This is a speaking exercise for pre-intermediate level learners and above. It revises time references and past simple.

Author: 
Paul Kaye

Example: ' When was the last time you were really happy?' - 'Two weeks ago - it was my birthday'.

Target language here is flexible and depends on the level of your learners and your aims. They can answer using a simple time reference + simple past, as above, or can develop their answer.

Example: 'The last time was actually last week, when I was … and…'.

Preparation

Prepare enough photocopies of the worksheet for each learner to have one. You can download the worksheets below.

 

Procedure

  • Ask the learners when was the last time they missed a class. Elicit possible structures for answers and highlight your own target language.
  • Hand out the questions and put the learners into pairs. Ask them to read the questions and add 2 or 3 more of their own using the same structure.
  • Model the activity with one learner if necessary. Then ask them to ask and answer the questions in pairs.
  • Monitor the class, help with any tricky vocabulary and listen for errors.
  • Elicit any interesting answers with the whole class once finished.
  • Ask learners to write a short description of their partner, possibly as homework. They can also explain about their partner to others in the class.
Downloads
Tags

Add new comment

Log in or register to post comments