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TP 8
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will learn and practice the question form of "be going to" and short answers through a guided discovery on a dialogue about a surprise birthday party. The lesson starts with a little discussion about different types of parties. Jumbled words will lead the students to access the dialogue. After working on the form and short answers, students practice short answers and drilling through an activity. This is followed by another controlled practice in which the students correct the mistakes with the form. Finally, students will play a game in which they write a story about themselves. If time, students are going to plan a surprise party for their best friends.


Abc Dialogue-HO
Abc Questions HO
Abc Form HO
Abc Game
Abc %Pictures
Abc Vocabulary-j

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of question forms of "be going to" and short answers in the context of organizing a party

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy in the context of organizing a party


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

Teacher has already placed a picture to set the context and asks the students what it represents and elicit from the students the word "party" Students ask each other if they like having and joining parties and what kind of parties they like. Teacher gets some FB.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • to pre-teach vocabulary and prepare students for the dialogue to make it more accesible

Teacher gives the students jumbled words with the pictures. Students try unjumbling the words, then teacher gets feedback and try to elicit for the words students have difficulty in finding.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a dialogue

In order to create more interest and engage the students, teacher gives a handout including a dialogue about a surprise party. Students read the dialogue and talk about what they think about surprise parties.

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

Teacher gets the students to look at the questions and underline the short answers in the dialogue. Teacher writes some of the questions on the WB to use as modelling.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher writes a positive sentence and tries to elicit from students before clarifying how to make it a question and clarifies the short answers.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To practice drilling and help spoken accuracy and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Teacher gives HO and tells the students that there are questions about the surprise party they have read in the dialogue. They will try to find out more information about the party by asking questions each other. Students work in pairs. One is A and the other is B. As have got the answers Bs need and Bs also have got the answers As need. Students practice drilling through repeating nearly the same questions and they practice short answers by writing the answers.

Clarification ^2 (1-2 minutes) • To clarify the form

Teacher writes a question on the WB. What is Linda going to do for Kevin's birthday? Students have the answers from the previous controlled practice and they give answer easily. Teacher shows the WH- question form here. Can you say Yes or No for this question? No! Teacher gives examples.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To check the understanding of the form and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will be given an exercise in which they correct the mistakes with the form. Students will do the exercise in pairs. Teacher monitors the students to see if the less learners have still some difficulty. Teacher helps the students self-correct at this moment. If there is an early finisher, teacher gets him/her to help the others. Teacher gets WC FB.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and practice.

Students will play a game. Teacher explains to the students that they are going to write a story about a day that they are going to go to a party.....Teacher hands out a worksheet to each student and remind them to write their names at the top of the worksheets. Students complete the first sentence (At the party, you're going to....) in any way they like. Then they fold their worksheets to the person sitting on their left. They repeat this until all the sentences have been completed. In the next step, teacher tells the students to open out the worksheet they have. Teacher asks the students to give the worksheet back to the student whose name is at the top. Students read the story about their future. Teacher asks the students to read any particularly funny stories aloud to the class.

If time activity (8-10 minutes) • to provide freer practice

Students organize a surprise birthday party for their best friends. They write about what they are going to do. Teacher monitors while they are writing and help if needed. Then teacher gets the paragraphs and stick them on the WB and wants the students to choose the most interesting party!

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