Nuttin' for Christmas

riinuriin 2019-12-04 20:02:21
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A video worksheet
The objective of the worksheet is to revise Past Simple.
WHILE-LISTENING ACTIVITIES
1. Students listen to the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK06SgtXin0 ) and try to remember as many troubles as they can. Check their memory after listening (discuss only the troubles that students mention, some phrases may be difficult to understand).
2. Distribute worksheets.
3. Students listen to the song again and do exercise 1.

POST-LISTENING ACTIVITIES
1. Students read out the lyrics. The troubles that were not discussed earlier can be discussed now.
2. Students identify the tenses in the song (Present Continuous and Past Simple, the worksheet focuses on Past Simple). Students say how to form positive sentences.
They find Past Simple from the lyrics and write the verb forms on the board into two columns (regular and irregular verb forms).
Students make positive sentences using the verb forms on the board.
Regular verbs (spilled, climbed, snitched, filled).
Irregular verbs (broke, hid, bought, put, tied, made, did, tore).
3. Past Simple Negative.
Students explain how to form negative sentences in Past Simple. They do exercise 2. Which sentences are from the song and which are not?
4. Past Simple Interrogative.
Students explain how to form questions in Past Simple.
Students make up questions (about this morning) using the verbs on the board. This can be done in pairs.
5. Students do exercise 3.
Afterward, they can listen to the song once more and sing along if they wish.
Students brainstorm why the boy did all the mischief. They will come up with reasons or excuses.
6. Students write a letter to Santa as if they were the boy from the song. They explain in the letter why they should get presents in spite of the troubles they have gotten into.
NB! This can be done in groups or individually. Students may use the letter template copied behind the worksheet or they can write it in their notebooks.
7. Students read out their letters.

The present downloadable handout is meant for at Pre-intermediate (A2) and Intermediate (B1) level. It is great for practising Past simple tense in English, and was designed for honing your groups' Listening skills.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by riinuriin under the iSLCollective Copyright License

Upload date: 2019-12-04 20:02:21

Author: riinuriin

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riinuriin is from/lives in Estonia and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2013-09-20 09:14:07. riinuriin last logged in on 2022-03-28 17:56:54, and has shared 6 resources on iSLCollective so far.

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