Aseel Haider Aseel Haider

TP 5 Reading
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will focus on reading and connecting sentences in reference to past perfect, and past simple. The students will have a quick overview of the grammar and then move on to playing a fun controlled practice. However, towards the end I will let them have a freer practice with coming up with an ending to the story.


Main Aims

  • Students will have a set of cards with a story line they need to connect. They need to read and link.

Subsidiary Aims

  • I will go over the past perfect and past simple with the students, to make sure they grasp the idea of it.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start with a small introduction of myself, try to remember the name of the students I met in this class. Then, I will have 3 different sentences on the board and they will have to tell me what tense they are.

To expose the students with the Reading Comprehension Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will give the students a grammar sheet handout with a set of rules and examples of what past simple, past continuous and past perfect is. I will then set the context of the story for the students, discuss it a bit, go over any potential vocabulary they might struggle with.

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

I will let the students take a look at the scattered cards to have a general idea of what the story might be. Discuss it with their peers.

Controlled Practice - Ralph and the Guitar Case (10-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

On the white board, the flash cards will be attached. In groups of 2-3 depending on the number of students, they will be given 10 - 15 minutes to put together the story and add the extra information cards to it. They will then go around the other groups and see how the others did it.

Clarification of Context (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

CCQs about the context. 1) What type (genre) of story is it? Mystery, adventure, maybe even drama 2) When does it take place? Past 3) Do we have an ending to it? No 4) How does Ralph feel? Confused, lost 5) Do you think he is guilty? well, it's up to the students to figure out an ending!

Semi - Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In groups, I will let them brainstorm to figure out an ending. Discuss it. Give them a couple of suggestions, finally give them my Solution and Possible Endings scenario.

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