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TP 8b - Infinitive of purpose
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn the infinitive of purpose. They will practice it in the context of travelling.


Abc Questions Lead-in
Abc Words
Abc email
Abc GD + gap-fill

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will have a better understanding of the infinitive of purpose and will have had practice using that language in the context of travelling and be better able to talk about reasons for doing something.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will practice their writing skills in the context of travelling.


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

The Ss will talk about their own experience with moving to another place. T: In pairs answer these questions. [Ask a couple of people] T: What were we talking in the previous lesson with Haya? What were the reasons why the people left their countries?

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

Ss will be given 2 model sentences from the reading of the previous lesson. They will analyse them with regards to meaning and form.

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ss will focus on MPF of the TL. T willl elicit meaning and form and drill pronunciation. M+F: Elicit answers to M+F and give feedback. P: Mark on WB stress + backchaining (WC, half, ladies etc.)

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss will practice the TL by filling the gaps with to or leaving them blank. T: Look at ex. 2. Complete the sentences with to or nothing. For example, the first sentence "We came..." First work alone. T: Check in pairs.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss will work in groups. They will be given cards with items useful when travelling. First, they will write what the purpose of the object is, then they will say it to the group and the others will guess what the object is. T: Look at your card, it´s secret, don´t show it anyone. Then think why you use it (at least one reason). [elicit example with the word computer -> T: why do we use it? We use it to send emails. What else? To read the news... ] Tell your group "you use it to send emails and to read the news." the group has to guess what the object is. [DEMO with the word TV "You use it to watch series, films...."] ICQ1: Will you show the card? [no] ICQ2: Will you say the word? [no] ICQ3: Will you say why you use that thing? [yes] [Groups of 3] Error correction

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will read an email from a friend about his last holiday and will write him back telling him why they chose that destination, what they did and why. T: Read the email you got from your friend about his last holiday. Write him an email, tell him about your holiday. Why did you go there? What did you go there and why?

Feedback (6-8 minutes) • To provide Ss with feedback about their writing

Ss will swap their texts and read them. Then, they will talk and decide which holiday was more interesting. T: Give your email to your partner and read his. Decide who had the most interesting holiday. Feedback and error correction.

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