Present perfect simple and continuous
In this upper-intermediate lesson, students will learn how to correctly use the present perfect simple and continuous tenses. They will focus on distinguishing between these two forms and understanding when to use each appropriately. These tenses can convey different aspects of time and action, crucial for expressing experiences, ongoing actions, and completed activities up to the present moment.
The lesson plan includes a boardwork suggestion that outlines how to present the target language. This will serve as a foundation for several engaging low-resource classroom activities involving different collaborative grammar and speaking tasks. These activities are designed to provide students with practical experience in using both tenses in various situations, reinforcing their understanding and application. As usual, we have included a fun classroom game idea to review the lesson's content and offer an enjoyable way for students to consolidate their learning.
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Use of the board
Students review the functional uses of the present perfect simple and continuous tenses.
Compare and contrast the functional uses of both tenses with your students and try to elicit examples of each.
The perfect sentence
The students will work in pairs to make statements using the present perfect simple or continuous.
Collocations with make or do
Students have to complete a table by matching verbs to their corresponding collocation.
This lesson plan contains a suggested homework activity that your students can use to practise the target language of the lesson at home.
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