1. Topic-
Past Simple.
 
2. Content-
adverbs of time: yesterday, last week/month/year, in 1992, ago, when we were on holiday etc.
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. be able to form affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences in Past Simple.
2. be able to form second form of regular verbs.
3. be able to use it in the right communicative contexts.
 
4. Objectives-
1. learn past forms of the verb "to be" (was/were/wasn't/weren't).
2. revise how second form of regular verbs is formed
3. revise how affirmative form is done
4. revise how negative form is done
5. revise how interrogative form is done
6. write rules of Pasts functions
7. listen to a song "Yesterday"
8. watch presentation "In the old days"
9. play a board game.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
Murphy, Unit 5 Past Simple.
Past tense board game.
In the old days presentation.
Song "Yesterday" by The Beatles.
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Development-

1.3 ss write forming of +/-/? sentences without my help.
Others correct when they are done.
2.Introduce the Past Simple of the verb to be - First person singular
Begin by asking your students, "Where am I?"¯ They should answer, "You're in class/at school."¯ Introduce the past simple of the verb to be like this:
T: Yesterday at this time, I was at home.
Go around the class, and have students take turns saying where they were the previous day in the first person singular.
3.Introduce the Past Simple of the verb to be negative forms
Say, "Yesterday at this time, I was at home. I wasn't at school."¯ Give more examples alternating between affirmative and negative statements: Sarah, you were at home. You weren't at the gym. John was at the gym. He wasn't at school. And so on with all persons, singular and plural. Then have students do the same, always alternating between affirmative and negative statements.
4. Model questions like this:
T: Where were you at 10 o'clock last night?
S: I was at home.
T: Ask me!
S: Where were you at 10 o'clock last night?
Continue with more questions from students. Encourage them to ask what time, where, when, why, etc"¦First, they ask you (second person singular, then they ask classmates, then they ask a classmate about another classmate (Where was Sheila last night?), and so on. Make sure they ask questions in all persons, both singular and plural. If they are unsure as to how to ask a question, model it for them first.
5. Summarize uses:
- Sometimes we know the past is only implied or entirely subjective (e.g. today).
- Detailed event with precise description. One action immediately follows. When telling a story.
- Past habits or states which are now finished.
- adverbs of time: yesterday, last week/month/year, in 1992, ago, when we were on holiday etc.
 

C. Practice-

1. T names a verb in past tense. Ss say if it's regular or irregular, and if regular - what is the ending.
Verbs: spoke, had, enjoyed, died, went, slept, cost, wrote, shut, cooked, was, worked, liked.
2. Homework check (Murphy p.11). 5.3 in pairs.
3. Watch a presentation "In the old days".
Answer the questions on slides.
Note the verbs in past forms. Say if they are regular or irregular.
Discuss if it was better in the old days.
 

D. Independent Practice-

1. Past Simple board game. Flip a coin - tails 1 step, heads 2 steps. Answer in groups.
2. "Yesterday" activity.
What you know about The Beatles. Do you know the song?
Spread the handouts. Listen twice, fill in the gaps, mb sing if they want.
 

Checking for understanding-

What did you find out today?
 

Closure-

Homework: will send worksheets on Past Simple.
 
7. Evaluation-
1. They know how to form past form of the verb.
2. They know how past simple is formed.
 

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