Burcak Bayram Burcak Bayram

Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss learn about the rooms and things in the house through guided discovery based on an activity about 'a place to rent'. The lesson starts with a matching exercise. Ss will be shown some pictures about the things in the house and they will match the pictures to the necessary vocabulary. This is followed by the introduction of the TL and drilling and pronunciation. Finally there's a controlled practice through a flat questionnaire and free practice in which Ss decide on the flat they are going to rent giving their reasons why.


Abc Hand-outs
Abc Cut-ups
Abc Room pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of rooms and things in the house in the context of renting a flat

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of things in the house in the context of renting a flat


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context which is 'rooms and things in the house' and engage students with the context

Stick the pictures from the magazine Maison Français on the WB. Stick the cut-ups with the room names. Write 'My Dream House' on the WB. Tell Ss to work in groups of 3 and match the cut-ups to the correct pictures. One representative from each group does the matching on the WB. Ask to the class if they agree. If there're any mistakes tell them to identify them and correct them.

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming speaking task

Tell Ss to take a look at the pictures. Ask them: "How many rooms are there? 7." " Is there any furniture in the garden? Yes, there is. There's a table and a sofa." Try to elicit the word "flat" from the Ss. Tell them that the house is in an apartment building. Ask them the following questions: " If it's an apartment building, can we call it a 'house'?", "What can we call it?". If they cannot come up with any answers give them a hint eliciting the letter 'f' on the WB. If they still can't think of anything write 'f_ _ _' on the WB. Ask them the following questions: " How many rooms are there in this flat?", " This flat is very close to metrobus and metro. How much do you think I pay for this flat?" Elicit answers and try to elicit the word 'rent' from the Ss. "There's a word for this; if I pay every month for a flat, I am paying what?" Give Ss a tip writing the first letter of 'rent' on the WB. Drill the words 'flat' and 'rent', elicit the stress.

Preparation (6-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks

Get Ss into groups of 3 and give them the HO with the flat questionnaire. Demonstrate the activity: -" You are 3 friends. You want to share a flat together. Each of you will look at a different flat." ICQs: " Will you look at the same flat? No.", "Will you write the questions with your groups? Yes." Tell them to work on the questions together and get them to rewrite them as full questions using 'there is/there are'. Elicit the first two questions as a model. Provide each student with and answer key to check their questions. Drill a few questions.

Productive Task (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills through an activity of 'a place to rent'

Give each student different flat cards (A,B,C). Give the instruction: -" You are not allowed to look at each other's cards" "Fill in the column for your flats on the flat questionnaire." ICQs: " Are you going to try and look your friend's paper? -No.", "Where will you write your answers? - On the flat questionnaire", Nominate a student " Which flat do you have? Which column will write on?" Give Ss 3 minutes to do that. -"Now, take turns and ask the questions on the questionnaire to each other and complete the other columns about all three flats then decide on which flat you want to live in but you all have to agree on the same flat." ICQs: " Are you going to live in different flats? No." Ss work in groups and tell their decision to the whole class. Monitor and take notes of their mistakes.

Delayed Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Write some of the common mistakes on the WB. Ask Ss to identify the mistakes and correct them. Make drilling.

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