Gaziza Anarova Gaziza Anarova

TP 1 Gaziza Anarova
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn various ways of saying 'no' by discussing different situations. The lesson will start by choosing possible answer from multiple choice answer and check by listening the tapescript. We will then classify and discuss different phrases to say 'no'. It will follow by role-play where they will answer to personal questions only negatively and they will be given different situations where they should discuss reasons to say 'no'. The lesson will conclude by playing the no 'no' game


Abc Speaking
Abc Forms and cases of 'no' phrases
Abc Cut up cards for the no 'no' game
Abc Multiple choice questions

Main Aims

  • To introduce students to the functional language of saying 'no'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking for fluency


Warmer/ Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson topic and involve the students to interaction

T will start asking questions: How do you normally say 'no'? How do you usually say no to your friend when you don't want to make it sound rude? How do you say 'no' to the people who you are not close with? How do you say 'no' when you aren't quite sure about the answer? How do you say 'no' to your boss?

Multiple choice questions (7-8 minutes) • To give students chance to guess possible 'no' answers

T will divide Ss into pairs and gives time to work out and discuss possible answers to multiple choice questions together with the partner. Then T plays tapescript 1.2 so Ss can check their answers themselves.

Form discussion (6-7 minutes) • To demontrate and classify the different ways of saying 'no'

T will distribute papers with classification of forms, then starts discussing with Ss, by asking CCQs

Speaking (3-4 minutes) • To develop fluent speaking by using 'no' phrases in various situations

T divides Ss into pairs then asks student A to ask personal questions while student B will try to answer only negatively.

Discussion (10-12 minutes) • To engage Ss into discussion about controversial situations

T will divide Ss into A and B groups. Group A will discuss the reasons for not buying a videogame for (their teenage son/daughter), while on the contraty, the group B will discuss the reasons they could in defence of the game

The no 'no' game (10-11 minutes) • To practice using 'no' phrases by playing game

T will divide the Ss into pairs and distribute cut out cards, A part for one, B part for another student in the pairs. T will demonstrate by asking first question to one of the students and will encourage him/her to answer without pauses but only with 'no' phrases. Ss will ask each other questions given in those cards, but answering negatively no matter if it is not true about them.

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