Esin Karabulut Ozturk Esin Karabulut Ozturk

Esin-20 September 2017-Sport
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will discuss in the context of sports. The focus will be on past simple continuous and past perfect simple forms, in the context of cheating in sports. There will also be a follow-up class discussion on cheating in sports.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of using past tenses in the context of sport

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of sports


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the context of cheating in sports

Ask Ss to discuss the following question: ''What's cheating in general?Can you give examples?'' and T will write the question on the board. Pre-teach word 'cheating' if Ss don't know the meaning by eliciting: 'In an exam I look at Fatma's paper and write the same answers that she writes on the paper.' CCQs: Is it a good behavior? Do I have a penalty when I do it? cheat(n,v): Act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain advantage Drill the word for correct pronunciation Ss discuss in pairs and WCF.

Pre-teach vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To pre-teach key vocabulary to help students understand the text in order to complete the reading tasks

Pre-teach the phrase 'to take a short cut' by drawing on the board: ' I will try to reach my target using the short route instead of taking the long route. What is this called?'' CCQs: Can I go faster? Do I walk less? shortcut(n): an alternative route that's shorter than the one usually taken Pronunce in order to show the linking

Reading for gist (3-5 minutes) • To practice reading for gist

Ask Ss to read the text 'Taking a short cut' on p.47, English File Ss Bk, U5a, for gist. Divide the class in pairs and discuss the following question: 'How did she cheat?' WCF and on the spot error correction

Highlighting target language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight the target language so that learners are focused on it

Hand out task 6c (English File Ss Bk U5A, p46) Have them work individually Check answers in WCF Write on the WB: 1) 'finished'- past simple: a completed action in the past 2) 'had happened'-past perfect: an action that happened before the past time we are talking about 3) 'wasn't sweating'- past continuous: an action in progress (or not) at a particular moment in the past

Clarifying target language (10-15 minutes) • To clarify MFP so learners use TL effectively

Hand out task 5a on Grammar bank (English File Ss Bk , p140) Have Ss to work in pairs to circle the correct forms on the task. Check in WCF Clarify TL by using the following sentence from the text focusing on past perfect form: Some spectators who were watching the race told them what had really happened. past perfect: subject+had+past participle Clarify meaning by drawing a timeline for the sentence Pronounce the sentence to underline the linking To further clarify (if there is enough time) draw the timeline for the following three sentences: 'I got home late and my wife had already finished her lunch and was watching the news on TV.

Language Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide free oral practice and use the language productively

Have Ss discuss the following question:'What do you think about cheating in Turkish sports?'' Check in pairs and WCF Do EC and FB

Free practice (if-time activity) (2-4 minutes) • To practice the language further

Write the below verbs on WB and ask students to write them on past simple, past continuous and past perfect He write I do We walk They finish You speak

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