Muhammad Jamil Muhammad Jamil

English Langauge 1 (Maadan Special Programme)
Pre-Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice how to differentiate between subject, object and possessive pronouns. Besides this, they will be introduced with the simple past tense with special emphasis on the change of verb forms. By using inductive approach, students will be helped to discover the the negative and interrogative forms of the past tense. The plan envisages to introduce verb forms from simple to more difficult forms focusing on the ways of changing from present form of the verb to the past. To get to this end, special worksheets have been designed to get to the end of the lesson.


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Main Aims

  • To teach subject, object, and possessive pronouns. To teach simple past tense with all its related forms.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to integrate other skills like writing, reading and speaking.


Lead in / Introduction • To provide students a proper context before actually presenting the target language.

First, T will have a general and light talk with students about their past routines. In order to set the context, T will ask students to tell the class of their activities the previous weekend. The following questions will be a great help in understanding the context. When did you get up on Friday? What did you do after the breakfast? What did you do in the afternoon? Did you meet anyone on the weekend? When did you sleep? etc This will quite relate to their lives and unconsciously use the language that they are going to learn after a while. In the mean time the T will write some verb forms on the side of the board asking students to look and try to understand the meanings of these verb forms.

Presentation Stage • To present the TL in the context / to explain the meaning and form

Then the T will give out a handout having past simple paragraph asking the students to underline all the past forms of the verbs and writing answers to the questions. This will have them a chance to practically deal with the verb forms and the past form. After this the teacher will explain the for of the simple past by writing some past tense sentences and eliciting the form from the students. Subject + Verb (past) + Object She cooked rice. / We completed our assignment I went to Makkah Al-Mukarrama / They bought a new house. 2. Then the teacher will explain the negative form of the past tense. They form will be given. Subject + didn't + verb + object She didn't cook rice. / We didn't help others. 3. The third main structure that they will be given to is the interrogative form of the past form. Did + subject + verb + object? Did she cook rice? / Did they buy a new house. The teacher will elicit as many sentences as possible from the students to make sure that the idea is well understood by the class. The following vocabulary items will be introduced as verbs: apply / win / fall / become / die / spend / earn / try

Practice Stage • to introduce past simple sentences workshhets with negatiive and interrogative forms.

At this stage, the teacher will make the students sit in the groups of three each. Before the delivery of handout to the students, the teacher will reaffirm what is already learned by asking such questions about their activities yesterday. The teacher will write some modal sentences to complete and elicit the students to complete them hence setting an example for others before entering the practice stage. Then the teacher show the handout to the class. Before distributing the handout, the teacher will give the instructions making sure that they are brief and understood well. After this handout will be given out. During the practice stage, the teacher will keep on going around the class and seeing if the students are attempting the activity or just copying their peers. This will be a chance to look at the performance of the individual students. After the students have completed the activity, the teacher will get the feedback by asking a few students. Then he will give out the answers to the class for counter checking their answers.

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