Mahmoud Mahmoud

present continuous lesson


By the end of this lesson the students will learn the formation of the simple past and the will be able o accurately use the simple past and talk about past action and events. I will start my warm up by showing them pictures about Christmas and ask them questions about your last Christmas then I will hand them a short text on Christmas and questions on the story itself to answer it. The next step I will clarify the form and function of the simple past by more drilling and electing questions. Afterwards I will apply controlled practice and ask them to answer a worksheet then the semi controlled practice and ask them to negate and create questions using the interview activity finally I will ask them to write about your last Christmas and how you enjoyed it


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Main Aims

  • • To provide clarification of simple past tense in the context of Christmas

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Christmas
  • To provide product writing practice of a story in the context of last Christmas


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

Teacher shows students set of Christmas pictures and ask them to think about the following questions. . Where did you spend last Christmas 2. What did you do in that day ? What was the most interesting moment in that day? Teacher first models by answering the above questions and start talking about his last Christmas, then ask students to share their own last Christmas.

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

Teacher will hand students a text on the simple past and a piece of paper includes 3 questions. I will ask them to skim the text and start answering the questions. after that I will ask them to check the answers in pairs , afterwards I will check the answers with them because this feedback will establish that the text has been comprehended to a large extent

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher will ask students to guess the tense is used in the text and what are we going to talk about? Then I will ask students to highlight on the verbs and sentence in the simple past.

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

The teacher will start to clarify and draw students' attention to the form( how to make it ) and function (its meaning) of the tense by eliciting the sentence by asking CCQs to facilitate the students' noticing how the language works. Such as the teacher will ask students Is this sentence happening now the students will answer no it's in the past. the teacher will ask again the action happened and finished in the past ? The will say yes. The teacher will ask students again did Mr. and Mrs. Jensen walk around the tree farm alone? The will answer no. they walked with their kids. And make their answer in negative and plosives sentences till I make it clear.

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

The teacher will split the students into pairs and ask them to answer the worksheet and . after that he will show them the answer sheet to check their answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

In semi-controlled activity the teacher will divide them into pairs and each pair will set like seating interview and he will show them sentence in the past and the one who is giving the face to the data show reads the sentence and the opposite one who is giving the back will negate this sentence and ask a question on this sentence and after a while the teacher will ask them to switch the roles. At the same time the teacher monitors them to check their mistakes and correct it on spot.

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

The teacher will ask students to write about the last Christmas and the happiest moment ever you enjoyed

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