Lesson Plan: Simple Past Sentences

During this lesson, you will learn how to make sentences and questions with the simple past tense

You will learn how to make:

#1Affirmative sentences
#2Negative sentences
#3Interrogative sentences

Let’s get started

Schema Activation (20 Mins)


Watch the video and identify pattern of affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences

Watch the video and identify the structure of:

#1Affirmative sentences
#2Negative sentences
#3Closed Questions
#4Open Questions

Pre-Task #1: (25 Mins)


Spin the wheel and figure out the past form of these verbs

In English, we have regular and irregular verbs.

Regular verbs have an -ed ending:


Irregular verbs have different patterns so you gotta learn them



  1. Make groups of three.
  2. Spin the wheel.
  3. Figure out what the verb means.
  4. Figure out if it is regular or irregular.
  5. Figure out its past form.
  6. Create a sentence or question with it.

Pre-Task #2: (25 Mins)


Become familiar with the pronunciation of regular verbs in the past

Make groups of three and categorize the regular verbs according to its pronunciation

In case you need a little bit of help, check this helpful guide: Ed-Ending Pronunciation

Now choose a different category for each member of the group, that member must prepare an affirmative or negative sentences with each verb.

When you are finished, get together with other classmates who also have the same set of verbs and compare your sentences.

Pronunciation: (25 Mins)


Let’s practice the pronunciation of simple past questions

Think about the pronunciation of these words

#1Did you create a website?
#2Did you back up the assets?
#3Did you disable any plugins?
#4Did you whitelist my IP address?
#5Did you fix the menu?
#6Did you clean the database?
#7What PHP version did you use?
#8What security plugin did you install?
#9What settings did you change?
#10Where did you host the website?
#11Why did you lazy load the videos?

Break: (25 Mins)


Run wild and free

Main Task: (1 Hour)


Read the routine that Cyber Security Specialist has

Follow these instructions:

  1. Read the text carefully (20 mins)
  2. Write as many questions as you possibly can in this Padlet. (10 mins)
  3. Answer some of your classmates’ questions (10 mins)
  4. Ask these questions to your classmates (20 mins)
  5. Don’t stop asking questions until you finished the deck
Life of a Cyber Security Specialist

My name is Dwight and I am a cyber security specialist.

Yesterday, I had a typical day as a security specialist.

I woke up at 6 feeling refreshed and ready for the challenges ahead.

After doing push-ups, squats, and sit-ups, I prepared myself a coffee and a sandwich.

Once breakfast was finished, I said goodbye to my family and started my commute to work at 7:30. While driving I listened to the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

When I arrived at the office, I checked the overnight security alerts.

The I checked logs and assessed network traffic to identify any suspicious patterns or anomalies.

Around 10, it was time for a quick break. I joined my colleagues in the breakroom, where we talked about last night’s basketball game and our weekend plans.

After the break, I returned to my desk and focused on conducting penetration tests.

Lunchtime rolled around, and I headed to the office cafeteria with my colleagues. We chatted about Mr. Robot, The Boys and other Amazon Prime Video shows

In the afternoon, I participated in a team meeting where we discussed the updates for the company firewall

As the day drew to a close, I documented the day’s progress. Then I shut down my computer and started my commute back home.

During my commute home, I listened to an audio-book called “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

When I got home, I played Minecraft and Roblox with my kids. We had so much fun.

I checked social media, responded to text message from friends then I went to bed.

Post-Task: Group Writing (30 Mins)


This a group writing activity

  1. Make groups of three.
  2. You will be shown a list of simple past conversation questions.
  3. Any member of the team can write the answer to the question shown on the screen.
  4. Write your name in a parenthesis to identify the answer you wrote.

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am José Manuel and I am an English Teacher in Costa Rica who loves English. I have been teaching English for more than 8 years and I like sharing what I know with others