Gulshan Gulshan

Gulshan Nabiyeva*19/08/2015*TP 5
Beginner(A1) level


In this lesson, Ss will review the affrmative form of 'there is/are' through guided discovery basing on the reading text about cities. They will do a controlled fill-in gap activity which will be followed be a semi-controlled activity of writing sentences about St. Petersburg. The second semi-controlled activity will be two pictures where students will spot 7 differences. The lesson will end with freer speaking activity which is a presentation about the city Ss know well.


Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of the affirmative form of there is/are in the context of cities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a form of presentation about a favourite city.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ss are divided into Barcelona and Prague groups and are asked to give information about those cities that they remember from the previous text.

Test #1 (5-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T writes Barcelona and Prague on the board and elicits sentences which start with there is/are from the Ss. One student from each group comes to the board and write sentences with TL. T highlights the form on the WB and elicits the difference between there is/are from Ss.

Teach (8-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T clarifies meaning if necessary and highlights the use of singular nouns with 'there is' and that of plural nouns with 'there are'. Contracted forms are also shown on the WB and the class drills the TL..T shows three pictures of places in Baku and Ss make sentences with there is/are.

Test #2 (2-3 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ss individually fill in gaps in the sentences about Istanbul, and then check their answers with their partners. T asks if they can make more sentences about Istanbul.

Semi-controlled practice (5-8 minutes) • To find differences between two pictures using TL

T hands out A and B sheet to each S in pairs. Ss sit back to back and describe their picture to their partner. They have to find 7 differences between pictures. WC feedback is provided

Free practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss in a group of 3 decide about the city they know well and prepare presentation about it. Firstly, they write sentences in three categories(getting there, where to stay, things to do and see) using TL. After they are ready, Ss present their city to the whole class.

Delayed correction (1-2 minutes) • To highlight correct and incorrect examples of TL that Ss used in freer activity.

T writes Ss' sentences on the WB and asks whether they are correct or incorrect.

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