Demo Lesson Simple Past Yes/No Questions
Elementary A2 level
By the end of the lesson ss will have been introduced to and briefly practised the past simple tense using Yes/No questions in the context of travelling.
To practise reading for gist and specific information.
To practise listening for specific information
Procedure (47-84 minutes)
Focus ss' attention on the Powerpoint pictures and try to elicit as much information from them as possible. For example: Who is s/he? How old do you think they are? What do you think they're hoping for/dreaming about? etc...
Elicit, concept check, drill and write (if necessary) the following vocabulary: to book online to check-in to take off to land expensive cheap ticket teenager Most of this vocabulary will be on a PP presentation
Ss will now underline the verbs in the text as a 'noticing' task. Demonstrate how to do this by checking that the class actually remembers what 'underline' means. Do at least three examples together. Provide visual feedback on the desks so that ss can check in groups. Quick aural discrimination activity. Stick verbs on the board and do a fly-swatting recognition activity. Ss have been sitting for a while and need to move around. Ss listen and find correct answer - which Sydney? Depending on time, ss may do a matching task in two large groups as an extension of revising the difference between the base and simple past form, and to energise the class.
Demo the task as a class and get ss to work in pairs. CHANGE PAIRS! Monitor and check - Feedback provided by choosing one ss per group to be the 'teacher'
Elicit as much as possible then check meaning where necessary. Show form on the PP presentation Allow time for ss to write the forms to take away for further reference.
Demonstrate this task very carefully. Provide ready-made questions if necessary Get ss to walk around and ask each other.
Write up a mixture of correct and incorrect forms and allow ss time to decide in their groups.