practicing the difference between the past simple and the past continuous
to identify key information and to recognise and practice the function of 3 narrative tenses
Procedure (107-114 minutes)
First, I will give them handouts and have them concentrate on the photos of the three people who will be interviewed and explain that they will hear these people being interviewed and asked about past experiences and explain in general what that will be hearing.
I am going to play the first part of the recording ans ask students to listen and draw an arrow to connect Andy's story
play the two other recordings and ask students to connect the main inf of the stories.
I would ask them to work with a partner to remember some other details of the three stories.
I would answer the question with the whole class and then ask them to work with a partner to ask and answer the questions in Exercise 1 after giving as much details as I can.
Reviewing some grammar briefly about the past simple and the past continuous and then, ask them to read the rule and complete the gaps with simple or continuous in Exercise 1 with a partner and after two minutes checking the answers with the whole class and clarify anything unclear.
ask the students to complete the remaining gaps individually and then, go around and help them in case anyone is struggling with the difference between the two tenses after that, checking the answer with the whole class.
asking for any extra explanations if needed