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LANGUAGE FOCUS 1-PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS
INTERMEDIATE level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about the Past Simple and Past Continuous Tenses through guided discovery based on questions about their memories. The lesson begins with a discussion how well your memory is. This is followed by snappy questions, where students read and relate questions about their memories and listening activities to back up the tenses. In the end, there is some controlled through sentence reformulation and free practice via workbook.

Materials

Abc Cutting Edge CD
Abc TAPE RECORDER
Abc Gap-fill handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about How well we remember in the context of Real Life Events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed and specific information listening practice using a text about How good memory we have in the context of Keeping the things that we have not been familiar with so far

Procedure

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

-I am going to ast them what they did in the previous lesson? -I am going play a video of 'how reliable is your memory? URL: 'https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory?referrer=playlist-the_complexity_of_memory#t-41110

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Handing out the worksheet . Give them some time to have a look at the worksheets. And Giving 2-3 minutes to guess what possible answers might be.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Listen to the talks and tick the things that they talk about. SS check in pairs

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T hands out worksheets. SS make them by themselves. Then SS check them in pairs. At the end, T will reveal the answers

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T gives collocations of memories. SS make a sentence about the collocations.

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