Marie Marie

I'm not crazy about it
A2 Elementary level


In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to discover functional language. Some of the expressions will be new to most of the students. Listening exercises is used to present the TL in the context, 'I'm not crazy about it'.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of language used for talking about likes and dislikes in the context of Travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Travel


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

The Explore London tour had a free day and evening yesterday. (context) Instructions: Listen to the recording and decide which activities they were talking about (cross reference with Ozdemir's lesson where possible) Elicit answers: which activities are they talking about?

Exposure (8-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

CD 2.9 Listen again and tick the phrases you hear in the conversations. Give an example on the board. Hand out HO1. Play CD. Check answers with a partner. Pair Ss up. Elicit answers from individual students.

Highlighting (4-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Draw a cline on the board. Place I love football at the top and It was awful at the bottom. Elicit answers about where the other 3 examples should go. with faces. I love football It was OK Im not crazy about it I cant stand it It was awful model and drill.

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

Look at the smiley faces and complete the table with the words just discussed. pair up HO3 Elicit answers. HO2: Flashcards: Show the cards one by one ans elicit sentences. What do you think of...? example: I love sushi. I'm not crazy about dogs. model and drill.

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

Rearrange the words to make questions. 1st example: write on white board. HO4 Peercheck Elicit answers Model the activity by asking one of the questions to the class. Work in pairs. Discuss the questions. Ask and answer.

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

Write the names of real people or things that you like. Example: I like Anthony Hopkins HO5 After a few minutes: Work in small groups. Ask other people in your group about the things they wrote in exercise1. Use the expressions to answer: example: What do you think of Anthony Hopkins? I think he is ok. Allow groups to discuss. Monitor.

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

Find two people or things in the group that everyone in the group likes. Report back to th whole class... We all like...

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