Mariam H. Hawass Mariam H. Hawass

Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn the spelling of the "ing" form and its pronunciation and how to ask and answer about their likes and dislikes.


Abc whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of likes and dislikes.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the spelling of the "ing" form and its pronunciation in the context of likes and dislikes


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Write "like" and "don't like" in two circles on the white board. Elicit the students' ideas and thoughts related to these two words.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ask the students about their own likes and dislikes. Write some of their examples on the board. Ask them what does this sentence tell us. Elicit the meaning and the form from them.

Highlighting (4-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Focus the students' attention to the table and explain that it will help them with the spelling of "ing" form. Ask them to work on their own to complete the table. Ask them to work in pairs and groups to check their answers and compare their notes. Monitor and provide help if it's needed.

Clarification (4-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Check the answers with the WC. Elicit their notes on meaning and form. Ask the students to say the three words "flying, talking and thinking" aloud. Read out the first of the chants and ask the students which word will sounds best at the end. Explain that talking rhymes with walking, so it completes the chant nicely. Ask the students to discuss in pairs which words they think best complete the other to chants. Play the recording for the students to listen and check their answers. Play it again for them to repeat the chants.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Put the students in pairs and tell them who will be student A, and who will be student B. Monitor and give help. Take notes of their mistakes to correct and examples of good language use I can praise. Discussing the answers with the WC and correct their mistakes.

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

Ask the students to write three sentences about their likes and dislikes. Put them in pairs to ask and answer about their likes and dislikes. Monitor and give help. Put them in different pairs and groups to ask and answer about their likes and dislikes. Thank them for their efforts.

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