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Assessed TP5 - Object Pronouns for Expressing Opinions
Beginners, A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn object pronouns for expressing opinions (it, them, her, his) through the context of things and people they like or don't like. The context is set by asking students to decide on one favourite film, dish, or city and talk about it to a peer. Students then listen to people talk about their opinion of things expressions of expressing opinion are reviewed as a transition to the grammar focus. TL is elicited and dealt with through powerpoint pictures of people and things. Written and spoken practice follow before students get to produce language with a freer "find someone who" activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of object pronouns in the context of expressing opinions of objects of their life.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a mingle in the context of things and people they like or don't like.
  • To provide both gist and inference listening practice using three texts about food and films.


Lead-in and vocabulary (integrated) (6-8 minutes) • to set the context of personal opinion of things, get students interested, and review vocab.

T. runs a powerpoint slide with the phrases "My favourite film. My favourite food. My favourite mobile make." on and asks students to decide to talk on only one and think why they like it. Sts tell it to a peer and try to find out if they like it too. Before the PW, T elicits opinion adjectives that they can use by writing "I think it's..." and then using smileys. Students work and pairs and T monitors and then get FB from one or two pairs.

Listening for gist (5-6 minutes) • To practise listening for gist and prepare sts for next stage

T gives sts HS with pictures for students to match listening parts to. Before listening, T elicits that Golden Dragon is a Chinese restaurant, Robot Attack is a science fiction film, and picture C is a computer. Sts listen and compare with a peer and T gets WCFB.

Listening for inferences (4-6 minutes) • To practice listening for inferences and expose sts to a variety of language used to express opinion on things

T. chests the exercise on HO which is a multiple choice for, e.g. The man likes/doesn't like the food and plays the recording. T asks sts to compare answers in pairs and then gets WCFB and checks answers, clarifying any confusions and playing chunks of the recording again if necessary.

Functional language (5-7 minutes) • To drill one question and possible answers used to ask and answer questions a about opinion

T elicits the question "What do you think of the food?" by writing "What ____ you ______ of the food?" Teacher then drills the sentence, substituting food with other words. T elicits possible anwers and then draws a scale, with "I love it" at the top and "I hate it" at the bottom, getting the students to add "I like it", "I don't like it." and "It's OK." T drills pronunciation as he goes.

Grammar Presentation (8-10 minutes) • To clarify meaning, form, and pronunciation of object pronouns of giving opinions

T runs power point slide with prompts of different things and people. T elicits "what do you think of ____ ?" and starts with a singular or uncountable thing, e.g., smoking. and elicits possible answers "I hate it." "I like it". From that T moves to example for "them" for plural things and people and then elicits "him" and "her" for people, drilling pronunciation before writing on board and clarifying meaning form.

Controlled written practice (7-10 minutes) • To get students practise written form of TL in a controlled activity

T chests sentences on new HOs where the objects are underlined, and explains that Sts need transform the nouns into pronouns. T sets 1 minutes. T asks sts to compare with a partner and the gets WCFB and checks answers. T then allow 2 minutes for sts to mingle in class to ask and answer the same questions to different people in class, seeing who has the same opinion as them. T gets FB

Semi-controlled speaking activity (if time) (8-10 minutes) • To personalise the use of object pronouns, and get sts practise asking about and expressing opinions

T give sts HOs with names of things and people on. They need to go around the class and find their peers' opinions on them. They should find at least one "like", one "hate", etc. T explains that activity stops when one person finishes. T gets WCFB from pairs claiming win and check if they achieved task.

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