How to Unlock the Genki Past Tense Songs/Lessons!

On today’s zoom call Maria asked for a list of the Genki English Past Tense Lessons/Songs. Β  You’ll find these “hidden” throughout the curriculum. Then when you’re ready you can go back and “unlock” them, often by changing just one word, Β which makes them really easy to teach! πŸ™‚

So they are …..

Adventure Lesson 7: Β I, you, he, she pronouns song transforms from “I am, you are” etc. into “I was, you were” etc.


Giant Level 46: Β Summer sports transforms from “I like scuba diving” into “I went scuba diving” etc.Β with the question beingΒ “What did you do in the Summer?”


Incredible Lesson 50: Β “What are you doing?” transforms into “What were you doing?” and “I’m eating, reading etc.” change into “I was eating, reading” etc.Β 


The “Oh My” Level Checklist song covers “Did I celebrate, get enough sleep, ask for help etc.”Β 


Β And of course for irregular past tense we have Miracle/Mega Lesson 86 with “Baby Dinosaur, what did you do?”Β 


All the lessons you can find in your Teacher’s SetΒ And/Or Student Set menus! Β Enjoy!Β 


Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. When I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. Now I help teachers just like you teach amazing lessons and double your incomes!

6 Responses to “How to Unlock the Genki Past Tense Songs/Lessons!”

  1. Cristina

    Wowww, that’s just great to know Richard, what a good idea! I supposse there is somme kind of upgrade I have to do because appart from the baby dinosaur and summer-winter sports they don’t show on my program. Could you tell me where to find the upgrade link?
    Thanks in advance and have a great Easter

  2. Carla Chazottes

    Hi Richard I purchased the teacher set a while ago. I have all the 15 volumes but can’t see the past versions, could you please tell how to updated. Thanks a lot!

  3. Sophie

    Hi Richard, this is great !
    I’m just reading previous comments and I’m in the same situation. I have all 15 volumes but can’t see the past versions in “pronouns” and “what are you doing”. Is there something I should do ? Thank you Richard

  4. Richard Graham

    Hi Sophie! I just sent you the full set update links! As I do each updated theme I send out an email so keep an eye out for those in the future (or check the spam folder!) and I also upload them in the VIP Facebook group, so keep an eye on that one too! Do let us know what you think of the new past tense songs! πŸ™‚

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