To introduce and give Ss semi-controlled and freer practice in using past simple irregular verbs in the context of talking about travelling and holidays
To give Ss practice in writing using the TL learnt in the context of talking about travelling and holidays
Procedure (44-51 minutes)
Play hangman on the board to ascertain the topic for the lesson which is irregular verbs. Ss say letters of the alphabet and I put them on the board in the right places until the words appear.
Ss read the text and underline the words that are past simple irregular verbs. Give an example for clarification. Find a word. Is this the past simple? Yes. Is it regular? No. So underline it. Peer check for confidence and support of weaker students. Feedback- Ss come up and underline on the enlarged text. Model the words and drill for pronunciation.
Take a positive and negative sentence from the text. Start writing the positive and elicit the rest from the Ss. Is this positive? Yes Is it now? No Is it in the past? Yes. Start writing the negative and elicit the rest from the Ss. Is this positive? No Show the breakdown of the form. subject + past simple and subject + didn't + infinitive
Ss match the given past simple of the irregular verbs from the previous text to their infinitive form. Monitor for help needed. Peer check for support and confidence. Monitor for pronunciation errors Feedback- Nominate Ss to comeand write their answers on the board Model and drill any words that were mispronounced. Ss fill the gaps with the past simple form of the verb in brackets using the list of irregular verbs given. This can be done in pairs. Monitor for pronunciation errors. Feedback- Nominated students give the answers. Model and drill any words pronounced incorrectly during monitoring.
Ss write about their last holiday using the questions given for ideas. Monitor for vocabulary help needed and written errors. Ss swap papers and read each other's stories. Give opinions on what you have read.
Model and drill pronunciation errors from the talking task. Answer any questions.