Ali Yilmaz Ali Yilmaz

Ali Yilmaz, TP2
A2 level


In this lesson students will have pronunciation and speaking activities. The aim is to practice pronouncing verbs in past simple forms. In the speaking part, they will talk about their school days and about some school movies.


Abc Course Book
Abc Audio Set
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give practice pronouncing -ed endings in the past tense form of regular verbs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To help students practice speaking about events in the past, in particular in relation to their schooling.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • Getting Ss' attention

Greet the class. Produce two verbs( by using body language and dialogues) which have different endings in their past forms. Teacher stretches his arms and asks students what he is doing. Writes on the board: "I stretched my arms." Then teacher asks students what is the opposite of love and then elicits the word "hate" Then writes on the board " I hated math." Now we have two verbs on the board, and they have different endings.

Pronunciation Track (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of pronunciation and make Ss understand it.

Teacher plays the Audio Track '1.19' and asks students to decide whether these verbs need extra syllables or not. Then write them under 'stretched' or 'hated'

Extra Activity (10-15 minutes) • To highlight and clarify the pronunciation differences btw /t/, /d/ and /id/

Teacher pair students up. Gives the instructions, and then distributes the HOs which were prepared in advance. Then, the teacher writes the same verbs that the students have in their activity sheets on the bottom of the WB, then divides the rest of the board in two. One part is for /t/, /d/ endings and the other part is for /id/ endings. Later, teacher calls Ss on the board individually to write one of the verbs in the correct column. Then, we have the drilling on pronunciation. Teacher makes sure that everyone can pronounce the verbs correctly.

Speaking 1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice their speaking skills

Teacher divides students into groups. Then, asks them to come up with their favorite school film, or soap opera. They can talk about Turkish or English examples. After deciding which is their favorite, they will tell about it to the rest of the class.

Speaking 2 (5-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice their speaking skills

This time, teacher asks Ss to discuss about their best teacher from their school days. ( possible questions related to this topic will be written on the board during the previous activity, so that Ss will know what to think about.) Once they finish discussing, they will describe it to the rest of the class.

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