The Past Tenses - Past Simple - Mill Drill Activity


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. We start off the series with the past simple tense. In this video, we show you how to execute a mill drill activity for this tense. Here, the teacher provides the students with a survey or questionnaire with statements in the past simple tense. The students then go around the classroom and ask other students about their past experiences.

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The text is about conditional and reported speech. Conditional uses\" if\" or \"when\" and it's refer for present, future or pat possibilities. There are 4 conditionals (zero, first, second, third and mixed). An example of an activate stage teaching ideas: First Conditional: It describes a real situation that is possible or probable in the future, once the condition has been accomplished. If it rains tomorrow, I?ll buy an umbrella. Stick on the board pictures of different weather. Then ask students to tell their partner what they will do if it rains, hails, snows, or if it is cold, hot, etc. Encourage them to explain why and add additional information. Third Conditional: It describes a hypothetical action in the past, and a hypothetical result or consequence. Ask students they want to become the president of a country. They have to convince the citizens to vote for them. The have to describe what they would do if they were the president. Students can talk about education,, health, economics, etc. Tell students about reincarnation. Tell them that they will reincarnate in an animal. They have to choose an animal they would like to reincarnate in. They must explain why, tell where they would live, what color they would be, etc. If I were the president of this country, I would give you a good health system. If I became the president, I would raise the salaries. Mixed Conditional: It describes a hypothetical action in the pasta with a a hypothetical present consequence or result. Tell students imagine how their lives would have been if they had been born in another country. They can speak about the language they would speak, where they would live, how many brother or sisters they would have, etc. Direct and Indirect Speech: Present simple changes to Simple past Present continuous changes to Past continuous Present perfect changes to Past perfect Present perfect continuous changes to Past perfect continuous Past simple changes to Past perfect Past continuous changes to Past perfect continuous Will Would Past perfect changes to Past perfect Past perfect continuous changes to Past perfect continuous

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