Ali Muhammadzadeh Ali Muhammadzadeh

Lexis: Collocations with "take" (TP 4a)
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the Ss are going to study collocations with the verb "take" and try to use them in a writing task. Before the main task, the lesson will include concept-checking (or pre-teaching vocabulary if necessary). The lesson moves on with test-teach-test exercises to give the Ss a full understanding of the collocations. Afterwards, with a small discussion, the Ss are going to be more familiar with genre of language used in advertisements. The final task involves creating an advertisement. Then the Ss are going to guess what the other groups' advertisements want to sell. The context of the lesson is "shopping" and the Ss have become quite familiar with it on the previous sessions.


Abc Fill-in-the-blanks HO (Side A)
Abc Fill-in-the-blanks HO (Side B)

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with the common collocations with "take" in the context of e-shopping
  • To provide writing practice in order for Ss to use the collocations with "take" and write an advertisement

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a short discussion to familiarize the Ss with the genre of advertisements


Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and get the Ss interested

-- Ask the Ss what the topic was in the previous lesson. (e-shopping) -- Ask the Ss to find expressions with "take" in the reading text from the previous lesson. Encourage them to check in pairs before the FB. -- Elicit the answers and write them on the board. -- Join the pairs to make groups of four, and ask them to explain the meanings to each other--in English. -- Get FB to check if they have grasped the meanings.

Pre-teaching or Concept-checking Vocabulary (3-6 minutes) • To check whether the Ss know the meaning of the certain words correctly

-- Elicit the words "advert," "breath," "advice," and "voucher" to and check whether the Ss know the words correctly.

Vocabulary Task (Test-teach-test) (10-12 minutes) • To get the Ss to see more collocations with "take."

-- Tell the Ss that they are going to see more collocations with "take." -- Give the HO to the Ss and ask them to fill in the blanks with the provided words and phrases on Side A. Tell them that it is OK if they do not know all of the answers.Give a time limit of 3-4 minutes. -- Ask the Ss to check their answers in pairs. -- Ask the Ss to turn the HO over to Side B and read more examples of the collocations with "take" in different sentences. -- After reading, ask them to do the matching exercise at the bottom of the page and then check with their partners in pairs. -- Ask the Ss to turn over the page to Side A and try to fill in all the blanks or see whether they have filled in the blanks correctly. -- Encourage them to check their answers in pairs. Ask to check if the Ss have grasped the meanings completely.

Pre-writing Task (7-10 minutes) • To familirize the Ss with the genre of language used in advertisements

-- Ask the Ss to discuss and decide in groups of 3 what product each advertisement is trying to sell. -- Get FB by asking them to write the product they came up with on the WB. (If the Ss have different ideas, encourage them to be more specific with their reasons, referring them back to the gap-filling exercise.)

Writing Task (10-12 minutes) • To create advertisements, using at least one collocation with "take."

-- Ask the Ss to work in pairs/small groups to create an advertisement. Tell them that they are supposed to use at least one collocation with "take." -- Monitor to see if the Ss have problems with grammar and word use. Correct their sentences if necessary before the task is complete. -- Ask the Ss to read their advertisements aloud in order for the other pairs/small groups to guess what it is trying to sell.

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