Madina Madina

Past Simple & Past Continious
B2 level


Abc “Choose one of two” handout
Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Past Simple CCQs and time lines
Abc Past Continuous CCQs and time lines
Abc Conversation cards

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson Ss will have practiced using Past Simple and Past Continuous

Subsidiary Aims

  • To use TL for speaking purposes


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

T is to start the lesson with: “We’ve talked about winning lottery today. My grandma is always so lucky! Last weekend she won an oven. She decided to sell it, as she didn’t need it. She bought a lottery ticket for 2 tl in the supermarket and and went home without expecting to win. She got home and decided to take a nap. She was sleeping when the lottery company called her. She received the oven on the same day, but she didn’t like it. So she decided to sell it. She sold the oven on Sunday. After she sold the oven she ended up with around 4000 tl! I was dying my hair, when she called me. She told me her news, called me a loser and hang up one me. This is how my grandma spent last weekend”. After giving Ss an example of TL, T is to ask them about their weekend: “What did you do this weekend?”(PW)

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

T is to ask Ss to do ex.1 on pg.19 in pairs

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

T is to use a projector to write the answers on the whiteboard as T checks the answers with the class. Discuss and elicit the meaning of TL, using time lines and CCQs; Drill the pronunciation; Highlight the written form of the TL.

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

T is to ask Ss to do ex.2 on pg.19 and check in pairs

Free practice (10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will blindly pick a card containing a conversation topic and will discuss it in pairs

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