In this Upper-Intermediate ESL lesson plan, the student will learn how to use Past Perfect Continuous to explain the reasons that brought them to their decisions. They will also learn about the decision-making process from top experts.
The lesson starts with warm-up questions about decision making. Then, the student finds synonyms of the word big (context: big decisions) in a word cloud.
Based on the list of life decisions most of us have had to make, the student discusses which one was the easiest and which one was the most difficult to make.
Video: Are you sure you’re making the right decision?
The student learns from a psychologist how to know if they’re making the right decision.
Grammar: Past Perfect Continuous
The student revises the structure and use of Past Perfect Continuous. Then, they practice using it by completing sentences with the missing verbs and correcting mistakes in sentences.
They continue to practice grammar in a speaking exercise where they have to finish sentences using Past Perfect Continuous.
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