Your English 49 Inventing a Solar Pump Part 1
This is the story of a woman engineer who designed a solar powered pump for a remote village in Africa where there was very little fresh water available.
The purpose of this exercise is to have your students work on the correct pronunciation of verbs in the simple past. We have used as many of the verbs that appear in our verb chart and have been worked on in podcasts numbers 46 to 48. In this follow-up there are listening parts and after every paragraph a listen and repeat section. There are also questions that solicit direct answers based on the oral narrative. On the page with the lesson plan for “Inventing a Solar Pump”, you can find instructions for the pair work exercise for oral practice in the classroom after the students have worked on the podcast on their own. That worksheet can also be downloaded below.
Pair work exercise: