Habib Habib

TP-1 Fast food restaurants /past simple lesson
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about past simple tense, through guided discovery based on a reading text about fast food restaurants. They will learn about (regular, irregular, negative, past simple of be & can) from the fast food text. This lesson will finish with the practice of three different sounds of (ed) pronunciations of the verbs.


Abc Gap fill handout
Abc pronunciation handout
Abc Grammar handout
Abc Gap fill text

Main Aims

  • To review and practice forming past simple positive and negative in the context of fast food restaurants.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice pronunciation of past simple regular verbs, focusing on the /id/ /t/ and /d/ sounds.


General procedure of the class • To review and practice past simple positive and negative in the context of fast food restaurants.

lead in/ warmer: This class will start with a short introduction about myself. Then elicit the tense used in the text before (fast food restaurants). Grammar: Ex 3a: Get students to underline past simple forms, and ask individuals to write the verb on the WB. Ex 3b: Ask students how to make simple past regular verbs? by adding (ed or d) at the end of the verb. Ask them is there a rule for irregular verbs- No. Ask them how to make the past simple negative? by (subject + didn't + verb). ex: i didn't play. Ex 4a: Get students to write the past forms of the verbs, from the text before. (HO) Ex 4b: I will dictate the verbs and ask the students to guess the correct (ed) pronunciation and they should write them down in the /d/ , /t/, or /id/ columns. (HO) Ex 5a: Set the context of the activity - McDonald's and brainstorm anything they might know. Then get the students read the next text about McDonald's, and fill the gaps 1-11.(photocopy). Ex 5b: Ask them to work in pairs, and check their answers. To extend activity: Ask the students to make questions about McDonald's. (HO)

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