Thomas Dowling Thomas Dowling

Family ties: Grammar and Vocabulary
TB12A/B Teenagers level


5 Ss came to the start class, 2 no-shows.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of present simple and present continuous in the context of Family ties

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice


Habits/ Mark HW (4-8 minutes) • Set Context What's the video about? Elicit habits Talk to your partner about your habits and the things you do everyday

Test (8-12 minutes) • Test Ss knowledge of Past Simple and Past Continuous

Ss to complete 1, 2, 3, and 4 Individually, then WCF

Teach (10-15 minutes) • Teach Grammar

Students and teacher to complete exercises on p.166-168 Elicit examples from the grammar structures

Test (8-12 minutes) • Test to check clarification

WB Students complete 1, 2, and 3 WCF

Vocabulary Builder (6-10 minutes) • Build Vocabulary

What is an adjective? Check understanding and elicit some examples Ss to complete question 1 Using the new vocabulary, Ss to create new sentences on the WB. WCF with error corrections on WB.

Prefixes (6-10 minutes) • Improve S familiarity and confidence

What is a prefix? Why do we use prefixes? To create a negative. Complete question 2. Test S knowledge WCF Elicit new examples

Phrasal Verbs with Up (4-6 minutes) • Improve S familiarity and confidence

Ss complete q3. T to write phrasal verbs on the WB Students close their books, and practice on the WB with a new sentence. WCF with error correction.

Magic Metaphors (3-5 minutes) • Increase student familiarity and use

What is a metaphor? A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two. While a simile compares two items, a metaphor directly equates them, and so does not necessarily apply any distancing words of comparison, such as "like" or "as". A metaphor is a type of analogy and is closely related to other rhetorical figures of speech which achieve their effects via association, comparison or resemblance - including allegory, hyperbole, and simile. Elicit some examples before the exercise. Hot and hell...etc Ss complete q.4

Speaking Practice: Metaphors (3-8 minutes) • Speaking practice and team work

Talk about the following people using metaphors: T to write these on the W/B Mother Father Best Friend Someone you dislike Your favourite teacher Your worst teacher WCF, elicit examples

Homework/Filler (5-15 minutes) • Workbook

Start Vocabulary Builder, q. 1-2 WCF and Grammar 2, q. 1-2 (for next lesson) Marked next time

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