İrem Didem Saygan İrem Didem Saygan

Elementary level


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of there is/ there are in the context of staying at a hotel.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Quirpon Lighthouse Inn in the context of staying at a hotel
  • To provide fluency in the context of inventing an unusual hotel


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask some questions about the reading text they've read especially referring to the exercise they've done in the post-reading stage of the first lesson. Elicit there is&there are and write one example onto the w/b.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ask Ss to work in pairs and find the examples of there is&there are from the reading text. Get w/c feedback and write two more examples of there is, there are and there aren't.

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Get Ss to work in pairs and to complete the missing parts in the grammar box by using the words given. Ask them to check their answers with other pairs. Show the box through the projector.

Clarification (8-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Show the items in a bag and say "there is a key". Ask them to tell the other items by saying there is/ there are. Focus on the form of the target language. Get students elicit the parts of the sentence. Work on the affirmative, negative and question forms. Highlight the form on the w/b by using different colours. Elicit the use of any in negative and question forms. Show the bag again and get them ask what items you have in it. Demonstrate the first one before they do: "Is there a mobile phone?" Give short answers to their questions to model how to respond. This will show them to give short answers to the questions.

Controlled Practice (9-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ask Ss to work with their partners and complete the first exercise. Demonstrate the activity before they start. Get them peer-check their answers. Get w/c feedback. Model and drill some sentences. Ask Ss to discuss how to make questions with the words shown on the w/b through the projector with their partners. Demonstrate the activity before they start. Model and drill the qustion forms to get them ready for the next practice.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give them the answer key and the reading text "sleeping in a lighthouse" Ask Ss to work in pairs and ask and give short answers the questions above. Choose a student and demonstrate the activity before they start. Get w/c feedback.

Free Practice (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Get students work in small groups. Ask them to create an unusual hotel by using the ideas in the box, the pictures and the text on page 43. Tell them to make notes of where it is, the prices and the facilities. Get Ss from group B and exchange information and find a hotel they like.

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