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Let/Make somebody do something
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the difference between "make somebody do something" and "let somebody do something" through PPP in the context of childhood. The teacher shares an anecdote to convey the meaning, and then elicit the TL. The teacher clarifies and check the meaning using the context. This is followed by a gap-fill activity where the ss complete the sentences with two words from the box so that they can make sense. The ss will also change the sentences into questions and ask each other. Finally, there is some controlled practice through listening and free practice via a final speaking activity.


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Abc Gap-fill handout
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Abc Listening track
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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of "make/let somebody do something" in the context of childhood

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of childhood


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show a picture of a child who is being forced to eat by his mom. Ss will discuss the picture with their partners and share with the class.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher will share an anecdote about her aunt who is a strict mother and forces her child to do everything she says. "My aunt Biray is a very strict mother. She is really authoritarion. He has a daughter. Her name is Begüm. Begüm is a free-spirit. She doesn’t care about anything. She wants to do whatever she wants. She wants to go to bed late. She wants to chat with her friends on Facebook. She always wants to eat fast-food. She hates doing homework. She hates cleaning her room. However, her mom always says “NO! NO! NO!” She doesn’t ………………her go to bed at 11pm . She ………………. her go to bed at 9 o’clock. But Begüm wants to go to bed late. She begs her mom. “ Please mom! …………. me watch my favorite TV show “Survivor” but her mom doesn’t ……. her watch TV.Then, Begüm cries cires cries. Finally her mom ………………… her watch TV.

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher elicit the words from the students and draw their attention to them. She uses the sentences in the anecdote to elicit the form. She makes her go to bed at 9. S + make+ somebody+ infinitive without to Finally her mom lets her watch TV. S + let + somebody+ infinitive without to

Clarification (3-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher asks CCQs to have the ss understand the difference between let and make. "Does her mom force Begum to go to bed?" " Who has the authority- mom or child?" "Does Begüm have a choice to say no?" "Who is asking for permission to watch TV- Begum or the mom?" " Is it the mother's choice to let her watch or Begüm's own chocie?"

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will complete the sentences with two words from the box to make them meaningful. Then, compare their answers with a partner. They will come to the board and write their answers. If thereis a wrong answer, ask the ss to find it out.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss will work in groups of three and change the sentences into questions. The teacher demonstrate the activity first, and then ss will write and ask the questions to each other.

Preparation for Speaking (4-6 minutes) • to prepare students for speaking

Focus the studnets' attention on the photo of Ryan. Explain that they're going to hear Ryan talking about an activity he used to do when he was a child. Go through the questions and pre-teach "martial arts". Ask sts to underline the correct answers, and then they check their answers with their partners. They will listen to it again, and then the teacher gives the AK.

Free practice (8-11 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will tell their partners about activities they did when they were children. Give them a minute to decide what they're going to talk about and tell them to ask themselves the questions in Exercise 1.Then, ask pairs to report back to the class and find out whose parents were the most strictest.

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