Kateryna Kholodniak Kateryna Kholodniak

TP 2: New Storıes
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss are going to revise and compare past simple and past continuous tenses, use past forms of regular verbs. SS will be engaged in GW and PW as they are going to develop their productive skills, making up stories, dialogues, discussing situations. We will also work on the correct pronunciation of the verb "to be" in its past forms, discuss the spelling of some verb changes in past simple and past continuous.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of past simple and past continuous tenses in the context of talking about news.
  • To develop fluency through a range of speaking activities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice of past simple and past continuous.


Stage 1 (Lead-in) (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Have projector ready to project; - Introduce the topic and aims of the lesson; - Ask SS how their day has been and what they are planning to do after classes. e.g. How are you? What did you do yesterday evening? What were you doing when your husband (wife, daughter, son, friend etc.) came home yesterday evening?

Stage 2 (Exposure) (5-6 minutes) • To introduce the context of the lesson. Practice speaking.

- On the Slide SS see the Title "Types of Media"; - Their task is to discuss in pairs and name 5 types of modern media: Television, Radio, Newspapers, Internet, Magazines. - SS receive the visual feedback from the slide of PPP (PowerPoint Presentation);

Stage 3 (Useful Language) (8-10 minutes) • To highlight, clarify and introduce useful language for coming productive tasks.

- Before the SS start the next discussion they go through useful expressions. SS match the cards: expressions with instructions. - They get a feedback for this task from one of the slides of PP. - Using useful expressions SS discuss in groups and write at least 6 advantages and disadvantages of different types of media. The students have 3 minutes for this task. - After SS finish doing this task, WC checking, students from other groups can add few more their own ideas.

Stage 4 (Grammar revision) (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice past simple and progressive in the context of the lesson.

- SS write quickly forms of past simple tense on flashcards. - In pairs SS checking this task and after that they receive the feedback for the exercise. - SS choose the correct form of the verb using either past simple or past continuous. Discuss the examples for revision. e.g. When we arrived home, she was making some coffee. When we arrived home, she made some coffee. I read a good book in bed last night. I was reading a good book in bed last night. - SS get a minute to check it together with their partners.

Stage 5 (Situation) (5-7 minutes) • Practice of using narrative tenses, particularly past simple and past progressive tenses.

- The picture of the arrested man and helping questions are given to SS. Their task is to make up stories of "the latest news about the robbery". - T is monitoring the class, helping, correcting mistakes and answering the questions if the students have.

Stage 6 (Feedback and Error Correction) (2-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Error correction, answering students' questions if they have.

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