Oksana Martynovych Oksana Martynovych

50 word stories, the position of adverbs and adverbial phrases
Upper Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson sts will learn about the position of adverbs in sentences through reading short stories and listening to the dialogues. They will learn main rules and practice to aplly them.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the position of adverbs and adverbian phrases in the context of telling short stories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about positions of adverbs in the context of daily life
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a dialogues in the context of adverbs possition in a sentnece


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Broken Telephone game. Two teams. I wisper words one by one to each team. Once a student has written a word he\she goes to the end of a line. Sentneces and phrases: Working extremely slowly Dogs dig hole for a big bone Monkey drives carefully I always blush when I speak in public. blash Say it straightaway, I’m terribly sorry hardly ever is not never slightly tight well done. FB. What were the phrases? Who made lesser mistakes?

Exposure (6-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1. Read 50words stories. Choose the correct titles. 1 min 2. PC 3. FB T-S 4. Look at the highlighted words. PW. Decide with your partner what types of adverbs they are. Put them into a correct place in a chart below. 2 mins 5. There are answers on the walls (list with adverbs organized by types). Walk around and check if you were right.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Clarify the grammar, present the types of adverbs BOARD Ali listen carefully to a teacher (wrong) Tell me the correct place. Before the main verb. We never place adverb between the verb and the object.

Practice #1 (5-8 minutes) • sts will practice to place adverbs in sentences correctly

Solo. Place the adverb into a correct position in a sentnece. Pair checking. Correct answers. They have to find themself. There are grammar table sheets on the walls. They have to walk and compare their answers with the rules.

Clarification (6-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Clarify the rules. Give info about each type of adverb with examples. Board.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Listening practice. Hand out worksheets. Use the adverbs to complete the sentence. You have to write new sentences. Play record. Peer checking. FB. Possible answers at the back of the paper.

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

Three groups of 5. Create a story according to the picture you've got. Use at least 5 different adverbs. Work in group. Then they read and hear whole story.

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