Lesson Plan Theme: Present Perfect

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Present Perfect".


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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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Have You Finished Yet?

Target Language: Present Perfect \ for + since.
Description: Looking at finished and unfinished periods of time. And people's life experiences and how to describe them. This is the third in a series of four lessons on the present perfect.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G4
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It's Party Time!

Target Language: Yet / Already / Just.
Description: The children are having a party and the preparations for it form the basis of this lesson to practise yet/already/just and use of the present perfect. This is the fourth in a series of four lessons on the present perfect. The UK and US versions of this lesson plan are very different, mainly because of the use of just/present perfect in British English and just/past simple in American English.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G5
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What Happened?

Target Language: Present Perfect, Past Simple, "just".
Description: Using the marker "just" to talk about the recent past with the use of the present perfect.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G13
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The Job Interview

Target Language: Present perfect, for/since, work experience.
Description: Recording of a job interview in a lesson which focuses on present perfect to talk about life/work experience. Some work on for/since.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L3
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I've Been A Secretary

Target Language: Present perfect, past simple to talk about life experiences; work.
Description: Talking about life experiences and especially jobs that you have done. Main activity is a jigsaw reading activity which gets students using present perfect or past simple tenses.
Duration: 30 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R1


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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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You've Changed!

Target Language: Using present perfect to describe changes.
Description: Students talk about and describe people they know well and, after listening to a conversation between two friends who chat about how their lives have changed, talk about how their family and friends have changed.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L1
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Here Is The News

Target Language: Present Perfect to introduce news.
Description: A news bulletin listening which focuses on using the present perfect tense to talk about recent events and a couple of exercises to consolidate.
Duration: 80 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L8
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