Osman Osman

PAST CONTINUOUS-WHILE/AS
B1 level

Description

IN THIS LESSON, THE STUDENTS WILL LEARN PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE THROUGH GUIDED DISCOVERY BASED ON A READING TEXT ABOUT AN ACTOR.

Materials

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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of past continuous tense in the context of getting into acting

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about an actress
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T displays the image "Star Wars" T: WHAT DO YOU SEE?(A MOVIE POSTER) WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MOVIE?(STAR WARS) WHAT IS THE GENRE OF THIS MOVIE?(SCIENCE FICTION) DO YOU KNOW THE CAST OF THE MOVIE? WHO PLAYED THE LEADING ROLES IN THIS MOVIE?(HAARISON FORD, MARK HAMMON AND CARIE FISHER) HAVE YOU WATCHED THE MOVIE? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PLOT AND ACTORS?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T: LOOK AT 3.3, PART 1 MATCH THE WORDS WITH THE DEFINITIONS DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key T gives the handout "Vocabularry" T: MATCH THE WORDS WITH THE MEANINGS WORK IN PAIRS ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH OTHER GROUPS T reveals the key T: LOOK AT PART 3 READ THE QUESTIONS READ THE TEXT AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T writes marker sentences: I was watching the movie. While I was studying, I met another actor. I met Han Solo while I was working on one of his movies. T: WHAT ARE THE MAIN VERBS? WHAT IS WAS?(HELPING VERB) ARE THERE TWO SENTENCES? WHAT DO WE USE TO CONNECT TWO SENTENCES? WHAT TYPE OF CONJUNCTION IS WHILE?(TIME) WHAT OTHER TIME CONJUNTION CAN WE USE SAME LIKE WHILE?(AS) AM I WATCHING THE MOVIE NOW? IN THE PAST?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T: WHEN DO WE USE WHILE AND AS?(WHEN WE WANT TO SAY WHAT WE ARE DOING DURING AT CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE IT WAS INTERUPTED TO SAY TWO THINGS HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME) WHICH TENSE DO WE USE AFTER WHILE/AS?(CONTINUOUS TENSES) T writes on the board "Past continuous tense" T draws the timeline movie start movie end now past ______________________________________I___________________ future T: WHEN DID THE MOVIE START?(T MARKS IT ON THE TIMELINE) WHEN DID THE MOVIE END?(T MARKS IT ON THE TIMELINE) WHAT WAS I DOING BETWEEN THE START AND END?(WAS WATCHING THE MOVIE) T writes "Use past progressive tense" 1) for talking about an event happening at a certain time in the past Ex:At 7 o'clock yesterday evening I was watching a movie.. T draws the timeline 2) for two or more actions happening in the past Ex: I was watching the movie while my mum was cooking. T draws the timeline 3) for a past action which was in progress when another action interrupted it Ex: While I was working I met Harrison Ford. T draws the timeline. 4) to describe the backgrounds events. Ex: I was walking in the woods. it was raining. Then I met Hans Solo T writes the (+), (-), (?) sentences and fills it with the help of the students. T writes the form:(+) subject + was/were + main verb in ing (-) subject + wasn't/weren't + main verb in ing (?) Was/Were + subject + main verb in ing

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T gives the handout "Unit 6" T: LOOK AT 6.4 PUT THE VERBS IN THE BRACKETS INTO PAST OR PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T: LOOK AT 6.2 COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T: TELL YOUR PARTNER THE EVENTS INTERRUPTED WHILE YOU WERE DOING SOMETHING. WORK IN PAIRS ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T monitors and notes the errors. T writes the errors on the board for correction. T: LOOK AT PART 4 DISCUSS WITH YOUR PARTNER WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF BEING AN ACTOR USE USEFUL LANGUAGE BOX WORK AS A GROUP ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T monitors and notes the errors. T writes the errors on the board for correction. T: LOOK AT PART 5 READ THE E-MAILS T asks comprehension questions

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