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simple past and past continous
A2 level


In this lesson,students review simple present and present continuous. They will learn about past tense(simple and continuous) through guided discovery based on a reading text.This is followed by proper teaching of grammar.Then they will be asked to answer the question on the handout.


Abc handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of the past continuous and past simple tense in the context of Travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide writing practice of a text in the context of past


Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks SS to read answers of their assignments. T will correct their problem if there is any problem. T asks SS if they know about past tense

Exposure (4-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T asks SS to read the text themselves. SS read the text. T asks SS to underline the past tense verbs. SS underline the verbs they have been asked for.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T explains the verbs in the text. T explains Irregular and regular.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T explains the grammar simple past and past continuous.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T asks them to write 5 sentences with each grammar. SS write sentences. T asks SS to read their sentences. T corrects SS's mistakes

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T ask SS to answer the questions on the handout

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks SS to write about what day did in past days with the grammar they have learnt and read it

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