Strange but true - Simple past & past perfect simple
Pre-Intermediate B1 level
To provide clarification and practice of past simple and past perfect simple tenses in the context of strange incidents
To provide scan reading practice using a text about an Australian strange incident in the context of strange incidents' news round the world
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a pair/group discussion in the context of past perfect simple
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
1) T will ask the ss to read again the text they have been through in the previous lesson about Australia and answer the question "What happened when the pool assistants asked the swimmers to get out of the pool?" 2) T will show the ss two pictures of a shark and a swimming pool and ask them "How could the shark get into the swimming pool?" to elicit/introduce the second marker sentence. 3) T will highlight the target language in the two marker sentences.
1) T will give the ss HO#1 with 2 tasks and ask ss to do them in pairs in order to elicit and clarify the meaning of the target language. 2) T will drill the sentences including the target language (backchain). 3) T will hand the students HO#2 in order to elicit and clarify the form of the target language.
1) T will give the ss a handout with a matching task to do in pairs. 2) Ss will check their answers with other pairs. 3) T then will nominate ss for FB. Note: T should monitor and pay attention to ss' errors.
1) T will give the ss HO#3 with a task to do in pairs. Ss need to complete the 5 sentences in the task using their own words. 2) Ss will then check their answers with other pairs. 3) T will nominate ss for FB. Note: T should monitor and pay attention to ss' errors.