To provide clarification, review and practice of Past Simple in the context of Holiday travel and weather
To give Ss practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency.
Anticipated Problems and Solutions: Students may have problems listening and lack confidence speaking freely in the last practice.
Personal Aim- Smooth transition, Graded language, and taking appropraite time on each part of lesson-don't rush
Class Profile: Volunteer students at elementary level.
Timetable fit: Second lesson of the course with varying degrees of 'elementary' ability (up to lesson 5).
Procedure (50-62 minutes)
Using a picture as a prompt, the teacher engages the students in a series of guesses about where we were for vacation and about the weather. Students volunteer what they do on vacation. Where they have been in PAIRS.
On the board teacher will write a chart with I, You, He, We, You, They and the past simple version of to be. Our Holiday was lovely. We were in Spain. It wasn’t very hot. The restaurants weren’t open. Teacher draws a timeline with 2014, 2015 and Spain written on it. CCQs Are we in Spain now? NO Are we going tomorrow? NO Did we go in 2014? YES We WERE in Spain.
In pairs, students will correct mistakes in sentences in wkbk in the exercise 5 on p. 25 Teacher is monitoring.
Students will report back to the teacher the answers.
Finger drills and gradually adding on parts of the previous example sentences while drilling. Pronunciation issues will be addressed during the drilling. Our Holiday was lovely. We were in Spain. It wasn’t very hot. The restaurants weren’t open.
Exercise 1 Perform in pairs. Papers are scattered on empty tables making students move and change partners. Teacher is monitoring.
Students report back to teacher the answers.
Individually, the students will unscramble the sentences. Exercise 3: p.73 Find our the questions (unscramble). Teacher is monitoring.
Student volunteer and teacher will ask questions and student will give the answer in front of the class. Where were you on holiday? Who were you with? What was the weather like? Was it a good holiday? What were the people like? How long were you there?
Exercise 3: p.73 Unscrambled questions will be asked and answered as students mingle. Teacher monitors and participates in the conversations.
Teacher highlights/writes on the board a few sentences that she heard during the Free and Free-er practices. Students volunteer the corrections and teacher confirms. If time allows because students will also be given feedback in other parts of the lesson