Ahmed K Alshammari Ahmed K Alshammari

Dynamic and stative verbs
B1 (Intermediate) level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about Dynamic and satative verbs. The lesson starts with a lead-in which is a picture for a woman carrying a photo of her twins. We will do then a reading for gist through the context of who do you carry around. After that, we will go over some grammar points from the text about dynamic and stative verbs. Finally, we will do some exercises about the dynamic and stative verbs.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice the dynamic and stative verbs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a gist reading in the context of relationships


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

T show a picture for a mother who is carrying her twins. T asks: what do you think about this pic? T asks Ss, who do you carry around?

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T inform Ss to read quickly through the context of relationships and see what these pictures mean to them. Ss feedback.

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

While Ss are reading T will highlight: Ben is (1) looking at the camera but he (2) looks serious.

Clarification (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T asks Ss to read ex 1, followed by some questions: T asks, which example of look describes an action- something happen? T asks, which example of look describes an state- nothing happen? T asks what we call that tense in grammar: Ben is looking at the camera. T asks what we call that tense in grammar: He looks serious. T clarifies the forms of action and stative verbs.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T will write the verbs below on small cards. T will put the cards on the table where Ss can't see what is written on it. T asks Ss individually to choose one card and to tell if the verb is action or stative Finally T asks, if it's action provide an example with present continues and for stative provide an example with simple present. eat, walk, talk, write, run, read, go, love, hate, know, understand

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

For exercises 2&3, It's a competition game. Ex 2: Complete the description using the present simple or the present continues Ex 3: Do these verbs describe actions or states? Underline the correct from. T will divide Ss into two groups and the one who has more correct answers is the winner. T gives them the handout and tells them to start. After 5 minutes, ask one of each group to count the right answer of his group. Now, T is telling the right answers.

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