Iris Beckers Iris Beckers

What do you wear?
Starters level


In this lesson the students will learn to talk about clothes by using vocabulary exercises and grammar exercises.


Main Aims

  • To present and practice vocabulary for clothes and how to use the plural and singular form for the amount of clothes.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Clarification of grammar to ask the price of clothes. How much is, how much are, it is, they are


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher sticks pictures of different clothes on the board which students are expected to learn. The teacher will ask the students to stand in two lines. When the teacher says the word they have to touch the picture. Who's first will win, the group with the most 'touches' will win.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Before starting with the pronounciation I want to make students familiar with the words they are about to use. I am going to show them pictures about the target words by sticking them onto the board use drilling as a technique to help improve their pronunciation. After that, we will go through the pictures together and I will let them say the words without my help and the words will be written on the board.

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

The teacher shows the students a photoof one man, one woman, three men and three women and explains indirectly what the rule and the difference is. Together with the teacher they will practice the pronunciation of the plural forms of (man, woman, men and women) After this, students are going to be grouped and given a worksheet to write about what men, women and both men and women can wear. They will get a few minutes. To help them the teacher will let the pictures from the previous exercise stay on the board so they have a little help while doing this exercise. When they finish, the teacher will go over the answers with the students.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The teacher will show the students the meaning of 'often, sometimes, never and always' through a picture showing the percentage and the frequent usage of each adverb. The teacher will give examples and will also elicit from the students by letting them finish the sentence. Together they will practice one sentence of every form. Later, the teacher will group the students and make them fill in the work sheet. After finishing this, the students will talk about it with their pair group before every group has to present 'When I go to a party I wear, When I stay at home I wear or When I go to school/work I wear'.

Productive Task(s) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

The teacher will let the students listen to an audio first. They have to fill in gaps while listening. Then, the answers will be checked with the students when they come to the board and write down the answers. The teacher later explains the rule (how much is-how much are) and gives the students a worksheet with an excercise about this grammar component. The students will also be introduced to the plural and singular form of jeans and trousers. After that, they can practice in pairs on how to say and use 'how much is, how much are, it is, they are'. The teacher will highlight some of the answers together with the students.

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