To provide review and practice of past simple irregular verbs in the context of celebrations
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a interview in the context of celebrations
To provide clarification and practice of irregular verbs in the context of celebrations
Procedure (36-50 minutes)
Greet the students, ask them to introduce themselves briefly. Remind them the blog texts they've read in the previous lesson (p.62 A-B-C) and ask them to remember what they were about. Elicit the word "celebration".
Write two sentences from the blog texts on the board; -Richard's party was last night. -Richard started with the company in 1975. (M) Ask students when did these actions/situations occur. Did they happen in the past or are they happening now? Underline the time expressions in the sentences (last night/in 1975) to emphasize that these events happened in the past (F) Ask students to remind you of the rule of past simple tense. Elicit (+) 'verb + -ed' (started)
Now, ask students about the second sentence; -Richard's party was last night. Which one is the verb? What is the infinitive form of the verb? Why it did not take -ed? Elicit ideas from the students.
Provide clarification referring to the example sentences; Most verbs are regular: We add -ed to the verb (start-ed) Most common verbs are irregular: There word itself changes, there is no rule (be(is/are)--was/were Negative and question forms do not change when irregular verbs are used; (-) did not + verb (?) did + subject + verb
Students complete Ex. 2 (p.63). They find and underline 11 different irregular verbs and write the infinitive form. Give them the irregular verbs list and ask them to check their answers in pairs.
Pair up the students and give each pair the Bingo chart including the past simple form of irregular verbs. Briefly explain the students how to play and demonstrate. -I will say the infinitive form of a verb out loud and you will find the past simple verb and write the infinivitve form under it. When you complete a row vertically or horizontally say 'BINGO!'. After each pair says 'bingo!' ask them to choose two words from the row they completed and write sentences using those individually. Elicit one sentence from each student.
Students in pairs complete Ex.3. They write the questions. They then interview each other (Ex. 4 p. 63) about a celebration they attended in the past using the sentences in Ex. 1 Speaking. Monitor and note down the good and problematic language use. Wrap-up the lesson and give delayed feedback.