Amin Amin

Grammar, Past simple, Negative Form
Elementary level


In this lesson, The Ss will learn about Past Simple negative form they will practice the grammar after being taught by the T.


Abc Cutting Edge, Third Edition, Sarah Cunningham, Peter Moor, Araminta Crace, Pearson Education Limited
Abc bag of 100 irregular verbs
Abc scrambled words in green and red

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Past Simple Negative Form in the context of Daily activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of Past form of irregular verbs in the context of verbs


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As a lead-in, I will tell a short story about myself and yesterday's activities and I will elicit the sentences or past form of verbs from the Ss or I will give the examples completely by myself.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a practice

I this stage there will be a short clip being played and the Ss should complete some sentences based on the happenings in there. The verbs are into small bags that are given to them and they have to find the answers quick under a time limitation. They will change seats after 5 sentences. The answer will be given on the WB afterwards.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will give them a sentence on the WB about what has not happened in the movie and ask them if its true or not. Then I will change the sentence into the negative form to make it true.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will give them some scrambled words that together they form a sentence and we will do the exercise together. I will give the past form of the verbs in RED color and green for the base form. The other words for sentences are green as well. AS AN INSTRUCTION FOR NEXT STAGE They will be told that we don't need RED ones in a green sentence So they have to pick green ones that are base forms in a negative form after 'Did not' or 'didn't'.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The Ss will be asked to create a sentence with the words given in colors. The correct answers must be in green color.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

the Ss will be asked to do exercise 2a on page 71 of Cutting Edge, Third Edition. The answers will be on the board to help them correct themselves. If I run short of time I am going to ignore this part.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

the Ss will be asked to tell 2-3 sentences to their partners in pairs or a group. T will monitor their activity then DEC will finish the session.

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