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  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
~ I will / I am / I have ~
« on: March 23, 2011, 09:04:41 am »
Please find everything necessary for this lesson attached.

- Lesson Plan
- Worksheet (integral to lesson plan)
- Flashcards
- Bank, Burn & Steal PPT game

Any feedback is most welcome.
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,7772.0.html
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  • dwebsterlfc
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    • September 15, 2010, 10:24:21 am
    • Incheon, Korea
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 12:06:19 pm »
Hi, I'll use this. I did a similar kind of thing last year but related it just to football.

Just 1 thing. It says: I will run, I am running, I have run. It should be 'ran'.

I'm not having a go, I think that would be hypocritical considering I average about 5 typo's a presentation lol.

Cheers for another lesson.


  • nakdong
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    • November 16, 2009, 11:54:43 am
    • Korea
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 01:04:58 pm »
'I ran' or 'I have run' are both fine by me - cheers vitD, looks interesting!


  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 01:16:26 pm »
@ dwebsterlfc - no worries about correcting me, thanks for spotting it.
However, it's not a typo:
http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/English/run.html
Do let me know if you notice anything else though.
@ nakdong, you're welcome  :)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 01:19:46 pm by vitamin-d »
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  • dwebsterlfc
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    • September 15, 2010, 10:24:21 am
    • Incheon, Korea
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 09:20:56 am »
This is how I would have benefited from an English language degree lol.

So: I have ran is grammatically incorrect then?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2011, 09:27:34 am by dwebsterlfc »


  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 10:25:23 am »
No worries - I always have to google these things to double check myself.
But yes, apparently so. The clause would be 'I have run a marathon'.
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  • dwebsterlfc
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    • September 15, 2010, 10:24:21 am
    • Incheon, Korea
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 01:17:11 pm »
You learn something new every day ey. That doesn't make any sense but then this is English and how much of it really does make sense if you stick by set rules etc. You wouldn't say I have swim 5 miles or I have jog for an hour.

Got to love English ha.


  • kaymac
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    • September 25, 2009, 03:53:47 am
    • Yeosu
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 08:18:16 am »
Look forward to trying this! Have had my kids writing sentences lately and know they definitely need some extra instruction in this area.


  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
    • Hyeonpung, Daegu, South Korea
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 09:52:43 am »
This lesson is really, really well-thought out. Love the game, too! Definitely doing this for one or two days in my advanced middle school A.S. class. Thanks a bunch, VitaminD. Come back to Korea soon ;).


  • FMNY
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    • March 04, 2011, 08:42:04 am
    • South Korea
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2011, 02:25:25 pm »
I just did this lesson for my high level as a review.
Instead of the handing out the worksheet I had them write the questions in their book then went over different ways to  answer them then they had to  ask their neighbor. I then picked on different students asked them to stand and answer a questions about themselves or their partner.

My students were quick to point out during the game that the East Sea is not the Sea of Japan but of Korea.


  • _Omiak_
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    • February 29, 2012, 08:16:39 pm
    • Gwangju, SK
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 08:17:55 am »
Yeah, it's ridiculous. "Sea of Japan" is clearly in parenthesis to indicate it as a former name yet they get all worked up about it. Now I just tell them that I think it's called the Sea of Japan because it's near the Japanese island of Dokdo. That or just "How could it be the East Sea? It's on the west side of Japan."  :laugh:

Great lesson by the way, though some people might find the use of a leprechaun to explain drinking too much to be a little harsh on the Irish.


Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 09:35:33 am »
Thank you for the great lesson plan. I have a question about the PPT game "Bank, Burn or Steal" Does Burn mean the group loses that amount of money? and Bank means they earn that amount of money and Steal they steal that amount from another team.

Just wanted to check if I understand the game clearly


  • Mattaru
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    • April 26, 2012, 03:29:10 pm
    • Yeongam
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 02:57:48 pm »
Ran this lesson through with my third grade middle school students today. They are very adverse to doing worksheets and my co-teacher has actively discouraged me from doing worksheets.

I've reorganized the PPT so that you can do it without the worksheet. It's mostly done through eliciting. Thanks for the lesson Dan, it's awesome!

Some of the slides are borrowed from one of _Omiak_'s lessons.
My first day I watched a few lessons and had my first class which was a Grade 2 class or something like that. I thought every things was great until a kid ddong-chimmed me. 


  • Bratan
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    • March 10, 2012, 04:25:44 am
    • Busan
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2012, 08:22:41 am »
Hi, I'll use this. I did a similar kind of thing last year but related it just to football.

Just 1 thing. It says: I will run, I am running, I have run. It should be 'ran'.

I'm not having a go, I think that would be hypocritical considering I average about 5 typo's a presentation lol.

Cheers for another lesson.

Actually, that's incorrect. The original poster had it right.

Lots of native speakers confuse past simple and past participle verbs in perfect tenses and passives, so if students make the mistake I wouldn't necessarily correct them, but officially 'I have ran' is incorrect.

1) bare infinitive: run > 2) past simple: ran > 3) past participle: run

1) I run three miles every day > 2) I ran three miles yesterday > 3) I have run three miles every day for the past month

Other ones people commonly get wrong are drink (> drank > drunk), sink (> sank > sunk), swim (> swam > swum).


  • Bratan
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    • March 10, 2012, 04:25:44 am
    • Busan
Re: ~ I will / I am / I have ~
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2012, 08:39:18 am »
Not wishing to be overly critical, but I think the way you explain the present perfect here makes it easy for students to confuse it with the past simple.

For example, how are they to understand the difference between I sat down and I have sat down, The pirate stole my gold and The pirate has stolen my gold, I lived in Korea for two years and I have lived in Korea for two years?

That could be a lesson in and of itself.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't see why you would put these these three tenses together. Students shouldn't find the different between the future simple (future certainties and perceived certainties) and present continuous (present happenings), so they don't really need comparing. Then you include the present perfect, which is a really complex two-time tense that most languages don't have an equivalent to (talking about actions which started in the past and continue now, significant past events, finished actions in the past with a present relevance, finished actions in an unfinished time frame, etc.), but you explain it in a way which could easily be confused with the past simple (finished actions and happenings).