This lesson combines a topic of hobbies and Present Perfect Continuous. Students learn new phrases related to hobbies, watch a video and discuss it. There is also a grammar section that lets students discover rules and put them into practice.
B2 / Upper Intermediate90 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan
SPEAKING ACTIVITIES & VOCABULARY
The lesson starts with an exercise that offers students a chance to expand their vocabulary by guessing three phrasal verbs related to hobbies (take up, pick up, give up). After that, students discuss questions about the same topic. Then, they move on to another vocabulary activity. Students look at the number of sentences and find phrases (e.g. in the comfort of your home, go over the basics, tackle) to match them to their meanings. Then, students are asked to discuss the sentences by saying whether they agree with them.
VIDEO & DISCUSSION
In this part of the lesson students watch a video about a person who tries different hobbies. Students do comprehension tasks such as complete a sentence and match sentences to hobbies. After that, students talk about what they think regarding the video, whether they would like to try any of the activities and discuss learning new things. The video also contains examples of Present Perfect Continuous and serves as a lead-in to the grammar part.
The last part of the lesson focuses on grammar practice. At first, students explore the rules and elicit the main difference between Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous. Then, they move on to practice. Students need to choose correct endings for sentences and make sentences using prompts. Also, there are two activities that enable more speaking practice using the Present Perfect Continuous structures. Students work in pairs and make each other guess a hobby from a card. For freer practice, there’s also a discussion at the end that encourages students to talk about their hobbies. There’s a list of questions to facilitate a discussion.
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