Talking about the past.
Elementary Level level
To provide students practice with past simple, positive regular and irregular verb forms.
To provide fluency in speaking with some controlled monitoring.
Procedure (39 minutes)
I will tell them about a semi-true story that happened to me yesterday. There will be plenty of regular and irregular verbs. CCQs: Did I watch the match today? When did I watch the match? So this happened in the ....
Make sure everyone has the handout from previous lesson. Chest HO #2. Take a copy from one of the students. "Find the past forms of these words from this article." Have them work in pairs. ICQ: Are these words in past tense already? Where can you find the past tense of these words? Where do I write them? Give them the answers Track 45
Chest half closed paper. Ask them to look at the other side. Ask class if anyone knows the past tense of .... Have them work in groups
Students will work in pairs. Teacher will tell his story again, but a bit slower. Pause after each sentence. Give them a chance to write answers. Give answer key for them to look at
Explain the activity. Split class into 3 groups. Give each group a marker. " I will give a verb and you will write the past tense on the board." " The group who writes it first gets a point." " If the group can say a sentence with the word, they will get another point."
Give personal examples from my personal life. When I was a child ... Give some things that are true, some false Ask students to create 5 sentences, 3 true, 2 false.
Put them in pairs. If odd number join activity and have someone dictate to you their sentence. The team that finishes first wins. Have teams switch sides and do it again. After activity have students ask each other if the sentence about their friend is true or false.
Drill some of the verbs students have learned today