Nasim Hamidpour Nasim Hamidpour

past simple
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students are going to learn how to use past simple tense through ppp and how to use it to talk about past events.


Abc American English File Student's Book
Abc Board

Main Aims

  • To provide review 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 (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher will talk about their last weekend. How it went and what they did.

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher will ask the students about their weekend and what they did last weekend.

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

The teacher will write some of the sentences that the students made on the board and will highlight the verbs that they have used.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher will work on the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language by asking the students to tell her what time this tense refers to and will show it on a timeline. The teacher will work on the correct pronunciation of the verbs when "ed" is added and will clarify how the sentence is formed by writing the structure on the board with the help of the students.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The students are going to do an exercise at the back of the book individually. They will have 4 minutes to answer the questions and after that they will check their answers in pairs. Then we will check the answers with the whole class.

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

The students will have 8 to 10 minutes to talk about their last holiday in groups. They will be given some feedback if needed at the end of the class.

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