Hande Akar Hande Akar

Wh- Questions in Past Simple
Beginner level


In this lesson, students revise asking questions in Past Simple. Then, they learn about asking Wh- questions in Past Simple.


Abc Information Gap Activity Handout
Abc PPT about holiday
Abc Listening

Main Aims

  • To revise asking questions in Past Simple and to enable Ss to ask Wh- Questions in Past Simple

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening for specific information in the context of holiday
  • To provide Ss with the opportunity of speaking for accuracy


Warmer/Lead-in (7-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Write some information about yourself on the board. - Give examples first to clarify what they are going to do. - Ask them to ask questions to you by looking at the answers written on the board. - Write the question words under them. - Then, draw shapes for the question words.

Exposure (8-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- They need to ask questions. - Draw conversation bubbles and some related drawings and try to make them ask questions - They ask questions and answer the questions by showing the pictures. - Write the questions in the bubbles. - After getting the questions, model first and then drill (also show where the stress is)

Clarification (8-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Finish the story and write the questions on the board to elicit the form. - Elicit the form of questions and answers. - Model how it is pronunced (What did you....?) - Use finger highlighting to show errors, contractions and to guide them to form correct sentences

Listening (2-4 minutes) • To practice listening for specific information

- Before they listen to a person talking his trip to London, give them the answers and questions. It must be mixed. - They work in pairs to match the questions with the answers. - Monitor them and after they have finished, they listen to it and they check their answers. - Check if they did it correct or not.

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice, to practice asking and answering questions in the past

- It's an information gap activity. Give each pair a copy of worksheet - Tell them they need to ask and answer the questions in order to complete the table. - Monitor them and ask questions related to the pictures they have.

Free Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Ss ask ans answer questions to each other about their last holiday/ a place they visited. - Monitor them while they're doing the activity.

Feedback (2-4 minutes) • To give feedback in order to correct some common mistakes

- Observe the Ss carefully while they are doing the activites. - If seen a common mistake they make, try to correct it by writing on the board and asking questions. Then, show them the correct form.

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