TP7a Past Simple Negative
To provide clarification, review and practice of Past Simple Negative in the context of the life of James Bond.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of using this grammar in their own lives.
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
This procedure will flow out of the previous lesson which was a reading lesson about the life of James Bond. 1. Teacher writes 3 sentences on the board that the students might remember about the previous lesson and ask them if they can remember if this is true or not. 2. Ss will work in pairs for 1 or 2 min to discuss. 3. If they can remember, then ask them to correct the sentences to make it true. 4. Ss will have to change the form of the sentence from positive to negative to make it true. 5. T elicit the answers from them.
1. T give Ss the reading text of the life of James Bond to look through and to find any negative verbs in the text. 2. Ss will again work individually for this activity. 3. After a few minutes they can check with their partners. 4. T will elicit the answers from WC.
Ss will listen to a few sentences on audio to focus their attention on the TL for them to hear the stress on the different words in the sentences as well.
T write on the board: James wasn't a good student and he didn't study very much. T elicit the meaning of this sentence from Ss through CCQs. T elicit the form from the Ss. Past Simple Negative of 'be': we use wasn't for singe (he, she, it) or weren't for plural (you, we, they) To make the Past Simple negative of all other verbs, we use did + not + infinitive (V0) T will show the stress on the words when in a negative sentence and drill with the students. Show Ss the difference in stress when sentence is positive and then negative, stress changes.
T gives Ss HO2 to look in the text to correct sentences to the negative form to make them true as per the text. T gives Ss an example by doing the first sentence through concept checking and changing it. Ss will work in small groups of 3 to do this worksheet. T will give Ss the answer sheets after a few minutes.
T gives Ss a new worksheet HO3 with more sentences in the positive that they need to change to negative. Ss work in pairs again for this after T regrouped them. T elicit the answers from them.
Ss will speak in groups about things that they didn't do in the past. T will listen and do delayed error correction on the board. If time permits, T will play a short Tic Tac Toe game with them to just recap and change positive Past Simple verbs into Past Simple negative ones.