Question and answer forms of "past to be"
To provide review and practice of past "to be" to get information by asking quesitions and give answers within the context of holidays
To provide accuracy speaking practice by asking information about holidays and giving answers.
To provide clarification and practice of adjectives and nouns to express feelings and situations in the context of holidays
Procedure (39-45 minutes)
T asks "What do you do on your holiday?, How do you feel when you are on holiday?, "What do you do after holiday?" Possible answers are: swimming, hiking, play tennis - feel happy, free - after holiday they talk about their holiday with their friends. T says that "Now, I want to talk about my holidays.I will tell you where I was in my holidays": 2008 - I was in the U.S. It was a long holiday. 2009 - I was in England. It was wonderful to see historical places. 2011 - I was in Ayvalık with my friends. I was excited because it was my first holiday with my friends. 2012 - I was in Mitilini with my mother. It was a nice island. Then, T asks following questions to ss: - Were you in Bodrum for holiday in 2012? If not, - Where were you? -Were your friends with you? -Was your last holiday in summer or in spring? -Was your holiday boring? -Were there many people in the city? -Were there historical places?
T shows her pictures from the holiday in the U.S and U.K. Asks ss to describe the pictures by using There is/are... E.g."There is a spacesuit" Drills "spacesuit". T elicits the meaning of "homesick", "alone" (pic of a girl sitting on a suitcase on the beach), "rainy", "excited". To clarify he meaning, shows pictures and drills. Then asks some of the ss make sentences with these new words. Ss work in pairs and prepare questions to find out which prompt is related to which holiday. Ss point out the picture in London or U.S. (Cincinnati) and ask: Was your sister with you?
T elicits and writes the form of question and answer form of past to be on the WB for clarification. Were you homesick? Yes, I was / No, I wasn’t. T writes the form on the WB by eliciting the was and were form. T drills the sentence for the correct pronunciation of was/were.
T gives the first HO and ss fill in the blanks with was/were or wasn't/weren't. Ss check answers in pairs.
T reads the example in the writing exercise and asks ss to write about their last holiday on a small paper which will be given by the teacher. T asks them to write clearly because their friends will read them later. Ss use was/were and adjectives to describe their holiday. They will write 4 sentences. T monitors and corrects errors.
T collects the papers and mixes them. Then ss pick up papers and try to find the owner of the paper by asking questions based on the information written on the papers.