Simin Heyhat Simin Heyhat

Teaching Practice 7
Upper- Intermediate (B2) level


In this lesson, students learn the grammar about used to, be used to, get used to in the context of sleeping habits. They will have some reading and speaking in the same context as well to practice the TL.


Abc Reading Text HO
Abc Meaning HO
Abc Practice HO
Abc Pictures
Abc Form HO
Abc Speaking Ho
Abc Answer key HO

Main Aims

  • To teach the grammar about used to, be used to and get used to in the context of sleeping habit in the title of counting sheep.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with the opportunity to practice the TL in speaking in the context of sleeping habits, personalizing the topic.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher shows Ss 3 pictures and ask them what is their similarities? What do they have in common? and elicits the topic which is Are you sleep deprived? in the "Counting Sheep" lesson heading. the teacher asks students to speak in pairs about these to questions: Do you sleep enough every night? Do you have problem to start sleeping? Then she gets their feedbacks in the WC.

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

The teacher asks students to interview their partners with the questionnaire Are you Sleep Deprived?. Then she gives them the HO and monitor them while speaking. At the end gets WC feedbacks by asking 2 or 3 Ss.

Clarification of meaning (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the meaning of the target language

The teacher asks students to match the sentences with their endings and then with their meanings. Then she gives them the HO. At the end asks them to pair check and then WC feedback.

Clarification of form (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the form of the target language

The teacher asks students to complete the blanks in pairs and then gives them the HO. Then 3 students come to board to write down the answers while projected on the board for the WC feedback.

Clarification of Pronunciation (2-3 minutes) • To clarify the Pronunciationof the target language

The teacher projects the marker sentences on the board and drill their pronunciation, pointing out the linking and stress. Since the sentences are a bit long, she back chain them.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher regroup the students and then asks them to answer the questions. She gives them the HO. As they are answering she is monitoring and then asks them to pair check. Then give them the answer key for the feedback, but asks them for the reason.

Free Practice (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The teacher asks Ss to speak about their sleeping habit by answering the speaking HO in their groups. then get feedback by nominating some to give their answers. If time: The teacher give Ss a HO to go around the class and find some one who sleeps less than five, sleeps so much, sleep fast as he/ she hit the pillow, has problem getting to sleep, have stayed up all the night.

Delayed Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To show awareness of students' errors and give them a feedback

The teacher writes down some of the correct and incorrect Ss's sentences on the board to correct the incorrect ones by their help after speaking.

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