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narrative tenses
upper intermediate level


In this lesson, the Ss will learn how to use narrative tenses through dangerous situations context. The lesson starts with an open discussion about dangerous situations that they had before. Next, they will listen to a story talking a bout risky situation. They will be doing gist and detailed listening. After that, they are going to do an activity regarding expressions with get. Then, they are going to do gist and detailed reading for "lost at the sea" article. Afterwords, I will explain the grammar (narrative tenses) and they will be asked to do an activity in the grammar bank. Finally, they will apply using the narrative tenses through a speaking task.


Abc audio
Abc power point presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of narrative tenses in the context of dangerous situations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about lost in the sea in the context of dangerous situations.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- hangman game ( dangerous - survive )

Exposure (0-0 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- listening on P.20 ex. 1 a - b - c - vocabulary part: I will give the Ss a sheet with some definitions. i will stick the expression on the wall. They will be asked to go around the room and match the expression with the definitions. - answer ex. 2 a p. 20 - reading p.21 and answer questions p.21 ex. a and c. - explain the grammar.

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

- grammar bank p.137 ex. a

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

- speaking activity p. 22 ex. 5 a - b

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