A day in the life of a film character
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In this lesson, students will put themselves in the life of a film character and talk about what they did the day before (film character). It will be more of a Test-Teach-Test type of lesson where teacher will then 'Teach' regular & irregular verbs and questions using target language and then 'Test' students at the end and have freer practice where students will be at a cocktail party still as a film character and use target language to ask questions and to answer each other.


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Main Aims

  • To provide learning and practice of regular and irregular verbs in the past simple tense in the context of 'a day in the life of a famous film character'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in speaking practice using target language as freer discussion in the context of 'a day in the life of a film character'


Warmer/Lead-in (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher will walk into the class and tell the ss that they will play a "guess who" game. He sticks a picture upside down on the WB , puts a big question mark and writes "GUESS WHO?". Teacher elicits answers from the ss for a while and then shows the picture. Teacher says today he will be Harry Potter and talk about " what he did yesterday .

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Teacher walks around as Harry Potter and comes to the WB and says what he did yesterday. He sticks a picture after each sentence. He then turns to the class and wants them to choose to be a famous film character. Ss will write their character on a piece of paper and then they will write what thay did yesterday (at least three sentences). Teacher walks around and monitor the ss. He will not interrupt or correct any mistakes at this stage. a few ss might come and read what they wrote.

Teach Regular & Irregular verbs in the simple past tense (15-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T clarifies that they're talking about "yesterday" and will elicit 'past simple' tense write on WB. He will elicit the regular and irregular verbs from Ss by writing two different groups and then Teacher gives or elicits examples for each group. (played, watched, started, listened, cooked, walked, looked, washed) then asks what they all have in common, elicits they all have -ed at the end and highlights in different colour on WB or maybe get a S to come up on board highlight this.Teacher elicits or writes some examples for irregular group as well. (got up, ate, came, flew,slept) and asks what the difference could be. (REVIEW) Ss in pairs, matching HO for irregular verbs and their past simple forms and have Ss match them (get>got, buy>bought, have>had, go>went, do>did, wake>woke, fight>fought, make>made, swim>swam, catch, caught) -Give an example of one and have Ss do the rest themselves -Monitor -Check in groups if they had similar answers and give FB to see if everyone has right answer - Answer Key

Test #2 (6-6 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ss will now again write what they did yesterday in the life of their chosen film character (make sure they're using TL) Teacher will give FB to see if their answers from the first test were similar to this time and compare in pairs. Ss will also have the verbs on the wall to help them and what they learnt in previous stage

Free practice (8-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

At this stage, Teacher will have a mingling activity where all the ss will stand up and ask "what did you do yesterday" and elicit answers from each other.

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