Fact is always stranger than fiction
B1+ Intermediate level
To provide the students with practice in the Past Perfect Tense and the Past Simple Tense
To provide the students with practice in reading for gist and specific information through a reading about Fact is always stranger than fiction.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
-Do a quick recap of what the Ss have done in the previous lesson. What they have learned so far.
-Split the Ss into pairs. -Give the Ss the HO. Tell the Ss to focus on the pictures and to read the short stories. Ask them to find the correct story for each picture. -Monitoring -Peer Check -F/B
-Give the Ss a quick revision of The Present Perfect Simple and how and when it was used. -Explain that they are now going to go into The Past Perfect Simple Tense. -Visually show the Ss by a demonstration how and when it is used. -Draw a timeline on the board of the Past Perfect Tense. Elicit. -Show Past Perfect vs Past Simple using 'before' and 'by' -Examples. -F/B
-Now give the Ss Ex.2 HO -In pairs, give them a few mins to read the stories and match them to Ex.1 -Monitor -Peer Check -F/B
-Give the Ss the HO for the Activity -Again put them into pairs and explain that they will be matching the sentences of the communicative using the Past Simple and Past Perfect Tenses. -Monitor -Peer Check -F/B