rooms and furniture
Beginner level


In this lesson Ss revise and practice some vocabulary items related to house and furniture. By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to use the words learned during the course to describe their house/flat and rooms. They will also be able to use there is to describe a singular object and there are to describe plural ones.Finally Ss will have the chance to use these vocabulary items in a board game to wrap up.


Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of house and furniture in the context of describing rooms and furniture

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of singular and plural in the context of using there is/are with negative,affirmative and interrogative forms of the sentence.


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

T. invites Ss to do exercise 1 page 56 T.asks Ss about the difference between "flat" and "house". In pairs Ss try to find out the differences T. hangs 2 drawings on the WB and clarifies for the Ss what is a garden and what is a balcony. T. gives the chance to the Ss to express themselves and talk about their house or flat.

Test (5-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the rooms of the house and furniture

T. plays the track and the Ss repeat. T. asks Ss to listen to the track for the second time and work in pairs to match words with the pictures they have in ex 2 page 56.

Teach (10-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage and them to review and practice there is/are in different forms(affirmative,negative and interrogative)

T.asks Ss to exercise 3 page 56 to match the objects with the appropriate number from te pictures. Ss work in pairs (2mins) T.conducts a whole class correction.(1min) T. plays the track again and makes the Ss repeat the words chorally then individually. T. corrects Ss` prononciation mistakes and word stress.(2mins) Pre-teaching vocabulary(2mins) T. drags Ss` attention to the picture on page 57. T. asks the Ss questions about it: name of the person sitting there, where is he sitting?what is he doing?is he studying?(expected answers: His name is Robert, he is sitting in his living room he is playing video games.)is is playing on the computer?(expected answer: no he is playing with his play station) T.asks Ss again to have a look at the room, what do you see there?(expected answers books,pictures(postures on the wall),TV...)look at the books,are they on the desk?(expected answers:no they are on the sofa and on the floor)does it look good/nice?with the books every where?(expected answers no it does not) T gives the opposite of the word tidy#untidy(tidy means beautifully organised) T.asks Ss to read the paragraph about Robert and listen to the track without writing any thing,then they listen and fill in the gaps with the missing words. peer correction then T. plays the track again to check answers. . conducts a whole class correction (3min) T.asks the Ss to look again at the picture. T. asks the Ss ``How many books are there? just some books or many?(expected answers there are some books) T.writes two sentences on the W.B: --There are many books in the room. --There is a TV in the living room. T.drags Ss attention to the differences between there is for singular and there are for the plural. (5mins)

Test (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of there is/are

Controlled practice 1:(2mins) T.asks Ss to do ex 2 page 57 individually Ss exchange papers to check answers. then whole class correction(2mins) *T. goes through ex 3 orally to explain the use of there is /are in the three forms. T.asks Ss to do the grammar spot in pairs.whole class correction (2mins) Controlled practice 2:(3 mins) T. asks the Ss to do ex 4 page 57. Ss ask each other questions about Robert`s living room. (T. may ask the Ss to ask each other Questions about their own room as a gap filler for this stage.)

Free practice (10-15 minutes) • Practice using the words in context

T. changes Ss places and asks them to do exercice 6 page 57. whole class correction(3mins) Gap filler: A board game about furniture and rooms of the house.(10mins)

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