Mehdi Saleh Elmi Mehdi Saleh Elmi

Copy of Teaching Practice 2
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about ' past simple ' and ' infinitive ' verb forms based on a reading article from a tape-script about school and also a verb chart of infinitive and past simple verb forms which continues with the rules for past simple tense. This lesson starts with filling in the chart of past simple verb forms and then checking the tape-script. This is followed by focusing on the past simple verb groups and also the grammar rules of past simple tense. Then, there is a controlled practice through filling in the gaps in a conversation. Finally, there is a free practice activity for the students to create their own sentences.


Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking while using ' past simple tense '


Exposure (9-10 minutes) • To compare and precise the difference between past simple and infinitive verb forms

Students fill in the chart in Grammar1 with the past simple forms of verbs, then they check their answers by reading the tape-script and finding the correct forms of the target language. Teacher asks students for the correct answers and writes them on board.

Highlighting (5-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher focuses on different verb groups from the previous activity by underlining the main verbs and circling the past simple endings to show how we form different verb groups. Students work in pairs to do exercise Grammar2 in order to decide which verb belongs to which group ( a, b, c, d ? )and then students give their answers to teacher.

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher writes a positive, a negative and two question forms of the same phrase and focuses on the relationship between the verb forms and the auxiliary ' did '.

Controlled Practice (13-14 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students work in pairs/groups to do exercise Grammar3 and students check answers with the teacher as an open class activity.

Free Practice (11-12 minutes) • To provide students oral practice of the target language

Students change their pairs or groups and fill in the questionnaires provided by teacher and then talk about their answers.

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