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TP - 8 At the Airpot
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about the aspects of simple and continuous times. They will be tested about their prior knowledge and understanding. They will learn about what they're missing through GD questions. They will be tested again to see if they're improved.


Abc EX-2 Lead in
Abc EX-4b
Abc EX-5b
Abc EX-6
Abc EX-7
Abc EX-8

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of simple and continuous aspects in the context of airport and travel.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for narrating repeated or completed actions and situations in progress.


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

GROUP the Ss in 2 or 4, depending on the total count of Ss. Give them 3 question: 1 Do you like flying? Why? Why not? 2 What was the last flight you took? Where did you go? 3 Have you ever had to wait a long time at an airport? If so, why? When done ask them what they found out. Write 2-3 sample sentences they've used if related to the topic.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

DEMONSTRATE that they need to fill the gap with appropriate time and form of the verb. Set a time of 3 minutes to finish. Give the adapted gap-fill in EX-4b. When they're done, ask them to CHECK with their partners. If they have different answers, state your REASONS and AGREE on one answer. give them 2 minutes. After they're done, WRITE the answer key on the board asking students for the answer for each question. Ask them WHY?

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

If T thinks it's necessary after the first test stage: ask: "What do we use the simple verb forms for?" (Highlight the verbs) sth repeated: I usually buy a paperback and just go and sit somewhere quiet. sth completed: I've also called my parents to say goodbye. sth permanent: Luckily I only live ten minutes away. "What do we use the continuous verb forms for?" (Highlight the verbs) sth in progress at a specific point in time: Once I got so involved in the book I was reading that I missed my plane. sth unfinished: I've been sitting here for nearly five hours. sth temporary: I'm doing a part-time business management course at the moment. If not, proceed to the next stage. Give a controlled/semi-controlled practice before FREE PRACTICE stage. For ACTIVITIES & STATES: Activity verbs talk about activities ad actions: play, fly, travel, listen, run, work etc. We can use these in both SIMPLE and CONTINUOUS verb forms. State verbs talk about states, feelings, opinions. We DON'T usually use these in CONTINUOUS verb forms.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Give the verbs in EX-5b. Ask students to work individually and guess if they describe activities or states. A for activities, S for states. Give 2 minutes. When they're done, give the answer key. Then DEMONSTRATE that they need to put the correct form of the verbs in the blanks. STATE that they need to consider EX-5b verbs. Give EX-6 as gap-fill. SET a time of 4 minutes to finish. When they're done, ask them to CHECK in pairs and AGREE on one answer. Give them 2 minutes. Then give the ANSWER KEY(EX-6) Go to TEACHING STAGE if necessary for ACTIVITY & STATE VERBS If you skipped a lot in teaching you can ADD EX-7 in the same way above.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Get students to write EX-8. Give them 4-5 minutes. When most of the students are done, ask them to SWAP their papers. Ss will ask their partner about things written in their partner's paper. Ask a second question for one thing on the paper, if possible. Give them another 4-5 minutes to finish. When they're done, ask 1-2 things that they found about their partner one by one, depending on students count.

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