Asmaa Asmaa

Was and were
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson, first of all students will learn some adjectives and their antonyms, practice them by answering an exercise. And after that, they will learn the simple past of the verb "to be" and also its positive and negative form, answer some exercises using simple past of the verb "to be" and at the end have freer practice using the TL.

Materials

Abc Handout
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the simple past of the verb "to be" in the context of past events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of some adjectives and their antonyms in the context of general knowledge

Procedure

Warmer (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T shows students some pictures. - T tells students to say what they think off each picture.

Exposure (5-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Sts try to guess the difference in the pictures. - Sts say what they think - T shows the all pictures. - Sts give their opinion about all pictures. - T writes on the board the words that relate to each picture.

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

- T explain the meaning of the words. - T writes each word on the board. - T drill the pronunciation chorally and individually. - Sts repeat after the teacher. - T gives handouts to practise the use of the those adjectives and their antonyms. - Sts anwser the exercise. - T asks sts when they finish to compare their answers with their partner.

Highlighting (6-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- T talks about past experineces and events using the simple past. - T asks sts what they did last week. - Sts share their opinion using TL. - T explains the simple past of the verb "to be" and its positive and negative form. - T also explains when to use "was" and when to use "were".

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

- T gives Instructions and then give the handouts. - T tells sts to answer exercise 3. - Sts then answer compare their answers with their partners. - Correct the mistakes with the answers written on the board.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- T gives instructions and tells ststo answer exercise 5. - Sts take some time to answer. - Sts compare their answers witheach other. - Correct the answers from the answers written on the board.

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

- T divides sts into 2 groups. - T gives instructions for the activity. - Sts will practice what they have learnt during the session. -Sts will share their sentences with the whole class. - Last minute, T asks sts what they have learnt during the lesson. - Sts share what they've learnt.

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