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Lesson 2

Backs to boards
Discussion

Which school (primary and


secondary) did you attend? Was it
state or private?
What did you like most/least about
your school?
Where you a
brilliant/average/mediocre
student?
Did you ever repeat a year?
Did you ever skip class?
Grammar: Past simple

AFFIRMATIVE:
S + verb (past form)

NEGATIVE
S + didnt + verb (base form)

QUESTION
Did + S + verb (base form)?
Wh - + did + S + verb (base form)?
Pronunciation: -ed
endings
Verbs ending in vowel sound or
voiced consonant sound (b, g, l, m,
n, v, y, z): /d/
arrived digged
Verbs ending in unvoiced consonant
sound (k, f, p, sh, tch, x): /t/
crashed
Verbs ending in t or d: /id/
ended wasted
Used to

When I was 8, my parents took me


to the circus and I really hated it.
When I was 8, I used to take piano
lessons at the conservatory.

a) I did it many times (past routine)


b) I did it once (single action)
Used to

NEGATIVE:
S + didnt use to + verb (base form)

INTERROGATIVE:
Did + S + use to + verb (base form)?
Wh - + did + S + use to + verb (base
form)?
Vocabulary: keen VS
fond
keen shows a quick and intense
interest; enthusiastic.
fondmeans having a liking or
affection (for).

http://the-difference-between.com/fon
d/keen
Reading: Lead in
Present simple VS
continuous
http://www.grammar.cl/Games/Presen
t_vs_Progressive.htm
HOMEWORK (19th Oct)

WB, p. 9, ex. 4
1) were 2) didnt allow 3) made 4) didnt stop
5) worked 6) used 7) didnt want 8) decided
9) continued 10) opened

WB, p. 9, ex. 5
2) Did she like being a school teacher?
3) What did she want to be?
4) Did she become a doctor?
5) What was the name of the college she
opened?
HOMEWORK (19th Oct)

SB, p. 16, ex. 3 (GRAMMAR)


2) worked 3) lived 4) went 5) Did
you enjoy
6) didnt have 7) didnt stay 8) left 9)
Did you
do 10) didnt go 11) studied 12)
didnt get
13) got 14) Did you like 15) thought
Homework (20th Oct)

E
1) move 2) Are you watching 3) helps
4) am
using 5) Does Simon always do 6) Do
you have
7) arent holding 8) belongs

F
1. love 2) throw 3) seems 4) need 5)
take
Lead-in

What were you


doing?
Past simple VS Past
continuous
1) Two simultaneous actions
2) One action in progress at a specific time
3) One action in progress interrupted by another action
(long action interrupted by short action)
4) Two subsequent actions (one after the other)

a. As soon as I arrived, he started doing his


homework.
b. At 6 am the birds were already singing.
c. All the kids were laughing while the teacher
was explaining a new concept.
d. I was driving when suddenly a fox crossed the
road.
Past simple VS Past
continuous
Remember:

1) WHEN (): can be followed by


past simple and cont.

2. WHILE () / AS (): can only be


followed by past continuous
Past Simple VS Past
continuous
Past simple and continuous are very
much used in narratives (stories).
Past continuous is more descriptive
and vivid and serves to express
events as they were happening at a
particular time.
How do they feel?
Writing: STORY
We had been invited to this
amazing party at Mark
Zuckerbergs spectacular villa in
Palo Alto (California).
Homework (21st Oct)

E.
1. woke 2. was shining 3. were singing
4. was 5.went 6. was having 7. said
8. continued 9. put 10. opened
11. was getting 12. rang 13. answered
14. was practising
F.
2. used to 2. Did there use to 3. used to
4. didnt use to 5. Did Rick use to 6. didnt
use to
STORY

1. Rewrite the story. Do not write your


names on it.
2. Hand it in to the teacher.
3. Read the story the teacher gave
you.
4. Give it a mark from 1 to 5 on the
following:
5. - Grammar/Vocabulary
6. - Content (idea/originality)
7. Give it to the teacher again.
Lead-in
Speaking

Have you ever attended a language


school? For how long? Where was it
located?
Was it private or state?
Did you like the school or not? Why?
If you could do a language course
abroad
(=in a foreign country), where would
you go? Why?
What things are important when you
Irregular verbs: Sound
patterns

http
://www.espressoenglish.net/tips-for-le
arning-irregular-verbs-in-english
/
Homework (22nd Oct)

READING:
1. 1c 2b 3d 4a

2. 1T 2F 3F 4F 5T

3. 1e 2c 3b 4a 5f 6d
Lead-in
Speaking

Your ideal roommate


How are you as a roommate?
Vocabulary: Types of houses

http://www.slideshare.net/MJSIMOES/types-of-houses-
powerpoint
Vocabulary: Household chores

Do the shopping
Lay/Clear the
table
Wash the car
Do the washing
up
Vacuum the
carpet
Idling (doing
nothing)
Do the laundry
Make the bed
Speaking

Do you live in a house or a


flat?
What do you like most about
your home?
Do you help around the
house? How?
Grammar: Count VS non-
count
a) _________ have both singular and plural:
Theres a new roommate.
There are two new roommates.

b)____________ have no plural:


I always have to do the housework.

c) Some/any/no can be used with both ________ and


________ nouns.

d) A positive verb + ________ has the same meaning as


a
negative verb + ________
Listening: Part 3

Read text quickly


Predict the type of information you
need to complete the text (a
number, a place, etc)
Listen for the first time (do not write
anything down)
Listen a second time and complete
WRITING: STORY

It was my first day at the


language school in
Brisbane (Australia)

125-140 words