Mahdiyeh Mahdiyeh

Definiteness and Indefiniteness
Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Definiteness and Indefiniteness in the context of suspicious claims

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of disbelief expressions in the context of suspicious


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

The teacher asks students if they have ever heard something unbelievable or seen sth extraordinary, and that what their reactions were to that occasion.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The T distributes a handout to each pair of students and asks them to read the text and answer the Qs. Ss are supposed to listen to the conversation first and answer the Qs written on the WB, then they open their books and listen again, and the T elicits the meaning of the new words used in the conversation. Next some handouts are given to each pair of Ss and they are supposed to read it for each other and use the expressions about disbelief written in the book.

Highlighting (3-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The T asks Ss to look at their reading handouts in pairs again and find nouns which represent all of their kinds. The teacher will do the first one if necessary.

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

The teacher teaches the grammar using CCQs. First she writes some examples on the board, the Qs being: A teacher must be always on time. A window is made of glass. Bananas are yellow. Mobile phones have made communication much easier. The bicycle which I've told you about before was stolen this morning. My aunt bought me a dog, the dog is really clever. then they read the examples of each part in the book and the T will explain if there is any problem.

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