Feb 7, 2010

17 Again: Present Perfect

This is one of those movies with a creative, original idea. Going back in time and being young again is always great for food for thought because this film is witty and fun. I used the whole idea of the film and segment to have students practice the use of the present perfect and present perfect continous tense, using already, still and yet in a meaningful manner. I. Watch the movie segment and put yourself in the main characters shoes. Imagine you have gone 20 years back in time. You meet your best friend, who is now 20 years younger than you, and tell him what you have accomplished in your life since then (if you are not old enough to go back 20 years in time, make it 10 years).

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You must use the present perfect tense.

Ex: I have become a lawyer.

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II. Now tell your friend a few things that you still haven't done or haven't done yet in these 20 years but you intend to do soon.


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2 ....................................................

3 ....................................................

4 ...................................................


IV. Switch roles with your partner.



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9 comments:

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Wallpapers HD said...

I like this movie

Anonymous said...

Great activity! very creative and engaging. I have a question as regards the rubric, though. If you go back in time, shoudn't your friend be 20 years OLDER than you? I'd like to use this activity for a class and I'm not sure if I understand the rubric well. Thank you!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for your words.
Well, let's suppose that you and your friend are 35 years old now. You go back in time 20 years. He will be 15 years old( 20 years ago) , but you will still be 35, the age you are now. That's what happened to the main character in the movie. You won't be 15, but 35. Your friend will be 15, his age 20 years ago. I hope it is clear now. See you.

Anonymous said...

Clear now! thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Wheres the link to the video

Claudio Azevedo said...

It is at the end of the post. Check it out.

Sammy Preston said...

Thanks for the fun activity you provide. It makes the learning fun.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Sammy. Great to hear that.