Abdelrhman Hussein Abdelrhman Hussein

Grammar Irregular Past Simple
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn about past simple irregular verbs. Students will understand the meaning, learn the form, and practice pronunciation using choral drilling exercises. Students will complete sentences by converting verbs in their base form to their irregular past form. Students will also peer check.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification on the use of past simple irregular

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking about the past


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

T will show image of Ben Way with the headline 'dotcom' millionaire. T will provide questions on board to elicit Ben Way made a lot of money. • T will allude to the successes of young people on the internet like Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, to draw SS to elicit Ben Way made a lot of money through the internet.

Exposure (10-15 minutes) • To provide the context for the target language through a situation and to establish a clear and specific context for the language to arise out of

T will show picture of Ben Way in a photo wherein he wasn't smiling or laughing and will specify that the photo was of Ben in the Past Ss will be put in small groups to brainstorm possible reasons why a young and wealthy individual may be unhappy although he made a lot money in the past. T will use Ss' responses from brainstorming activity to elicit "he Lost his money."

Presentation (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T will write 'he lost his money' on the board and ask questions to elicit the past simple: • Did Ben Way lose his money in the future? Is ‘lost’ in the future simple. • Is Ben Way losing his money now, in the present? Is ‘lost’ in the present simple. • Did he lose his money in the past? T will write 'he lost his money in the past' to place emphasis on the past and ask why not use 'ed'. T will elicit that 'lost' is an irregular verb by using the following questions: • ‘I play the piano.’ (T will elicit 'play’ is in the present simple.) • ‘I played the piano.” (T will elicit if ‘play’ is the present simple tense, what tense is ‘played’?) T will cover meaning, form, and drill pronunciations of words needed for exercise on pg 49.

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

SS will complete 'Ben's Life' exercise on p.49. SS will peer-check. T will give irregular verb handout and have SS check answers.

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