Isik University Demo Lesson - Simple Past, Past Continuous, & Past Perfect
A2 and B1 level
To provide review of The Past Simple, Past Continuous, and Past Perfect in the context of Sport
• Students may not be able to remember some or all parts of the past tense functions. • The necessary explanations will be presented in the first stage by the teacher. • Students may not be able to be attracted • Different activities such as video, pair and group activity help them to be more interested to the lesson. • There may be problem with over head projector or any related equipment • The lead-in stage may be presented as some explanation related to the context by the teacher
Procedure (43-57 minutes)
The class starts with a short video related to the Olympic marathon in 2016. The teacher asks some questions after the video and gives some whole class feedbacks.
A semi-controlled practice is given to each pair to match the functions of the Simple Past, Past Continuous, and Past Perfect tenses. There are some examples to match as well as the functions to review the tenses. Some explanations may be added in order to some difficulties. After that, the teacher shows the timeline on the board which is divided into three past tenses and explains different forms for each tense, such as question and negative form.
The students are given a short text after they are divided into two groups. The students should fill 12 gaps in each text individually. Then, the teacher gives them the answer key and asks them to check their answers. Then, the students should reread the text to be ready to retell it. Then, the teacher regroups the students and asks each student from group A to retell the story to each student from group B. At the same time, the teacher monitors the students and writs some correct and incorrect sentences on board.
The teacher asks the whole class or some volunteers to correct each sentence in the board, or confirm that the sentence is correct with an explanation.