Unit 1 – We visited a zoo – Free ESL Kids Past Tense Lesson

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Unit 1: We Visited a Zoo Free Lesson


Objectives:

  • Teach ESL kids how to describe events that took place in the past
  • The lesson focuses on the use of the past simple tense.
  • It also introduces the past progressive tense for talking about actions that were going on at a specific time frame in the past.
  • The lesson also highlights the differences between the irregular and regular past tenses of verbs – regular past is formed by adding –ed or –d to the end of the verb.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

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1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

we-visited-zoo game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

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3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.


Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'We visited a zoo'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie and Lisa have just returned to the zoo where they had a lot of fun. They decide to go tell their friends, Bob and Sally. They are amused by the fact that Lisa lost her hat to a monkey at the zoo. Freddie impersonates the monkeys to help Bob and Sally visualize the event.

Vocabulary:

Adverbials of time

Yesterday Last week Last month
Two minutes ago Two years ago Last winter

Irregular Past Verbs & Sentences

have had We had a good time at the zoo yesterday.
do did What did you do at the zoo yesterday?
see saw We saw the pandas.
go went We went to the zoo by car yesterday.

Regular Past Verbs & Sentences

reach reached
grab grabbed
play played
dance danced
visit visited

 

  1. The monkey reached out and grabbed Lisa’s hat.
  2. The monkeys played with Lisa’s hat.
  3. We visited the zoo last week.

Present & Past Progressive in Sentences

·       The monkey is eating a banana. ·       The monkey was eating a banana.
·       They are swinging all over the branches. ·       They were swinging all over the branches.

 

This lesson is part of the Level 6 English course.

Download Level 6 Course Manual

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