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Past Simple positive regular and irregular verbs
Elementary, A1 level


In this lesson, students learn and practice past simple regular and irregular verbs in their positive forms. Connected to the previous lesson's context, I will elicit regular and irregular verbs from the reading text about Nelson Mandela. Then, students are introduced to the meanings and forms of the verbs. After M and F comprehension, students listen to the pronounciation of verbs and practice them. As controlled practice, they do a fill in the blanks controlled practice.


Abc Aswering questions on the past simple verbs in the text
Abc Redston,C.& Cunningham,G. (2005) face2face Elementary Student's Book, Cambridge
Abc Finding Words in the reading
Abc fill in the gaps with the past simple verbs

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of past simple regular and irregular positive verbs in the context of history

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the pronounciation of regular and irregular verbs through listening


Lead-In (3-4 minutes) • To set a clear context through eliciting of the target verbs

Asking couple of questions from the text in order to set the context. .Who is this person in the picture? .Who was he? .When did he start university?

Guided Discovery (3-6 minutes) • to let students notice the past regular and irregular verbs

-Show them the box in ex. 4a. -Find these verbs in the reading text in groups, underline them ICQ: What are you going to find in the reading? (Verbs) -Choose one person from each group, call by their name from the name tags that the previous teacher told them to write. -Give markers to them. -Tell them to underline the read

exposure to meaning and form (10-15 minutes) • to clarify the meaning and form of regular and irregular verbs

-quick explanation -example sentences regarding meaning -CCQs: Do I start university everyday (no) Do I live in Italy now?(no) Is she still writing the book (no) timeline ask students to do exercise 4b

listening for practice (5-10 minutes) • listening for pronounciation of regular verbs

- listen -/ıd/ -group check -drilling thorugh the ppt of listening exercise 5-a

listening for practice (6-10 minutes) • to practice the pronounciation of irregular verbs

.listen .drilling through ppt of 4a

controlled practice (6-8 minutes) • to practice the past simple verbs

-look here -5 sentences -fill them in groups -regroup them and group check -monitoring

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