Copy of Past simple
To provide clarification of the negative form of past simple
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation using the past simple
Procedure (32-48 minutes)
- Ask some questions about James Bond. - Elicit the meaning of 'secret agent'. - Students work in groups and think of all the things they know about James Bond. - Students share their ideas. Mention that 007 is pronounced 'double oh seven'.
- Students read for gist and choose the best title. - In Ex.c), SS read the article again and answer the questions 1-6. - Check answers with the class as a whole.
- In Ex.4, SS complete the rules with 'wasn't' and 'didn't'. - SS check their answers in pg.137. - In ex 6, SS make the sentences negative. - Focus SS attention on the example and show how sentence 1 has been made negative. - SS do the exercise individually and then check their answers in pairs. - Check answers as a whole class.
- Give SS handouts. - SS read the sentences, tick the true ones, negate the others and make it true. - Set SS in groups. - Take turns to tell the others about their own weekends.