Lesson Plan of Past Perfect Tense

Lesson Plan of Past Perfect Tense

Subject English

Grade 3rd

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate the use of tenses, (Past Perfect Tense) previously learnt in their speech and writing.

Information for Teachers

  • Past Perfect Tense is a tense that describes an action which has been completed at the Past time.
  • Past Perfect takes place before another past action.

 Subject + had + 3rd Form of the verb + Objective

Past Perfect TensePast Perfect Tense

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, flash cards of different word


Write the following sentences on the board.

    • I had done this work.
    • Schools had opened.
    • You had waited for me in the garden.
    • I had returned his book.
    • I shall be going for a walk.
    • We have not told a lie.
    • She will be sewing her clothes.

Past Perfect Tense

Ask the students to identify the tense in each sentence.

Briefly discuss Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense

Activity 1

Ask a volunteer who is a good actor to come forward.

Tell the student that it is an activity in which he/she will be

Acting / expressing his/her thought without speaking.


    • He had finished his work.
    • I had passed the examination.
    • We had eaten food (meal).
    • She had not swept the house.
    • Hamid had not done his duty.
    • Had the postman come?
    • Where had you seen this man?

The student acts out the situation given above without speaking.

The rest of the class has to tell what the actor is doing. .

After every action ask students what the boy/girl is doing


Activity 2

Give them the following sentences and ask them to supply past continuous. .

    1. We ________ not ________ a book at the moment (read)
    2. My father ________ to the Police officer yesterday. (talk)
    3. Ahmad and Ayesha ________ not _______ on the bus. (ride)
    4. The boy’s _____________ in the lack / pond. (swim)
    5. We ____________ table tennis right now. (play)
    6. Ahmed ____________ on the computer last week. (work)

Past Perfect Tense

Sum up / Conclusion

Elicit the difference between Present Perfect and Past Perfect Tense.

Past Perfect Tense


Write the following sentences on the board and ask the students to change them in Past Perfect Tense.

  1. I watched a movie which was not interesting at all.
  2. Ali ran after the kitten to catch it.
  3. I get ready for school early in the morning.
  4. People laughed at the foolish behavior of Amir.
  5. Ahmed drives his father’s car without his permission.

Follow Up

Any related activities must be done from the text book.

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