Ahmed Ahmed

Was and Were
Elementary level


This lesson will allow students to practice functional language of answering questions with was and were (Past simple)


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for Practice functional language skills using was were (Past simple) when responding to questions in the context of three generations and good and bad times in the context of Three generations and good and bad times

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Give students a chance to practice the TL of using was and were in the context of Three generations and good and bad times in the context of Three generations and good and bad times


Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language (using was and were past simple question responses)

I will make the students do Exercise 8 a. ICQ: Write the questions in the correct word order in the table Where was the party? Was the weather good While they work I will project the table on the projector. I will answer the questions by eliciting them from the students I will highlight the form: Question - was/were - subject I will make the students do Exercise 8 b ICQ: Fill in the gaps with the correct was were answer

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

I will do exercise 9. I will play the recording and drill the pronunciation with students and show them the phonetics. I will do exercise 10. a- I will make students work in pairs to attempt pronouncing the years. b- I will drill the correct pronunciation with them as a WC. c- I will make students write five family members and make them ask when and where they were born to each others family members. I will make sure they know I will ask them randomly about it later as a WC activity.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

I will do exercise 11. a- I will project the six questions on the projector. I will model an example of how to use you in the context of was and were. I will ask the students to make questions with you using the six questions on the board. b- I will pair up students and ask them to use the questions on each other

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will do exercise 12 I will split students into a's and b's and pair them up Then I will give them different questions answering with was and were ask them to answer the questions individually, then in pairs then I will mix the pairs and and they have to give each others answers

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