To provide clarification and practice of past simple was/were in the context of travelling
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
T asks Ss if they’ve ever travelled to another country and how was it. (Or talks about his/her own trip to another country which was lovely with a few problems.)
T then focuses Ss attention on Tom and Lara’s trip to Canada, pairs them and elicitcs answers 1 minute for each: (Questions one by one) -how was their holiday? It was lovely -where were they? They were in Canada -how did she feel? I wasn’t very happy. -why was she not happy? The shops weren’t open.
T highlights the senteces on the board and pairs singulars and plurals together. Our holiday was lovely. I wasn’t very happy. We were in Canada. The Shops weren’t open. T elicits if the senteces are singular/plural, positive/negative.
T distributes a handout and asks Ss,not to unfold it. T groups the Ss and INS.: "Put the sentences from the board, in the chart" T takes WCFB. INS.: “I want you to answer the questions in groups” T monitors as Ss are discussing the answers. T asks Ss to unfold the paper and look at the A/K. T pairs the students and INS.: “I want you to read the sentences and circle the correct answers.” T then asks Ss top peer check their answers and takes WCFB. T asks Ss to flip their papers and complete the patterns with the words in groups. T takes WCFB. T clarifies the pronunciation of the TL with the WC.
T models the first activity orally with the whole class: T: we were in Dublin. SS: No we weren't. We were in Glasgow. T groups the Ss and distributes the H/O.2 and asks Ss: INS.: "I want one of you to read the sentences and everyone to answer." T monitors as Ss are practicing the task. T nominates two students to ask and answer each question.
T distributes H/O.3 and asks Ss to fill in the blanks: INS.: "I want you to fill in the gaps alone" T monitors while Ss are doing the task and provides help if necessary. T then asks Ss to peer check and make sure their answers are correct. T then asks Ss to work in pairs saying the dialogues together. T monitors as Ss are talking.
T puts the following phrases on the board: -last night -last weekend -a holiday T groups the students and models and then asks Ss to talk about themselves. T monitors and provides help if necessary.