Aiten Avidzba Aiten Avidzba

Grammar/Past simple
Pre-Imtermiadiate level


This lesson continues with a similar context to the previous lesson and continues the story started in the reading, but changes the focus to grammar. This grammar is not new for these Ss, but they still need review and practice.


Abc Handout #3 Grammar Laura's text
Abc Handout #2 Grammar Joe's text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Simple Past in the context of Holidays

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening and Speaking


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Get Ss interested through a brief introduction of a story about typical holidays in my resort home country. Make a link to the previous lesson explaining the listening task to remind them of what the people said in the reading.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Expose ss to the TL in the context through listening (ex 3a) Do the gist tasks for both speakers (ex a and c) first but only one detailed task in the following stage. Use ex d to round off this stage.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Encourage Ss to notice the TL. Use one of Listening tasks ex 3b or 3c

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Focus Ss on MFP of the TL. Use the Grammar section on p.128 to design a Guided Discovery task for meaning. Then use p13, Grammar ex 4a-c, to focus Ss on form.If time, use Pronounciation ex a-c.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Check Ss' understanding of meaning and form through a gap-fill. Use p 129 for this.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Consolidate the TL and allow for some production (ex 3f). - Use p 129, U2A ex b to give Ss practice in question forms, then Ss in pairs can interview each other using the questions to bring in some speaking.

Web site designed by: Nikue