TP 5
Beginner level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the past simple questions in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel
  • To provide product writing practice of past simple questions in the context of travel
  • To provide scan listening practice using a text about Masumi's trip to Singapore in the context of travel


Lead in / Building context (3-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic/theme/context of the listening

- Make projector ready. - Project the world map, ask "Where is Singapore?". - After some guesses mark it on the whiteboard. - Ask "What can you do in Singapore?"

Listening task (3-5 minutes) • To introduce the target language via listening.

- Show them the picture of Masumi. - Ask "Where is she from?". - After some guesses, tell them to listen and choose the best answer. - Hand out exercise one. - Play recording 2.33 - Elicit some answers and give them the answer key on white board.

Highlighting Target Language (3-5 minutes) • To highlight the target language by use of a guiding task

- Ask them to fill in the blanks. Hand out exercise C. (If necessary, play the recording again.) - Make them check their answers in groups. - Project the section and ask students to come and write it on the board. - Play the recording 2.34 to check their answers.

Clarifying Target Language (10-15 minutes) • To clarify meaning of target language, to highlight form, to model and provide controlled practice of pronunciation

- Write the marker sentences on the board. - Ask them the CCQs about the meaning to see if they have already understood or not. - If not, draw a timeline and elicit where to put the question and ask the CCQs again. - Elicit the form by asking "How do we start"? - After eliciting "Did", put a plus and elicit the word "subject" / "you". - Put another plus after "subject" / "you" and again elicit "verb (base form)" - Choral and individual drill. Backchain drill the whole sentence.

Language Practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide controlled oral practice of past simple questions.

- Pair the students into A and B. Tell them that B went on holiday to Singapore and A needs to ask questions. Then, switch roles. - Write "I went to South Korea" on the whiteboard and make them ask questions to you. - Make them write their own sentence on a piece of paper. - Take the papers and give them randomly. - Make students write 3 questions about the sentence they received. - Make them find the person who wrote the sentence they received and ask their questions. Then they move again to answer questions from other people. (Alternative: Make it a pair work and swap papers.)

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