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Past simple negative and questions
Elementry level


In this lessons Ss will learn about the negative forms of past simple using didn't, wasn't, and weren't .Then they will be learning about how to form Yes or N o questions and to answer the short answers. This will be done through listening and some guided practices in the HO . Then there are some controlled and freer practices.


Abc Face to Face HO
Abc Flash cards
Abc board markers
Abc Hand outs
Abc a paper ball

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of negative , question forms , and short answers of past simple. in the context of films

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of negative , question forms , and short answers of past simple. in the context of films
  • To provide practice of listening to an interview using past simple .
  • To provide fluency speaking practice using past simple in a context of films.


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T greets Ss -T asks Ss "Did you like the story of James Bond's life?,Did you watch James Bond's movies? , who can tell me what was his code number?"

Exposure/Highlighting (2-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation and draw students' attention to the target language

- T asks Ss" what tense was used in the text about James Bound?" Ss answer past simple. - T chests Ho includes past simple scentences and tells Ss to read the sentences and mark them true or false according to the previous reading text about James Bond. - T demonstrates and asks Ss ICQs, "How many sentences do you have?, will you write any thing or just mark true or false?Are you gonna work alone?" - Ss check in pairs and T check with the whole class.

Clarification (5-13 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- T asks Ss" what about the second sentence in HO is it true or false?" Ss : False. - T writes the example on board and asks," What do I need to make it true? , I'm looking for two words here to make it true, what are they?" Ss : was not (wasn't). - T asks CCQs , " Is it now or in the past?, what shows us the past here?, Is it positive"he was" or negative "wasn't?" - T gives Ss flash cards to show the word order and asks," how do we make the negative form here?, what is the word order here?" T demonstrates and asks ," What do you think you are gonna do ? Where are you gonna stick the paper?" - T asks , " Can I stick this card here- the card with we,you, they- ?, What if I put this card and write good students? which flash card matches this?, where is the past here?" -T what about the third sentence is it true or false? Ss: false. - T writes the example on board and asks ,"What do I need to make it true?I need three words here ."Ss:" did not study." - T asks CCQs,"Is it positive or negative?, Is it now or in the past?, What shows the past here?, Can I stick this card here-the card with we, you, and they- ?, Can I say didn't studied? -T chests the HO and asks Ss to complete the rule and demonstrates .check in pairs and FBK -T asks Ss to listen carefully to the track and repeat the sentences chorally the individually. then, Ss move on to EX 6.T gives instructions , demonstrates and asks ICQs. -T asks Ss " What if I want to ask about the second example?"Ss: "Did he study very much?" - T asks CCQs, "Is it now or in the past?, How do we know that it's in the past?, Can I say "did he studied?", Can I say "did they study?", what is the order here?, stick the flash cards." -T asks Ss to answer the question. -T drills chorally then individually.

Listening (13-18 minutes) • To provide further understanding of the grammar and make Ss listen to past simple questions form and make it easier to the students.

-T draws students' attention to the questions and asks Ss to listen carefully to questions of an interview with the writer Will Forbes who wrote a book about James Bond and Ian Fleming then complete the questions. - T asks ICQs, " Are you gonna write complete questions or just words?, Are you gonna answer any questions or just complete them?, Are you gonna work alone first?" - T plays the track and asks Ss if they want to listen one more time.Then ask them to check to gather.T gets FBK. -T ask them to listen again and check if "did" is stressed or unstressed in questions. -T asks Ss to finish the table of EX10. -T asks ICQs,"Are you gonna write any questions or just complete them?, Are you gonna answer them?"

Controlled Practice (18-25 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-T asks Ss to move on to Ex 11 and gives clear instructions. -T asks ICQs," Are you gonna arrange the sentences to make questions?, Are you gonna answer these questions or just arrange them?,Are you gonna work alone?" -T asks Ss to check the answers together then gets FBK.

Free Practice (25-30 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-T asks the Ss to take the paper ball , pass the ball to each other and ask and answer each other's questions. -T take notes of mistakes and delay FBK. -T tells Ss that he is going to write some sentences on board and Ss are gonna define the mistakes. -T gets FBK.

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