Darren Aydin Darren Aydin

Teaching Practice 4
A1+ (Elementary) level


In this Grammar lesson students will learn about: a. an, some, & any. Students will become familiar with single and plural nouns, nouns in questions & nouns negative verbs. TO put these into practice students will be given exercise which will help them to understand these grammatical terms in the context of there own bedrooms and classrooms as examples. In the lesson students will also have vocabulary practice and speaking exercises.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Single and plural nouns & nouns in questions and negative verbs in the context of Furntiure

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of speaking and vocabulary in the context of Furniture and being able to compare and discuss differences and similarities
  • To give students practice in showing interest and responding using questions like What about you?"


Warmer/Lead-in (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Student will be given a fill in the gap exercise to warm them up about a, an, some & any Show ss handout. Elicit an example, e.g. "He is A boy?" "What is this" ss say "This is a piece of paper" Then tell them "To fill in the gaps of a, an, some & any handout exercise. On your own" (Individual work) Give out materials ss work individually to fill in the gaps monitor and help when needed Take Feedback - Elicit feedback as a whole class

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will be showed the differences in a, an, some & any. Examples will be showed then elicited Sentences below will be written on the W/B and then the gaps will be elicited. Example "I have .. in my room, let the Ss tell you Use a/an with single nouns. I have A DESK in my room Use SOME with plural nouns with affirmative words. There are SOME LAMPS here Use ANY with plural nouns in questions Do you have ANY CURTAINS Use ANY with plural nouns with negative verbs There AREN'T ANY BOYS here

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students will be given exercise 1, where they have to complete the sentences with SOME, ANY or A. "Look at shelly's bedroom and complete the sentences with SOME, ANY or A" Feedback taken by asking students to read the sentence out and then ask the class if it is right or wrong.

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

Students will be asked to make true sentences about the classroom. Showing an example through the projector. "Look at exercise 2" "With the box below you have to make 10 true questions with the words in the box and write them down" Elicit answers by asking students to come up and write the answers on the white bored.

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

Students will be asked to make 5 similar true sentences about there previous activity but referring to there home. "Now you will have to make 5 similar questions about your bedroom, living room and dining room" "Then in pairs you will say your 5 questions to your partner and listen to theres"

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students will be given a pair work speaking exercise to spot differences. "You will now go into pairs" "Both of you will be given a picture of a room" Ask your partner questions and find 6 differences in the picture of rooms you both have" " Circle the differences" Give example: For example "Are there any Tables?" " How many are there?" "Is there any furniture on the table" take an answer from a student as an example for the class to see

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will interview there partner and be asked to interview them asking what about you questions. "Now you will ask, what about you questions" Show students the handout or from projector Do one example with them "what time/ wake up- will be; What time did you wake up" "All will be made into present tense" Aim here is for Ss to use "What about you "after asked a question. Feedback- Elicited as a class

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