Speaking about past events.
Use the simple past and ago to speak about past events.
Procedure (36-40 minutes)
Game: Have verbs in the simple past written on pieces of paper and stuck on the board. Call two students to the board, give them . T gives a bare infinitive of a verb and ss have to hit its simple past verb. The first to hit is the winner.
- Distribute flashcards of verbs used in the previous activities to ss . Have some pictures hanged around the room. Ask ss to look for the appropriate picture that goes with the verb they have in the card. - Show some pictures of past events and demonstrate : ‘’Did people drive cars a hundred years ago?’’ ‘’Yes, I think they did’’, ‘’I’m not sure ‘’, ‘’No, they didn’t’’ - Drill with ss -Have ss drill in pairs.
-Show pictures of past events in Tunisia and ask ss what do they think people did at that time and things they didn't do. ( ss can think about other examples) - Demonstrate - Have ss discuss in pairs.
Elicit the meaning of the word '' to invent'' through some CCQs: - How did people in different countries communicate in the past? writing letters - Are they still using them now? No - What do they use instead? Facebook, mobile phone - Divide ss into A and B. Have them sit back to back. ask them to interact with each other using TL.
- Provide feedback and error correction