Lindsay Ozkaya Lindsay Ozkaya

Talking about our achievements
B1+ Intermediate level


This lesson will focus on the Present Perfect Tense


Abc HO Tapescript
Abc Ho Ex. 1&2 Listening 1.25
Abc Ho Ex.4-6
Abc Ho Ex. 6
Abc Ho Game P.P.T.

Main Aims

  • To give the students a clear clarification of the Present Perfect Tense with the use of time expressions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give the students listening practice in a recap of the Past Simple Tense before extending onto the Present Perfect Tense


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Do a quick recap of their last lesson. Also, ask them if they remember who Aminata, Margot and Charlie were.

Listening for Main Idea (4-5 minutes) • To give the Ss practice in listening for Specific Information related to the topic.

-Give the Ss the HO and ask them to look at the pictures. -In pairs ask them to 'predict' what they think their 'achievements' might be. -Now listen to to listening Ex.1.25 and see if their predictions were correct F/B -Do Ex.2 -Repeat listening Ex1.25 -Peer Check -F/B

Language Focus - Grammar (10-15 minutes) • To focus on the Present Perfect Tense, form and meaning

-Do a model sentence of the Past Simple Tense. ie I lost weight. Ask them if it is visible, can they see it now. Do they know when it happened. Give a clear explanation of Past Simple vs Present Perfect using example model sentences. -Show a timeline to explain the difference between Simple Past vs Present Perfect -Elicit the time expressions always, never, just and already. -Do model sentences with the Ss. -Elicit for and since. -Do model sentences with the Ss.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Pair the Ss and give them HO Ex.4-5 -Ask them to look at Ex.4 -Explain that they should look at the highlighted parts of the sentences and connect to A or B -Ask them to check with their partners -Peer check -F/B

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

-Write on the board 'recently'. Give a model sentence and 'elicit'. -Show HO Ex. 6, explain that they are going to mingle with each other and that they are going find someone in the class who has....... - Feedback

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

-If there is time. Do the Present Perfect Tense Game

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