Business English- Simple Past of Common Verbs
Lesson Plan Text
Common Business English Verbs Simple Past
Cut up one complete set of cards per group of two to four students (with one verb per
card), plus make one more copy per student (for reference and to check their answers
with). Ask each group to work together to put the words into four groups by their Simple
Past pronunciation. If they get stuck or think they have finished, tell them how many
should be in each group, tell them what the four categories are and/ or explain why the
different words have different pronunciations of “ed”.
Give them the uncut copies to check their answers with (the words are already in the 4
groups). After answering any questions, ask them to take turns continuing a story with
verbs from the pack, e.g. Student A: “My company launched a new product last week.”/
Student B: “Unfortunately, all the customers complained it gave off a strange smell”/ etc.
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012