Lesson plan for a monolingual class of upper-intermediate students, aged 18-25.
Prepared questions in the warmer stage are not included.
The lesson also includes the Materials and a Vocabulary Teaching Table.
Lesson Type: Grammar
To introduce and practice the past continuous to describe interrupted actions in the past.
Students will understand and know how to form the past continuous (to describe interrupted actions only) in an appropriate context;
Students will learn to contrast the use of the past continuous and past simple (Action 1 was happening when Action 2 interrupted it);
Students will make controlled and freer practice of the past continuous and past simple in this function.
Talking about your daily routine using the Present Simple.
Communicative function: describe routine behaviour in the present, indicating time and sequencing actions. This sentence builder has been taken and adapted from the ‘French Sentence Builder’ booklet written by Gianfranco Conti, Dylan Viñales and Ronan Jezequel.
Role Cards made by me for a mixed nationality class of Advanced C1 adults
Follow up activity
NAME OF ACTIVITY: Simulation (banning plastics from your town)
HOW LONG: 20 min approx.
AIMS: This activity helps to improve the speaking skills and recycle vocabulary.
Set up the situation. Divide the class into groups of 3 students.
Give the role cards to the students. Each student is then allocated a role within a specific scenario. For this activity the scenario is: one student is the mayor of a little town in the mountains where there’s also a lake; the other two students are the community’s representatives who want to suggest measures to reduce plastic pollution.
Give the students some time to prepare. The Mayor needs to write some questions to ask, whilst the others need to prepare what they would like to tell the Mayor about their plans to ban plastics.
Oversee and manage the simulation.
Sentence builder for ESL students focusing on daily routine actions and the use of the present simple. This sentence builder has been taken and adapted from the ‘French Sentence Builder’ booklet written by Gianfranco Conti, Dylan Viñales and Ronan Jezequel.