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The past simple (regular and irregular verbs) is revised in
detail in this lesson through the context of holidays, and
an article about holidays where things go wrong because
of not being with the right people. Sts begin by learning
new holiday vocabulary, which is recycled through a short
questionnaire. They then do a split reading, and tell each
other about the holiday in their article. This is followed by
a listening which gives the other side of the two stories.
Sts then thoroughly revise the past simple of both regidar
and irregular verbs. There is a pronunciation focus
which revises -ed endings in regular verbs, and finally Sts
interview each other about their last holiday,

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This lesson is based on two pliotos by weli-known
newspaper photographers, both of which show large
groups of people living a historic moment. The hrst photo,
which shows people of all races in the USA waiting to see
if the first black president will be elected on 4 November
2008, provides the context for the presentation of a
new structure, the past continuous. Sts then focus on
vocabulary, the correct use of the prepositions at, in, and
on, both for time (revision) and place. This is then linked
to the past continuous in a pronunciation exercise, where
the focus is on sentence stress and weak forms, and Sts
ask each other where they were and what they were doing
at different times on the previous day. The second photo,
which shows students demonstrating in Paris in the famous
May ’68 revolt, gives Sts a chance to speculate about
what was happening when it was taken, and leads into a
listening, where Sts discover why this photo resulted in the
girl in it losing a fortune. The lesson ends with Sts talking
about their own favourite photos, and then writing about
one of them.

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In this lesson Sts learn to use time sequencers, e.g. after
that, later, etc. and the connectors 50, because, but, and
although. They also revise the past simple and continuous.
The context is a short story with a twist. After Sts have
read most of the story, and worked on the grammar, they
have a pronunciation focus on word stress in two-syllable
words, and then in Vocabulary expand their knowledge of
verb phrases. The language is then pulled together in the
speaking activity, where they use picture prompts to retell
the story so lar. They then decide as a class whether they
want to hear a happy or a sad ending to the story, and then
listen to the one they have chosen, and the lesson ends with
the song mentioned in the story, Blue As Your Eyes.

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