In this lesson, students learn how to use Present Perfect for experiences and practise new vocabulary related to workplace meetings.
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PRESENT PERFECT FOR EXPERIENCES
The lesson starts with a reading task. Students focus on six short texts in which some famous people express their opinions about meetings. Some words in the texts are underlined and students have to choose the correct ones to answer six questions (e.g. What verbs can go with the word meeting? – schedule, hold, etc.) Next, they read the opinions again and engage in a discussion about meetings in the companies they work for. The following task exposes students to sentences in Present Perfect and Past Simple. They match four questions to their answers. They move on to a table with Present Perfect forms and the rules comparing the use of Present Perfect and Past Simple. At first, students analyse the forms. Then, they read each rule and complete the table using the sentences from the previous task as examples illustrating the rules.
PRESENT PERFECT & PAST SIMPLE PRACTICE
In the second part for the lesson students get the chance to put the rules they’ve learnt earlier into written and oral practice. At first, they read four gapped dialogues and need to complete them with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Then, they discuss three questions starting with Have you ever…? and ask some follow-up questions in Past Simple. The discussion is followed by a text about silent meetings which students read and then discuss. The lesson finishes with a card game in which students practise the use of Present Perfect for experiences orally. In turns, they choose a card, build a question in Present Perfect and ask their partners. Then, they ask follow up questions in Past Simple. The twenty questions we’ve prepared are work-related as well as personal.
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