Text Based Framework
Upper Intermediate level
To introduce and practice narrative tenses
Simple Past and Simple Past Progressive
Procedure (28-45 minutes)
The students will be working as couples and they will be orally answering the following questions in break rooms. What was the last celebration: birthday party, dinner, cocktail party or any other that you attended? If you went with someone; who was this person and why did they go with you?
The teacher will be visiting the boardrooms and write down the targeted tenses that the students have used to narrate an event in the past. The students will be able to discern about the Past Simple and the Past Simple Progressive.
Students will read quietly the following sentences and will pay extra attention to the tenses: In 1987 the world's best sailors were competing in the America's Cup yacht race off the coast of Fremantle. One day, one of the sailors went for a drive in the outback and accidentally ran over a kangaroo. While the sailor was taking some photos, the kangaroo came round.
Students will answer the short questionary about the usage of the simple past and the past progressive.
Students will read in silence three sentencers and discover the tense formation on them
Students to answer the following questions regarding Simple Past or Past Continuous
Students to work with a partner to create three sentences with the tenses practiced.