Iris Beckers Iris Beckers

About you; verbs and nouns
Starters level


In this lesson, Ss will be exposed to listening excercises about their favorites and things they usually do in life; playing a musical instrument, reading books, watching movies, etc. They are going to learn some basic verbs and apply these verbs in practice while writing and speaking.


Main Aims

  • To expose Ss to listening and provide specific information about what they like to do using basic verbs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To acces to students' resource basic verbs


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start the warmer with a short video about my favorites; favorite food, favorite soccer player, favorite car, favorite movie and favorite color. After explaining mine I will ask them to sit in pairs so they can ask each other about what their favorites are. By doing so, Ss will be able to personally relate after I demonstrate myself as an example. I will give every pair one set of questions so they can take turns asking each other those questions.

Highlightening/Pre-Listening (5-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening task and make it accessible

Before starting with the listening questions I want to make them familiar with the words that are going to be used in the audio. I am going to briefly show them pictures about the words in the power point presentation. Consequently, they will be able create awareness of the context and expect what the listening will be about.

While Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

Ss are going to listen to an audio about a guy named Andre. Andre is going to talk about what he likes to do. Ss need to spot and locate certain keywords. they will get a worksheet and with the help of the target vocab they can find the key words and fill them out. When they are finished, I will ask them to double check their answers with their partners. Later, i will check the answers with the whole class.

Listening for Detail (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with specific information about the listening topic

Ss will be listening to the same conversation. This excercise requires Ss to be more careful and to provide certain keywords. It is possible that some students will not be able to get the answers at first. Therefore, I am going to play the audio once more and eventually check the answers with the whole class.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check students' understanding of the basic target verbs and nouns so they can be ready for the last stage

For this part, I am going to give students a HO, Ss will have to match pictures with certain words. Ss can check their answers with their partners sitting next to them.To double check students' answer, an audio will be played once. I will take answers randomly after this. There will be another excercise following the previous one. Ss have to match verbs with certain nouns. Ss will get a certain time to do it and a whole feedback check will be given at the end.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To give students the opportunity to practice the target language in context using certain, basic verbs and nouns

The last exercise is going to be a speaking activity called ''Find someone who.....''. Every student will be given a worksheet with prompts and they have to fill it out using their friends' names. Students will go around, asking each other randomly and trying to find out more about their classmates. A limited time will be given to fill out the worksheet. Once the time is up, students will sit back and I will ask them to provide me with information about what their classmates like and do.

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