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Irregular verbs


In this lesson the students will learn the irregular verbs in the context of healthy lifestyle. In the beginning of the lesson, they will brainstorm about the things we must do in order to be healthy and they will be introduced to the verbs we use to express actions we do in order to be healthy. Then they will read about the NY mayor who transformed the city into a healthy one and then they will highlight the words in bold that are irregular verbs. I will elicit some irregular forms of verbs and then we will move on to controlled practices such as fill in the gaps exercises to consolidate the lesson.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of irregular verbs in the context of healthy lifestyle

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about health in the context of a healthy city


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will open up the lesson by brainstorming about the quote ''An apple a day keeps the doctor away'' and ask students if they agree, and why/why not, and elicit some ideas about what other things should we be doing in order to be healthy.

pre teach vocabulary (5-5 minutes) • to introduce the students to some healthy actions

I will ask students to fill in the gaps of exercise 2a in the book, so they get introduced some actions and how to tell them, such as take the stairs etc. and see if what they guessed in the warm up are similar to those ones.

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

Students will read about the Mayor of New York who transformed the city into a healthier one. But before reading, I will ask the students to guess what a mayor can do to make a big city like NY or Istanbul a healthier one. After they read for a gist, we will compare the guesses, and move on to the detailed reading in exercise 5 to find the things the Mayor did.

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

The students will go back to the reading text and see the bold verbs and identify what's different. Afterwards I will clarify what is different.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form

I will give some other examples of irregular verbs like write-wrote , break-broke etc. and clarify that these verbs' meaning is not different from the regular ones, just the form is different. We will do the controlled practice in the book, page 90, as a consolidation to the clarification process.

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

The students will do the exercises on page 200, simple exercises that will help them fully comprehend the irregular verbs and allow them to use the vocab they learned in the beginning of the lesson.

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

The students will work in pairs to fill in the gaps on page 90, and then discuss what surprised them. I will get a whole class feedback as an answer key.

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

Ask the students what their favorite childhood game and discuss if they were healthy as children or not? What do they think about the lifestyle of adults and children today and why? What do they wish to change in the city in order to make it healthier.

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