K Aranitasi K Aranitasi

TP7 - Unit 7A, License to Kill, Face2Face
Elementary A1/A2 level


In this lesson the students will practice the negative form of past simple and will make yes/no questions within the context of action movies. The students will do different activities to practice the past simple of different verbs. This will be followed up by a Find someone who game so the Ss can practice making questions with past simple and a freer activity at the end during which they will share 3 things they wanted to but didn't do last year.


Abc Face2Face, Elementary Student's Book, Cambridge
Abc Face2Face, Elementary Teacher's Book
Abc Google images
Abc Recording 7.5, Face2Face Student's book
Abc Face2Face, Elementary, Student's Workbook

Main Aims

  • To provide the students with the opportunity to practice the negative form of past simple, yes/no questions and short answers within the context of movies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with the opportunity to practice for fluency and accuracy the different forms of past simple


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T to show slide with different images of famous action movies Elicit from Ss what is the connection between these movies - I.e. action movies from previous years Ss to share in pairs which is their favourite movie and actor Ss to tell WC about some of the movies

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss to work in groups of 4 T to give cut outs with words of some questions Ss to put together the 3 questions in the right order Listen to R7.5 to practice pronunciation of questions Drill the questions and their answers as WC and groups

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

T to show on board examples of past simple negative (verb be and all other verbs) Elicit rule from Ss Look at examples of formulating yes/no questions and short answers Give HO so Ss can write in it as examples are done on the board Ss to complete sentences on board as WC If necessary, keep giving examples on board Drill some of the sentences to show stress

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for next activities using past simple

T to give HO with activity to correct sentences with wrong use of past simple (negative, questions, etc.) Ss to do the activity alone, then check in pairs Ss to share answers with WC Clarify any errors common for the whole class

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice using past simple

T to explain Find Someone Who..... using movie related questions Ss to use HO with questions to find as many people as possible for the different Qs Ss to use yes/no questions and short answers Ss to ask why if the answer is no to provide opportunities for more speaking Ss to report to WC names of other students under the different categories (questions)

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language of past simple

T to split Ss in groups of 3 (using a line up based on when Ss went to the movies for the last time - ex. last week, 2 months ago, never) T to give example about the activity with own experience - T wanted to see latest J Bond movie, but didn't have time/wanted to visit Black Sea region but didn't have holiday Ss to take turns telling each other 3 things they wanted to but didn't do last year (2015). Other Ss in the group find out why Ss tell WC about the things their partners in the group didn't do and why

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