Camila Camila

Past simple- Interrogative
Elementary level


In this lesson the Ss will learn the interrogative form of past simple through guided discovery, the Ss will learn some chunks of language related to vacation/ holiday and Ss will learn past simple interrogative form pronunciation. The lesson starts with a conversation about going on holiday and after that, we are going to work on some chunks of language related to the warm-up. Then, the Teacher will introduce the pictures of the reading and through guided discovery, the teacher will introduce the grammar point. Ss will do some exercise for practising the grammar learned and for checking his reading understandment.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Going on Holiday in the context of traveling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Going on holiday in the context of traveling
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travelling, holidays, vacation


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • Past simple questions

The teacher starts by reading the definition of "going on holiday" and asks: "Where do you go on holiday in the summer?" Elicit a few answers.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T presents some verbs of things we usually do on holidays and then brainstorms the activity we can do with these verbs and elicit students answer eg: stay in a hotel, fly to somewhere, take a train, rent a car, and so on. After Brainstorming, T gives the Ss time for doing an exercise for practicing: Outcomes Elementary, unit 4, pag 38, exercise 1. After that we do a speaking practice talking about some holidays question. When we finish speaking practice, T introduces some pictures and asks Ss: What can you see in the pictures? Where are the places? and ask Ss to predict their answers. After that, T introduces the reading part, an e-mail, asks Ss to read for Gist and check their prediction, and put the pictures in order. Then T says some cultural notes about the reading and asks Ss to read all over again but this time as a skimming reading and Ss does the exercises related to the interpretation of the reading.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T highlight in the text the grammar points: How was your trip to Korea? How was your summer? Did you go on holiday anywhere? Did you have a good time?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T shows both structures, with the verb be and with auxiliary Did and make some CCQs: 1) Do they have the same structure? (no) 2) Do questions with the verb be need an auxiliary? (no) 3) Do the verbs with the auxiliary Did stays in the base form? (yes) Then T introduces the form: Past simple questions with be Wh-word+ past of be+ subject pronoun+ complement? Past simple questions Wh-word+ did+ subject pronoun+ base form verb+ complement/ object?

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

For semi-controlled practice, T gives an exercise provided by the coursebook and helps him to model the questions and then drill the pronunciation of these questions.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks Ss to choose one thing to talk about and asks Ss to write 5 questions about the topic Ss has chosen.

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