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Irregular past participles and simple past
Elementary level


In this lesson, ss will revise the use of the present perfect tense before learning about the correct use of irregular verbs in their past participles form-have/has+ past participle verb


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of irregular past participles in the context of daily conversations and about films.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice using the present perfect using have/has+ the past participle form of verb


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask ss- Have you eaten a shawarma? Yes When did you eat it? Yesterday/ last week Do you think you will eat it again? Yes What did you eat for dinner last night? I ate____ for dinner. Briefly explain with a timeline the difference between past simple and present perfect.

Controlled Practice (12-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Focus on 3a. Ask ss to look at the past participles only. Elicit the infinitives first. Ask ss to work in groups and write the past simple form of the words. Practice and check with 3b and c. Give 2 or 3 examples. I have eaten breakfast. Have you eaten breakfast? Elicit examples from ss.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for free practice

Ask ss to complete 3d in groups. Check answers as an open group and display answers.

Exposure (12-15 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Look at 2A. Have you seen this movie? Answer ( most likely) no. Tell ss that this is a fantasy novel ( like Harry Potter) which has also been made into a film. Ask ss to name any other film that has been made from books. Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings. Ask Pair ss. Focus on the questions under 2b. Instruct ss to turn take in asking these questions and answering them. Demonstrate. Monitor and note responses.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language,form and pronunciation.

Now play the audio in 2a. Before playing the audio, ask ss to focus of on the text. Play the audio. Pause after the first dialogue. Where did you hear the stress or the strong part of the word? ( the highlighted text) Now play the rest of the dialogue. Drill. Choral and individual.

Free Practice (35-40 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Introduce4a. Instruct ss- Read the words in the brackets. What is the past participle form? Elicit. Start each question with, have you +( past participle ) + rest of the sentence. Demonstrate. Pair ss. Ask them to turn take and fill all the columns. Check with each pair during feedback. Set up reading assessment.

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