Elena Elena

TP1 lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson the students will review and practice the Present Perfect, different time expressions and possible answers to "have you ever....?" questions. After that they will have short speaking activity. That will be followed by lead in to reading and jigsaw activity.


Abc Teacher made materials
Abc Picture of a person riding a camel
Abc Handouts for pairwork
Abc Handouts
Abc Picture of Egypt
Abc Picture of Shakira

Main Aims

  • Use the present perfect with "ever" and contrast it with the past simple and different time expressions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To extract information from a short text


Warmer (2-3 minutes) • To get students' attention and increase their motivation

WB Picture of a person riding a camel T: Can somebody tell me what is he doing? T Have any one of you ever rode a camel? If somebody says yes - T ask how was it if no - would anybody want to do it?

Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set language context and get students involved

On WB pictures of an airplane ticket to Egypt and a person standing near the pyramid in Egypt. T; Can you tell me where and when did he go? (showing picture one) T: And here? Where has he been? Can you tell me when it happened? SS answer - no.

Introduction to grammar (5-7 minutes) • To make sure that students know how to use the Present perfect when they are talking about their experience in the past

T: Gives out handouts with grammar excersises, same exercises are shown on the WB T. Please look at task 1. On your own match each question beginning with the most appropriate endings. T: asks one of the S to read the example question. You have 2 minutes to do that. One squeek -we start 2 squeeks we finish. FB: in pairs please compare your answers with you partner. FB S-WH T: I need 5 volunteers Volunteer 1 - matches question b. T what's the infinitive of given? Same for volunteers 2-5.

Introduction to speaking practice (10-14 minutes) • To prepare students to speaking practice and introduce to patterns they need to use for "have you ever ...?" questions

Elicit the meaning of "ever". T: So what does "ever" mean? Does it meen usually? always? T: Now you can ask questions you need to know how to answer them. Let's have a look at exercise 2. There is a list of possible responses. "Yes I have" is a good answer. Is yes I do a good answer? Why? No I haven't but I'd like to? CCQ "I haven't but I'd like to" means that you want to do it or not? In pairs. Ask your partner these questions. Also find out if he would like to do things he haven't done. FB: ask 3 students what their partner would like to do.

Clarification of time expression's usage (7-12 minutes) • To make sure that students use time expressions correctly with the Present Perfect and the Past simple

1. check the knowledge of time expressions. if you haven't done smth for ages - what does it mean? If you have or haven't done smth lately - is it long or short time ago? How many times is twice? and if you've been somewhere one time it is? 2. Elicit which sentence is different form the others. And what time expressions will work for it. T-WC complete each sentence with time expressions. FB ask 3-5 students which of the possible sentences are true for them.

Warmer (1-3 minutes) • To give to students a chance to relax after grammar and ─▒ncrease their motivation

Show a part of Shakira's "hips don't lie" video

Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and increase student engagement

Show a picture of Shakira on WB Ask if they know who she is.

Introduction and clarification of grammar. (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for jigsaw activity and make sure they can use question words correctly.

Elicit the knowledge of "wh-" and "how" questions. Write the questions on the WB.

Reading and asking for details (15-20 minutes) • To provide reading and speaking practice

Ask students to spread out handouts between themselves. Group them in paits. Instructions: Don't show your paper to your partner Read your paper then ask your partner questions that will help you to get the information you need to fill the gaps. Use the question words you have on the board. ICQs Will you show your paper to your parnter? What do you do to find information? T: monitors helps with questions if needed. FB in pairs - check with your partner that your texts are identical.

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