I was so busy yesterday A1 – Activity 3

I was so busy yesterday A1 – Activity 3

Aim of Activity

15 - 20 minutes

To provide learners with freer practice of the Past Simple in the context of talking about an interesting day 

Steps for Students

  1. Work in pairs. 
  2. Think about an interesting day in your life. 
  3. Look at the questions and make some notes. 
  4. Talk in pairs. 
  1. Put learners in pairs. 
  2. Share the task with the learners. 
  3. Demonstrate the activity: the learners ask the teacher the questions. 
  4. Give the learners some time (e.g. 3 minutes) to think about an interesting day and generate ideas. 
  5. Ask the learners to take it in turns to ask and answer the questions. 
  6. Check the activity with the whole class. 


Face-to-face class: 

  • print the worksheet for learners or project it on an interactive whiteboard 


Online class: 

  • share worksheet on the screen of the teacher’s computer OR 
  • share the worksheet with individual students e.g. on a Google sheet 



  • Before the activity, demonstrate the task by asking learners to ask the teacher the questions on the worksheet. 
  • During the activity, monitor the learners and take notes of common errors for error correction right after the activity or at the beginning of the next lesson. 
  • After the activity, the teacher can nominate some of the learners so they can share with the class what they have learnt about their partner. 
  • As a follow-up activity, learners can write about their partner’s interesting day. 


Activity attachment

I was so busy yesterday A1 – Activity 3