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Teaching Lexical Collocations
B1+ level


In this lesson, ss will be able to use lexical collocations in a productive acitivity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of lexical collocations in the context of "Fast cars, big money"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of "Fast cars, big money"
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about lexical collocations in the context of "Fast cars, big money"


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

Teacher elicits from ss what they had done in the previous lesson. Teacher elicits information about "Fast cars, big money" as an oral activity (asnwer questions/discuss).

Highlighting (12-15 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher asks the CCQs to elicit the collocations from the ss and checks the meanings. While ss are answering questions, teacher write collocations on the board. Teacher raises ss awareness of the pronuncation of problematic sounds (financial, image, bussiness, stability). as teacher elicits the collocations from ss, and drills.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher asks the ss to analyze the collocations written on the board with their partners and to fill in the chart according to the types of these collocations. Teacher asks further questions on the form/use of the collocations in sentences (improve smb's image).

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

Teacher reminds ss that companies become well-known with the help of their invesments to fast cars. One of these fast cars, Ferrari, looks for a sponsor company. In this text Ferrari tells what can of companies can be their sponsors. Teachers gives the HOs. SS fill in the gaps with the lexical collocations which has ben nearly thought. SS discuss the answers with their peers and FB is given.

Production (15-18 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Teacher tells ss that they are going to be a sponsor to Ferrari but first, they have to write a paragraph which presents their companies. SS come up to the WB to present their paragraphs. SS and teacher give FB about their use of collocations (min. 4 in a paragraph).

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