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subject and object questions
intermediate level


In this lesson students should review and extend their ability to discriminate between and use of subject and object questions in the context of culture through different activities such as gap-filling ,making questions and matching.they will follow this up with a short speaking discussing a controversial issue related to the context .


Main Aims

  • To provide
  • To provide review of subject and object questions in the context of culture

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give students practice in speaking for accuracy


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T draws three big circles writing inside each one a sentence with incorrect word order and asks Ss to form the correct sentence.Ss consist of three groups, each on has to form one sentence.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T draws on the board a big heart and 4 people around him who love each other then he writes 4 positive statements and asks Ss to make questions about them.Ss will be divided in groups of four,each group should form a question about one sentence.

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

T continues the sentences from the previous stage eliciting the subject and object questions from Ss asking them whether the two sentences need an auxiliary verb or not then writing the word order on the board highlighting form with fingers. T

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

T gives handouts of exercises 6-7 for completing the questions and making questions respectively.if there is more time it is possible sheet page 69 .

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

T gives handout,page 12 from coursebook to do exercises 1-2. T elicit feedback from Ss.

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

communicative activity by introducing the topic related to the context: Citizenship tests are a good idea for new immigrants to a country or not?

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