3 Activities to Practice the Simple Past

What communicative activities have you used to help students gain accuracy and comfort with the simple past? My two basic level students (see YT playlist) have been practicing the future with will and be going to. After this, I plan to shift to the simple past. Since we’ve already practiced was and were, I’m actually…

Hopes and Wishes: Practice with regular verbs in the past tense

One of the challenges of the past tense is learning the pronunciation of the -ed endings of regular verbs. With basic students in mind, I offer a timely activity about hopes and wishes. If you choose to make use of it in January rather than December, you can easily modify the questions at the end…

-ed Ending: Reviewed and Practiced

Please take a look at my ED ending_handout. I originally designed this for a one-on-one session, but I modified the teaching suggestions on the first page for classroom teachers. Note that I am including audio recordings in this post. You can use them in class or share the URL with your students and let them hear my…