Lesson Plan of Past Perfect Continues Tense
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Illustrate the use of tenses, (Past Perfect Continues Tense) previously learnt in their speech and writing.
Information for Teachers
- Past Perfect Continues Tense is a tense that describes the action that is continued somewhere in the past and continuing until another action.
Subject + had been+ 1rd Form of the verb +ing+ since/for+ Objective
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, flash cards of different word
Write the following sentences on the board.
- It had been raining cats and dogs for two hours.
- He had been singing a song for two hours.
- It had been raining since evening.
- I had been living in this house for two years.
- I shall be going for a walk.
- Birds had not been flying in the air for two days.
- Why had we been solving the sums since morning? .
Ask the students to identify the tense in each sentence.
Briefly discuss Past Perfect Continuous Tense
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 been finishing his work for two hours.
- I had been passing the examination since autumn 2022.
- We had been eating food (meal) since 8 o`clock today.
- She had not been sweeping the house since morning.
- Hamid had not been doing his duty for one hour.
- Had the postman been coming since evening?
- Where had you been seeing this man for two hours?
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
Give them the following sentences and ask them to supply past continuous. .
- We ________ not ________ a book at the moment (read)
- My father ________ to the Police officer yesterday. (talk)
- Ahmad and Ayesha ________ not _______ on the bus. (ride)
- The boy’s _____________ in the lack / pond. (swim)
- We ____________ table tennis right now. (play)
- Ahmed ____________ on the computer last week. (work)
Sum up / Conclusion
Elicit the difference between Present Perfect and Past Perfect Tense.
Write the following sentences on the board and ask the students to change them in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.
- I watched a movie which was not interesting at all.
- Ali ran after the kitten to catch it.
- I get ready for school early in the morning.
- People laughed at the foolish behavior of Amir.
- Ahmed drives his father’s car without his permission.
Any related activities must be done from the text book.