To provide clarification and practice of the past simple of be: positive and negative in the context of a text where 3 people tell about amazing days in their past.
To provide speaking, writing and reading practice. Particularly with the use of the past simple of be and it's negatives in the context of telling about one's past.
Procedure (43-51 minutes)
Students look at a picture of Melanie, Tanya and Diego and the heading "I was there" they discuss what we are going to hear/read them say.
Elicit, Check, Drill and Write the following words: a stadium, a seat, New Year's Eve, fireworks, a party, a football match
Student look at the question "What were their amazing days?" Students listen and/or read about 3 people speaking about a day in their past. They answer the general question "What were their amazing days?" and discuss in pairs
Students read question 2c . Read again and choose the correct words. students check in pairs.
Students underline the following words and the word before them in the text: (demonstrate on board) was were wasn't weren't SS check with a friend
show students sentences on the board. Ask, "are they in the past or the present?" Ask did they happen a long time ago? Hand out Excercise 3b students work and check together. (with answer key) With sentences already on board drill "were", "was" and "wasn't" "weren't" on a blank board Elicit: I/he/she/it ....... at school. negative? you/we/they ..... at school. negative?
Students look at Activity 5 a for a minute and then choose the correct words. Students check in pairs.
Hand out 8A. 6 - box on the board Students work on their own. Using the ideas in the box students write 3 sentences of their own. model listening and saying "me too!" In groups students say their sentences. Are any of the sentences true for you too?
If there is time use notes taken while monitoring semi-controlled practice and provide positive feedback and error correction