Tinatin Tinatin

Travelling; a tale of two Sydneys. The past simple tense.Pronunciation.
Elementary A1/A2 level


In this lesson, Ss will revise The past simple and regular verbs based on the text A Tale of Two Sydneys. They will learn how to use WAS, WERE, DID in the sentences. After they remember the plot of the text, Ss work in pairs and practice pronunciation.The Ss will continue practicing by creating story in groups.


Abc Gap-fill handouts; pictures to create the story

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, Ss will have revised the past simple and regular verb forms. Practice pronunciation of -ed endings of the verbs and was, were, did.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will have some experience in creating story with the help of the pictures.


Warmer/ Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • Greeting the students. To set a context and engage them.

T shows the Ss pictures on the screen to remind them of the text from the previous lesson.T asks questions: Who are the people? Were did they go? Did they go to Sydney ,Australia? After the Ss feedback class can have an idea about the context.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • Elicit target language for grammar and practice.

T displays sentences in the present simple and past simple to show difference in the verb forms..T elicits target language with simple questions: Are these sentences in the present, past or future? Do we use do or did in the past simple? Why do we use was?

Language clerification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the form and pronunciation of target language

T displays exercises and solves questions 1-4 with the class. To clarify grammatical forms T asks questions: What do we use was,were or did? Why was?

Feedback (4-5 minutes) • To highlight examples of good language and correct forms.

T gives ss handouts and lets them do the rest in pairs, Then checks them and writes the answers on the whiteboard. To check ss T asks: Do you have any questions?

Freer/ Less restricted practice (5-7 minutes) • Prepare ss for more practice

T tells Ss to work in open pairs ask questions to each other in groups. T checks pronunciation and intonation, helps them to pronounce -ed endings of the regular verbs; /t/, /d/, /ed/.

Language clerification (4-5 minutes) • Practice pronunciation; Practice speaking

T give ss to listen to the audio script and drills them to pronounce sentences correctly. Then T displays pictures on the topic a tale of two Sydneys and gives Ss directions for the next task. T distributes jumbled pictures to set them in order and then shows them correct order.

Feedback (5-6 minutes) • To wrap the activity. To highlight examples of good language. correct errors.

T tells Ss to tell the story in groups. If time remains correct on the whiteboard or orally.

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