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Past simple lesson
Elementry level


In this lesson, students learn about the past simple through the context of taking about their childhood memories.


Main Aims

  • After this lesson students will be able to use the past simple to refer to actions that were completed in past.

Subsidiary Aims

  • students will improve their writing skill by writing about their childhood memories.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Providing a picture of myself in the past. Elicit their expectations. Let them talk about a memory they had.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Ask the students which tense we use to talk about previous action. Ask about the form of the past simple tense.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Apply a sheet includes the form of the tense and number of examples. give the students number of written sentences in the past.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ask some of the students to compare between the mistakes they did with form and now. clarify the mistakes in forming sentences on the board with colours.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

students write about their childhood memories using the past simple tense.

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