Lesson Plan Theme: Life Stories

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Life Stories".


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My Interesting Life

Target Language: Present Perfect for past experiences.
Description: Some focus on the form of the present perfect tense followed up by a reading on someone's past experiences. A communicative activity gets students using the present perfect tense to ask their fellow students about their lives and what they have done. And we finish with a game!
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G2
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Have You Been? When Did You Go?

Target Language: Contrast between using Present Perfect and Past Simple Tenses.
Description: This lesson introduces the contrast with the past simple and how these tenses can be used together. Students should do lesson Lesson Plan 2G2 (above) before tackling this lesson.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G3
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Images From The Past

Target Language: Describing old photos, talking about family history.
Description: The lesson begins by getting students talking about the elder relatives in their families. The listening involves people talking about vintage photos, with listening comprehension exercises that focus on both detail and gist. The lesson finishes with an open speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L14
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How Long?

Target Language: Present perfect continuous.
Description: This is a lesson centered around an article about somebody's life changing decision. After speaking about him, students then talk about their own life experiences.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G5
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Love Is In The Air

Target Language: Questions without the auxiliary 'do'.
Description: This lesson tackles the tricky problem of subject/object questions. A warmer on famous couples leads onto work on questions without the auxiliary "do" and a listening about how a couple met.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L7
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I Want, I Want

Target Language: Past and present wants \ desires.
Description: What we want now and what we wanted in the past. We meet and read about Bill the retiree. Focus on structures such as I would have liked, I would like to have done and I wouldn't mind.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4G4

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