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  1. 1. In our lives we have had many experiences. Some arenice others are sad, etc. However, life is beautiful andwe should enjoy every single moment!!!Objectives: 1. To answer in a written way questionsrelated to surveys and read texts.2. To write about their personal experiences .3. To ask questions to a cheerleader about her career.3. –To reinforce the use of Present Perfect Tense fortalking about experiences. Level: B1 Skills to work: - Writing, Grammar, Speaking Suggested Time: 40 minutes Adapted material by: Aura Janneth Hernandez U.
  2. 2. 1. Read this quote. Write in your notebook what youthink about it? Have you made mistakes in your life? What did you learn from them? (3 minutes)
  3. 3. 2. Survey!!! (5 minutes)Please, tick on the line according to your answer.1. Have you ever met anyone famous? Yes ___ No___2. Have you swam in the ocean? Yes___ No__3. Have you ever kissed a boy? Yes___ No____4. Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? Yes __ No__5. Have you ever practiced an extreme sport? Yes__ No_6. Have you climbed a mountain? Yes___ No ___7. Have you been abroad? Yes___ No____8. Have you ever eaten sushi? Yes___ No ____
  4. 4. Check your answers!! (2 minutes)Count the number of affirmative answers. If you have: 0-4….. Your life needs some exciting things to do!! 5-7…..You have a life full of good experiences. Keep looking for more emotions! 8….. You live an amazing life full of great moments. Congratulations!!!
  5. 5. A very Weird Sport!! Reading. 5 minutes.
  6. 6.  Hi there Teens Today,I’ve seen some very weird sports, but have you ever heardof speed eating? Well, I just saw a show about it and I thinkit is totally gross. How can they call this a sport? AJapanese guy, Takeru Kobayashi, has won six hot-dogeating competitions. In the last one he ate fifty-three hotdos in twelve minutes. Imagine! He’s probably eatenthousands of hot dogs in these competitions, and he isn’teven fat! Another competitor,sonya Thomas –she’s skinny,too- once ate sixty five hard-boiled eggs in six and a halfminutes! This is the unhealthiest activity I can imagine.And these people win money for eating enormous amountsof food in a short time. Why doesn’t someone stop thesecompetitions before people get hurt?Yours disgustedly,Stacey
  7. 7. 3. Read the text and answer the questions in your Englishnotebook. (5 minutes) 1. Who are Takeru Kobayashi and Sonya Thomas? 2. Whose record is more impressive? 3. Is speed eating a fun competition or a dangerous example? Post your comment on our facebook page and comment at least 2 from your classmates. Note: check answers at the end of the activity in the feedback section.
  8. 8. 4. Grammar: the present perfect for experiences(10 minutes)1.. Read the examples. I’ve seen some very weird sports, but have you ever heard about speed eating? A Japanese guy, Takeru Kobayashi, has won six hot-dog eating competitions. I haven’t heard about speed eaters.2. Answer the questions.1. When did the actions happened?2. Is time mentioned?
  9. 9. 5. Look at the examples again. Complete the form rulesfor the Present Perfect.1.Affirmative: Subject + ______ / has +_________2. Negative: Subject + haven’t/_________ + pastparticiple3. Question: have/has + subject + ____________?
  10. 10. Check it out!!Grammar: ever and neverWe use ever and never with the presentperfect:Have you ever met a famous person?I’ve never been to Australia.Has/HaveHe/She/It…….. Use has.I/You/We/They…… use have.Please, check the table of irregular verbs on thislink:http://www.saberingles.com.ar/lists/irregular-verbs.html
  11. 11. PRACTICE6. Work with a classmate. Ask her about theexperiences.Write the questions and answersin your notebook, please.(5 minutes) 1. Try sushi 2. Meet a famous person 3. Go to another country 4. Fly in a planeCheck your answers at the feedback section,please. (activity 6)
  12. 12. 7. Would you like to be a cheerleader? (5 minutes) Write questions to ask the cheerleader in your notebook.1. How long/be/cheerleader2. How long/study at college3. Why/become a cheerleader4. How many competitions/participate5. How many cities/visitCheck your answers in the feedbacksection, please.
  13. 13. FeedbackActivity 3. A very weird sport.1. They are champions speed eaters.2. It’s your decision but Thomas has eaten a larger amount of food in a shorter period.Activity 4.2. Present perfect is used to indicate that an activity or event hasoccurred without stating exactly when. The emphasis is on having hadthe experience. The time is indefinite –not important.Activity 5 .1. Affirmative: subject + have/has+past participle2. Negative: subject + haven’t/hasn’t+past participle3. Question: have/has+subject+past participle?
  14. 14.  Activity 6. 1. Have you ever tried sushi?2. Have you ever met a famous person?3. Have you ever been to another country?4. Have you ever flown in a plane?Activity 7. Would you like to be a cheerleader?1. How long have you been a cheerleader? About 5 years.2. How long have you studied at college? Two years.3. What did you become a cheerleader? She liked performing and wanted to travel4. How many competitions have you participated? 405. How many cities have you visited? 30
  15. 15. Additional resources 1. http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/presperf2a.html 2.http://www.headsupenglish.com/index.php?option= com_content&task=view&id=290&Itemid=95 3. http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/learn- english-video.html http://www.clafoti.com/
  16. 16. Bibliography1. Mannes, M., Lethaby, C., Brewster. S., & Corredor, L.D., (2012). Next Step 9. Colombia:Richmond Publishing House.Pictures takes from:1. http://tx.english-ch.com/teacher/jun/level-b/life- experiences-using-present-perfect-tense2. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/03/comp etitive.eating.stomach/index.html3. http://www.thesportsbank.net/core/wp- content/uploads/2011/10/kansas-cheerleaders.jpg