and make it easier for the learners to understand the text. Then learners will quickly read the text and find answers to the following questions: 1. How many does the athlete face? 2. Why does the judge say that the athlete acted hastily?
I will ask the learners to quickly read through the text and underline the perfect verb forms. Also they will have to decide which tenses the forms are in.
I will elicit the formula of the perfect verb forms present in the text provide pronunciation of the structure and bring situations to help students build sentences using the structures.
Students do an exercise with alternate answers where they will have to choose one correct verb form.
Students do a completion work in which they will have to complete sentences with true facts about themselves. Then in pairs they will tell each other the information they have and see if they share something in common.
In group of three, students discuss and sustain their point of view in the argument. During the exercise they are expected to apply the target language as much as possible and whenever necessary.