Grade 6 level


In this lesson, Ss learn about the difference between the past simple and past continuous through guided discovery based on a story called (The Mysterious Stalker). The lesson starts with a discussion about the story. This is followed by controlled practice and free practice exercises.


Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Slideshows
Abc Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Past simple & Past continuous in the context of a story

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of pronunciation of the -ING form.


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Starting the lesson with an engaging activity.

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

Watching a related video

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

doing the video exercises that we have already watched.

Grammar Introduction PPT (3-5 minutes) • To inroduce past simple and past continuous

T presents slideshows clarifying the main uses of each tense and when they are used together.

Free Practice (1-2 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks the Ss to work with their partners to practice the target language.

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and make sure the the Ss got the point of the lesson!

T provides Ss with worksheets to complete the story with simple past or past continuous.

Evaluation (4-6 minutes) • Feedback

Ss do the worksheet practice online on the smart-board and check their answers. T provide feedback and explanation if needed.

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