The past continuous
A2+ - B1 level
To provide clarification and practice of the past continuous tense in the context of car accidents
To provide practice and review of car parts in the context of driving habits
Procedure (83-115 minutes)
Ask students about driving habits in their city. Discuss the bad driving habits and complete the book's survey.
Ss. observe the photo story and try to guess the situation between the two men. Then guided by the teacher, they read the whole story. This is followed by the Ss. reading in pairs and interchanging roles.
Ss. focus on language by matching the target language with similar expressions, then they discuss about the conversation they have just read. Finally, they take the quiz at the end of the page and share their own experiences about car accidents, each student tells the class about what his/her classmate just told him/her.
Students observe the picture on page 40, then guided by the audio, they listen and repeat each word of the vocabulary. Then they match the parts of the car with their functions and add two more descriptions on their own.
The teacher writes some phrases composed by past continuous sentences and simple past sentences, then asks students about what those phrases express. Then all together, teacher and students deduces the parts that conform the structure of the sentences. The teacher highlights the use of the past continuous. Students form sentences orally. Then, guided by the teacher, students read the grammar box on the book.
Students use prompts to write logical sentences, using the past continuous tense and the simple past tense in each phrase. This is followed by a general review, where the teacher and the students discuss the correct answers, and explain them.
Students go back to page 41, and fill the Grammar Practice by completing a paragraph with the past continuous and the simple past tense. They are graded individually.