To provide reading practice using a text about the life and career of film director James Cameron in the context of life events that have happened in the past
To provide practice of the past simple tense in the context of life and careers experiences that have taken place in the past.
Procedure (23-30 minutes)
-To use T's personal life events as a lead-in: 1.What did I talk about?; When did this happen? Ans: The past. 2. Do we know when it happened?; Does the sent. tell you when it all happened? Ans: Yes. 3. Which are the verbs? Ans: Travelled, was, studied, lived. 4. Are these sentences past,present or future? Ans: Past. 5. If it is past and we know when it happened, what is the tense called? Ans: Past Simple. 6. What is the present tense of these verbs?; why aren't they written the same way? Ans: because they are reg. and irreg. verbs 7. What are the differences between these 2 types of verbs? Ans: end with e = ed
-To pre-teach new vocabulary (related to the film director's story) using photographs. -Students to match the photos to the list of vocabulary. -Students to work in pairs. -to drill the vocabulary
-Students are going to read the context on James Cameroon, and search for the irregular and regular verbs. -to demonstrate, to icq
-T to instruct students to do an activity on irregular verbs: to look at the irregular verbs and to match them with the verbs provided. -to demonstrate, to icq -to place answer sheet on two walls. -T to instruct students to do the activity on regular verbs: to look for the verbs that end with 'e' and to look for verbs ending with 'y' -to icq, to demonstrate -to give out answer sheet
-Students to attempt to answer the questions provided individually. -to demonstrate, to icq -Students to mark their answers. -to check their answer through closed pairs -Students to attempt the fill in the gap activity in pairs -to demonstrate, to icq -Students to check their answer in open pairs.