Lesson Plan - Simple Past
TIME: 45 – 50 minutes LEVEL: High Beginner
After this lesson, students will be able to ask and answer the question “What did you do yesterday?” ‘Lucy and Michael’ worksheet, ‘Jack’s day’ worksheet, ‘Questionnaire’ worksheet, ‘Correct sentence’ worksheet (These are all available to download from the site.)
Practice positive, negative and question forms in the past simple.
WARM-UP ACTIVITY (5 mins)
On the board write: saw got up played bought rode gave went had ran did ate
Divide the students into groups, standing at the back of the classroom. Give each group a different coloured …ver más…
On the board write:
you / play football / yesterday ?
Ask students to make these words into a question. Using other prompts like the one above, ask students to form questions in the past simple.
COMMUNICATION Hand out a copy of ‘Lucy and Michael’ to each student. PRACTICE ACTIVITY (10 mins)
COMMUNICATION On the board write: PRACTICE ACTIVITY (10 mins) do / yesterday / did / what / you ?
Ask the students to rearrange the words to form a question. Hand out a copy of ‘Jack’s day’ to each student. Show students the picture of ‘Jack’ and explain that he was asked the question “What did you do yesterday?” and this is his answer. Read the text at a normal speed and tell the students to tick the things that Jack did yesterday. PRODUCTION ACTIVITY (10mins) Ask a strong student “What did you do yesterday?” Ask another student “Did you watch television yesterday?” On the board write:
Did you _______ yesterday? Yes, I did. No, I didn’t.
Ask individual students questions using ‘Did you _______ yesterday?’ Elicit ‘Yes, I did’ and ‘No, I didn’t.’ Hand out a copy of the ‘Questionnaire’ to each student. Tell them first to fill in the ‘You’ column. Then tell the students to find a partner and ask them questions to fill in the ‘Partner 1’ column. Students then change partners to complete the ‘Partner 2’ column. WRAP-UP ACTIVITY (10 mins) Hand out a copy of ‘Correct sentence’ for students to complete in