Masi Masi

simple past regular and irregular
pre-intermediate level A2 level


In this lesson students learn about past time through a reading text in which writer tells a story about George's childhood.The lesson starts with discussion about past time this is followed by a short movie and then we have some controlled practice and finally we have role-play speaking activities.


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Abc Reading text
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Abc rope
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Www.englishwsheets HO3
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Abc Text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of past simple in the context of memory

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of New words about murder in the context of murder story


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

The lesson starts with drawing a time line on the board and then continue whit story about murder.At the first Ss listen to the audio and find out what is story about and then they can read the text . Teacher asks CCQ For Example : When did the story happen? now ?past time ?( in the past) Have the verbs changed ?(yes) what has been added to them ?(ed or d)

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

T gives them new text and asks students to underline simple past regular verbs . And then students receive a HO(HO1) in which there are some infinitive with out to ,Ss should match them to the irregular past simple forms of the verbs in the text. Finally they check answers together .

Highlighting (5-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss should write a survey of their class-mate's yesterday activities . Ss stand up and divided in to pair groups and ask each other :what did you do yesterday ? When everyone has completed their surveys, pool the answers to find out which of yesterday’s activities were the most common.

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

Playing days rope jump .. Lay the rope on the floor and stand facing the rope, so it is horizontal to you. Get all the students to stand on the rope facing you. yesterday = behind the rope today = on the rope tomorrow = in front of the rope teacher reads a sentences and says a name s/he should jump to correct side.

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

Ss should read the text one more time and answer true or false questions(HO2).Teacher controls them to look for their errors .Ss need to justify their reasons as well. finally teacher gets whole class feedback and show them the answers.

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

Ss receive new HO(HO3) Ss should fill in the blanks with correct form of irregular verbs .Ss do this part in pairs and check their answer. Teacher asks ICQs to check they have understood the instructions.

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

Ss receive new HO(HO4) they should rewrite the text in the past time and then change their seats to read it for their new partner. Teacher monitors them and finally corrects some of mistakes on the board.

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