Megan Behn Megan Behn

Time for a Story - Grammar
Pre Intermediate level


Abc TP7HO1
Abc TP7HO2
Abc TP7HO4
Abc TP7HO5

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of past perfect and narrative tenses in the context of telling stories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about A Bear and two travellers in the context of story telling


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

Ss will be shown pictures on the board of various characters from predominately English Literature (one Turkish). Ss what be asked if they know the characters and the authors of the books the characters are from. Harry Potter - JK Rowling Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arther Conan Doyle My name is Red - Orhan Pamuk.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

SS will be provided with context by looking at the picture of the bear and asking the Ss what they can see, followed by reading the text and answering the question. What was the moral of the story? Ss will decided the answer in pairs.

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

Ss will be given a gap fill on a HO based on the text the Ss have just read. Ss will work in pairs to complete the task. After wards they will be given the answer key and WC feedback. Make a point of which tenses the gap fill is made up of in feedback.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ss will be given a HO where they have to insert the correct sentence into the appropriate part of the text they have just text been reading. Ss will work in pairs and then be given the answer key. Followed by WC feedback, and MFP.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss will be given a speaking task. In pairs they will ask and answer questions based on the text making sure they use the past perfect tense. Provide answer key and WC feedback. Delayed error correction if required.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss will tell stories to each thereabout their own experiences based on questions provided on a HO. The questions will relate to the context of the text about The Bear and the Travellers. Give feedback after wards on Ss ideas and any necessary delayed error correction.

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