Cansu Cansu

Teaching Practise 4
Elemantary level


In this lesson, students will be able to learn and practise pronunciation of some past simple regular and irregular verb forms during the earlier stages of the lesson. They will practise appropriate use of the past forms of the verbs through controlled practises. Finally, using target language through activities such as "boardrace" and "guessing game", they will be practising the productive skill of speaking.


Abc Gap-fill Hand out 1
Abc Gap-fill Hand out 2
Abc Audio File
Abc Colorful papers

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of past simple regular and irregular verb forms in the context of technological devices.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practise through games in the context of personal information.


Stage 1 (Lead In) (3 minutes) • To warm up and engage students with the context

1. Teacher greets students. 2. The T asks questions related to the previous lesson's context. "What is the name of the first laptop?" -GRID Compass "How much was it?" - $9,000 "Can you tell me the year?" -1979. "What about the first mobile phone?" "What year is that?"

Stage 2 (Eliciting) (5 minutes) • To introduce and elicit the past forms of the verbs

1. The teacher writes on the board: use. 2. Teacher gives example using the present tense: "I often use a laptop." Then says "Yesterday I ....... a laptop." and asks students to give me the past form. The Teacher tries to elicit the past simple form of the verbs, using same technique. 3. "I go to school everyday." "Yesterday, I ....... to school." "I work in Besiktas." "I ...... in Besiktas in 2010" "I have a cat." "I ...... a cat in 1999."

Stage 3 (Regular verb forms) (5 minutes) • To provide practise of past simple regular verb forms and clarification of pronunciation

1. The teacher does chesting, gives instructions and wants them to fold paper from the center. "Find the past forms of these verbs using the texts on page 34." "Fold the paper like this." 2. Teacher gives 3 minutes. Then plays the record only for the regular verb forms.

Stage 4 (Pronunciation) (5 minutes) • To highlight the three differences on the pronunciation of regular -ed past forms

1. Teacher does drilling with colorful papers. Each color represents one sound. Pink for /id/, green for /d/ and blue for /t/. 2. Teacher give some examples. She says "want", then gives past form "wanted" and shows pink paper. Teacher does this for several times for other regular verb forms as well. 3. Then she asks students in the same way. By having done for all regular verbs of the exercise, Ss learn the difference in the pronunciation.

Stage 5 (Irregular verb forms) (5 minutes) • To provide a practise of irregular verb forms

1. The teacher does chesting, and gives instruction. "Find the past forms of these verb using the article(from the previous lesson)" 2. Teacher gives 3 minutes. 3. Teacher plays the recording of the answers. 4. The teacher elicits students and check the answers.

Stage 6 (Controlled practise) (10 minutes) • To provide practise of past simple verb forms

1. The teacher divides Ss into groups. The teacher does chesting and gives the instruction: "Complete the text with past forms of the verbs." Then teacher gives the hand out. 2. Teacher gives 5 minutes. 3. If some of them finish earlier, one student from the group goes outside to do running dictation. They do this until they check their answers.

Stage 7 (Speaking activity) (12 minutes) • To provide students speaking activity by using the target language

1. First activity is boardrace. The teacher divides class into three groups. The teacher says a verb and wants Ss to write the past forms on WB. The most correct answers will win the game. 2. Second activity is guessing game. The teacher gives an example, chooses one student and makes a guess. "I think you went shopping yesterday." Then asks "true or false?" The teacher gets them in pairs and do the activity.

Web site designed by: Nikue