Class: Basic 2
Term: 3rd Term
Topic: Simple present and past tense of common verbs.
Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;
Identify and use simple past and present tense of common verbs.
Instructional material/Reference material: 1. Chalkboard
Building Background/ Connection to prior knowledge: The pupils are familiar with the topic(s).
Production of simple present and past tense of common verbs in tabular form e.g. run/ran; come/came.
Simple present tense 1
You can use the simple present tense when actions happen always, often, or sometimes. Look at these examples.
Bola always eats bananas. Benita always gets her sums right.
Fill in the gaps with words from the box.
always, likes, often, wrong, right , seldom, as good as
1 Bola ___________ eats bananas. He ___________ bananas.
2 Bimbo ___________ gets her sums ___________. She ___________ to rest.
3 Bola ___________ get his sums ___________. He doesn’t like to rest.
4 Eze ___________ misses football practice.
5 Eze wants to be ___________ Kanu Nwankwo.
Simple past tense
Read the following passage carefully. You will see how simple past tense verbs are used to show past actions.
Yesterday was different
Oghome did not go to school at 8 o’clock yesterday. She went at 9 o’clock. She was late because the school bus was late. She came back from school at 3 o’clock because the school bus was late. It needed repairs.
At 4 o’clock, Oghome went to visit her friend, Titi, at home. She played with Titi until 7 o’clock in the evening. Oghome and Titi ate bananas. When she got back home, she watched television until half past nine. She went to bed at 10 o’clock.
She did not wake up at 7 o’clock in the morning. She slept until 8 o’clock because it was a Saturday morning.
Answer these questions.
1 Why was Oghome late for school?
2 What time did Oghome come back from school?
3 Where did she go at 4 o’clock?
4 What time did Oghome go home?
5 What did she do at home?
6 What time did she go to sleep?
7 What time did she wake up?
8 What day was it next morning?
Summary: Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding.
Wrap-up [conclusion]: Teacher corrects and marks pupils’ notes.
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