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Past Continuous-Past Simple
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will practice the proper usage of past simple-past continuous through guided discovery with the help of texts about lottery. T will use timelines to visualize the formulas. Ss will work on controlled practice. T will check their understanding by projecting a picture and having Ss make sentences with the relevant tenses. Ss will work with partners to practice their skills.


Y0f1ifymq7ip43hfsaao bad memory PPP
Qb14gfqhrzuqmqch3et4 survivor whole PPP
Abc WB
Abc Two Chairs

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and review of past simple-past continuous in the context of lottery

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop the skill of writing by using past simple-past contionuos in the context of lottery


Lead in (6-7 minutes) • To help Ss recall the text they have read.

-Act as if I did not read the text carefully. -Ask Ss to help me with the details in the text. -Say; -Did John win the lottery? -How much did he win? - Is he single? -What was he doing when he won it? -What did the British govt want? How did they do that? -Write down the sentences they say on WB.

Elicit the tenses (6-7 minutes) • To help Ss discover the difference in the two tenses by guiding them.

-Ask Ss if the sentences are in past, present or future tense. -Ask Ss what is at the end of the sentences on WB. -Ask what the difference is in meaning. -Explain the form: "S + was/were + Ving" "S + V2" -Check their knowledge about V2. -Draw a timeline with dots indicating "past and now." -Draw 4 timelines and want Ss pairs to match them to the sentences.

Understanding the difference (10-12 minutes) • To check Ss' understanding.

-Have the Ss pair up. -HO worksheet (4A1) -Monitor, but do not give the answers. -Have Ss switch partners and check if they gave the same answers. -HO answer key

Checking the comprehension (10-15 minutes) • To give the Ss an opportunity to comprehend the two difference.

-HO worksheet (page 37, ex2) -Have Ss put their pens down. -Tell Ss to read it without filling the gaps. -Ask what the texts are about. -Ss pair up. Ss fill in the gaps with simple past/past continuous -Project ex2 on WB. -Ask volunteers to come up to WB.

Talking practice (10-10 minutes) • To get the Ss used to talking about daily subjects by using the the tenses

-ask Ss about their favorite TV program -Project pictures of Survivor Turkey on WB -Ask Ss what is in the pictures. -Ask WC to give examples sentences by using the visuals. -Have the Ss get into groups of 4. -Appoint a secretary from each group. -Tell Ss that the group which has the most sentences will be the winner. -Set up 3 mins. -Swap papers with other groups. -Ask groups to check the answers on he paper they received. -Clap the winner group.

Post-teaching exercise (5-7 minutes) • To give the Ss an opportunity to practice talking fluently by using the the tenses

-Ask Ss who likes to talk on the phone -Take two chairs back to back in front of the WB -Invite the s to the board. -Want the s to use the tenses in her/his speech. -role play a phone call with the s. (use the tenses) -Ask the Ss to pair up and do the same.

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