shahryar shahryar

old memories, past simple tense
pre-intermediate level


the lesson starts with some questions like; What's the worst memory in your life?, who did help you with that or what did you do with that? then, let them talk to each other and ask about their best memory and make more questions and answer to each other in pair works


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of past simple tense in the context of old memories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in the context of old memories


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Do you have any memories? Can you talk about them?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

at first I talk about one of my worst memories I have or let my best student do this

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

let students talk about their old memories to each other in pair works

Planning (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

let them correct each other and learn from each other ( peer learning )

Report (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

ask them to tell everyone about what their partners said

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

to provide a list of irregular verbs that I've given them before and clarification of difference between irregular and regular verbs and make them learn pronunciation of regular verbs ending -ed

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

students go to the white board group by group and say their old memories more accurately rather than fluently I ask other students to correct them

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