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Grammar- was/were
Elementary level


In this lesson ss will practise their reading and listening skills to talk about famous old people in history.


Abc • PowerPoint presentation • NEF Teacher’s book • A picture of Mount Rushmore • Pictures of famo

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, ss will have practiced using was/were.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reading and Listening


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

-Show ss the picture of Donald Trump. -Ask ss: Who's this? - Show ss the pictures of some American presidents on the American dollars. -Ask ss: who are they? -Show ss the picture of Mount Rushmore. -Elicit the names of the presidents of Mount Rushmore. -Ask ss to match the first names of those presidents with their surnames.

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

-Ask ss to listen to the soundtrack and complete the missing parts. -Demonstrate the first question. ICQ: Are you going to write a long answer? -Listen, then ask ss to check their answers in pairs. -Listen again. -Answer Key

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

-Show ss some sentences from the text (present and past sentences) CCQ: why did we use are? -Elicit the missing words. CCQ: Is it past, present or future? -Model and drill the weak forms.

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-Elicit parts of speech to highlight the form. -Ask ss about the difference between the two forms (singular and plural). -Ask ss to find sentences with the same form from the text.

Controlled Practice (15-18 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Show ss some famous Egyptian statues. -Ask them to fill the gaps. -Demonstrate the first one. -Send ss to breakout rooms to check their answers together. -Answer key -Show ss two famous Egyptians. -Give s A one famous person and s B another famous person. Ss ask each other specific questions about their famous person. When was he/she born? Where was he/she born? When was his/her death? Where was he/she living? What was her/his job? -Demonstrate the first one. -Send ss to breakout rooms to check their answers together. -Answer key

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

-Ss ask each other about some personal information. When were you born? Where were you born? Where was your mother/father born? Where were your grandparents born? -Demonstrate with s. -Send ss to breakout rooms.

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