Charlene Charlene

TP 1
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will talk about previous personal experiences using the past simple tense.


Abc Listening Audio Track 6.8
Abc Zoom Chat Box
Abc Zoom White Board
Abc SB: Speak Out

Main Aims

  • To practice simple past w/ regular verbs in the context of past life experiences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To correctly pronounce regular verbs in the past simple tense.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Greet Ss. Present a photo of a well known university in Istanbul. Ask Ss what university it is and if they know anyone who went there. -Ask Ss where they studied and what they studied in university.

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-Present sentences from reading passage F on pg 61 in SB. -Ask SS: What did she love? What did she play? What did she want to be?

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

-Looking at sentences from part F on pg 61 of SB, ask students to call out the verbs. What tense are the verbs in?

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

-Draw a timeline on the whiteboard and elicit from Ss where the past simple sentence falls on the timeline. -Introduce form: subj + v-ed, elicit from Ss what the subj and v. are. Do the same for negation and questions. -Pronunciation: Introduce past simple verb endings and their pronunciation. Examples: started, studied and worked -Listening: Ss fill in a chart with the correct pronunciation of past simple verb endings. Ss discuss answers in pairs/groups.

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

-Demonstrate how to play scrambled sentences. -Demonstrate chat box feature of Zoom. -Ss play a game with scrambled sentences. -They produce the correct answers in the chat box.

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

Flexi Stage: -Ss modify verbs to make past simple sentences. -Ss discuss answers in groups. -Ss discuss which sentences are true for them.

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

-T presents a picture of herself and a good friend. Explain that the friend cannot be seen now. -Present sentences about what we did together. -Present questions to students. After thinking about a good friend they no longer see, put them in pairs to discuss answers. -Ss present Ss to the class.

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