Past Simple Lesson
To introduce students to Past Simple tense in the context of a story which happened yesterday as well as provide them with accuracy speaking practice in a semi-controlled conversation in the context of what they did and where they were yesterday.
To provide a writing practice in which students use the target language in the context of what somebody did last night.
Procedure (21-27 minutes)
Say 'Hello my friends. How are you today. Is everything all right?' To motivate them firstly I try to personalize my questions in which students are forced to answer in past form, But they can not and I could make some needs for them to use the past simple. So I say 'did you have a good week? did you do sth interesting?'. this way I can get them exposed to new language. Now I use teacher anecdote to lead them in the story and get them motivated. So I say 'I had an awful day yesterday. I'll tell you what happened, but before that I ask you some questions'
show the questions on slides and ask them. After that go through the story and tell it along the slides are played
Show on a slide or on the board the sentence 'I played volleyball with my cousins yesterday' and say 'the verb form is past simple'. elicit the form of it: 'how do we make it. can you tell me'
After elicitation, I write form of the simple past on the board. elecit and ask 'do we always make simple past like this: v+ed ? for example "live"? we add only "d" not "ed" to some verbs in the end '. I clarify M.F.P of the language with drill.After that use extension and ask students to make more sentences in past simple, both in regular and irregular.
distribute the worksheets and Say 'Now, We have an activity, please fill in the blanks with appropriate verbs, do it alone, 2 minutes' I.C.Q: Say 'What are you going to do? How much time? you do it alone or 2 b2? Ok go ahead' Peer check: Say 'Ok thank you, Now 2 by 2 check your answers ' after that show them the right answers on a slide.
Say 'stand up, go around the class ask every one these 2 questions:1-where were you yesterday? 2-what did you do yesterday? to see which one is the most interesting to you? you've got 5 minutes' Demo: I ask somebody these 2 questions and he does too. I.C.Q:' What are you going to do now? How much time do you have?' W/C FB: ask 3 people what did they talk about in his/her group. 'who did the most interesting thing, what about your partner?'