Past Simple Lesson
Grammar- Past simple positive regular and irregular verb forms
Procedure (42-55 minutes)
-Ask a strong student about what he/she did yesterday and also about his/her weekend. -Talk about the weekend I had and make sentences with Past Simple Tense eg. On Saturday, I woke up at 9am / I had breakfast / I cleaned the house / I went for shopping / I studied. / I met my friends for dinner etc.. - Ask some sts randomly about their weekend.
-Tell them the story of my first mobile phone using the past tense form My first mobile phone was a Motorola My father bought it for me in 1999. It was big and black. I liked it very much and used it for 2 years. - Ask them to imagine their first mobile phone/laptop or music player for one minute. - They should then speak to their partners about it for 3 minutes - Monitor them closely and note their mistakes without taking any part in the conversations (unless they need help) and review these mistakes possibly in the next stage. - Sts do ex. 1a, page 35 and check their answers with their partners.
-Write the regular and irregular verbs on the right side of the WB from the ex 1a while they are busy doing the exercise. -Check their answers with the WC ( consider playing the track 1.45 if it won't delay the lesson). Practise saying the past forms with correct pronunciation. -Elicit the form of Past Simple eg. I use my mobile phone every day - Then say Yesterday...../ Write it on the board when sts give the correct form eg. I work for Sabanci / I listen to music/ I go to work etc. Break down the form on an example sentence. Draw a time line and explain further. -Check the meaning, form and pronunciation. Ask CCQ = I listened to music yesterday. 1) Am I listening to music right now? Did I listen yesterday? I loved my cat 1) Do I have a cat now? Is he alive? Is he dead? I went to the cinema yesterday. 1) Am I watching the movie now? Am I in the cinema? Make sure they all understood the meaning. Write their mistakes that was made earlier in the speaking activity on the WB and ask them to fix it.
-Ask sts to find the regular and irregular verbs in the reading text in 2 minutes and check with WC -Give instructions to sts to do ex 2 on page 35 -They check in groups of 3 and check with the WC.
-Sts make past simple sentences with the verbs on ex 1a in pairs Eg. Yesterday, I bought a dress / Yesterday I listened to music / I met my friend two days ago / I went to the cinema two weeks ago etc. -Alternatively or if there is more time, they will be divided into two groups. I will write a verb on the board and both groups will write a sentence in 10 seconds. The group who makes the correct sentence will get a point.