Ons Kilani - A Night in a Haunted Hotel - There was/were
By the end of this lesson, students will have reviewed the use of there is/are in the past simple in affirmative, negating, and interrogative sentences in the context of a night at a haunted hotel.
By the end of the lesson, students will also have practised listening for gist and for specific information.
By the end of the lesson, students will have used the target language in a speaking activity.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
- Putting the students in the context by restating events in a dramatic scary way. - Do you think Stephen really saw a ghost? why? (Imagining - he didn't get a good night sleep.. )
- Students will listen to an interview with stephen to look for gist. (whether he did in fact see the ghost, or just feel it? - In pairs, they will discuss their answers. - After checking answers, T will play the recording again and this time they will have to look for specific information. "completing the table" . (Don't forget good ICQs please) - Pair check - Students will check their answers with the answer key spread across the room.
- Refreshing students' memories with there is /are that they previously learned in the first lesson with papers they need to reorganize. (Reviewing them) - Introducing the past simple to the structure. (Stephen is obviously talking about a past experience)
- Refreshing students' memories with there is /are that they previously learned in the first lesson with papers they need to reorganize. (Reviewing them) - Introducing the past simple to the structure. (Stephen is obviously talking about a past experience) - T gives students other papers to organize in group work. - Checking answers* - pronunciation. - Giving the form afterwards.
- Teacher gives away handouts to students. - The first two sentences will be done together with the teacher. - Students will then have 4 minutes to finish the rest of the activity. - Students share answers in pairs for checking. - Answer key
-Teacher divides the class into two groups. - The T demonstrates what they'll be doing , showing the picture for a couple of seconds and students guess which item they saw first. - T asks to use there was/were. - Groups will have less and less time to memorize what there is in the picture. - Then groups share their findings. - the group who guesses more wins.