Sadaf Sadaf

Teaching Practice 8
Beginner level

Description

In this lesson, Ss learn about simple past, irregular verbs. The target language is raised from a reading text on how people met their friends. The lesson starts with some questions about Ss' best friends and continues with the clarification of the target language followed with some controlled activities where Ss practice the negative and question forms of simple past. Finally, there is a free practice where Ss have the opportunity to practice the target language orally.

Materials

Abc Handout 1
Abc Pictures
Abc Handout 3
Abc Handout 2
Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Eales, F. with Oakes, S. (2012) Speakout WBk. Pearson Longman
Abc Eales, F. with Oakes, S. (2012) Speakout SsBk. Pearson Longman

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of simple past, irregular verbs in the context of meeting friends.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency in the context of meeting friends.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Introduce Zoe and Alison and Li and Jon who are best friends and tell the Ss where and when they first met. - Ask them: (write the questions on the board) When did you meet your best friend? Where did you meet your best friend?

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Give them two short texts about two best friends and have them read and answer this question: Which story is interesting? Why? - Put the Ss in pairs to share their answers.

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

- Show the texts on the board. - Have the Ss underline all the main verbs first and then, circle the regular verbs. - Put some examples of regular and irregular verbs along with their simple forms on the board. - Nominate Ss to go to the board and match the present form of the verbs with their past form. - Ask them CCQs about irregular and regular verbs and try to elicit answers from them.

Clarification #1 (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Clarify the present form of simple past, irregular verbs. I went to hospital. Someone took my money. - Clarify the negative form of simple past, irregular verbs. I didn't go to hospital. I didn't have any money.

Controlled Practice #1 (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- Give a gap-fill handout to the Ss and have them complete the sentences with the past simple form of the verbs. - Pair check. - Ask them: Can you guess who the person is? - WCF

Clarification #2 (2-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Clarify the question form (Yes/No) of simple past, irregular verbs. Did he go to a chemist? No, he didn't go to a chemist. He went to a hospital. Did she have money? Yes, she had money.

Controlled Practice #2 (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- Give a handout to the Ss including some sentences extracted from the texts and have them make change the sentences to quetions. - Put the Ss in pairs and ask them to check their answers. - WCF

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Pair the Ss. - Give them a handout including a table. Have the Ss interview each other and complete the table about each other's best friends. - Ask them to find a new partner and tell him/her about their previous partner's best friend. - WCF - Error correction - Give a lost of 2 common verbs along with their past forms to the Ss

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