TP4 - Grammar (Today and Yesterday)
Elementary, A1 level
To provide practice of the past simple tense of verb to be and past ability in the context of today and yesterday
To provide gist listening practice using a text about today and yesterday in the context of was, were and could
To provide fluency speaking practice in a dialogue in the context of was,were and could
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
Show a picture of yourself (present and past) and talk about it. "I am a teacher now, but I wasn't a teacher six years ago. I was a student." "I can dance now, I love Latin dances, but I couldn't dance last year." "I can't run fast, but I could run fast when I was a child." "I am fine today, but I was ill yesterday" "You are at school today, but you were at home yesterday. "My parents weren't in Izmir last month. They were in Antalya." ask a S "Were you at home yesterday?" and SS ask to each other.
Reflect the photos of the task "is she young here? what's the name of this sport? Set listening task - show HO - explain before giving (fold the paper like this, we will listen and fill in the gaps...) SS listen - answer the questions w/their pair - monitor closely (listen again if necessary)
tell SS to look at the sentences and answer the questions (clarify meaning) complete the rules of present and past verb to be and can in pairs - monitor closely drill "was/were" as strong - weak and drill "could" show connected speeches in sentences.
T sets the task for asking and answering questions in pairs Ss work in pairs (A-B) T gives envelops with prompts in it SS asking and answering questions in pairs T monitors and takes notes for delayed error correction if needed -SS change pairs and keep the activity going
Give SS HO for filling the gaps SS fill in the gaps w/ correct past form of verb to be and can. Monitor SS closely. SS peer check, get group FB Drill sentences if needed
T sets the task by showing HOs to SS, explain what to do "Please stand up, take a pencil with you, I will give you this, and you are going to talk with THREE of your friends, ask questions and write the answers." Ask ICQs for this stage - there are multiple things that they'll do. Monitor each pair closely, take notes for delayed fb. Give fb at the end of fluency activity and get them to correct the mistakes.