By the end of the lesson, students will have had clarification on the meaning, form, and pronunciation of past simple in the context of relationships and practiced this in a controlled and freer exercise.
Learners will have also practised their fluency for speaking in the Post-task discussion, using expressions in the past simple, in the context of relationships.
Learners will have also practised reading for gist in the in the context of relationships.
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
Teacher shares worksheet with students and makes sure they can open it. Teacher will display an image related to relationships on the screen and will point out the questions on the board. Instructions: Discuss in pairs the following questions. 3 minutes Learners work in pairs in breakout rooms and discuss the questions. Teacher conducts OCFB and confirms the ideas given.
Teacher makes reference to the text in the worksheet. Instructions: Read the text and answer the 2 questions. 2 minutes. ICQs: Are we reading for much detail or just to answer these questions? (Answer these questions) T conducts OCFB and confirms learners’ ideas orally.
Teacher makes reference to Activity 3 in the worksheet. Instructions: In pairs, complete the activities in Exercise 3. Select a, b, or c; and complete the tables. 10 minutes. ICQs: How much time do you have? (10 min) What exercises do you have to complete? (Activity 3) Students work in breakout rooms to complete the Guided discovery activity. Teacher conducts OCFB and shows answers on the board. Clarification is given where necessary.
Teacher makes reference to Activity 4 in the worksheet. Instructions: In pairs, read the statements and fill the blanks with the correct form of past simple. Teacher demonstrates the first exercise. 4 minutes. Students fill in the blanks using the correct form of the target language. Teacher conducts OCFB and shows answers on the board. Clarification is given where necessary.
Instructions: Share with your partner: How did you meet your first love? ///Teacher demoes the expected production before sending students to breakout rooms./// 5 minutes. S-S Students work in pairs in breakout rooms and discuss how they met their first love. T Teacher monitors the groups for the following OCFB.
Teacher conducts DEC and OCFB following up on the productive stage (discussion). Teacher writes on the screen samples of learners’ production and sets an open group task for learners to identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones. Teacher conducts OCFB and confirms corrections.