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Lesson Plan

Level: Intermediate Schedule: Saturday from 9:00 – 13:00

School: PARAMOUNT Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Teacher: Abraham Mancilla

Warm up: “Simon says”

The teacher will challenge the student’s vocabulary and will play “Simon says”; in order to play this,
the teacher will command the class and the class must do the command.

Time estimated: 10 min.

Main topic: Present Perfect using ever, never, already, yet

Review: As a review for present perfect, the teacher will use the questions the students made for
each other* and will start asking one another.
*the questions were part of their homework.
Time estimated: 15 min.

Ever: To supplement present perfect, the teacher will show the use of never and ever. Explaining that
ever is used to explain that something can take place at any time. Mainly used in questions.
For example:
 Has he ever scored a goal before?
 Do you ever dream about winning the lottery?
 Have you ever heard of The Ivy restaurant?
 Have you ever been to England?
 Has she ever met the Prime Minister?
Time estimated: 5 min.

Activity: To practice ever, the students will write a card to their favorite actor; asking questions using
“ever” in most of them.
Time estimated: 15 min

Never: Never is the negative form of ever; the teacher will explain that never is used to explain that
an action has not taken place in any time. This is mainly used in affirmative and interrogative
For example:
 I have never been to Italy.
 She has never ridden a bike.
 They have never seen The hobbit.
Time estimated: 5 min.

Activity: The class will play: “Never have I ever”, the teacher will ask a set of questions to the class
and the students will raise their hand if they haven’t done this. If they haven’t done the action asked,
they must say:
“I have never....”
For example:
Teacher: Have you ever met a foreigner?
*someone raises their hand*
Student: I have never met a foreigner before.
Time estimated: 25 min.

The teacher will present a video of the “Ellen Show” that gives an example of the game “Never Have I
ever” and the students will answer the following questions:
 What has Johnny Deep never done?
 What has he done?
 What has Gwyneth Paltrow never done?
 What has she done?
 What has Paul Bettany never done?
 What has he done?
 What are the things in common they have all done?
 What are the things in common they have never done?
Time estimated: 35 min.

A worksheet will be shown to the class for which they must answer correctly.
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Time estimated: 10 min.

*break 30 min*

Already: The teacher will explain to the class that already is used to express that an action has
ended before expected. For example:
 I've already drunk three coffees this morning.
 Don't write to John, I've already done it.
 Have you already written to John?
 Has she finished her homework already?
Time estimated: 5 min.

Yet: The teacher will explain that yet is used in interrogative and in negative present perfect. When
used in interrogative it refers to someone who wants to reassure of an action that took place in the
past has concluded.
For example:
 Has she emailed you yet?
 Is he home yet?
 Has your passport arrived yet?
Used in negative form, it shows that an event (that hasn’t happened) is expected to happen in the
 Kevin hasn’t registered for class yet.
 I haven’t seen ‘Black Panther’ yet.
Time estimated: 15 min.

The class will be shown a worksheet to practice already and yet.

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Time estimated: 10 min.
A reading will be handed out to the class, for which they must answer the following questions

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What is this reading about?

Where did he start gambling?
What did he beg for?
What were the people trying to tell him?
What could have been the reason for his mental disorder?
Where is he today?
What piece of advice would you give him?
Have you had an addiction before? Write a small paragraph about it?
Time estimated: 30 min.

Classroom conversation: Movies Time estimated: 45 min.

The teacher will start a conversation with the students about movies, reviewing all the time tenses
seen with present perfect. The teacher will ask the students:

What are your favorite kinds of movies?

Who are your favorite actors/actresses?
What is your favorite movie?
Have you been to the movies recently?
What has been your favorite movie of this year?
What movie you think should have won an Oscar?
In your opinion, what makes a movie great?
Do you know what it takes to make a movie?

Then the teacher will show a commentary video from: Screen Junkies, for which the students will
watch and answer a few questions.

What did you understand from the video?

What movie are you really excited for this 2018?
Have you been waiting for a certain movie? Or a sequel or a reboot?
How many movies did you were going to come out this year?

Now for further conversation, the teacher will present a video showing how movies are made. He/she
will present some vocabulary related to movie production and then ask some questions to the class

Budget: Amount of money to be used to produce the film
Academy Awards
Ambiance: the feeling or mood of a particular scene or setting.
Arc shot: a shot in which the subject(s) is photographed by an encircling or moving camera.
Backdrop: refers to a large photographic backing or painting for the background of a scene.
Backlighting: this phenomenon occurs when the lighting for the shot is directed at the camera from
behind the subject(s)
Barn doors: the black metal folding doors an all four sides of a light that can be bent back and forth
on their hinges to control where the light is directed.
Best boy: The term for any technical assistant.
Billing: the placement or display of names of actors, directors, and producers for a movie in publicity

Do you know how movies are produced?

What kinds of things you think have changed in the past to make movies?
Have you ever been in a movie production?
Would you like to be part of a movie production?

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Have you______ (eat) lobster?

2. I have ____ (be) to France.

3. I think I have_____ really (know) you.

4. That’s the smallest car I have_____ (drive).

5. If you_____ have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me personally.

6. She is probably the most fascinating woman I have _____ (meet).

7. If you have _____ (feel) or (know) real love, you know it is well worth the wait.

8. Have your children______ (have) Turkish Delight or chocolate-covered pistachios ?

9. You have no right to say what the greatest movie is if you have _____ (see) “Citizen Kane.”

10. I have _____ (suggest) that a test should replace a teacher !

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Gambling is not a past time for me; it has been a compulsion. It took me many years to recognize my
addiction. The first time I have gone to a casino, I played my 35$ and won $10,000. The next night, I had lost it
all. In senior year I frequently begged my college roommate for his credit card. When I got my first job, I
assured my uncle I was not an addict. My friends have also tried to warn me of the dangers. But I wouldn’t
listen. Like all addicts, I needed more and more intense experiences, risking more and more money until I had
lost my job and my self-respect. Today, I am in a recovery program. My doctor suggest that losing my parents
in a car accident when I was ten made me psychologically vulnerable.

The students will make up a movie and write the synopsis and some details describing their very own

Worksheet SIDE BY SIDE ACTIVITY BOOK page: 53.

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