This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at level B1 explores the theme of creativity and innovation. Students will focus on using the past simple and present perfect.

Introduction

This lesson is all about creativity and innovation. Students start with a discussion which leads into a vocabulary task and reading activities. The lesson focuses on using the past simple and present perfect.

Topic

Creativity and Innovation

Level

B1+

Time

60 - 90 minutes

Aims

  • To discuss what constitutes creativity and identify examples of innovation in Britain and internationally
  • To identify the meaning of vocabulary in the context of creativity and innovation
  • To practise the sub-skill of reading for gist 
  • To identify the form of the present perfect tense and explore its use to link the past with the present with the word since
  • To distinguish between when to use the past simple tense (to refer to completed actions in the past) and when to use the present perfect tense (to connect the present with a past time)

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By Caroline Wilkinson

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