By the end of this lesson, students will be able to express their past habits using 'used to' and this can be achieved by listening to a song about the days of the old schoolyard.
To provide the students with the opportunity to practise speaking for fluency by asking their partners about what things they used to do in the past.
Procedure (36-51 minutes)
1- Project a photo on the board. 2- Elicit the topic of the lesson. 3- Ask Ss to write about things they did in the past but don't do now. 4- Ask Ss to write down 3 things that they themselves did in the past but don’t do now. 5- Collect the pieces of paper and keep them.
1- Give Ss HO 1. 2- Ask Ss to listen to the song and fill in the gaps. 3- Check in pairs. 4- O/C feedback. 5- Give Ss HO2. 6- Ss get in pairs to answer HO 2. 7- O/C feedback.
1- Drill Ss on pronouncing 'used to' 2- Write 'He used to play football'. 3- Ask CCQs: Does he play football now? ~ No. / Did he play football in the past? ~ Yes. / Did he play once or many times? 4- Highlight the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms of used to.
1- Give Ss HO3. 2- Ask Ss to answer HO3 individually. 3- Check in pairs. 4- Give them the answer key.
1- Go back to the pieces of paper on which the students wrote about their past habits. 2- Write some of these habits on the board. 3- Ask students to get in a circle. 4- Ss ask each other questions using the target language to find out who used to do what. 5- Monitor and write down some mistakes Ss may make.
1- Write some of the students common mistakes. 2- Ask students to come to the board and correct these mistakes.