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Teaching Practice 7 :Past Simple Questions and short answers (Regular Verbs)
A1 level


In this lesson SS will learn about asking both ''Yes or No '' and ''Wh'' questions about the past using regular verbs The lesson will start with a guided discovery followed by clarification of MFP .For controlled practice, ,students will do a gap fill activity . following in order to provide semi- controlled practice fully exploit the material , ss will refer back to the same gap fill activity and ask each other these question in pairs .


Abc Gap fill handout
Abc Gap fill handout - Controlled Practice

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Past simple questions and short answers

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a asking questions and short answers in the context of places


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. T will maintain context from previous lesson , especially that the students final activity in the previous lesson would be talking about places they visited in Istanbul . T will say that she visited Ortakoy in Bi ram and walked by the seaside . 2. T will give SS guided discovery handout folded and asks them to solve exercise A only in pairs .

Test#1 (10-12 minutes) • Deduce form of Past simple questions (Wh/ Yes , No ) , short answers

1. T writes the following question on the board : " Where / walk / did / I? _____________ , and asks SS to help her in putting the words to make a correct question . For example by asking Should I put where first ? I first ? 2. T holds the Gap fill handout and folds it into two halves . T uses gestures to explain that we can't unfold the paper . SS solve exercise B in pairs . 3. Once they finish SS unfold the other half and cross check their answers from answer key . 4. Finally , SS solve exercise C of the guided discovery individually and check their answers in pairs . SS write their answers on the board , T gives WCFB , focusing only on clarification of problematic areas . .

Teach (5-7 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. T drills pronunciation of "Where did you go ? focusing on getting SS to say dʒə/ . T drills pronunciation using various ways once by saying it in a low voice , another time in a high voice . 2.T uses hand gestures as well to indicate slow or long word pronunciation as in where ,compared to did you go as in a fast together tone then asks different SS to say it again . For CCQs , T asks students do we say it quickly or slowly . 3.T asks Random SS to say the question again .

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

1. T writes the following sentence on the board and again SS to help her in making a question . " What / watch ? __________ . 2. T gives SS handout folded and asks them to solve the questions alone . SS check their answers in pairs . 3. T checks answers as a WCFB .

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with semi-controlled practice of the target language

1. T asks one of the students to join her and role plays with them the first question : What did you cook ? T answers kofte and points at kofte written in Column A . T now gestures to SS to ask her and writes his answer in column B . 2. For ICQ T asks SS are we going to work in pairs ? Are we writing short words ? Big sentences ? 3. T elicit some of the SS answers as task feedback and does some oral error feedback correction as a WCFB

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