Khalid Razzem Khalid Razzem

Pre-intermediate level


The students will learn about the past simple and the past continuous tenses . The lesson starts with a speaking activity where they discuss some pictures and write on the board their answers, which leads to the grammatical aspect before they practice exercises.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the past continuous and the past simple in the context of Art

Subsidiary Aims

  • To improve the students' pronunciation through a drilling that focuses on the stress.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher tries to engage all the students and to energize them in the classroom.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher writes on the board the students' sentences, asks them about the tenses used and elicits the grammatical part.

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

Through an exercise, the teacher introduces the grammatical aspect in an attempt to elicit the rules that will be explained later.

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

The students do extra exercises to test the global understanding and practice the rules before he checks the answers and gives feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The teacher shows the pronunciation rules , checks the understanding and gives feedback.

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

The teacher finishes the lesson with a speaking activity ,where students practice using the past simple and the past continuous.

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