María Rosario Quintero María Rosario Quintero



A big group of Elementary students (16 approx). Online class.


Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will have practice past simple question form in the context of James Cameron biography.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will have also practice listening. Learners will have also practised their fluency for speaking in the Post-task discussion


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To engage learners and activate their previous knowledge of topic area

- Teacher displays images on screen related to the context of James Cameron's biography. - Teacher elicits a few ideas from learners. - Teacher asks: What do you know about James Cameron? - T conducts OCFB.

Presentation through the text (10-12 minutes) • To show language in context

I will ask my SS to listen and SS will answer some questions to introduce the Wh questions form and the past simple answers. I will show the article on Jumble because it will use for understanding the audio. Questions: 1. What did James study at university? 2. When did he make Terminator 2? 3. Which film did he make in 3D in 2009? 4. Who did he marry in 1997? Students do the exercise individually and compare answers in pairs in breakout rooms before OCFB.

Clarification (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Instructions: Look at the table. - Question word Auxiliar Subject Inf Complement What did James study at university? - Notice the word order in questions. Then write 4 questions in the past form and 4 answers in the past simple form with a similar structure to questions worked in the previous stage. - Students will go to breakrooms and compare answers. Then T and SS will work in OCFB. During OCFB, T will show the meaning of the questions on the board, and T and SS will practice pronunciation simultaneously. - Meaning: T will show the meaning of 4 questions and sentences with a past simple form. Meaning: What did James study at university? This question asks about the degree that studied James at university -Pronunciation: The teacher will show the pronunciation of the different words of the question and T and SS will practice pronunciation. Pronunciation What / did / James / study / at / university /wɒt/ /dɪd/ James/ /ˈstʌd.i/ /æt/ /ˌjuː.nɪˈvɜː.sə.ti/ SS will analyze structure questions and answer 2 and 4 in breakout rooms and then T and SS will compare answers.

Controlled practice (12-13 minutes) • To provide accurate practice of the lesson’s target language

- Instructions: Students will make questions with these words: - 1. Yesterday/did/you/what/ do? - 2. Go on holiday/you/did/last year/Where? - 3. What/you/last weekend/do/ did? - 4. See/ last month/ how many film/ you/ did? - 5. meet/you/your best friend/did/where? - Ss do the exercises individually and compare answers through breakout rooms before OCFB

Freer Practice (12-13 minutes) • To provide practice of the target language in a communicative and fluent way

- Instructions: Display questions - SS will work with the questions developed in the Controlled Practice stage. The teacher will display these WH questions on the screen. - Ss will go to break-out rooms, and then The teacher and students will work OCFB in the main room. The teacher will display some answers on the screen related to Past Simple. The teacher and students will practice with the exercise: Where is the mistake?. Students will work in break-out rooms. The teacher will give correct answers on the screen, and students will compare answers with the screen.

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