By the end of the lesson students will have learned to use "was", "wasn't", "were" and "weren't" in past simple
For Students to practice gist and detailed reading with a context of James Bond
Procedure (45 minutes)
Ss to guess the theme of "James Bond" from associated pictures. What is James Bond's job? (Pre-teach 'spy' and 'secret agent')
Ss to read the text quickly and choose the appropriate headline for the piece.
Ss to read the text for detail and complete a 'true or false?' exercise in pairs. If Ss finish early, "Would you like to be a secret agent? Why? Why not?"
Highlight instances of was/wasn't/were/weren't in the text. Clarify the form for affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.
Was, were or did game. Colour assigned to each word. Sentence read out with missing word. Students to indicate by holding up pieces of coloured paper, the word they think is missing.
Gap fill to make questions. Highlight difference between "Were you...?" versus "What were you...?
Students to write two or more questions using 'did', 'were' or 'was'. In pairs, Ss to ask each other the questions and answer them.