To provide clarification and practice of the past simple and continuous in the context of talking about experiences
To provide fluency speaking practice in a convesation in the context of talking about experiences
Procedure (5-30 minutes)
Give the students some papers written with some situations they faced in the past Let them think about them carefully, then let them speak about them. They will notice that they used past simple and continuous when telling a story or a situation,
Now, five the students the first task, which contains 5 sentences. Ask them to read them carefully and complete them. Monitor them to look for mistakes. Give them feedback.
Now, identify the rule of past simple and past continuous and the difference between them. let the students give more examples about the tenses. Ask them to read exercise no.1 to complete the rule with simple or continuous. Then ask them to read exercise no.2 and complete the sentences with past simple or past continuous verbs.
Now, give them the final task . Ask them to read the story well, and tell that the verbs (1-12) are all in past continuous, ask them to change the verbs to past simple if it's necessary. Let them work in pairs. Monitor them to look for mistakes, then give them feedback.
Finally, Ask the students about what they did last weekend, let them speak about their holidays using past simple and past continuous.