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Teaching Practice 8
Beginner, A1 level


In this lesson, the students will learn irregular verbs in the past and their negative and question forms. The lesson will be based on guided discovery. The students will have a small reading text about The Beatles which they will use as a reference to finding the related grammar. After this, the students will do a small gap-fill exercise to practice the form and then they will do a semi-controlled speaking practice. If I have time at the end of the lesson, I will play a game where the students have to be quick to write the past simple of the verbs on the board.


Abc Course Book Handout

Main Aims

  • To learn the positive and negative forms of irregular verbs and to practice question forms in the past.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To read for specific details i.e. identifying verbs.
  • To practice using the past simple form (positive, negative and question forms)


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set the context of the lesson which will be a tool for identifying the grammar

I will hang up pictures of the Beatles and elicit who they are. I will then separate the students into groups or pairs depending on the number of students and tell them to talk about what they know about the Beatles. I will do a mind map of their knowledge as feedback.

Introducing the Grammar (5-6 minutes) • To expose the students to the positive, negative and question forms of the past simple.

I will give the students a reading text about the Beatles and a worksheet to help them answer some questions based on meaning, form and function of the verbs and the text as a whole. First, they will answer the questions based on the meaning. (Individual, Peer-checking) As feedback, I will nominate students to answer to check if they are on the right track. DRILL PRONUNCIATION

Introducing the Grammar - Guided Discovery (5-6 minutes) • to give the students a chance to work out the grammar for themselves

Then, the students will identify the verbs in the text and their negative forms. (Pair-work, re-group peer check). As feedback, I will get the students to write the verbs on the board. DRILL PRONUNCIATION

Introducing the Grammar - Guided Discovery #3 (4-5 minutes) • to give the students a chance to work out the grammar for themselves

Finally the students are going to look at the rules of the past simple and try to work it out in pairs, then peer-check. For feedback, I will write the rules on the board and ask the students to come up to the board and choose the correct answer.

Introducing the Grammar - Guided Discovery #4 (4-5 minutes) • To introduce the TL

I will use a model sentence from the text and try to elicit the question form of the sentence. DRILL PRONUNCIATION

Controlled Written Practice (5-6 minutes) • To see if the students have understood the rules correctly.

The students fill in the gaps for an activity related to the Beatles. Then they peer-check. I will monitor and if any of the questions are causing trouble, I will focus on them, then I will give an answer key.

Semi controlled speaking activity (10-12 minutes) • To give the students a chance to practice the grammar with a semi-controlled activity

The students will write the name of the last concert they went to. Then, they will all stand and write a question on each other's paper. Next they will sit and swap papers and ask each other the questions on their paper and talk about the concerts they went to. Once finished, if there is time, I will re-group and get the students to repeat the activity.

Error Correction (2-4 minutes) • To correct any mistakes with delayed error correction.

I will walk around and listen to the students talk about the concerts they've been to and note down any mistakes they may be making in terms of meaning, form and pronunciation.

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