Muktar Hirsi Muktar Hirsi

Pre-intermediate level


Abc NCE Pre-int SB.pdf

Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is to teach the verb To Be in the Simple Past to the learners.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For sub aims SS will be practicing their Reading, Listening skills.


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

The teacher will put students in a breakout room to talk about the topic. The teacher will give students questions to answer in pairs. Questions for the students are taking from Ex1 Pg 16 SB. How often do you watch tv? Which programs/ TV channels do you prefer? (Sport, cookery programmes) After students discuss their answers in pairs, they will have a chance to do open class feedback to share their answers with the rest of the class.

Text work (6-9 minutes) • Reading, Listening

Students will read the first part of the article about some TV firsts. Module 2 (Recording 1) a. The first person to appear on TV was William Taynton- a young Englishman who worked with Scottish inventor, John Logie Baird, the inventor of television. b. Many people call Vladimir Zworykin, a Russian who went to live in the United States in 1919, ‘the father of television’. He invented the first ‘electronic’ TV in 1929. c. In 1936, the BBC (the British Broadcasting Corporation) made its first TV programmes. Not many people watched them as not many people had a TV! d. Cookery programmes were popular even in the 1930s. Frenchman Marcel Boulestin became the first TV chef in 1937. After reading the text students are supposed to predict the information about TV firsts in pairs in a breakout room. Then, students will listen to Track 2.1. Ss have to answer the following question related to the information they have heard. What was the nationality of: the "father" of TV? the inventor of TV? the first person to appear on TV? the first TV chef? The teacher will allow students to re-listen to the text to confirm their answers. Students will compare answers in pairs via private chat then we will do open class feedback. Correct answers: The "father" of TV? Russian The inventor of TV? Scottish The first person to appear on TV? English The first TV chef? French

MFP (10-12 minutes) • The purpose is to clarify the TL. To learn about regular past simple forms.

The teacher explains the past tense of To Be. It has two forms: WAS and WERE The rules are as follows: I, he, she, it – was Singular You, we, they – were Plural For example: (Present) She is a student. She was a student. (Present) They are doctors. They were doctors. To create questions with To Be, you put the Verb before the Subject. She was a student. Was she a student? T ask the students to fill in the blank with (was) or (were). The students will share their answers and teacher will write their answers in Google slides. Jack_________ late to school yesterday. We_________ at home all day on Friday. You_________ at the supermarket yesterday afternoon. The teacher will explain the MFP of was and were Was /wəz/ Verb is used in the first and third person singular past. It is used for statements of fact. Were /wər/ Verb is used in the second person singular and plural and first and third person plural. CCQs: Yes/No Question Form: Was Jack late to school? Were you at home all day on Friday?

CP (7-8 minutes) • the purpose is to check accuracy

This is practice 1 on pg 16 SB. TT will ask the students to read the article Tv firsts through Google form a. The first TV opera began in 1947. Its name was A Woman to remember. b. The first TV advert- for a Bulova clock- lasted just twenty seconds and it cost only $9 to make! c. Colour TV came to Europe in the 1960s. the first colour TVs were very expensive, so not many people bought them. d. The Japanese company JVC made the world’s first VHS video recorders in the mid-1970s. After reading, students will have to complete the gab with the correct verbs. ( was, were, began, bought, came, cost, lasted, made ) a. The first TV soap opera began in _______1947. Its name _______A Woman to Remember. b. The first TV advert- for a Bulova clock-__________ just 20 seconds and it _______ only $9 to make! c. Colour TV________ to Europe in the 1960s. . The first Colour TVs ________very expensive, so not many people ________them. d. The Japanese company JVC ________the world’s first VHS video recorders in the mid-1970s. The learners are supposed to complete this task individually. Then students compare answers in pairs in a breakout room. Ss are supposed to engage in the OCFB clarification of their answers.

FP (6-8 minutes) • The purpose is fluency

The teacher allows the learners to practice the language. Ex 4 pg 17 SB TT will ask Ss to write one sentence about each of the following. One of the sentences should be true and two should be false. something you did yesterday a place you went to last year something you bought last week/month Ss read out their sentence to a partner in a breakout room. Your partner should decide which sentences are true or false. T conducts feedback and addresses any needed DEC

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