Fatima Bastaki Fatima Bastaki

Vocabulary & Speaking (go, have, get)
Elementary A1/A2 level


In this lesson, students learn how to use phrasal verbs (go, have, get) in the context of talking about travel or motion. Their knowledge on these verbs is tested through a matching exercise, which is then followed by teaching its meaning, form and pronunciation. After which another fill in the gaps exercise on the vocab's past forms is given. Finally there is some semi-controlled practice of students forming questions to ask each other about the last time they went out with friends. The lesson concludes with a freer speaking activity of students conversing on the subject of their night out.


Abc Speaking Activity
Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Matching Exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of go, have, get phrasal verbs in the context of a night out

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of a night out


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

Before the lesson starts, T sets the context by showing visuals girls having lunch, having coffee, getting up and going shopping. T elicits at least have and get from students by asking; What other verb can I say instead of eating lunch? What can I say other than waking up?

Test #1 (5-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T instructs students to complete a matching exercise. After students are done with the task, T instructs students to peer check in pairs. After peer checking is done, T nominates students from groups to write the answers on the WB.

Teach (10-12 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T teaches as many verbal phrases as possible from the answers on the board. T elicits, checks meaning, highlights past form, drills and highlights the stress in the phrases. T especially highlights the difference between 'go home' and 'get home'. CCQ: Which phrase means that I am coming or arriving home? T also highlights the difference between 'go by bus' and 'get a taxi'. CCQ: Does everyone take the bus? Can you find a taxi available anytime and anywhere?

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

T instructs students to complete a gap-fill exercise. After students are done with the exercise, T asks students to peer check in groups. Once peer checking is over, T asks students in groups to read their answers outloud.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T gives students a speaking task handout. T asks students to complete the questions and think of answers to the questions before talking to their partners about it. Monitoring must be ensured to take note of any delayed error correction.

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