Teaching Practice 4
To provide clarification, review and practice of past continuous and past simple in the context of school days
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a past continuous tense
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
T tells the class two things she did the previous evening. E.g. I had dinner at 8:00. I watched TV at 9:00. Ss in pairs tell each other five things they did the previous evening, with relevant times.
Draw a stick man on the board. Draw a horizontal line on the board and put a vertical line part way along it. Write TV/ 9:00 above the vertical line. T elicits the information about Bill by asking questions. E.g What did Bill do last night? What time did he start to watch TV? What time did he turn off the TV? T puts an X and 9 : 30 as shown below: T helps the Ss to produce the model sentence, He was watching TV at 9: 30. T asks Ss , When did he start to watch Tv? Did he turn off the TV before or after 9: 30?
T shows visuals showing a man doing various things at various times (e.g reading a newspaper/ 8:30) and elicits suitable sentences from individual students. E.g. he was reading newspaper at 7: 30. Have other visuals showing two or more people doing things.
Elicit some sentences from the drill into a substitution table on the board. Check the grammar pattern by elciting that: He/She/ It task was, while You/ We /They take were The main verb takes -ing.
Ss complete the grammar ex.1 T monitors Feedback
Ss look at pictures on page 132 for one minute. Ss work in pairs. Answers the question. T monitors Feedback
Ss work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions about what they were doing at different times. T monitors Feedback