Teaching Practice 6
Pre-intermediate, A2 level
Main aim: Grammar. This lesson focuses on presenting past perfect using series of sequential events in the context of stories.
Sub aim: Reading. The concept of the target language is exposed to the students through reading and exercises that follow.
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
1- Set the context by asking the following questions. How often do you read stories? Are they in your own language or in English? 2- Ask the students to guess the name of the characters in pictures from the story books. Hamlet, Oliver Twist, Sherlock Holmes, Alice from Alice's adventures in Wonderland. 3- Ask the students what they know about Sherlock Holmes.
1- Ask the students to read for the gist and choose what the main message of the story is. 2- Assign a number to each table from 1 to 5. Then ask the students to do the exercise 3 and write the answer to the question with the same number as their table on the board.
1- Ask the students to do the exercise 4.
1- Using two events from the reading try to elicit the reason why past perfect is used. a) Draw a timeline on the board. have two events marked in the past section. number the marked sections 1 and 2. b) Write the events on the board THEY DIDN'T EAT ALL DAY. THEY WERE HUNGRY. c) Ask the students to number the events. d) Write the events together in one sentence with the right tense. They were hungry because they hadn't eaten all day. 2- Ask the students about the tense of the sentence. 3- Write the form and clarify the event's order within the form. 4- Model the pronunciation of the example sentence
1- Ask the students to do the exercise 5 (Controlled practice). If there is extra time left do the next steps. 2- Give the handout with the semi-controlled practice. 3- Ask the students to write about one of their memories using past perfect (Free practice).