TP7 Grammar Past Simple (Regular & Irregular Verbs, Positive Forms)
Elelmentary level


Introduce and practice meaning, pronunciation and form of the Past Simple verb tense to talk about life experiences in the context of famous films and been given opportunities for controlled written and freer oral practice


Abc Google Jamboard Tp7
Abc Google Forms Tp7
Abc Face2Face elementary 2nd edition Student Book pg 42,43,114

Main Aims

  • To present and practice past simple tense (regular & irregular verbs, positive form) in the context of films

Subsidiary Aims

  • have developed their ability to read for gist and specific information with particular reference to an article on famous films.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students (G-Jamboard TP7) Greet the Ss. Show students a pictures 4 films, labeled A-D. Create BORs. Ask Ss following questions: -Ask “what do you know about these films? -Ask “what do you know about director James Cameron? -Did he direct many films? Send to BOR 3 mins

Target Language Exposure / Gist Task (5-7 minutes) • To provide a task for gist in the context of films and life, highlighting useful words and phrases (G-Jamboard TP7) Provide article clipping, " James Cameron world" from text (Face2Face elementary 2nd edition Student Book pg 42) -Tell Ss the text is about James Cameron's life. -Tell Ss in BOR's they will read the text and fill in the blanks to complete sentences. -Ask Ss to notice the words in pink and blue. Send to BORs

Target Language Analysis (Grammer) MFPA (6-8 minutes) • To analysis/clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language in context of this topic and words in text (G-Jamboard TP7) Show G-Jamboard article Ask students How do we make the past simple of regular verbs? What do we do when the verb ends in e? What do we do when the verb ends in y?) MFPA slides -Ask CCQs . Is it in the present, past or future? past What part of Speech is it? moved visited had became MFPA “Went, moved, studied, wrote” Regular and Irregular rules. (Google Jamboard) G-Forms  TP7 Match irregular Past Simple forms in pink

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide Ss with structured practice of the target language (G-Jamboard TP7) Controlled Practice T: Complete in the BORs T: fill in the gaps with the past simple tense of these verbs. “Love, marry, write, win, be, get, start, make” Students work in pairs. FB on the board.

Freer Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice the target language more freely (G-Jamboard TP7) Ss work on your own. Choose five of these events in your life. After you have chosen your events, we are going to play 2 truths/1 lie in the BORs with our partners. Since we are speaking about the past we will be using what tense? (A: the past simple tense of verbs we know and learned) What will we do first?

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