To provide gist and detailed information using simple past in the context of a story about an artist
To provide fluency and practice for simple past verbs
Procedure (43-53 minutes)
- Set the task. - Elicit the meaning of "PRESENT" and "PAST". - Give Sts irregular simple past verbs . ask to match with present in pairs. -Ask them to practice .show present and ask the past from each other. - Practice with rhythm chorally. - Come up with any pronunciation problem.Drill individually and chorally. saw / sɔ /or /sɒː / said / sed / came/ keɪm / bought/ bɔːt/or/bɒːt /
- Focus Sts' attention to the topic. -ask " Do you know Jackson Pollock?". Show his picture. - Show the date under the picture. - ask Sts to make questions "When was he born?" , "When did he die?" - Work in pairs. "Do you know about Jackson Pollock?" - If they have something , share with the whole class. some possible answers: He is from California. He is an abstract artist. He went to Art school.
- Set the task. (this is a story of a woman whose name is Helen Byers. she went to an art gallery and the story continues...) - Match the pictures with the story in pairs. - Sts come to the board and put the story in order. -Come up with lexis problems by Eliciting or using pictures. painting ( Mona Lisa picture) charity shop( Elicit "charity ". ask " do you give money to poor people?" so it is charity. then elicit charity shop. ask "Does this shop sell things?" Yes."Do they give the money to poor people?"Yes. Show picture of Oxfam and tell it is a charity shop in Britain. expert ( show Einstein's picture.Elicit: "Does Einstein know a lot?" Yes.So,he is an expert.) fingerprint: (picture) for sale: Elicit: " What do you do in a shop?"buy things.so, the things in the shop are for sale. art gallery Elicit: "Do you go to TopCapi?"Yes. " Do you see art there?" Yes. So, it is art gallery.
-Set the task. (This is from a newspaper story.Read.) - Use the model to demonstrate the activity. - Fill in the blanks individually. - Check in pairs. - Sts come to board,complete the story. -Ask Sts to re-tell the story in front of the class. (can be 4,3,2,.. game.)
- Ask Sts to research from of a famous person's past. When was he/she born? Where was he/she born? How did he/she become famous? Did he/she marry? When did he/she die? - Feedback will be done in case there is a problem with the irregular form of past verbs cause the focus is on Sts' fluency.