Nasim Hamidpour Nasim Hamidpour

Past Simple
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn about the past simple verbs through ppp and they will be able to talk about their last holiday.


Abc English File Elementary Student's book
Abc pictures
Abc board

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Past Simple in the context of Holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Holiday


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will take some pictures of some vacation destinations to the class and will ask my students whether they have visited those places or have been to a similar one.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will ask my students about their last holiday. When it was and where they went. They can talk about what they did.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will write some of the sentences that the students have used on the board with the correct structure.

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

I will teach the grammar point here. I am going to write the sentences in the affirmative, negative and question form and show them when to use this structure using a timeline.

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

The student will answer the questions at the grammar bank of the American English File 1 book.

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

I will ask my students to talk to each other about their best holiday ever and they will be monitored to see whether they use the target language.

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