Simple past and pronouncing /ed/
To introduce and give practice pronunciation ed ending in the past tense form of irregular verbs.
To help students practice speaking about events in the past, in particular in relation to their schooling.
Procedure (29-45 minutes)
T asks Ss simple past question “what did you do yesterday?” T draws timeline pointing where does the past actions take place by giving examples and making yes/no questions using regular form of simple past.
T provides Ss with five cut up simple past questions and prepares Ss to ask his/her classmate these questions. T gives Ss a sign that they should move around and ask another classmate.
T writes on WB examples of regular form of simple past verbs (asked, loved) then asks Ss to pronounce it. T explains the different types of pronouncing /ed/ past form of verb by giving more examples. T asks Ss to repeat after him when he pronounce the different sounds of ed within sentences.
T divides Ss into two or three groups and provides them with some cut up verbs with different coloured paper each group. T draws on WB the three types of pronouncing the /ed/ past form of verb then asks them to stick them on board. T corrects wrong answers if any.
T plays the audio of ex1 and drills them to pronounce verbs correctly. Then T asks Ss to tell him which category are these words related to? T starts ex2 by dividing Ss into small groups and asking them to pronounce the verbs and decide if they are with no extra syllable (NS) or extra syllable (ES). T plays the audio of ex2 and asks Ss to check their answers.
T sticks on WB two different pictures of movies (Dead Poets Society, The Nutty Professor) and asks Ss some questions if they know what are these pictures. (Dead Poets Society) * Do you know who is that guy? * what do you think his job is? * who are these people? * Why are they carrying him? (The Nutty Professor) * Do you know this guy? * what do you think his job is? * Why is he smiling?
T asks Ss to answer the questions in pairs about the teacher they really liked. T may ask Ss to change his/her pair accordingly.
T plays a very quick game with Ss related to pronunciation of ed regular past simple form of the verb.