Manuel Padovan Manuel Padovan

TP3 - Past simple and Past continuous
intermediate level


This lesson will review past simple and past continuous tense, and use the existing knowledge to relate a personal story


Abc Worksheets
Abc Whiteboard
Abc newspaper articles
Abc PPT presentation

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson the learners will be able to relate a personal story.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review the past simple and past continuous forms.


Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T will present the aims of the lesson. T will give a short story about a recent event in my life using past simple and continuous language. T will use a PPT to illustrate the story. T will then ask eliciting questions: - When was the story? When did it finish? What happened?

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T will show a number of different sentences on a PPT, each sentence will have a past continuous and past simple verbs. Ss will take it in turns to underline the correct forms. T will then give a selection of newspaper articles from the previous lesson and then ask ss to find the correct tenses.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T will show different sentences on a PPT, with the tenses highlighted in different colours. Underneath the sentence will be a blank timeline, T will then ask ss to come up and place the crosses and lines in the right location.

Controlled Practice (8-14 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T will hand out a worksheet. The first half of the worksheet will have missing words. Ss must work together to fill out the missing words, S1 will be the writer, S2 will move around and read the short story posted around the room. They must then work together to fill in the story. The second part of the worksheet will tell the ss to identify the four stages in the story.

Free Practice (8-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T will then give ss a worksheet indicating what they could talk about, for example 'what you were doing?' and 'where were you living?' Ss will then choose one topic and write 5 or 6 lines about that topic. T will then ask one person from each table to stand and present their stories to the class.

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