Teaching Practice 6: was/were/wasn't/weren't
To provide clarification, review and practice of simple past tense in the context of was, were, wasn't and weren't
To provide clarification by focusing on meaning, form and pronunciation along with the review and practice of simple past tense in the context of was, were, wasn't and weren't.
To provide practice of language used for telling years in the context of numbers
Procedure (43-66 minutes)
The T asks students if they can name the tenses in English. The T elicits answers and writes them on the board. Simple Past Tense is in the middle, the T then asks where do we use "am, is, are" and "was, were". Focusing on "was, were" the T makes sure the Ss are aware of the fact that these two are used in Simple Past Tense. Delivering the first handout, the text on which the Ss are asked to find "was, were, wasn't, weren't".
The T delivers the second handouts, on which the Ss are going to try filling "was, were, wasn't, weren't" according to the subjects of an English sentence. This is a short and controlled practice for the Ss to reinforce the TL.
At this stage of the course, the T delivers a handout from the ex.2 and 3 of the WB. While reading the passage, the Ss are going to circle the correct forms of was, were, wasn't and weren't. This activity will be followed up by ex.3 in which the T asks the Ss to make questions with relevant words. The stage ends with delivering short answers to the questions.
The T delivers another handout to be filled-in. The Ss are supposed to write the years quickly without a problem and be able to say these numbers fluently. The T leads in only if he sees a mistake while stressing the numbers.
Indicate the map showing Akcakoca and the picture of a baby. Check the comprehension of was born and drill pronunciation. -He was born in Akcakoca. -When was he born? Indicate the baby and give them my birthdate as an example. -He was born in 1988. Display questions and answers on the board. Demonstrate by asking on Ss a question and then let the Ss work in pairs by writing 4 family members with their birthdates and places. The Ss then raise questions to their partners and elicit answers.
The T asks the Ss to use the subject "you" and make questions from the given handout. The teacher opens up the OP and shows the answers. In case the T runs out of time, this exercise can be omitted.