In this lesson the past perfect is presented through the
context of strange but true stories from around the world.
The lesson begins with reading and speaking, where Sts
read some stories and choose the best option to fill gapped
sentences. In Grammar, sentences from one of the stories
are analysed to present the past perfect. Pronunciation
focusses on how to pronounce the contracted forms of
had. The lesson fi nishes with listening, where Sts listen to
another strange but true story.
This lesson provides a clear and simple introduction to
reported (or indirect) speech. Sts simply learn to deal with
reported statements —reported questions are taught in
English File Intermediate. The context for the presentation is
rhe topic of gossiping. The lesson begins with Speaking and
Listening where Sts talk about gossiping and then listen to a
conversation bet ween two elderly women, who are gossiping
about a conversation they overheard between a young couple,
who live next door. The grammar section presents reported
speech by contrasting what Emma actually said and how
one of the old women, reported it to her friend. Vocabulary
focusses on the different ways say and tell ms used, and in
speaking Sts practise reporting what other Sts have said. In
Pronunciation there is a focus on how double consonants are
pronounced. Sts then read an article about some research
that has been done into why people gossip, and the lesson
finishes with the song I Heard It Through the Grapevine.
In this final lesson Sts learn to use questions without
auxiliaries (Who painted this picture?, etc.) and contrast
them with questions with auxiliaries (When did. he paint it?).
The grammar is presented through a quiz, which tests Sts’
memory on information that has come up in the book.
If your Sts have only used the second half of English File
Pre-intermediate (i.e. Multipack B), they should just do the
second half of the quiz, i.e. questions 8-15. Then in writing
and speaking Sts write their own quiz to practise making
questions with or without auxiliaries.