Lesson Plan. General Information: Level: Secondary 1 Number of students: 40 Time: 35 minutes Topic: Present Perfect Tense

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1 General Information: Level: Secondary 1 Number of students: 40 Time: 35 minutes Topic: Present Perfect Tense Lesson Plan Students Prior Knowledge: Students have learned the Simple Past Tense and briefly about Present Perfect Tense taught in Grammar in Use - Unit 15. Objectives: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to: General: a. consolidate the form and function of Present Perfect Tense b. distinguish the difference between Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense c. use appropriate adverbs (ever, yet, for, since, etc.) (last night, yesterday, in 1999, etc.) together with Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense when forming questions and statements Specific: Language Use: engage in speaking activity to use Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense grammatically. Language Forms: Present Perfect Tense a. Has/Have + Past Participle (e.g. buy has/have bought ) Additional Language skills: information processing and organizing ideas (i.e. using a table) in speaking Learner activities / Learning tasks: Speaking: conducting small-talk and conversational exchange about daily-life experience Materials and Teaching Aids: Hardware: Highlighter, Visualizer

2 Software: Sample Article, Articles, Instructional Sequence: Time Content Stage Procedures Aims Classroom Organization Teaching Aids 5 min 1. Show news articles A and B, give To familiarise students Sample instructions on completing the task. with the led-in activity Article, 2. Divide students into groups of 4 and To make students Student Student distribute the articles one for each cooperate and complete Articles group. the task faster 1. Set a time limit for the task. To strictly control the 2. Walk around to monitor progress and time spent on the led-in provide assistance to weaker pairs. activity 3 min Revision & Led-in 1. Stop the activity when time is up. To give extra attention to weaker students To prepare for the Teacher Groups / Individual student Regain students attention. presentation stage 2. Pick students to list a few pasts (e.g. To recognize Students Teacher Groups Articles went ) and Has/Have + past effort participles (e.g. Have written ) from the 2 articles. 3. Put Teacher s versions on the visualizer.

3 1. Show Teacher s highlighted pasts To heighten students Teacher Class (form of Simple Past Tense) and past awareness of forming participles (form of Present Perfect correct Present perfect Articles, Tense) by looking at authentic Highlighter 2. Draw students attention to a few texts 2 min Presentation examples which illustrate the use of To make students notice adverbs (e.g. since ) in Present Perfect the different meaning sentences. It is also important to show delivered by the use of that Simple Past Tense is often used Present Perfect Tense with a specific reference of time. and Simple Past Tense 1. Bridging what is observed through To solicit response from Teacher Class looking at the newspaper articles, state students and evaluate that students need to be able to whether they have a full (p.1-2) distinguish the difference between grasp of the concepts or Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past not 8 min Presentation Tense. 2. Go through worksheets, further explain To make sure students Teacher the concepts of using the two tenses are on-task and they Individual students and do a few exercises on p.2. have sufficient repeated 3. Prompt students and check their practices understanding. 1. Show worksheets for pair-up practice, To prepare student for 13 min Practice & Production demonstrate with the help of one student and give instructions on the speaking task To involve students Teacher Student completing the task.

4 2. Walk around and monitor progress. To give extra attention to Teacher pairs / 3. Make sure students practice with their weaker students Individual students neighbours and fill in the table for organising ideas while speaking. 4. Ask some pairs to report back if time allows. Stop the activity when time is almost up. 1. Collect students worksheets and assign To conclude the lesson the proofreading task if the oral activity and consolidate learning can be finished during lesson. (If not, assign the proofreading exercise as individual homework.) 2 min Winding up 2. For the proofreading task, students should try the first few questions in pairs with the guidance of teacher before working on their own. 3. Remind students to refer to worksheets (p.1-3) for revision purposes. Content Stage Predicted Problems Viable Solutions The activity can be quite challenging for junior Print a bigger copy of the texts Revision & form girls and thus might lead to an Group students in fours to facilitate and speed up the reading process Led-in unexpected over-run

5 Presentation Production The comparison of Simple Past Tense and Present Continuous Tense may be a bit demanding for weaker students Students may need more time to come up with the right questions with the correct use of form Time may not be sufficient for the production stage Provide a worksheet which clearly summarizes the key ideas to student for better conceptualization Walk around the classroom and provide individual assistance to weaker students Strictly control the time spent on the presentation stage Pause the activity and continue it in next lesson

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