Ilke Duru Ilke Duru

TP 4
beginners level


Abc handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of activity verbs in the context of `say how you spend your time`

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening and speaking to review and practice activity verbs in the context of `say how you spend your time`


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

The teacher comes in with a puppet. Introduces the puppet as her friend from Cuba,Jose. And shows some pictures on the board saying they belong to her friend Jose.

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

- the teacher elicits the words for the pictures on the things on the board from the Ss - Tt links the things to the verbs and make clarification of the use of the verbs with the exact collocations.

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

the Ss listen to Andre while he talks about how he spends his time. after listening they find proper verbs for specific items. they check with their partner.

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

the Ss listen to Andre one more time. - while listening Tt provides drilling and backchaining. - they find the exact collocations in the text. - they check with their partner. - Tt gives language models on the WB and clarifies the different collocations depending on different items.

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

the Ss are divided in pairs. sitting back to back. they are given cards with 4 different pictures. they have to tell them what they have in the pictures using the target language such as `I play football" they find the only common picture in both cards and they use the form `we both play football`

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

the Ss stand up. divided in to different group. in the firs part group A is given nouns, group B have to make the whole sentence: A says: piano, B says "I play the piano.` when they finish group B is given nouns and A makes the sentences. theacher times the activity.

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

the students write about themselves first, few sentences. they are divided in 3 people groups and they talk about how they spent their time. the teacher finishes the lesson with asking the group members about their friends.

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