having a bad day, past continuous
pre intermediate unit 9 lesson A level
To provide clarification and practice of past continuous tense and simple past in the context of things go wrong
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation and storytelling in the context of thing
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
ss talk together about if they have done sth that embarrassed them? or made them sad? why? explain the story? what happened exactly? teacher gives SS example. " 2 weeks a go when I was using my cousin's laptop, I cleaned all her photos accidentally . i was really embarrassed and I apologized many times. that was my bad.
after eliciting SS answers. show them a picture( a woman is cooking while talking on the phone and her children are around her) tell ss to talk about her and describe the picture in their group and if they had similar situation before.
elicit ss answers and again SS are going to talk about 3 pictures in their books. . write 2 sentences on the board. 1- yesterday at 12 she was cooking. 2- the phone rang. ask SS to join 2 sentences together.
meaning : the phone rang while she was cooking. what did she do? what happened next? did she start her cooking before S.O phoned? what was she doing when the phone rang? did she finish her cooking? elicit the form and write it and then draw the timeline on the board. elicit examples. physical response. give SS instruction to do then do an interrupting action and make SS to respond and make questions/ for example : while i was walking you dropped the marker. work on the pronunciation features such as falling and raising intonations. and also review past simple irregulars.
part 2 and 3 grammar page 87. Instruction: do it alone and then check it in pairs. feedback.
in pairs ss say one part the other complete the interrupted action. example: S A: while i was watching TV........ S B: my mom called me.
hotel robbery: show a picture or clip of a hotel. explain it shows a particular time yesterday. imagine you were that person and think what they were doing at that time . the lights went off and it was pitch dark. many people were robbed! next morning the police questioning every one. in each group there is one police and other people are suspects. they should bring logical reasons/ or draw ur life line and explain necessary info. birth, living university and school travel work place marriage...... example : when i was studying at university I saw the love of my life. her name was..... and we talked together.............