Shawn Gonzalez Shawn Gonzalez

TP 3 Past Habits
Upper intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To review structures for discussing past habits.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in using past habit structures.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows students Jamboard with images of teenagers and two questions about their past habits when they were teenagers. T asks ss to discuss the questions in breakout groups for 2 minutes. Ss share responses in OCFB. T will highlight any student uses of "used to" or "would."

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T will screen share the Google Forms of the dialogue and ask students to identify the verbs that describe past habits and enter them into the chat box. Ss will work individually for 2 minutes. T will enter answer key into the chat box at the end of the activity.

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

T will share a Google Form with 6 MC questions about meaning. T will demo the first question. Students will work individually for 2 minutes. T will review answers only for Q 3 & 6. Then, T will share another Google Form with 6 MC questions about form and pronunciation. Students will work individually for 3 minutes. T will review Qs 5 & 6 to drill pronunciation. T will share an answer key and review additional Qs if necessary.

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

T will share a Google form with 6 MC questions. She will demo the first Q. Students will work individually for 3-4 minutes. Then, they will review their answers in breakout groups for 2-3 minutes. T will monitor breakout groups and review student submissions to decide which items to review in OCFB. If time permits, T will discuss MC item 6 and another difference between "would" and "used to."

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

T will show students a Jamboard slide to solicit examples of life changes that affect habits. Ss will share examples with the full class to provide a bridge from the controlled practice activity and activate schema for the free practice activity. Then, T will show students a question for discussion in their breakout groups. Students will work with their breakout groups for 4 minutes. Then, Ss will share their responses in OCFB.

Closing (3-5 minutes) • Provide delayed error correction

Teacher will highlight examples of good student language and provide opportunities for corrections.

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