Donri C. Roberson Donri C. Roberson

TP4 Getting from A to B
Elmentary A1 - A2 level


In this lesson, SS will practice scanning and skimming reading text for various situations and types of transportation throughout a city. Using both questions of ability and the positive/negative of the TL can/can't.


Abc Vocabulary Cut-ups

Main Aims

  • Reading Skills: Scan and Skim text

Subsidiary Aims

  • Pre-Writing skills: charting information/ notes in preparation for writing tasks in next lesson
  • Practice TL grammar can/can't positive /negative and questions


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Pre-teach: T will instruct (GW) to match vocabulary word strips to definition strips, each (GW) will switch tables and check the similarities/differences if any. Open-class FB guided by T to S-S.

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T post images, demo CCQ's then SCCQs i.e. Who is she? Where is she?...Can she go? T will divide SS into "1", "2", "3", "4 (PW)". SS will participate in a jig saw reading task on the chart to findout the information they are looking for in text complete their chart and discuss with their (PW). Then (GW) to peer check work. GW-GW for peer FB, SCCQ's and opportunity for increased STT. Instruct then ICQ's.

Highlighting (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

(PW) "1", "2", "3", "4" get together to discuss the best way for Karen to go to the airport using TL. GW FB

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

SS complete H/O 1 and 2 Yes, you can / No, you can't, open-class

Free Practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T give SS H/O, (GW) create 7 questions to ask the other (GW) and vice versa about things you can and can't do at Galata Tower and The Blue Mosque. ie Can you visit everyday? Can you visit for free? (GW) FB, then round robin open-class FB CCQ's

Extended (6-8 minutes) • Practice realia

SS will find the best way for Karen to spend her last 8 hours in Istanbul. She has 650TL , and she wants to visit Galata Tower, Blue Mosque, take the Bosporus ferry boat ride and be at Ataturk Airport at 630 p.m. It's 12:30 p.m....Where can Karen go?

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