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Simple past lesson
Pre intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn about simple past and practice their speaking skills


Abc Exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of past simple in the context of food


Warmer/Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set practice context and review what did they learn about the simple past

Ask them what do they remember about simple past Do fill the gaps exercise Write on the white board time phrases the students must put in order -giving examples if they have time.

Clarification (1-2 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Correct the previous exercise and underline the good sentences and mistakes I will have heard

Semi-Controlled Practice (20-30 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

We will put the tables close to the wall in order to have space. Everyone will stand up and make two columns, facing themselves. "Think about the last time you had a special meal...": they will ask each other questions during 3 minutes. Then they ask the next person about the last time they ate something unusual, then about the last time they ate at home, then about the last time they went shopping for food, have hamburger, had nice family meal, etc...

Warm-Up (5-10 minutes) • To provide opportunities for error correction and a summary of the lesson

Write any important mistakes from the previous exercise in order to correct them Ask if there is any questions, ask to say one thing they learnt in this lesson.

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