Friday, July 6

Duplicity: Simple Past

I love this segment because I used it to teach grammar kinesthetically. I hope you like this daring activity.

A. Watch the movie segment. Then work in small groups. Think about the story that took place before the scene. Write a short paragraph (or sentences) in the past tense saying what happened before their fight in the airport.

B. Now write down the dialog that you imagine they had at the airport, the scene of the movie segment. Use the simple past tense.

C. Role-play (or read) your dialog to the class.

D. Have a narrator say what happened after the scene. Use the simple past tense.

E. Vote for the best performance.


This activity does not require a worksheet.