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Maria Alina Polat * 14/07/2016 * Possessive adjectives
Elementary level level


In this lesson Ss will learn what the difference between the personal pronoun and the possesive one is. They will learn how to use the possessive adjectives by listening and readig a dialog between a student and a receptionist at a language school and also by talking about their belongings.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice possessive adjectives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice of the target language


Stage 1 - Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and make the context of the lesson interesting

Teacher introduces herself and check that she knows the students names. Teacher reminds them of the converstion they have listen in the last lesson. In the last lesson, when you listened the conversation: Was the dialogue about me? - No. Was it about Mr. John or Mr. Ahmet? - No Was it about Mr. and Mrs. Steinbeck? - Yes. Do we know their email? - Yes. Do we know their room ? - Yes. Students work in pairs and talk about what Mr. and Mrs. Steinbeck room, email addresses, telephone.

Stage 2 - Elicit the target language, speaking practice (10-12 minutes) • Introduce the target language by getting into the model sentences and elicit it from students (your, their, my)

The teacher writes the sentences in the Grammar box (p.13.) on the board, highlight the possessive adjectives and elicit the rules for them. My name's Steinbeck. What's your telephone number? Here's their key. Elicit the rules of using the possesive adjectives by asking the students about the teacher's their belongings. Is this my bag? Yes, this is my bag. Is this your pen? Yes , it is my pen. Are these her glasses? Yes, they are her glasses. Are these his shoes? Yes, they are his shoes. Is this our room? No, this isn't our room. Are these your chairs? Yes, they are our chairs. Are those their papers? Yes, they are their papers. The teacher asks the Ss to work in pairs and talk about their belongings. After working in pairs the teacher writes the form of using the possessive adjectives. I - my you - your he - his she - her it- its we - our You - your They - their

Stage 3 - Practice the use of possessive adjectives (3-4 minutes) • To get used to the new rules they have just learned and understand them by practicing.

The teacher asks the Ss to do the grammar ex. 1, let them check in pairs before eliciting /giving the answers in whole class feedback. The teacher writes on the board the correct answers My name's Lucy. Your name is Keyi. He is Paolo. Her name is Brigitte. We are Bernard and Julie. Their names are Pablo and Luis.

Stage 4 - Talking about the Picture C (p.13) and underline the correct options from the dialogue (ex 2) (5-6 minutes) • To elicit the receptionist from the third picture, correctly spell the dificult words and practice target language

Teacher draws Ss's attention to the 3rd picture on p.13 (language school). First SS work in pairs for two min. to describe the picture. Then teacher asks the Ss/ Look at the picture letter C. What do you see ? A room. Is it a living room? No What kind of room is there? A reception room. Who stays at the desk? Who works there? A receptionist. The teacher asks the students do the ex. 2 and let them check in pairs before eliciting the answers in whole class feedback. The teacher writes the correct answers on the board. I'm Sergei my wife My name Your teacher He's from Australia. You're

Stage 5 - Conslidation of possession (7-10 minutes) • to make the difference between a personal pronoun and possession,

The teacher asks the students to do the ex. 6 p.137 and ( if there is enough time) ex. 7 The students will do the exercises by themselves. Then teacher will name students to give answer and write them on the board.

Stage 6 - Speaking practice (7-8 minutes) • To make the Ss able to ask questions about their partner using the target language.

The teacher gives each student a paper and they must fill in the name, address, phone number and email of as many partners as possible in 4 min. On the paper they must also ask the question. For name, what question do we ask? What's your name? Answer: My name is... For phone number: what question do we ask? What's your phone number? For email: What's your email? My email is... For address: What's your address? My address is...

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