10 Activities for the Past Simple


These 10 teaching ideas for the past simple tense will encourage your students to use the language in fun communicative ways. Grammar lessons can often be quite daunting and boring for students so it is important to have activities that students will enjoy doing. These ideas offer plenty of student-to-student interaction and allow students to draw on their own life experiences as well as encouraging them to use their imagination.

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This unit has been absolutely important for my education as an English Teacher. Indeed, I experiment during every class the importance of keeping high the level of attention of the students and, through this unit, I could learn a lot of different typologies of activity that can make a lesson more interactive and enjoyable, for young and less young learners.This unit basically highlights productive skills which includes writing and specking. I have learnt that specking and writing are virtually the same in the sense both are used for communication purposes. However as a teacher of productive skills students needs to be encouraged and given the benefit of the doubt to practise more inorder to attain perfection.