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TP4-Lesson 4-Friday 28/10/2016 - Companions
Upper Intermediate level


During this lesson, students learn about the past habits through guided discovery based on a reading text about the companions, or more precise pets, owners and their habits. The lesson starts with a discussion about pets, if students have pets themselves and what they usually like doing together. This is followed by a text which students read, understand and relate to target language. After, students work on tasks which lead them to discover points about targeted grammar. In the end, there is some practice exercise to improve students’ fluency and confidence in using target language.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification on past habits grammar structures "used to" and "would" in context of pets and their owners

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice to the students in order to understand the text in the best way


Lead in / Building context (5-7 minutes) • To generate interest in the context of the text

I stick some pictures on the board, which represent people with pets. I ask students to talk about their pet or pet on the picture if they don't have their own between each other. Before they start, I demo the exercise by pointing at the picture and describing what I think the relationship between pet and a pet is on that image.

Reading task (5-7 minutes) • To practice reading for detail and contextualise the target language

Give learners a text [1] on a separate piece of paper and ask them to read it for themselves and find out what our character liked doing with his dogs. After that, in pairs ask students discuss what they found out.

Highlighting target language (10-15 minutes) • To highlight the target language so that learners are focussed on it
Clarifying target language (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the pronunciation so learners understand it
Language practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide controlled oral practice focused on using the language accurately
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