To provide practice of language used for discussing completed actions in the past and the phonological features of past tense verbs in the context of school days
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation and drilling in the context of school days and school memories
Procedure (37-50 minutes)
As a lead-in, I will review the past form for affirmative and interrogative sentences by writing a few words mixed up on the board and having the students create at least one affirmative and one interrogative sentence as a group.
First, I will tell the students that I "listen-ed" to my favorite music on the way to class tonight. I will purposefully mispronounce this, and ask them if they can tell me the error. I will then go on to discuss the various ways to pronounce regular past tense verbs. At this point, I will put the pronunciation table with examples on the projector and go over the differences in sounds and pronunciation.
I will give out the handouts at this point and play the recording for them to listen to pronunciation 1. I will have the students work in pairs for pronunciation 2. I will allow them to check their answers by listening to the recording.
At this point in time, I will ask the students to get up and change partners. I will label each person a number, 1-4, and have them group by numbers. Once the students have been regrouped, I will ask them if they know of any popular TV shows or movies about school? This will be a brief discussion. I will ask them to think about the speaking prompt by asking them if they have any memories of a favorite teacher from their school days. I will have them brainstorm and try to come up with answers to the questions listed there in speaking 2 in order to formulate sentences. I will walk around and monitor as this goes on.
As the last exercise, I will ask students to share with the class some of the sentences that they wrote. I will make notes of errors on the board and draw attention to the correct form as feedback.