Celebrities lesson, Past Progressive Tense
To provide clarification of the past continuous tense in the context of celebrities
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a converstaion in the context of some rich people
Procedure (42-53 minutes)
Because this is going to be my first lesson with the new sts, I will briefly introduce myself. Then I will put the pics of three celebrities on the WB and my lesson starts with the questions about them.
Sts will be told to read three texts about the celebrities we have already talked about and they will look for specific information about their previous jobs before becoming rich. I will ask them to find the ``sentences`` that are telling what the celebrities` old jobs. I will ask each group to tell me one sentence and I will write them on the WB.
The sentences about the previous jobs of those celebrities that I will have written on the WB include both simple past and past continuous tenses. I will introduce those tenses to the sts. Some sentences are with simple past and some are with past continuous.
To describe past continuous, I will compare it to simple past tense. - Yesterday I worked. (Is this happening now? Did I complete the action? or Is it in the past?) - Yesterday I was working. (Did the action keep going? Did the working process finish?) Then I am going to show both tenses on a timeline. Finally, in this part I will write the form of past continuous on the WB. Then I will introduce the three uses of past continuous tense.
In the next exercise, sts will be asked to find seven examples of past continuous in the texts. After finding them, they will be asked to place them into those categories I have already mentioned in the clarification process.
Sts will be asked to fill in the blanks with simple past or past continuous tense.
I will ask sts to work in pairs or groups to answers questions by using past continuous tense.