Elcin Ozdemir Elcin Ozdemir

Grammar - Language focus - Articles
Elementary level


In this lesson students will be recycling the use of the definite/indefinite or zero articles (a/an/the/-.) They will do practice exercise and answer questions using the articles. They will do further practice by working in pairs and asking each other questions.


Abc Gap fill exercise

Main Aims

  • Grammar - Articles

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students to practice and improve their grammar.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will give sts examples of the use of articles a/an/the. Sts will fill the gaps for the following: a) We've got a new car, he lives in an apartment in a big city. b) he's a politician, she's a teacher, I'm an artist. c) it's the capital city, it's in the city centre, it's on the right.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students practice the use of articles throughout gap-fill exercise.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T raises sts awareness on the use of the articles which they have studies in their previous lesson. T asks the sts to write the examples for the use of articles which they have learnt today in their books.

Clarification (2-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T checks the pronunciation of the new questions and answers.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T gives out HO1 Practice 1 ( Cutting Edge P46) and asks the students to complete the gaps with a/an, the or no word. Sts to do self-check from answer sheet which is stuck on the wall. T asks sts if they have any questions.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T asks students to write the answers of the questions (Exercise 2) on p46 Cutting Edge using a phrase with a/an, the zero or no word.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students to work in pairs and interview each other. Every student is to say 1 sentence about their partner.

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