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Teaching Practice 1
Elementary level


This lesson presents and practices a set of common verb phrases to describe free time activities. Students will talk about things they do with their friends using this vacabulary. Listening to a radio interview about men and women and friendship in the listening activity, they will hear this language in context.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce students to and give practice in free time vocabulary in the context of typical friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice in listening for gist, specific information and detail. To give students semi-controlled speaking practice and the opportunity to practice simple present.


Lead-In (3 minutes) • To introduce the theme and the common verb phrases. To prepare students for the following stages.

Draw the diagram on the board: "My friends." Ask students to copy the diagram. Illustrate the task. "This is Erdem. I play football with Erdem." "This is Irem. I go to dancing with Irem. She likes music." Put Ss in pairs to talk about their friends. Monitor. Take FB. Nominate three or four students.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with controlled oral practice of the key verb phrases for free time activities

Elicit key words using flashcards. Elicit the vocabulary with word cards. Drill the pronunciation chorally.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To check whether students understand the meaning and form of the target language and inspire them to use it.

Show Ss HO ex1. Put Ss into small groups. Tell Ss to match the phrases on the HO with the photos on the wall. "You have 2 minutes." Take FB. w/c Write correct answers on the w/b forming sentences: A."They go shopping", D."She studies alone." Model and drill pronunciation. Concept check "alone". Elicit from Ss.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To allow students to personalize language. To practice the verb phrases in trying to communicate their ideas.

Show Ss HO ex2. Check Ss understood the task. Model the activity if necessary. Put Ss in pairs. Ss answer the questions. Approximately 4 minutes. Take w/c FB.

Initial Reading (5-7 minutes) • To give students practice in reading for gist and get them interested in the following task

Tell Ss to read the text quickly for 2 minutes. Ss peer check their anwers. Elicit w/c feedback. "What is the text about?. "It is about things men and women do with their friends and how they are different." Concept check if necessary. "Are men and women the same in what they do?" "Are they different?" Ask students whether they agree or disagree?

Initial Reading Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide Ss practice in listening for specific information. So that they get an overall idea about the text.

Tell Ss they will listen to an interview. Show the HO Listening ex2. Check Ss understood. Visualize it on the board. Ss peer check their answers. Minotor. See if there is a commonly missed word. Take w/c feedback.

Listening for Detailed Understanding (10 minutes) • To provide students practice in listening carefully for detail.

Tell Ss they will listen to the same interview. Show Ss the HO ex.3. Model the activity repeating the already answered questions. Check understanding. "Are you going to write Yes or No?" "-No" "M, W, or both?" -"Yes" Tell them to read the statements. Play the interview. Ss pair check. Take w/c FB.

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