alyssa abell alyssa abell

Experience 3
Pre-Intermediate level


The lesson will be themed through the topic of ambition and living healthy. The technical aspects on the lesson will focus on grammar and use speaking and reading skills.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of countable and uncountable nouns in the context of food items and using phrases of quantity

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about living a healthy life in the context of eating habits


Introduction & Context (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T: Do you think it is possible to live until 120 years of age? Ss: respond T: If you think yes or if you think no. What are some ways you could live longer? Which is most important to you? Discuss with you group. Ss: group discussion T: Someone tell me whats important to them

Text/pre-teach vocabulary for receptive task (8-10 minutes) • check understanding of vocab

T: HAND OUT 1 !! T: What is..."_____" [pre-teach vocab] Ss: respond T: Take 2 minutes to read this article quickly, by yourself. T: Take 2 minutes to think about these questions, by yourself. T: [take 3 minutes to go over answers, have three tables volunteer an answer

Highlighting Countable & Uncountable Nouns (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T: HAND OUT 2 !! T: Partner, partner, partner, etc. Take 2 minutes to decide which is countable and which is not. T: Which set is countable (maybe circle boxes) Ss: Respond T: Which set is uncountable T: If meager class decision, make hash marks underneath countable and one big circle colored in under the uncountable as a visual

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Use the first clarification slide according to amount of understanding. T: Count the fruit items..."these are____?" Ss: Respond T: Can I count the tea inside this pot? Can I count the rice in this bowl? Can I count the wheat in my bread? T: Countable nouns can be singular or plural ex. I need an apple. I need 4 apples T: Uncountable nouns are singular and counted as a whole. Because there is too many little piece to count

Model Sentences Clarification on Quantity/ Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T: Have Ss read the sentences. Point to each one. Which one is correct? Ss: Respond T: Write correct one on the mini-board T: Repeat Ss: Repeat T: Write the correct one on the mini-board T: Drill the correct answers T: Work with your partner on this sheet. T: Play interview, answers for 4.1--as the tape is playing fill in answers on the board (key)

Concept Check on Quantity/ Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T: Have them help which form goes where T: Ask me a question using this structure (how much)...[as I'm responding using a pen to highlight a little/ not much] T: Repeat to (how many) T: demonstrate both

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

T: Do Elvira and Claus eat cereal (point)? Ss: Respond T: DO Elvira and Claus eat bread (point)? Ss: Respond T: Continue to do this T: Work in group, group, group, etc. T: HAND OUT 3 !! T: Does someone want to write on the board?

Free opinion (3-5 minutes) • Conversation practice

T: What do you think. Do you think Claus and Elvira will live to be 120? T: Discuss with your groups

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