Samantha Robinson Samantha Robinson

TP8 - Holidays
Beginner A1 level

Description

In this lesson, students will learn some past simple irregular verbs in the context of holidays. First, they will read a text about a holiday in France and correctly order some pictures that match the text. Next, they will underline all the past simple verbs then match them to the infinitives on the board. They will then create their own sentences using the past simple verb forms. They will follow this up with a game where they pick up a verb card and make sentences using the past simple form of the verbs. Finally, they will practise speaking by telling different partners about their last holiday.

Materials

Abc Handout for past simple irregular verb forms
Abc Handout for past simple irregular verb forms
Abc Handout for past simple irregular verb forms
Abc Handout of list of irregular past simple verb forms
Abc Match up - text and photos.
Abc verb flash cards
Abc Holiday pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of past simple irregular verb forms in the context of holidays.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide writing practice of sentences using past simple irregular verb forms in the context of holidays.
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice using past simple irregular verbs in the context of holidays.

Procedure

Lead-in (2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Teacher shows the class some of her holiday photos of Paris. 2. T tells class that she went to Paris on holiday last year and writes HOLIDAY on WB. 3. T asks where the sts go on holiday and writes sts' holiday destinations on the board.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1. T puts the sts into pairs. 2. T gives each pair a text and a set of pictures. 3. Sts put the pictures in order according to the text. 4. T asks students for FB and puts enlarged pictures in order on the board.

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1. T gives students a handout. 2. T asks students to underline the verbs in the text individually then check with a partner. T does first one with the sts. During this time T writes the bare infinitives of the verbs from the text on the board. 3. T asks sts to try and match the bare infinitives to the verbs in the text and writes them on the WB.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1. T asks sts which verbs are past simple regular "-ed". stayed and visited. 2. T tells sts that all the other verbs in the text are past simple irregular. 3. T writes some sentences on the WB - I went to France on holiday last year. CCQ: Am I in France now? No. When did I go to France? Last year. What year did I go to France? 2013. - I took photographs of the Eiffel Tower. CCQ: Am I taking photographs of the Eiffel tower now? No. When did I take photographs in France? Last year. 4. T drills pronunciation of the past verb irregular forms alone and in short sentences. e.g. ate - I ate a crepe.

Controlled Practice - Writing (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1. T shows sts exercise on handout and gives sts an example. 2. Sts make 5 sentences using the past simple irregular forms they just learnt about. 3. T asks sts to do a peer check of sentences. 4. T asks sts for some FB. 5. T gives error correction if necessary.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

1. T gives groups of 3 a set of cards each (the bare infinitives of the verbs studied) 2. T models how to play the game. 3. In groups of 3, sts play the game where they pick up a card and make/say a sentence using the past simple irregular form of the verb. 4. T monitors and error corrects if necessary.

Freer Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with freer practice of the target language

1. T tells sts to tell their partners about one of their holidays using the TL. 2. T models the activity with a student. 3. Sts mingle, changing partners and practising more. 4. T asks for FB about their holidays.

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