Kadir Yenidogan Kadir Yenidogan

Plan 4
B2 level


In this lesson, students learn about "used to". The lesson starts with a quick listening session about a radio interview with a trainer of guide dog for the blind people. This is followed by the grammar part "be/get used to". By the end of the lesson, students will be able to distinguish the difference of meaning "being used to something/someone and getting used to something/someone".


Abc grammar handout
Abc picture
Abc listening material
Abc gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of be/get used to in the context of guide dogs for the blind

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop students' receptive skills(listening) through a controlled practice task (a radio interview about a trainer of guide dogs for blind)


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

-T asks students if they like dogs or cats more and why. -T hands out a picture of a blind man and his trained guide dog and elicits questions. -T puts Ss in pairs and gets them to have a conversation about if they know anyone who owns a dog that helps them, and how.

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

-T tells Ss that they are about to listen to an interview about a trainer of a guide dogs for the blind. -T hands out a piece of paper with 8 questions about the topic. -T gets Ss to listen to the radio interview. -T gives Ss only two mins to talk about what they have heard in pairs and then try to answer the given questions. -After the two mins is up, T gives the answer key as feedback.

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

-T hands out cut-up papers with gap-fills in it to test Ss' knowledge about the material beforehand.

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

-T explains Ss the different meanings of "used to" by exposing examples on the WB. -T, then, gives Ss an exercise where they will match the 3 different definitions of "used to" that are related to the listening part of the class. -T explains Ss what part of speech is "used to" in each extract, and takes FB.

Controlled Practice (1-2 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-T goes back to the gap-fill exercise, and gets the Ss to take FB from each other in pairs.

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

-In groups of 3-4, T gets Ss to look at the text and discuss the errors that are in the italic font. -T gets them to correct the mistakes. -T gets FB as WC.

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

-T gets Ss into pairs. -T gives a headline on the WB and let them discuss what they think about it for 1 minute. -Then, T will give them 3 questions to discuss in pairs. -Afterwards, T will take FB as WC.

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