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6. A Day Off (Hobies)
Beginner level


In this lesson Ss will learn about Adverbs of Frequency.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Frequency Adverbs in the context of 'A Day Off' (Hobies)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Interview in the context of 'A Day Off' (Hobies)


Warmer / Lead-In (3-5 minutes) • To generate Ss interest in the context

T will elicit 'Day Off' by saying Monday Work, Tuesday Work... Sunday 'Day Off'. T will start talking about their day off. What they like to do and what their hobbies are. (See Day Off Script) While doing this T will pre-teach: Early, Late, Tired, Busy and Together. T will ask Ss to discuss their days off with each other. While getting FB from Ss, T will monitor for errors that are found in the TL.

Prediction Task (3-4 minutes) • To encourage Ss to predict the text

T will put up a photo of Ian and Becky. T will ask Ss if they can guess who they are, what they do and what they like?

Reading for Gist (1-2 minutes) • To allow Ss to skim the material to get a general idea

T will give Ss 1 min to match the article to the photos. ICQ How many minutes? Are we reading everything.

Highlighting Target Language (8-10 minutes) • To focus in on the Clarification, Form and/or Pronunciation of the TL

Teacher starts with the sentence " I noticed some of you had problems, let's recap real quick. Elicit the info by asking the CCQs in LA. Write model sentences on WB. Draw chart on board. Write the words on the WB: Not Usually, Sometimes and Usually. Ask Ss to put them on the empty slots. Write the form on the WB: "Phrases with Every: We can use every + time word: every day, every week, every month, every year, etc. Frequency Adverbs go after be: I’m always tired on Sundays Frequency Adverbs go before other verb: I never have breakfast. Phrases with every are usually at the end of the sentence: I work in a hotel every Saturday." Drill the model sentences.

Clarify Target Language (8-10 minutes) • To clarify meaning, pronunciation and form so Ss understand, know how to say it and can construct it

Give Ss a correct the mistakes HO. When finished check with a partner. WC feedback.

Language Practice (18-20 minutes) • To provide controlled, semi-controlled and freer practice

First, Ss will make proper sentences from broken sentences by rearranging the words. Then, Do the Correct Placement Exercise where they will have to place the frequency adjectives in the correct spots. When completed have students write about themselves and discuss them to find a match.

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