Past Simple Lesson
To provide clarification of Simple Past Tense in the context of Travel
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
Ask questions about their favourite season for travels showing pictures from winter/summer holdiay resorts Asking them if they prefer 5-star hotels or camping
Hand out text and ask them to skim for the main idea for 2 minutes
After eliciting the main idea ot the paragraph, ask them to get in pairs and underline verbs with a past meaning.
Elicit the examples on the board and highlight past verb forms, regular and irregular verbs as well as Simple Past time expressions
Ask concept questions: -Did they do there in the summer? Yes -Are they still there now? No -Is the action going on? No -So can we say we use the Simple Past to talk about actions which happened and finished in the past?
Hand out a gap filling exercise (in the same context of travel) and ask students to fill in the gaps. Peer check after 5 minutes Elicit answers on the board. Highlight MFPA on the board if necessary.
Ask them to talk about their travel experiences in pairs. They report the experiences of their partners to the whole class. If there is time, they could vote for the most exciting story.