Into the Past

General English, Speaking Lessons
Life Stages
A1 Beginner
Past Simple
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
English lesson slide for adults discussing childhood memories and activities, highlighting the past simple tense.

Lesson Description

Let’s take a trip down memory lane! In this lesson, students will discuss their childhood and things they did in the past. This lesson features audio of a person talking about past events. Students will also learn and practice the past simple tense and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss past events

  • To learn and practice the simple past tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to hear about fun on the farm! Some individuals are small-town folk, while others are big-city people. A girl learns not to care about money and focuses on what she loves most.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

staff [noun]: the people who work for an organization or company
competition [noun]: an activity, event, or contest where people or teams try to win or be more successful than another person or team
clinic [noun]: a building or part of a hospital where people go for medical care or advice, usually for non-emergency care
equipment [noun]: the set of tools, outfit, etc., needed for a particular activity or purpose
graduation [noun]: the completion of a course of study at university, college, or school, for which you receive a degree or diploma
quiz [noun]: a game or competition in which you answer questions
comic book [noun]: a magazine or book with a set of stories told in pictures with a small amount of text
vet [noun]: a person with a medical degree trained to take care of the health of animals
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