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Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about used to and would and they will also get practice in the context of childhood dreams.


Abc Grammar Analysis
Abc Pictures of jobs
Abc Clare, A., Wilson, JJ. Speakout Intermediate Ss Book Pearson Education Limited 2011

Main Aims

  • To provide parctice and clarification of used to and would in the context of childhood dreams

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss speaking practice for fluency in the context of childhood dreams


Lead-In (4-6 minutes) • To engage Ss to the topic of the lesson

Show pictures to the Ss Ask "What are their jobs?" Ask "Did you want to have their jobs when you were children?" Ask "Did you play games about these jobs when you were children?"

Exposure (9-12 minutes) • To provide Ss the context through a text and to enable Ss read for general understanding

Hold the handouts and before giving them to the Ss, just show them Say "Read this text for general understanding quickly" "Use the verbs (point it) to fill in the blanks" After Ss fill in the blanks, Say "Check your answer in pairs" Give them the answer key Draw a rocket standing on grass on w/b Ask "What is this?" (pointing the rocket) "What about this?" (pointing the grass, if they say grass, show the floor and say "ground") Draw fire at the bottom of the rocket to elicit blast off

Clarification (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the TL

Draw a line to divide the w/b Write "used to" Write " (+) Subject + used to + Infinitive + Object (-) Subject + didn’t use to + Infinitive + Object (?) Did + Subject + use to + Infinitive + Object? Write We used to live in France. Ask "Do they still in France?" No. Not anymore. "Did they live in France in the past?" Yes. Say "after each 'used to' imagine the words 'but we don't anymore'" Write "Did you use to want to be a teacher when you were a child?" "I didn't used to want to be a teacher when I was a child." Ask "Is it OK?" If they don't answer correctly, point the words in the sentences one by one and stop at 'used to', wait and if they don't answer again, erase the letter "d". Say "There is no 'd' in negative and question forms" Write "would" on the other side Write "I would invite my cousing and friends to join my crew." Ask "Do they have the same meaning?" Yes. "Does he still invite his cousins and friends?" Maybe. Say "There are some differences between 'used to' and 'would'. They have the same meaning but when we use 'would' we are not sure if they do or don't do the same thing in today. We can't use 'would' with stative verbs like 'love, live, hate, be, understand'" Drill "used to"

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide Ss grammar practice

Say "Use 'would', 'used to' or past simple tense. Sometimes you can use 'would' or 'used to'. Sometimes they are both correct" Give HOs. After Ss finish, they switch partners Say "Check in pairs." Give answer key

Pronunciation Practice (4-6 minutes) • To enable Ss pronounce correctly

Say "Repeat after me" Read 6B from page 48 Correct Ss if they pronounce /juːz tuː/

Freer Speech (10-12 minutes) • To enable Ss practise speaking for fluency

Ss switch partners Show the HOs Say "Ask and answer these with your partner" Give HOs Monitor If time, correct common mistakes

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