Nourhan Muhamed Nourhan Muhamed

TP4 Grammar
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students know the difference between the past simple and past continuous. They will speak about their experiences using both tenses.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the past simple and continuous in the context of talking about experiences

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a convesation in the context of talking about experiences


Warmer/Lead-in (1-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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,

Test #1 (1-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

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.

Teach (1-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

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.

Test #2 (1-5 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

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.

Free practice (1-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Finally, Ask the students about what they did last weekend, let them speak about their holidays using past simple and past continuous.

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