Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be exposed to the auxiliary verb be's 1st 2nd and 3rd person conjugations and introduced to possessive pronouns. The lesson will start by eliciting their opinions about a conversation taking place between 2 people and this will be followed by a PPP model lesson shape.


Abc Find someone
Abc Bill's and Sabine's information
Abc Bill intro
Abc Listening ex 1.5 who is Sabine
Abc Listening ex 1.4 who is Bill
Abc Listening ex 1.3 Carla-David
Abc Listening ex 1.2 Bill Frasier
Abc Sabine gapfill
Abc Bill gapfill
Abc Carla-David gap fill

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present form of to be in the context of introducing themselves.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation taking place when two people meet and introduce themselves in the context of meeting new people


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

T shows a picture of two people talking to each other next to an info desk and elicits their thoughts to set the context. * What do you think they are talking about? * What do they ask each other? * Is it a social or formal introduction? * What information do you think they need to know?

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

T plays the audio file to see if their predictions were correct. When they hear the conversation, * T plays the audio file 2 to highlight the TL and gives a handout. * Ss will fill the gaps, check in pairs.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ss fill the gaps and T plays the audio once more for the Ss to check their answers individually. * T clarifies the meaning: We use am/is/are to describe things and to talk about things that do not change (currently). * T plays the audio file 2 once more to check individually and clarify the TL, uses finger technique to show contracted form of the TL. * T clarifies the pronunciation by drilling and then the form. (Positive, negative and question forms)

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

Students will listen to the information about Bill and fill the gaps with the verb "be" and possessive adjectives.

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

Ss will answer the Qs about Sabine and check in pairs. One st will ask each information at a time and the other one will answer. When the pair check is done, T runs a WCFB to fill the information on the WB.

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

T give the handout "find someone who" and Ss walk around to find the matching student.

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