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Grammar Focus: Past Simple Affirmative
Elementary level


In This part of the lesson SS will learn about the Past Simple Affirmative in the context of New Year's that they were already introduced to in Receptive Skills (Reading).


Abc White Board
Abc Real Life (Student Book)
Abc Reading Text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of past simple tense in the context of New Year

Subsidiary Aims

  • Practice Receptive Skill Reading in the Context of New Year


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

The Last "Post - Reading" activity where SS were asked to talk about what they did in New Year, is gradually introducing and exposing them to the target language in this section which is Past Simple.

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

Based on the previous Reading text, T will ask SS to do (Ex 5 p.59) and complete the sentences either with Lee's or Anisha's family. After they finish, T will ask SS to read the text again and check their answers with a partner. T will then give feedback.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T writes 2 senteces from the reading text / One with regular Verb and One with Irregular Verb On New year's day, we watched a fantastic Parade. Drills Pronounciation of "ed" Elicit form : Time expression + S + verb+ed (regular) Use: We use Past simple to talk about actions in the past. CCQ: Are they watching the parade Now? No When did they watch it? On New year's Day Am I talking about the Present or the past? The Past 3 weeks ago, I went to Birmingham. Drills Pronounciation of irregular verb "went" Elicit Form: Time expression + S + verb (irregular: Go / Went) CCQ: Am I in Birmingham now? No When did I go to Birmingham? 3 weeks ago Is this action in the present or the past? the Past

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

TEST A T will ask SS to do (Ex 6 p.59) where they find the past simple form of the verbs using the previous reading text. then SS will have to decide if the verb is regular or irregular. After they finish, T will ask SS to check their answers in pairs T will then provide feedback. TEST B T will ask SS to do (Ex 7 p.59) where they complete the emai using Past simple forms. SS will be allowed to check the list of Irregular verbs in the back of the SB. After they finish, SS will compare the answers in pairs. T will then provide feedback.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T will ask SS to be in groups of 3, and talk about what they did in the last weekend. T will then ask each group about what the other members in it said. Each SS will elicit answers of their partners.

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