To provide clarification, review and practice of the past simple tense in the context of Jim carrey's life
To provide scan reading practice using a text about Jim carrey's life. in the context of Jim carrey's life
Procedure (44-61 minutes)
Students are shown a relevant visual and asked if they recognize it. -Do you know this guy? Can you remember the film you saw him? -Can you tell me more about Jim Carrey? Who is he? What's his job?
Then they are pre-taught the possible blocking vocabulary through a vocabulary test they are given. In order to clarify the instruction, I model the first question. -I'm giving you this test, and you work in pairs to match the words with their definitions and pictures. - For example, I'm watching a film with a movie and this picture. - Now you do the same with your partners.
The Ss. read the whole text from a PowerPoint slide that has many different visuals to help them understand the text. -Now there is a quick show. Watch this. Don't worry if it goes very fast. Ask Ss. to choose the best title from the alternatives. - If you give a title, a name for this story, which one do you choose? Talk with your partners. Then give me your answers. - Did you choose the best title for the story?
The Ss. answer the comprehension questions to read the text for specific information. -Look at these questions. Answer them in 2 minutes with your partners. Write your answers on the papers. For example, I look at the first question. ....? My answer is he was born in 1962. I write my answer on the paper. Now you do the same with your partners. After the questions are answered, different partner groups check each other's answers.
Use flashcards and visuals to draw Ss' attention. *Jim was a good student. *He studied very much. - Is there something wrong here? Do you think I should change this? Or this? Talk with your partners and tell me what I must change here. - Now take a look at the text again and underline the words that describe the thing happened in the past like I did.
Ss. are given a handout to discuss the rules with their partners. -Look at these papers I give you. Complete the blanks with your partners. WP: To make the Past Simple tenses, we use ........... or weren't To make the Past Simple negative use of all other verbs, we use ........ + infinitive. -Can we say did not instead of didn't? (Yes) -Can we use didn't for "I/ you/she/he/it/we/they"? (Yes) -Which one is correct; "He didn't study very much." or "He didn't study very much"? (The first one)
Board race: The Ss. are asked to put the words that are in wrong order in the correct order in groups in front of WB.
Ss. fill in the questionnaire they are given by asking questions to people and answering them back.
Ask Ss. to write two things that they wanted to do but didn't do last year, and two things they achieved last year.