To provide reading and speaking vocabulary practice about past times in the context of Activities
To provide speaking practice about past times in the context of questions and role play
To provide reading practice using a text about past times in the context of time matching and role play
Procedure (37-20 minutes)
Greet the ss and kindly try to identify them. Place my name on the board and tell ss to ask me anything at any point. State that we going to continue with life stories but with a focus on past-times.
Distribute HO. Firstly ss to work in pairs to complete the time phrases. Make sure they understand that they can use the word in the box more than once if necessary. T to monitor and elicit.
I will have wrote the beginnings of the 6 phrases on the board when the ss have nearly completed pair work. When they have finished I will ask ss to place the time phrases on large cards, on the board as a whole group activity. T to monitor and elicit.
T to do the first one as an example & then ask ss to work in pairs to complete the time phrases. Make sure students write the whole time phrase: 'this morning' and not just 'morning.' T to monitor and elicit.
When students are finishing their PW I will start to write the headings on the board.When they have finished PW T will ask students to work as a group to match the appropriate label under the right heading. T to monitor and elicit.
Show ss the quiz on HO and and ask them to firstly read and write two more questions to ask their partner in the space provided. Elicit an example from ss. T to monitor and elicit. .
T instructs ss to complete the quiz. Give them 5 mins to complete their ideas.T to monitor with ideas and observe when they have finished T to monitor and elicit.
T regroup ss into new pairs. Instruct ss to now talk to their new partner and ask and answer the questions using the time phrases. Demo this by asking ss to ask you one question from the quiz and then you give an answer. Encourage ss to ask any follow up questions i.e. ss: when dd you last go to the cinema? T: I went to the cinema last week/ Ask me another question. S: Which film did you see? T: I saw... Elicit which tense ss need to use : past tense. T Concept Checking Question to ss: Are these phrases we have learnt today about the past or present?Which tense do you associate with these phrases? Do you use present simple or past simple tense? If ss are not sure T says: Most of these words are simple past tense words as we have learnt about past times. Then get them talking.T monitors and helps with correct use of past tenses If time change partners and get them to repeat the freer practice activity.
Nominate ss to report back on their partners. T can ask: What did you learn about your partner/Tell us one or two things you learnt about your partner.