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Simple past tense for negative,affirmative and interrogative sentences
Pre-Intermediate level


The lesson starts with identfying students abour their knowledge about school life.After that,they will do listening activity which will be followed with the matching exercise.Ss will be asked to analyse the verb forms with a guided-discovery approach .It will continue with the grammar part where they will write the past forms of the verbs and play a game about past forms of the verbs.After,they will complete the dialogue.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give practice in using the past tense for negative,affirmative, and interrogative sentences on the topic of talking about school memories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening practice about school memories.


Warmer/Lead in (4-5 minutes) • To prepare them for the lesson

Ask them to talk about their school life and try to get some words which be necessary for them to do the next task.

Exposure • To provide students get familiar with the subject

Ss will listen to three people and try to catch what they say for general idea.It isn't important whether they can match or not.After that,i will play the track again and Ss will do the second matching part.

Eliciting (4-5 minutes) • To check the student's knowledge of simple past tense

T will ask the Ss if the text is about past or present and ask them why.T expects students to answer that they heard specific past forms like 'taught,did'.

Categorising (5-8 minutes) • To categorise the second form of the verbs

T will ask the Ss to come to the board and write the second form of the verbs in the Grammar part 1 and part 2 .

Find affirmative,negative and interrogative sentences (4-5 minutes) • To identify simple past forms in a text

Teacher will show the handout to the class and give the instructions.After that teacher gives the students the transcript of the recordings . Ss will analyse the TL forms in the text.T will clarify anything if there is still a problem.While the students are on the task the teacher monitors them by walking behind the students.

Games (5-8 minutes) • To check the comprehension of the past forms

T will stick some papers on the board.On the papers there are some suffixes -d,-ed and , -ied.t will give clear and simple instructions.Each students will write a verb under the related paper.Following this activity,teacher will give students set of verbs who will be in groups of three and let them to decide if the verbs are regular or irregular and other group of three will check the activity.

Grammar (5-8 minutes) • To practice the sentence formation

Teacher will write the positive,negative and questions forms of the sentences on the board and give an example and teacher will ask CCQ like' what comes after subject?)

Semi-controlled practice (5-8 minutes) • To ask and answer with sipmle past tense

T will give the student a list of sentences related to the topic , the students will walk around the class and ask each other yes/no questions to get the answer.Ss will practice the TL.

Free time activity (4-5 minutes) • To provide students revise the simple past tense

If T has a spare time at the end of the lesson, T will give students a handout and ask them to put the verbs in the simple past tense.

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