Burcu Turk Saracoglu Burcu Turk Saracoglu

Burcu Türk Saraçoğlu - TP7
Beginner level


In this lesson, the students will be introduced with the context of a past event, a Henna night. Then, the ss will expose to the TL with the help of a dialogue, and they will highlight the TL by underlining the question forms in the dialogue, the form will be clarified with the help of elicitation from ss, then the ss will put the words in the correct order to have questions, by using these questions they will practice the TL, and in freer practice they will find people who say yes to the questions in the TL and give extra information.


Abc WB
Abc Youtube music
Abc Dialogue between Burcu and Sherine
Abc True False activity
Abc True False activity answer key
Abc Write the questions in the correct order HO
Abc Find someone who HO
Abc Write the questions in the correct order HO Answer Key

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of was were questions, negative, affirmative form in the context of a past event

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide controlled speaking practice in a conversation in the context of past event by using was were questions, negative and affirmative forms.


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

The t meets the ss with a henna night song in the classroom. She greets them and shows pictures from a henna night on PPT. The ss look at pictures on PPT. T elicits the context from the ss.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

T says that the ss will read a dialogue between two people, Burcu and Sherine, about the henna night. The ss write true or false next to the sentences according to the information in the dialogue in pairs. The ss check the answers on their HO by unfolding it, the t takes w/c feedback.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss look at the dialogue again and underline the questions in pairs. Here the students are expected to discover the was/were question forms by looking at the dialogue. The form is "was/were + S + place/adjective" or " Wh-question word+ was/were+S". The ss peer-check.

Clarification (4-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The t elicits the structure of the question form from ss. The t writes the forms on the board by focusing on the different elements of the sentence like auxiliary verb, subject, question word. The t helps ss discover the change in the word order. The t does not move to the next step without being sure that everything is clear for each and every student.

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss write the questions in the correct order in pairs, first peer-check, and then check the answers by unfolding the HO. First the meaning of each sentence will be clarified, then form will be studied and then the ss will drill the sentences.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-7 minutes) • To concept check further, provide practice of the TL and prepare students for freer practice

The t mingles the class, has new pairs. The ss ask the questions that they have put in the correct order and answer them in pairs, the t takes wc feedback on WB by writing some sample sentences from ss speaking.

Freer Practice (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with freer practice of the target language

The ss are given Find Someone who HO. The ss will walk in the class, ask questions until they find at least one person who says "yes". The students will be encouraged to answer more than "yes/no", they are expected to give detail or extra information. The t monitors the class, takes notes, guides ss, helps if there are ss who desperately need help.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-4 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

In this step, the t uses her notes from the freer practice. She writes some sample sentences on the board, first focuses on the content of the sentences, then form of them and lastly pronunciation of the sentences.

Wrap Up (1-2 minutes) • To wrap up the lesson

T t asks ss what they remember and elicits answers from ss, they summarize the class together, t thanks ss and ends the lesson.

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