May 25, 2013

The Pacifier: Simple Past x Past Continuous

This activity was provided by Bruno Dias. Thank you, Bruno, for your great contribution. Don't forget to visit his blog, a great resource for English teachers. Here's his short bio data:



My name is Bruno Dias Gonçalves and I´m a 28-year-old English teacher. I´ve been teaching for 9 years basically for adults, but recently I´ve started teaching elementary and high school students. I am also the owner of the blog http://teacherbruno1.blogspot.com where I post many video classes teaching grammar rules and contexts, song classes and video classes.  

I´m graduated in English Language and Specialized in Applied Linguistics on English Language. 















A class by @TeacherBrunoGon


Watch the scene and complete the sentences using Simple Past or Past Continuous:


video


a- He ____________________________ (teach) the girls how to fight.

b- While he ________________________ (read) the book, he _________________ (take care) of the baby.

c- He _________________ (say) the girl to go and she ________________ (start) driving at the parking lot.

d- He __________________ (make) 2 different groups of people crawl on the floor.

e- He __________________ (run) and when he _______________ (enter) the classroom the girl _________________ (present) a piece of homework.

f- He ________________ (observe) the play cast ____________________ (rehearse).


g- He ________________ (challenge) the girl to drive by back gear.



Discuss the questions:


Do you know how to fight? If so, what? If not, would you like to learn it?
Do you know how to drive? Are you learning how to? How does it feel?


WORKSHEET

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4 comments:

Ania said...

Big thanks for this from Poland :)

Marcia Whitney-Schenck said...

I was in the midst of your lesson plan when I discovered a couple problems that was difficult to explain to my student. I didn't see an answer key. I rewrote the sentences. Are these clearer?

He ________________________ (to teach) the girls how to fight.
While he ____________________ (to read) the book, he ______________ (to take) care of the baby.
When he _______________ (to say) “go”, the girl _____________ (to start) to drive into the parking lot.
He _________________ (to make) two different groups of people crawl on the floor.
He ______________ (to enter) the classroom when the student ___________ (to present) her report.
He ____________ (to observe) the actors while they ___________ (to rehearse).
He ____________ (to challenge) the girl to drive backwards.

He taught the girls how to fight.
While he was reading the book, he was taking care of the baby.
When he said “go”, the girl started to drive into the parking lot.
He made two different groups of people crawl on the floor.
He entered the classroom while the student was presenting her report.
He observed the actors while they were rehearsing.
He challenged the girl to drive backwards.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for the comments, Marcia. This activity was developed by Bruno Dias. I will not change it because I think it is his. Please make the changes on your own worksheet. Thanks. I agree with you, though.

Soledad Gonzalez said...

I agree with you both, even though the lesson plan is from past years, I'm just making use of it now. I found the same problems as you did.

Anyway, I will explain my students the mistakes, it's another interesting activity to do.

This blog is really helpful! Thanks a lot!