Talking About The Past
To introduce the past simple positive in the context of technology of the past.
To get students to use the presented vocabulary in a controlled speaking exercise.
Procedure (39-53 minutes)
T will write "use" on the board. T will give the example of the present "I often use a laptop". T will say / write "Yesterday I". T will elicit answer, presenting "used" if necessary. T will then write "Go" on the board, repeating elicitation, for form "went". T will emphasize that "used" is regular and "go/went" is irregular.
T will add on to words introduced in the lead in. T will first write out the line of regular verbs, eliciting answers on their endings. T will practice pronunciation as Ss follow along, emphasizing difference between /t/ and /id/ endings. T will move on to the second row, focused on irregular verbs. T will again do pronunciation work. T will elicit and write answers on the WB. T will play audio 1.45 for students to check answers.
T will demonstrate on WB how handout activity will work. T writes on the top "want, cost, meet, buy" and then below: "Yesterday, Andrew took 2 lira and ________ bread." Demonstrates for class. T groups Ss into pairs. T hands out worksheets.
T mixes up students into groups of 4. T shows handout 4A on the projector to the class. T demonstrates filling in the empty spaces. T demonstrates how the game works. T hands out the pages and lets the students fill them in. T waits for Ss to finish writing, and then begins the game, monitoring each table. Optional - When a table finishes, have them go in reverse.
Ss will write a page about themselves using past simple vocabulary. Optional - Have Ss stand and mix, reading their dialogue to other classmates.