Talking about the past
Entry 2 level
Students will read for detail
Introduce forms of regular verbs, and some basic irregular verbs
Recognise past simple verbs in a text
Practise pronunciation of regular ed endings
Procedure (41-70 minutes)
Show picture of Cristina and ask learners to guess what might have gone wrong.
Read text individually and answer the questions. Elicit unfamiliar vocabulary and clarify
Push text onto whiteboard. Learners underline all past simple regular verbs, and circle the irregular verbs. Answer the two other questions for activity B1.
Play audio and complete tables. Explain rule.
In pairs - retell Cristina's story from memory. Think of a bad/eventful/strange day and tell their partner. Bring group back together - learners retell their partner's stories
Pre-task - set the scene by describing how Cristina felt by the end of the day. Play audio and complete tasks: order questions, then match with answers.
Learners ask questions about their bad days. Write up questions and clarify any misunderstandings