Omar Omar

Elementary level


In this lesson, students will read about Tim B-Lee to gain a stronger foothold on Regular and Irregular verbs.


Abc Slides
Abc Reading Text
Abc T/F Questions for reading
Abc simple past activity
Abc Vocab Definition Matching HO
Abc Fact Check HO

Main Aims

  • To practice gist reading and reading for specific information under the context of a short biography of Tim Berners-Lee

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of regular and irregular verbs


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

TT will show a slide of Bill Gates and elicit a description of who he is and what he does. Repeated with Steve Jobs. TT then shows a slide of Tim BL. Asks students if the know who he is. What he has in common with the other previous people.

Pre-Reading Vocab (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

TT will put ss in to two teams and give ss the vocab matching HO cut outs. SS will place the definitions with their word. Teams will check the other teams work for error correction. Any discrepancies should be looked into with wcfb.

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

TT will give SS reading HO and ask them to read the article and fill in the questions at the bottom. After, ss will pair up and check their answers.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

TT will give ss T/F HO and instruct them to re-read the text, then to write 3 more questions and ask them to their partner.

Grammar intro (5-7 minutes) • To introduce past simple regular and irregular verbs

TT will ask ss to put away assignments and look at the board. TT asks ss "What do we normally put at the end of a word to make it 'in the past' (hand over shoulder)" Elicits "-ed" TT writes want-(elicits '-ed') writes finish-(elicits '-ed') writes play-(elicits '-ed') TT draws table on the board explains table and gives examples TT explains that some verbs do not follow these rules, they are called (elicits 'irregular')

Grammar exercise (5-7 minutes) • checking the working knowledge of past simple

TT gives ss regular & irregular HO. Puts SS in pairs to find the past form in the text. Error checking. If there is enough time, continue with second practice activity.

Post reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide ss an opportunity to practice the forms and information obtained from the reading exercize

TT tells students to turn the text over and talk to their partner about what they remember about Tim.

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