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School: Sltrucel Secondary School

Teacher: Melania Anghelu


Date:
Form: 6th grade
Level of study: pre-intermediate
Textbook: World Class, Longman
Lesson: Simple past of the verb to be
Type of lesson: Teaching and learning
Time: 50 min.
Teaching methods:
the audio-lingual approach
the audio-visual approach
the communicative approach
the natural approach
Teaching techniques:
conversation
repetition
exercise
brainstorming
observation
explanation
Class organisation: (individual/pair/group work)
Materials: blackboard, pictures, worksheets, CD, coloured sheets
Anticipated problems: The Ss may not understand some oral commands or tasks; if this happens, they will be translated into
Romanian.
Aims:
-to reactivate the previously taught material;

-to learn and practise the simple past of the verb to be;
-to recognize the usage of the simple past by reffering to the adverbs of definite time;
-to encourage students to learn the English language through dialogues, games, conversation;
-to develop reading, speaking, writing, listening skills;

Objectives:
a) cognitive:
to reinforce vocabulary and grammar structures
to learn and improve word pronunciation
to communicate efficiently using the target language
to pronounce correctly
b) affective:
to stimulate students imagination
to make the students confident in the ability to use the language
to use English while playing
to have fun
Stages of the lesson
I.

Warm-up

Teachers activity

Teacher
greets
the
students and asks for
absentees
II.
Checking
Teacher asks students to
homework
and present their homework.
previous knowledge
Teacher checks the
previous
knowledge
(The past simple of
regular verbs)

Students activity
Students answer

Interaction
lockstep

Students read their T-Ss


homework
Students answer the
questions

Skill

Time

Purpose

speaking

reading

- to prepare the
students
for
the
lesson
- to check students
understanding of the
previous lesson and
correct
possible
mistakes

III.
Introducing
new material
a) Pre-teaching

Teacher announces the Students listen


objectives.
Today we are going to:

T-Ss

Learn the past


simple forms of
the verb to be
Practice
its
affirmative,
negative
and
interrogative
forms.
lockstep
Learn new words
related
to
holidays.
Teacher writes on the
blackboard the title of
the lesson and asks the Students write the
students to do the same title of the lesson on T-Ss
their notebooks
in their notebooks.

listening

to
stimulate
students imagination
- to create interest in
the topic of the tenses

b) Activity 1
introduction of vocabulary

Teacher
gives
the
students
worksheets.
(Annex 1, 2, 3, 4)
Teacher shows to the
class pictures; presents
new information; writes
sentences on blackboard
Past simple used to
describe activities in the
past. Where was he last

Students listen and T-Ss


answer the questions.
Students write the
sentences in their
notebooks

listening
writing

listening
speaking
writing

10

- to reactivate and
learn vocabulary
- to learn and
improve
word
pronunciation
- to practice the past
simple of be

week/last weekend/few
weeks ago?
Teacher
asks
the
students if they can
think of other places.

c) Activity 2
practice

d) Activity 3

e) Activity 4
Developing
listening/reading
skills
Correct

Students give some


examples
Students look at the
picture, the spelling T-Ss
of the words and they
match them

Teacher encourages the


students to use the new
vocabulary in sentences.
Teacher invites the
students to play the
guess the place game. Students play the
One should choose a game
place and his deskmate
has to ask him questions
in order to find out
where he was.
Teacher models first
(she writes on the board
questions and invites
students to ask her) and
then asks the students to
play. (Where were you
last weekend? Were you
at the cinema? No, I
wasnt)
Students obey the
commands given by
the teacher (they look
at the picture and
match the words
Teacher
asks
the given)
students
to
predict
where were some people

T-Ss
Ss-Ss
PW

listening
speaking

writing

- to exercise writing

5
T-Ss

- to check and
consolidate grammar
and understanding the
meaning of the words

writing
speaking

- to communicate
efficiently using the
target language
speaking
reading
T-Ss
5
speaking
-

to

reinforce

pronunciation

f) Activity 5
presentation

g) Activity 6
Practice

last Saturday (exercise


2, worksheet)
Teacher writes their
responses on the board
Teacher plays the
recording and asks the
students to listen and
read the dialogue
Teacher writes on the
board the table ( see ex.
3 from the worksheet)
and asks the students to
complete the missing
words in order to
discover the simple past
affirmative and negative
forms of the verb to be.
Teacher draws attention
of when they have to use
was and were.

grammar
Students predict the speaking
places
Students listen, read
and then check to see
if they were right

Students copy the


table in their
notebooks and
complete the blank
spaces

T-Ss

speaking
reading

listening
speaking
writing

listening
writing

- to recognize the
affirmative
and
negative forms

Students listen

Teacher
asks
the
students to complete the Students complete the
sentences from exercise sentences
4 (see Annex 2) with
the correct affirmative
and negative form of
past simple

To
practise
affirmative
negative forms

the
and

h) Activity 7

Teacher
asks
the
students to copy and to Students copy and
complete the second complete the table
table (it contains the
interrogative form of the
verb to be see ex 5,
Annex 2)

To recognize and
learn the interrogative
form
5

Teacher
asks
the
students to make the Students make the
dialogues using the cues dialogues and then
presented. (see ex 6, read it aloud
Annex 2)

i) Activity 8
(optional, if there is time)
IV.

V.

Feed-back

Homework

Teacher
asks
the
students to complete an
email with the correct
form of the verb to be in
the simple past.
Teacher divides the class
in four groups and to
each group she gives
them a set of coloured
sheets containing a
jumbled sentence.
Teacher
asks
the
students to solve the
remaining exercises

Students complete the


email and then they
listen to see if they
were right.
Students have to put T-Ss
the words in the Ss-Ss
correct order and then GW
to show the entire
sentence to the rest of
the class

To
practice
the
interrogative form

listening
speaking
writing

6
-to revise the word
order
- to let students know
how
well
they
performed
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