Good times, bad times. Past simple (be)
Elementary A2 level
To provide clarification and practice of simple past form of be in the context of my birthday
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of past events, when I was thirteen years old
Procedure (25-46 minutes)
1) The teacher will go with a photo about his last vacation (if possible a short voice audio will be played). If the audio is played, the teacher asks Ss that whose voice was it?
1) Ss are going to listen to a track about a birthday. Use ICQ to elicit and clarify what Ss are going to do: a) are you going to read or listen? So first the photo is projected and then the HOs are spread and Ss listen and find out who is talking. 1.1) FB: T would ask Ss who is talking.
1) Ask Ss to go back to the text and find all the examples of was/ were (not) in their pairs. 1.1) FB: Ss check in pairs. 2.1) The table is shown on WB and Ss come to the board to fill in it. 3) T writes sentences on the WB and with whole class complete it quickly 3.1) I -------- at home yesterday. we --------- not at home yesterday. She -------- at the party last night. He --------- late for class. 4) Then the role and form of grammar can be written on WB, it needs to be done super quickly.
1.1) Tell Ss they are going to read a text about Rebecca and her grandmother. and answer the questions. give the HOs and tell them to do on their own. 1.2) FB: Ss check in pairs and answers are on WB. 2.1) show questions on the boards. underline wh questions and was/were. just leave it and move to next stage
First, ask Ss to stand up. write on board( i was born on Feb 21st).then they ask each other (when were you born?) and like this, they find a partner and sit together. 1.1) Ss complete the questions in pairs and then ask each other. 1.2) Monitor to write errors or correct any on the spot
1.1) Give instruction: complete the answers on your own and then ask them from your partner. 1.2) Find a new partner and tell him/her about yourself and your previous partner. 1.3) Nominate Ss to tell the class what they got from other Ss