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Questions with auxiliary verbs
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students start analysing and remembering how to form questions with auxiliary verbs through guided discovery based on a grammar activity about auxiliary verbs. The lesson starts with a grammatical explanation of asking questions. This is followed by controlled practice where students fill in the gaps and free practice where they do group work. Then, students get to pronunciate contractions. Finally, there is some controlled speaking practice through sentence correction and group work, and free practice through discussion on a text related to friendship..


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification/review and practice of question forms with auxiliary verbs, as well as the past and present forms in the context of relationships.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Write subject pronouns and auxiliary verbs on the board - Ask the students to match them (pair work) - Ask them share it with the classroom - Give feedback

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Hand out copies - Focus on exercise 1 and 2 - Tell the students to fill in the gaps in exercise 1 - classroom check - feedback - Tell them to work in pairs and ask&answer the questions to each other - feedback

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Focus on exercises 3 and 4 - Prepare them with questions: 'Who is the main character?', 'Do you want to know her?' - Give instructions about the task - Hand out the copies - Group work (form the questions, ask the other group and write down the answers) - feedback

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Focus on the speaking exercises 1 and 2. - Tell them how to do exercise 1, do the first one as an example - pairwork - write the sentences on the board - make students correct them voluntarily - feedback - Explain Exercise 2 - form groups - monitor - students share the information with the classroom - feedback

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the pronunciation of the target language

Focus on Pronunciation - Show them exercise 1 - Drill at a normal pace - Tell them to do exerise 2 (pairwork) - feedback - drill contractions

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

Focus on 'Did you know?' - Ask concept questions about facebook: 'Do you use facebook?', 'How many friends have you got?' - Explain the exercise - Pairwork - Students share their answers with the class - Feedback

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