Dianne Dianne

Easy English A2.2 14 Festival time
A2 level


In this lesson we will talk about celebrations and special occasions. We will revise tenses.


Abc Copy 14.1
Abc Copy 14.2
Abc Signal word list

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Discussion in the context of Celebrations and special occasions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of present simple, past simple, present perfect and will future


Lead in/Starter (15 minutes) • To lead in to topic and remind SS where we left off in the last lesson.

Give each S handout 14.1: 1. SS match options from list to phrases/pictures a - k Class check 2. SS complete gaps with options from list below text. CD to check.

Stage 1 - Tense review (30 minutes) • To review various tenses - present simple, past simple, present perfect and will future

Look at Remember box on page 118. 1. Ask S to read line 1 aloud. Quickly review use of present simple - permanent situation, Routine/habit, fixed event/timetable. Refer to "signal word" list" Third person 's' do/does for questions Examples on board: He eats a lot of vegetables. Do you like tomatoes? No, I don't. I hate them. 2. Ask S to read out line 2. For completed occurences. Did? Didn't for negatives. Examples: I went to the theatre last night. I didn't go to church. When did you last go to a restaurant? 3. S reads out line 3. Remind SS pres perfect often used with signal words: just, already, not...yet, ever, never - mostly has a link to the present. Revise form + add examples: I have never been to China. Have you ever been there? 4. S reads line 4. NB after will we always have the verb in the basic form. In English you can't say: I go to the theatre tomorrow. (Ich gehe morgen ins Theater.) We need to use a future form: I'll go to the theatre tomorrow. Another example: I think, we'll travel to France this summer.

Stage 2 - practice (20 minutes) • To practise using various tenses (present simple, past simple, present perfect, will future

Page 118, Exercise 05 S reads out the task. SS complete sentences using the verb and signal word in brackets - NB never, just, already come before the full verb, but yet is at the end of the sentence. Check with class. Can write sentences on board to make the word order extra clear (use different colour for signal word). 2. have just come; 3. has never visited; 4. has already finished; 5. have not made yet Page 118, Exercise 06 1. Draw a Christmas tree on board. Write: Do you celebrate Christmas? (very likely SS will answer yes) And directly below to make the question formation clear: When do you celebrate it? 2. Read out the task in Ex 06 Make it clear that the questions need to be written in the same tense as the answers. Read the example sentence. 3. SS complete all the questions individually and compare/discuss with a partner. 4. To check pairs read the questions and answers. Corrections as a class - on board . Solutions: 2. When do you cook traditional dishes? 3. Do you see your relatives a lot? 5. When did you start learning English? 6. What did you do yesterday evening? 8. Will you spend New Year's Eve at home?

Stage 3 - Personalisation (10 minutes) • To practise using various tenses to talk about yourself.

Page 119, Exercise 07 T + one S read speech bubbles in ex 07 T asks various S When do you cook traditional dishes? Pairs ask each other questions in ex 06; T monitors Various S tell class about partner

Stage 4 - Listening (15 minutes) • To listen to a dialogue about New Year's Eve and answer some questions.

Focus on photos. Ask a S to read out task and question. T repeats question. SS listen to CD and answer question - Sid drove a coach full of tourists to Loch Ness last year. T writes Hogmanay + ceilidh on board. Practise pronouncing these words. SS listen again to work out what these words mean. S try and explain - In Scotland they celebrate Hogmanay on 31 December. They have street parties and a dance called a ceilidh. SS read sentences under photos. Clarify unknown vocabulary. SS listen to CD a third time and complete the gaps using the words in the box. 1. New Year's Eve; 2. dancing; 3. hands; 4. occasion; 5. dance; 6. drink


Page 119, Exercise 09 Give SS Copy 14.2 to fill in first column at home. Next lesson talk to two partners and report to class. Extra practice page 122-123 Next week - prepare ideas from Ideenpool Teacher's book page 109 as starter for next lesson. Can read text and listen to song on page 121

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