Mohamad Nasani Mohamad Nasani

Telling Real Stories, Narrative Tenses.
Intermediate, B 2 level


In the lesson, students will be involved in the them of telling factual stories. This provides the means of illustrating and practicing both form and pronunciation of the narrative tenses-the Present Simple, Past Simple and Present Perfect.During this lesson students will have the opportunity to develop both their accuracy and fluency by creating and then telling a story. The Reading text includes the biography of Javier Cstano, Students will have some familiarity with narrative tenses. Then, they will tell a story about a famous living person ( productive skill). In telling their stories, they will try to use the three tenses correctly. So they will focus on the target language. They will also revise many common regular and irregular verbs and practice pronouncing them correctly. They might have a problem in pronouncing some Spanish words.


Abc pieces of coloured papers
Abc The reading text

Main Aims

  • . 1- To develop speaking fluency. 2- To develop the ability of telling a real story fluently

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop the ability to understand and accurately use a range of narrative tenses.


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

I will reveal Jvier picture on the WB without showing his name and the students will try to know who he is.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1- I will give the students the reading text and ask them to read it and look for any words they don't understand. 2- Students will speak about Javier and his story with the governmental internet accounts.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

1- I will ask the students to read it again to underline the main verbs to start forming a mental framework of the story that they think to write about. 2- I will elicit the target language sentences of the three tenses used in the reading text. 3- I will highlight the main elements of each structure to analyse them with the students in terms of both form and meaning. 4- I will draw the time lines foe the three sentences to let students help me explain the concepts of the three tenses. 5- While analyzing, students practice speaking to show their knowledge about these tenses.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1-By insisting that they don't write, I will push them to use their oral ability more. If students really struggle, I could let them make brief notes. 2- I will circulate around the room and be available for support if students need it. 3- I will listen carefully as they work on the story and make notes of any errors or new vocabulary they need for feedback later on. 4- I will make notes of some of the good sentences or vocabulary some students are using too, so I make a balance between correction and praise. 5- When they have finished, I will tell students that they will have to tell the story and give them a little more time to work together and make sure they can remember everything. 6- I will get the students to change the pairs so that they all have a new partner to work with and get each student to tell their new partner the story they have. 7- This is another good time to me to monitor carefully and listen for errors or new vocabulary that the students need. 8- Once they have both told their partner the story, I will ask students which story they preferred. 9- I will get the students to write their story. 10- I will ask them to illustrate their story. 11- i will put the stories up around the room and get the students to read them all and award marks out of ten. I could give them a list of criteria to do this for example; range of vocabulary, correct use of tenses,spelling, good use of descriptive language etc.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

1- I will use the notes that I've made while monitoring to do some feedback and correction. 2- I will ask students to asses the best story they have chosen, in terms of using the correct tenses.Students will show their ability in speaking in the all stages.

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