Lori Lori

Past Simple lesson
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson, students focus on past simple regular and irregular verbs. They first complete an activity where they have to put the words of a question in the right order and match the answers with the right questions. Students then look at the endings of the regular verbs and try to understand the pattern. They then focus on the pronunciation of the regular and irregular verbs in the past tense. In addition, students complete a gap fill activity to check their understanding of the past tense. Finally, they are given a list of words and they are asked to write sentences about someone famous in Turkey by using the past tense of the given words.

Materials

Abc Gap fill activity
Abc Reading text
Abc Past tense exercises

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the past simple tense in the context of life events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of the biography of someone famous in the context of life events.
  • To provide pronunciation practice of the verbs in the past tense in the context of life events.

Procedure

Lead in- Jumbled sentences (5-7 minutes) • to introduce students to sentences that contain verbs in the past tense.

Students will be given some jumbled words and they will be asked to put the words in the correct order. They will then be given some sentences and will be asked to match each sentence to the correct question.

Grammar exercises (8-10 minutes) • to understand the difference between past simple regular and irregular verbs.

Students will be given the text from the previous lesson " From prison to president". They will be asked to read it very quickly just to refresh their memory of what the text was about. They will then be asked to complete exercise 4 A and 4 B and check their answers in pairs. Whole class feedback.

Listening for practice (5-7 minutes) • to understand the ending of the verbs in the past tense and to practice pronouncing them.

Student will listen to the regular and irregular past simple forms and they will be asked to say out loud the verbs that end with the sound /id/. Students will then listen to the irregular verbs and practice saying them. Choral Drilling.

Gap-fill (5-7 minutes) • to practice writing the infinitives in the past simple form.

Students will read five sentences about Nelson Mandela's life and they will be asked to fill the gaps with the past simple of some verbs that will be given to them. They will then check their answers in pairs and then in the whiteboard.

Pre- writing task (5-7 minutes) • to introduce students to the topic and to prepare them for their writing task.

Students will be shown a picture of Muslum Gurses and they will be asked to tell everyone what they know about him. They will then be split in two groups. Group A and Group B. Each person in group A will be given a question about Muslum's life and each person in group B will be given an answer of each question. The students will then be asked to find each other, so the right question with the right answer. At the end they will read the questions and the appropriate answers.

Writing activity (8-10 minutes) • to produce practice in writing a biography.

Students will be provided with a picture of Muslum and some key words to aid them with their writing task. Students will then write a biography about Muslum by using the verbs in the past simple tense.

Flexi stage (5-7 minutes) • to provide peer checking for each other and to correct their mistakes.

If time allows it, students will read each other's writing and peer check them. The main mistakes will be highlighted and written on the board for the whole class to check.

Web site designed by: Nikue