Doaa Amer Doaa Amer

B2 level


in this lesson, students will learn the different uses of verb+ing through a guided discovery based on a reading text about English social codes. The lesson starts with a discussion about social codes in Turkey. This is followed by reading a text about English social codes where Ss would match phrases to the different uses of verb+ing. Some controlled practices are then to be executed to assure Ss understanding of the TL. finally, A more freer practice is to take place where Ss produce the TL. .


Abc Reading Passage
Abc Matching Handout
Abc Flash cards
Abc Answer Keys
Abc Find and Correct the Mistakes Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide review, practice and clarification of uses of verb+ing in the context of codes of conduct in different countries.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about English social codes


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

•T sets the context by narrating to Ss her personal experience with Turkish codes of conduct and tries to elicit the meaning of "codes of conduct" through the context of her story. •T then asks Ss if they have known or dealt with any British people, and if so, what are they like and what do they think British codes of conduct are (To prepare them for the reading text and later practices). •Ss discuss their predictions in pairs and couple of predictions are shared among class.

Exposure/Highlight (8-10 minutes) • To provide context and draw students' attention to the target language through a text

•T provides context for the TL (uses of verbs+ing) through a text about English social codes. •Ss gist read the text and answer the following question: Does Kate Fox think the English are unfriendly? why? why not? •Ss share their answers in groups and each group shares their opinion as a WCFD. •Through a guided discovery activity, Ss scan the text and match the phrases in pink to the first 4 uses of verb+ing in the given handout then match the blue ones to the later 4 uses (Activity 3). The activity is executed in pairs and a WCFD is done.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the target language

•Based on the guided discovery and how well Ss would do it, T decides the clarification required. •T then divides the WB into three columns: Verbs followed by v+ing,, Verbs followed by v+ing + object and verbs followed by verb +ing or to infinitive. T sticks three lists of verbs and in their groups Ss categorize them under each column. Verbs followed by v+ing will include: avoid, end up, regret, can't stand, finish, miss, enjoy and don't mind While verbs followed by hear, see, listen, watch, feel and Imagine. And finally verbs such as: prefer/ begin/start/love/like/hate/ can be followed either by -ing or a to-infinitive.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

•Students are divided into groups where they read a text about Egyptian social codes of conduct. Their task is to find and correct ten mistakes within the text (all including verbs+ing). The first group to finish with the most correct answers is the winner. Ss hang their answers on the WB for WCFB. •In pairs, Students explain why they have chosen their answers and the use of each v+ing. •WCFD (or Answer keys depending on monitoring).

Semi-Controlled/freer Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check further and provide students with freer practice of the TL

•Ss then writes in pairs five tips for tourists about their social codes in the cities of their country since they are all Turkish where they try to use verb+ing form. T writes some ideas on WB which Ss might use or not including: -Behavior on public transportation (Ex: people travelling on public transport often chat to each other) -dress codes -saying please and thank you -starting conversation -eating habits -talking loudly in public -subjects you shouldn't talk about - things that might cause offence •In groups, Ss share their tips and debate their opinions. •WCFB; a) Task Feedback he three most important tips for tourists visiting the country should know. b) Error correction where needed.

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