To provide clarification, review and practice of the past simple tense in the context of last week
To provide scan reading practice using a text about past in the context of last week
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
Teacher gets SS interested by asking them what they did on their weekend. Make a link to the previous lesson explaining the reading task to remind them of what the people said in the listening.
Teacher exposes SS to the TL in the context through reading. Teacher gives instructions to SS "Now you will receive a text, the one you listened to before." Teacher gives out HO of the Audio Transcript to SS SS read the text.
Teacher makes students work in groups and find all the past simple verbs in the text. Teacher nominates a student from each group to tell some verbs they found.
Meaning - past simple for last week(past). Elicit from SS Form - On Sunday I phoned a friend. (I-subject, phone(d)-past simple, + ...) (listen(ed)) Elicit from SS Pronunciation (worked, stayed, listened, cooked)
Teacher tells SS "I will give you an exercise. You have to read the sentences and decide who they are about. You can use the text from before." Teacher gives out HO1 to SS Feedback by writing sentences on board and making SS come up and write the name next to the sentences.
Teacher tells SS "Now I will give you some handouts. There you will see the present form of the verbs. You need to write the past form for these verbs." Give out HO2 to SS. Feedback by playing the recording 2.17
Exercise 4 "You need to add I or We and a verb in these sentences" Monitor Teacher asks SS to underline which sentences are true of them. Feedback by asking some SS what is true for them. Teacher writes down some sentences with errors SS made on board and makes SS find the errors correct them.