Manuel Padovan Manuel Padovan

Talking about last weekend
Elementary level


In this lesson students will talk about what they did last weekend.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to ask past simple yes/no questions in the context of their own lives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To briefly review the past simple and collocations.


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

T will place numbers on the back wall. T will demo the first sentence, and then get each pair to unscramble the sentences by themselves. Carry on until all the sentences have been completed. Demo - Place on the wall parts of a yes/no question scrambled. T will ask if anyone knows which word should go first, carry this process on until the sentence is complete. Then give out word cards to each pair, and tell them they will unscramble together. ICQs - Are you working alone? Groupings - W/C and then pairs. Monitoring - monitors discreetly and let ss make mistakes when placing the sentences, this can be used for the feedback section. Feedback - If there are any mistakes then T can use this to highlight the correct form. After the activity has been completed T will drill the sentences with the ss, paying particular attention to intonation, since it's a question. This time a ss will pick one question and choose a ss. The other ss will then reply, with either a yes or a no - (Yes, he did/didn't, no, he did/didn't..)

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through speaking

T will tell ss that they should ask T some yes or no questions about last weekend. For example, s - 'did you go to a nightclub last saturday?' - T - 'Yes, I did'. Ss can ask T anything so long as it's a yes/no question. Demo - T will demo the activity first with one ss, ensuring that they use the correct question. ICQs - Are you asking me a yes/no question? Groupings - W/C activity. Monitoring - If ss use a different non yes/no question then T won't answer and emphasise they should use a yes/no question. . Feedback -.

Useful Language (3-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T will hand out a worksheet to ss. Ss must then match the verb with the correct question sentence, so for example 'did you __ shopping last weekend?. Demo - T will show an example on the board. T and ss will then work together to complete the second one. ICQs - What kind of word is missing? Groupings - Pairs. Monitoring - T will monitor and error correct where appropriate. . Feedback - Ss will come to the board and wr

Productive Task(s) (10-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T will give a worksheet to each person. On the worksheet will be incomplete questions, for example 'shopping last weekend?' Ss must then move around the classroom asking each other yes/no questions. If a ss says yes, then they can write down their name. Demo - T will first give out the worksheets. T will then pick a ss, T will ask ss a question. If the ss replies with a yes, then T will make a gesture to signify that I have written the name. Continue this with one more ss, and change roles. . ICQs - How many people should you talk to? - everyone How many questions? - 8 Groupings - individual. Monitoring - monitors discreetly and don't interrupt the flow of their conversation. Make notes for any glaring errors.. Feedback - Write down any errors from the activity and highlight why they are wrong with the ss.

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