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Past simple in context of the teacher
Elementary level


Abc Answers HO
Abc Story HO
Abc Board game
Abc Grammar controlled practice HO

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the past simple tense in the context of a birthday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide reading practice using a text about a birthday
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a board game in the context of personal and general information


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T puts up a picture of himself. 'Who is this?' 'What is this?' 'Let's read a story about this day'

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

On w/b 'How old was I?' 'Was I in Turkey?' 'Read and answer' Ss read the story about the picture. Time line.

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

You were six years old. 'Your were not in Turkey. 'S, where were you today at 12 o'clock?' I was at someplace. 'S, were you absent from the class yesterday?' No I was not.

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

'Are these sentences about the past or now?' 'Are they finished or not?' Highlight the form Clean the board. Drill. Preferably a lot.

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

Put the form on the board. 'This is present simple' 'This is past simple' 'Put was/were in the gaps' T hand out the questions. Peer-check T hands out the answers./ If there is time, Ss come to w/b for FB. Any questions?

Free Practice (10-14 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Rearrange the class for board game. Ss play the board game. Listen for delayed correction.

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