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Experiences, present perfect simple
Pre-intermediate level


Abc handout, pictures, white board

Main Aims

  • To provide review for present perfect tense(affirmative,negative interrogative)

Subsidiary Aims

  • to revise irregular verbs


warm-up (5-8 minutes) • to arouse sts interest

T puts several pictures on the board. Sts read the sentences from their handout and match them.

Revision (10-12 minutes) • To revise Present Perfect Tense (experiences), time expressions for Present Perfect and Simple Past.

T writes example sentences on the board and elicit the difference between two sentences. Sts put the words in order to make affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.(Present Perfect) Sts put the time expressions under correct headings in pairs. T check answers with the whole cass.

controlled practice (5-7 minutes)

Sts decide in pairs whether the expressions in the box are 'finished time' or 'time up to now'. T checks the answers by writing these headings on the board and encouraging individual sts to come up and write the time expressions under correct headings.

Semi-controlled practice (8-10 minutes) • To differentiate Present Perfect tense from Simple Past Tense.

Sts put the verbs in brackets into correct tense to make true sentences about themselves. (Present perfect or Simple Past) In pairs sts check their answers.

Free Activity (8-10 minutes) • To practice forming and asking questions.

Sts choose 5 questions from handout and mill around. They ask the question. If the answer is 'yes' they ask more questions to get the details. Sts report back to class what they get from their friends.

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