In this lecture, with the help of workbooks and worksheets, our P.3 students will be able to... distinguish between simple present tense and simple past tense. form the past tense by adding ‘ed’ to the verbs. know how to pronounce the past tense of some regular verbs. describe past events using regular verbs. recognise the time adverbials such as yesterday, ago, last week, today and so on.
Our rationale in designing this presentation: We use a calendar to show the present and the past since it is a text form that students are familiar with. We deliberately omit irregular verbs and verbs that require the ‘y-ied’ inflection because it is only the first introducation to the use of past tense. We design a competition to motivate the students and invite active participation.
Procedures in using this presentation: Teacher presents slides (6-15) to revise the use of present tense. Teacher may allow students to answer them orally first before showing the answers. Teacher presents the calendar to introuduce the concept of ‘the past’. Students maybe invited to click on any pictures that they want to discuss. Teahcer shows the pronounciations of the verbs. Students invited to take part in the competition as a practice.