Mustafa Mustafa

Grade 7 - UNIT 2 level


Past simple and Past Continuous


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of past simple and past continuous in the context of story of a railway driver

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about the story of Casey Jones


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • to warm sts up for the upcoming target language

. put the picture of Casey Jones on WB . tell his story to the sts. . talk about the song his friend wrote for him and listen to the song from youtube: 'the ballad of casey jones lyrics"

reading for the gist (3-5 minutes) • for sts to improve reading for the gist skills

. Sts read the passage and answer the questions.

Matching the sentences (4-5 minutes) • For sts to remember their previous knowledge about past simple and past continuous tenses

. Write different sentences (split sentences into two) on pieces of paper . put them on WB . sts match them.

Clarifying target language (2-4 minutes) • for sts to recognize past simple and past c.

. write these on pieces of paper and put them on WB PAST SIMPLE: . for past actions, states or facts . for repeated or usual actions PAST CONTINUOUS: . to talk about events which were in progress . Sts match these and them give examples for each point.

Clarifying the structure of the target language (3-5 minutes) • for sts to understand the structure of these tenses

. Use WB to clarify the structure. . try to elicit from the sts the structure. . Use timelines to establish the meaning.

using when, while and as (4-6 minutes) • for sts to understand where we use when, while and as

. draw a picture of a person cooking. elicit that this is john at 7 pm. . draw a phone and indicate it is ringing . ask sts to put these in a sentence. . draw some more pictures; marie was playing golf when it started raining. The children were walking to school when Graca fell over.

practice 1 (3-5 minutes) • for sts to recognize past forms of verbs

. sts do ex. A in pairs . elicit from sts that there are two diferent verbs; regular, irregular

practice 2 (3-5 minutes) • practicing past continuous

sts do ex. B in pairs. .get WCF

Practice 3 (3-5 minutes) • practicing when, while and as

. sts do ex. C in pairs . get WCF

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