To provide review and practice of simple past of be (affirmative, negative and question) in the context of looking back.
To provide freer speaking practice of TL in the context of looking back.
Procedure (38-50 minutes)
T will show visuals of some children in the first day of school. T will ask sts "What do you see in this picture?" and elicit "the first day of school" T will also ask "Was she/he happy or nervous or scared?" and elicit the answers. T will clarify nervous and scared. She will highlight the TL at this stage.
Form: Aff: He was nervous. Neg: He wasn't nervous. (highlight wasn't instead of was not.) Q: Was he nervous? Yes, he was / No, he wasn't. (highlight short answer instead of he was nervous.) Meaning: Draw a time line if necessary. CQs: Is he nervous now? NO CQs: Was it in the past? YES Pronunciation: was and were in weak forms in Affirmative and Negative; but they are stressed in short negative answers.
Project the activity on WB. Instructions: -Fill in the blanks with was/wasn't/were/weren't. -First alone -Check with your partner ICQ: Can you write is/are? NO FB (nominate sts)
Project the activity on WB. Instructions: Fill in the blanks with past simple "to be" question/short answer Use the words given. First alone Then check with your partner. ICQ: Can you use any other word? no WCFB
Project the activity on WB. Instructions: Try to make the past simple "to be" affirmative/negative/ question Use the words given. First alone Then check with your partner. ICQ: Can you use any other word? no ICQ: Do you put in order? yes WCFB
Instructions: -Remember your first day at school and tell your friend about it. -How was it? How did you feel? -Was it an easy day? -PW WCF (nominate student)