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Family and Friends:Grammar Lesson
Elementary level


Main Aims

  • To provide students with clarification, review and practice of subject and object pronouns, through the context of cats and dogs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in subject and object pronouns in the context of preferences between cats and dogs.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-State the aim of the lesson: We will be practicing grammar and speaking. -For lead-in, ask the students if they agree that dogs are man's best friend and why yes/no. Ask them to talk with their partners then ask for general feedback - raise your hand if yes/no.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-Tell the students that they'll be listening to a track. They need to choose which word was used in the sentence. -Students will check with a partner then check their own answers from the worksheet.

Highlighting (1-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-Show the slides ''I hate dogs''. -Breakdown the parts of the sentence - I is the subject, hate is the verb, and dogs are the object.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-Show the slide on subject and object pronoun. - In pairs, students need to discuss the answer. - Elicit the answer from the students by asking them to write the answer on the board. -Drill the subject and object pronouns. -Show them the slide with subject, object, and with the phrase ''I hate dogs. -Ask them what object pronoun they can use to change the word dogs - elicit the answer them.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Ask the students to do task two by themselves -they need to replace the underlined word with a subject or object pronoun.-Let them check their answers with a partner then from the answer key posted on the wall. -Deal with any questions.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

-Practice pronunciation with the class. -Play the track and ask them to repeat the phrases. -Show where the stress in the sentence. -Drill the phrases with the students.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Speaking practice: In groups, ask the students to use a verb and noun from the slide and use them in their own sentences. -Ask them to take turns. -Monitor the students.

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