Unit 10 – After a Vacation – ESL Kids Lesson – Past Tense
Unit 10: After a Vacation
- Give ESL kids more practice on the use of the simple past tense for talking about activities in the past
- The lesson places particular emphasis on the simple past tense form of irregular verbs.
Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps
Students have just returned from their summer vacation. Ms. Ann asks them to get into a group and talk about their vacation. Bob and Sally went to London, where they saw Big Ben. Freddie and Lisa went to New York City where they saw the Statue of Liberty and watched a musical on Broadway. After the group discussion, Ms. Ann asks for a recommendation on where to go for her next vacation.
Irregular past tense
Regular past tense (-ed /-d)
Visit to London
- Where did you go for your vacation?
- We went to London.
- What did you see in London?
- We saw Big Ben.
- Did you meet the Queen in London?
- No, we didn't meet the Queen.
- Yes, we met the Queen.
- Did you have a good time?
- Yes, we had a lot of fun.
Visit to New York
- How did you travel to New York City?
- We traveled by plane?
- What places did you visit in New York City?
- We visited the Statue of Liberty.
- What did you eat in New York City?
- We ate lots of good food.