Ibrahim Yurttas, TP, 4
Beginner, A1 level
To provide clarification of the past simple tense in the context of "talking about theeir last weekend."
To provide fluency speaking practice in a coversation in the context of past activities.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
I am going to direct the students' attention to the previously listened audio. They are going to be provided with the sentence halves (as cut-ups) from this audio and they are going to match them to make full sentences.
I am going to take marker sentences from the listening; 1) "Last Saturday I stayed at home and watched TV." vs. "Every Saturday I stay at home and waych TV." 2) I worked on my computer.
I am going to take marker sentences from the listening; 1) "Last Saturday I stayed at home and watched TV." vs. "Every Saturday I stay at home and waych TV." This comparison is going to help me to indicate that we use the simple past form for the past - not present. 2) I worked on my computer. I am going to use this sentence to indicate that the simple past form is used for finished actions. 3) I am going to present another sentence "I phoned a friend and we went into town, we went shopping." to show that there irregular verbs in the past simple tense. 4) Then, I am going to present the sentence "I listened to the radio." to show that the -ed ending is pronounced as /d/ not /ıd/. 5) I am going to present a few sentences to show that some -ed endings are pronounced as /d/ and some /t/.
1) I am going to ask the students find the past forms of certain verbs. 2) I am going to provide a HO to students on which they are going to complete the paragraph with correct verbs in their past simple forms.
1) I am going to ask the students to make notes about their last weekend. 2) They are going to talk to their partner about their weekend. 3) They are going to tell what their partner did (as a whole class feedback).
I am going to make students play a board game within groups during which they will toss a coin to go further on the board while they are making sentence in the past simple tense.