Habib Habib

LP-7 Lesson Plan (past simple regular verbs/weekend)
Beginner level


In this lesson students will learn about the usage of simple past regular verbs in the context of the last weekend. The lesson will start with reading a text and underlining the irregular verbs. After the language focus, there will be a speaking and writing activity about their weekend. Finally there will be an activity of Find someone who…


Abc Gap fill handout
Abc Speaking Activity
Abc Writing Handout
Abc Grammar handout
Abc Find someone who...

Main Aims

  • To practice past simple regular verbs in the context of the last weekend

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice writing about the things students did in their last weekend
  • To practice speaking about students' last weekend


(1) Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show sts pictures of my last weekend tour in Istanbul, and will elicit the context from them. 1- look at this picture, who is this? Me, ok good. 2- what is this? Metro 3- where is this? Teqsim square. 4- Where is this? Sultan Fatih mosque. 5- where is this? Aya Sofia mosque.

(2) Pre-teach Task (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

1- Look here please. 2- Read this text and underline the past regular verbs. Regular verbs have (ed) ex: liked. 3- start now, work everyone alone. you have (2 minutes). 4- check your answers with your friends. you two, you two, you two. 5- Now lets see the answers. what is the first regular verb? 1- traveled. 2- arrived. 3-called. 4- said. 5- waited. 6-liked. 7- decided. 8- prayed. 9- walked. 10- invited. 11- talked. 12-wanted.

(3) Language Focus (6-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

To provide them with the activity of teaching model language. I will write down the two sentences of the language focus, and elicit the meaning, form, and drill pronunciation of the the irregular verbs. 1- Look at this sentence. What is (travel)? to go 2- Is it in present or past? 3- How do we say it? /t'raevild/. With /d/. plz say: travelled… 4- Now look at this sentence. What is (liked)? To love. 5- Is it in past or present? Past! 6- plz say (liked) /'laikt/ with /t/. plz say (liked)…

(4) Controlled practice (Pronunciation) (5-6 minutes) • To practice pronunciation of (ed) sound in 3 different ways

To give them this activity, in the same Handout that they have with them, by saying; 1- Look here plz (Activity 4). Fold up your papers plz 2- you see here 3 ways of pronunciation, /d/ /t/ /id/. 3- Put these verbs in the correct places in this table. 4- first say it then write it. (just 2 minutes) 5- Now check with your friend. two two two. 6- Let's check it together.

(5) Controlled Practice-2 (Speaking) (6-7 minutes) • To let sts practice speaking about their last weekend

I will ask them to stand up and give them the second handout, and ask them to make a circle. i will start asking the first question, he answers, then he will ask his friend,...etc. 1- FOLD THE PAPER PLZ!!! 2- plz make a circle. take this handout, you,...etc 3- I ask you a question, you answer, ok? you all look at us, then u also do the same. 4- Where did you go last weekend? you answer now! to Ankar, Taqsim, ...! very good. 5- Now you ask him the same question....Now you ask him/her... 6- very good. Now sit down in your chairs.

(6) Semi-controlled practice (Writing) (6-7 minutes) • To give sts a freer chance to express themselves in writing about their last weekend

I am going to ask them to write 4 sentences about what they did last weekend, and say: FIRST CHANGE SEATS: A B C, A B C...As stand up and sit there, then Bs stand up and sit there. 1- Activity (6) Turn over your papers to the other side. 2- Write 4 sentences about what you did in your last weekend. 3- you can use these (pointing to the verbs) in your sentences. (2 minutes) 4- check with your friends next to you. 4- NOW, read your sentences to us, one by one

(7) Free Practice (Find someone who...) (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will give sts the last Handout, and ask them to move around the class and find who did these things, by asking: Did you go to...? Did you...? 1- Look at the last activity we have now, then we will finish. 2- You find in the class who did these things! 3- Ask these questions, then write just the name of the person who did it. (3 minutes) 4- Ok, now we see who did these things? THEN i will ask one of them to read the question and another to answers in FULL SENTENCE, THEN ALL SHOULD REPEAT THE SENTENCE.

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