TP 1- Past Simple (Be)
Elementary A2 level
To provide Ss with clarification, review and practice of was/were to talk about the past in the context of travel
To give Ss practice in freer speaking for fluency
Procedure (45 minutes)
Ask students what they recall from the listening task. Elicit words and phrases (e.g. Toronto, cold, Montreal, two days) Write sentences on w/b and discuss meaning with Ss. CCQs: Are they in Montreal now? No Is the sentence in the past or present? Past Write sentences for negative with blanks. Ss work in pairs to work out the form. w/c feedback
Ask Ss do ex. 1 in pairs. Monitor & help Ss with negative form if needed. w/c feedback (write sentences on w/b) Ask Ss to read ex. 2 for a minute. Work on ex.2 together. Allow Ss to work out & provide answers (write answers on w/b)
Drill was/were wasn't/weren't from sentences. (Choral drill and individual drill)
Tell Ss they will be given cut-outs of a question and they should unjumble the words. Do Q.1 as an example Put Ss in small groups (groups of 3 or 4 max.) Monitor and help as needed, encourage Ss to communicate in English. When Ss are done, they come up and paste the cut-outs on w/b.
Show Ss the cut-out answers to each question. Ask Ss to match the answer with the question. Nominate Ss accordingly. Drill 2 or 3 questions with Ss.
Ss practise asking and answering questions on w/b (from previous task) in same groups. Monitor and note any errors in pronunciation, language. w/c feedback as needed
Write 2 or 3 sentences from WB page 25 ex.3. Make sure to write the wrong form of past simple. Ask Ss to correct the sentence.