Students will master the rule of the Simple Past Tense.
Students will able to talk about the things happened in the past in their daily life.
Students will learn how to cooperate with others.
Key and difficult point:
Key Point: Students will master the structure of the Simple Past Tense.
Difficult Point: Students will use the structure of the Simple Past Tense in daily life.
Step 1: Warming-up
2. Ask students a question: what are you reading recently? And ask some students to share with the whole class.
Step 2: Presentation
1. Review the knowledge about the past tense of verbs: write some verbs on the blackboard and ask students to change the verbs into their past tense.
2. Ask students to read the dialogue and pay attention to the background information about Mark Twain. Then ask students some questions: What’ Mark Twain’ real name? When did he born? When did he begin to work? And then invite some students to share the answers with the whole class and write down on the blackboard.
3. Then ask students when these things happened and then tell them the rule of past tense: Simple Past Tense refers to the actions or states happened at a certain moment in the past, or a certain period of time in the past. It is often used with temporal adverbial, such as yesterday, last week and so on.
4. Ask students to read the dialogue again and try to find other sentences which used the Simple Past Tense and share with class. Then tell students the rule of general and special interrogative sentences in the past tense: general interrogative sentences use auxiliary verbs (did) and special interrogative sentences use special interrogative words (what, when, how...).
Step 3: Practice
1. Ask student to role play the dialogue and ask two groups to show in class.
2. Play a game: magic box. There is a magic box which is full of all kind of verbs, ask students to choose one card and then make a sentence with it using the Simple Past Tense.
Discussion: ask students to talk about what happened to them in the last weekend, they should use the Simple Past Tense and then invite two of them to show their conversation.4 in 1, 5 minutes will be given.
Step5: Summary and Homework
Summary: ask a student to conclude the content of the lesson and summarize with the whole class.
Homework: ask students to practice the usage of Simple Past Tense learned today with desk mates after class.
1. Could you list any other temporal adverbials which can be used in The Simple Past Tense?
Usually, we can use yesterday, last night/night/month/weekend/year, the day before yesterday, in 1992 (a year in the past), in the 1990s, at the age of 16 and so on.
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