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Teaching Practice 7 Ozgur
Elementary level


In this lesson, the students will learn how to use past simple negative. The lesson starts with a reading text that sets the context and introduces the target language. The students will be checked to see if they understand the TL and after any necessary clarifications, they will practice the TL, starting with controlled practices and move on to free practice, where they will be producing the TL in group discussions.


Abc Review exercise
Abc Reading text
Abc Exercise 1

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of past simple negative in the context of movies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a group discussion in the context of cinema
  • To provide review of past simple forms


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage the sts

I will write 007 on the WB and ask the sts what they think that is. I will elicit some responses related to James Bond before moving on to the first exercise.

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for and examples of the target language through a text

The sts will read a text about James Bond. It will be a gist reading and the sts will be reminded that they need to read quickly. Before reading, they will be given the 3 options from which they have to pick a title for the text. They will encounter some examples of the TL while reading.

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will highlight the first example of the TL on the WB and ask them if they know what it is, using CCQs to make sure they understand it is the negative form of the past tense. Then I will ask them to find other examples of the TL in the text and we will highlight all of them.

Clarification (6-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Using the first example of the TL form the text, I will go over the meaning first, and explain the form and finally the pronunciation of the TL, making sure that they realize where the sentence stress lies.

Controlled Practice 1 (6-7 minutes) • To concept check and give students practice using the TL

The sts will be given HOs with 6 sentences on it. They will be asked to write the negative form of the sentences. I will monitor the sts and we will do a WC feedback.

Controlled Practice 2 (7-8 minutes) • To review what they have learned so far about past simple

The students will be doing an exercise in pairs where they have to correct the mistakes in the 8 sentences they will be given. The exercises check whether they know how to ask questions using past simple and their understanding of the meaning and form before moving on to the free practice.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students will be put into groups of 3. One of them will be answering questions and they will swap roles in time. I will give the first question that all groups start the conversation with, "when did you last go to the cinema?" and they are free to develop the rest of the conversation as they want. I will be monitoring without interrupting them and any observed errors will be corrected before the end of the lesson.

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