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TP5 - Question Forms
Elementary level


In this lesson, the ss will practice question forms through a guided discovery based on a reading text in the context of a biography. The lesson starts with a short discussion about a famous Tunisian artist. This will be followed by a gist reading and a scan reading activities which will lead to the TL. Finally, there will be some controlled practice through a written task followed by more controlled pratice through a speaking activity.


Abc White board
Abc Text Handout
Abc Prezi Presentation
Abc Markers

Main Aims

  • To review and practise question forms in the context of a biographie.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise gist and scan reading using a text about Lucian Freud in the context of a biography.
  • To practise controlled speaking.


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

Set the context by showing ss the picture of a famous Tunisian artist. Brief O/C discussion.

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning of some new vocabulary before the reading activity

Pre-teach: painter: /ˈpeɪn.tər/ sailor: /ˈseɪ.lə/ prize: /praɪz/ sell: /sel/ by showing ss pictures and using CCQs.

Highlighting (7-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask ss to read the text quickly (set time limit to one minute). Give ss the gist reading task handout and ask them to answer the two questions. Peer check. O/C feedback (show answer key on the board). Give ss the scan reading handout. Ask ss to do the task setting time limit to 3 minutes. Peer check. O/C feedback (show answer key on the board). Draw ss attention to the TL.

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

Use one sentence from the previous task as an exemple to draw ss' attention to the TL. Highlight form, function, meaning, phonology and punctuation.

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

Give ss controlled practice handout and give them 3 to 4 minutes to do it (closely monitor the students while doing this task). Peer check. O/C feedback.

More Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more practice of the target language

Give ss handout for the information gap activity. Give clear instructions. Demo. Monitor ss closely. O/C feedback (error correction if needed).

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