Yasaman Ibayeva Yasaman Ibayeva

Past Simple- WH questions (review)
Elementary, A1/A2 level


In this lesson, students review Past Simple WH questions focusing on the exercise about Bill's life in the past. Then the lesson continues with controlled practice via matching the question word with a relevant answer and listening exercise about past activities which will improve their receptive skill. Later they also experience free practice via speaking activities which will develop their productive skill.


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Abc Gap-fill H/O
Abc Vocabulary Matching H/O
Abc Projector of Bill's picture

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of Past Simple - questions in the context of past activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of past activities


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Project picture of Bill and encourage ss to speak about his life in the past. Involve students in pair work using the exercises ( pg 150, 153) that include questions about his life.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Review grammar (Past Simple) referring to some sentences used by ss throughout talking. Use elicitation.

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ex 1 (pg 56). Match a question word in A with a line in B and an an answer in C. Students work in pairs. Then they listen and check their answers. Ex 6 (pg 56) Students listen and tick the sentences they hear. Moreover, model each pair of sentences and get ss to repeat chorally and individually.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ex 1 (pg 57) SS will work in pairs asking question to each other about Freddy and Alisa.They will write sentences. Then they will listen and check their answers Ex 4 (56) SS will work in pairs and talk about activities they did in the past.

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