When to use this lesson on the present perfect simple tense
This lesson plan should be used with English learners at an intermediate level. Before starting this lesson students should have a strong understanding of how to use the past simple tense. They should also have a basic understanding of how to use question words. Off2Class offers lessons that cover these topics, just download a free account to find out more.
How to teach this lesson plan
Before teaching this lesson, it is expected that you have a good understanding of what the present perfect simple tense is. You should know that it is used to describe events that took place in the past, which have a result now (in the present). I recommend that you review the lesson plan before teaching it so that you have a firm understanding of the concepts and activities it includes.
This lesson starts with examples of sentences in different tenses. This is a great chance for you and your student(s) to review the present simple and past simple tenses. This also provides you with the opportunity to introduce a sentence in the present perfect simple tense. From here, you and your student(s) will work on analyzing and differentiating between types of tenses. When teaching this portion of the lesson, it is helpful to ask students to form their sentences in the present perfect simple tense.
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