Simple past (regular verbs)
To provide clarification and practice simple past regular verbs in the context of "last week/weekend/month/year... activities"
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking about their last week/weekend/month/year... activities
Procedure (30-40 minutes)
Ask the students to talk about the things they do every day.
Tell the students a short story about one of your friends who woke up late to go to work last Sunday. Use only "was/were" and some regular verbs such as: washed, brushed, walked.... Divide the story into separate small mimable chunks followed by some pictures. Write only the opening words " Yesterday morning David......"on the WB. Mime the first action "opening eyes" and show the picture. Elicit the sentence from the students. Point on the word "yesterday" and write "ed" on the board if they say "open his eyes". Say the correct sentence of they don't say. Do the same for all the actions.
Ask the students to retell some of the sentences about the pictures they saw in stage 2 and write them on the WB. Highlight and clarify the TL using MFP.
Activity 1: Divide the class in pairs. Give the students some sentences with the simple past verb missing. The students check their answers together. Activity 2: Re-group the class again. Ask the students to make sentences with scrambled words. Don't give the students all the sentences at once. Give the students the second sentence when they finish making the first sentence an stick in on the wall. The group that finishes soon helps other groups. Activity 3 (if time): Re-group the students. Give the students some simple present verbs. Ask them to write the past forms. Divide the class into three groups. Give each group small blank papers. Ask them to write a sentences using the past form of the verbs. Ask them to stick the sentences on the walls within 3 minutes. Ask the students to check and correct the sentences of other groups.
Give the students a topic about the last party they attended. Ask them to talk about the topic with their partner by answering the given questions. Ask them to mingle around telling other students about their partner.
Provide feed back and error correction by highlighting the students' errors.