Тема: Ambitions and Dreams
Group : 11.12/32
Lesson plan: Ambitions and Dreams
the educational aim: remind students of the remembering word combinations, and to revise about ambitions and dreams, to give more information about Present Perfect and Past Simple with for and time phases
the development aim: to develop their memory, writing skills, speaking habits about their ambitions and dreams
the up-bringing aim: to teach them to love English language
The type of the lesson: New Lesson
Visual aids: Cutting Edge ‘Students book’, ‘Work book’, Mini dictionary,
multimedia projector, blackboard, chalk
Procedure of the lesson
greeting with students
speaking about the weather conversation
short conversation between duties
2 Check up home task
Now students who want to tell me about home task? What was your home task?
a) Meanings of a Couch potato , a Live wire and other words
a) How we use going to, planning to, would like to, would rather?
3 Introduction with the new theme.
Ambition – noun, something that you want to achieve in the future.
Example: My ambition is to become a doctor.
Dream – verb, past tense dreamed, dreamt. To think about something that you hope will happen.
Example: I dreamed of being a movie star.
Present Perfect Tense – we use Present Perfect Tense to talk about the past and present together. It tells us something about the present . Example: I’ve met Daniel before. (I know him now)
1 We use the present Perfect with for to talk about an action or state which continue from the past to the present
Example: I’ve been in New Jersey for two weeks.
2 We use the Past Simple with for to talk about a past action or state in a period of time which is finished
Example: I was in New Jersey for two weeks.
module 7 exercises conclusion
mini - dictionary Language focus 1 Questions about
Language focus 2 grammar and practices
Vocabulary speaking Exercises
1 Match the verbs in A to the phrases in B to make expressions to do with ambitions
start a house or flat
go how to drive
buy 1 million
appear on a novel
go to television
write the world
go round university
have your own business
2 Make three lists of ambitions
Things that most
Things that very few
Things that you think are easy / difficult to do
Learn how to drive
Start your own business
Buy a house or flat
Appear on tv
Go to university
Write a novel
Go round the world
Language Focus 1
Present Perfect and Past Simple with for
Compare the two sentences below
1 Sting has been a famous pop star for over twenty years – Present Perfect
2 Before he became famous, he was a teacher at a primary school for – Past Simple
1 Tick the correct way to complete each sentence
a) I’ve lived in Australia for two years
and I’m very happy here *
as a child
b) I was in Australia for two years
and I’m very happy here
as a child *
2 What are the Past Simple and Present Perfect forms of these forms?
a) regular : work – worked – have/has worked
b) irregular: know - knew – have/has known
3) Write the sentence below in the negative and in the question form
You’ve known him for a long time
You haven’t known him for a long time
Have you known him for a long time?
There is no time phrase with the Present Perfect. We don’t know exactly when the action happened.
When we use with time words with the Present Perfect, they do not give definite time.
She has just had her first lesson (a short time ago)
It’s already sold a million copies (before expected)
I haven’t finished yet (before now)
He never been abroad (not at any time)
We often use the following time words in the Past Simple
days, dates, times, years – in 1996, yesterday
last and ago - last year, five years ago
questions and statements with When – when I was ten years old
Language focus 2
Present Perfect and Past Simple with other time words
1 Robbie left school in 1995. he is remembering his old school friends. Complete the sentences using the verbs below
Ameet was always interested in business – he always ------ lots of brilliant ideas for making money and his ambition ----- to be a millionaire by the age of twenty – five.
Lucy was a film addict – she sometimes --- to the cinema four or five times a weeks. She ---- to become a famous film actress like her heroine, Halle Berry
Edward was always very quite , and he ---- out very much, he --- most of his time at home in his bedroom, playing games on his computer.
Kate ---- should for at least three hours every evening – when she was eighteen years old, she ---- to become an ecologist and help save the planet
Hennah ---school at all – for some reason, the only subject she ---- was geography!
2 Look at the time words in the box. Which time words can you use with each of the phrases below?
a) I saw him ----
b) I’ve ---- seen him
c) I haven’t seen him ----
Five years old
When I was six years old
Works with CD ROW exercises
Marking students answer
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