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TP 6
Elementary level


This lesson is on speaking about other people. It focuses on forms of third person singular in simple past tense and explores their form and some pronunciation peculiarities speakers of English language learners come accross in speaking and writing.


Main Aims

  • To get clarification and production of third person singular forms in simple present in the context conversations of family or commonly known people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Being able to recognize those forms in an approach combining all skills, especially speaking.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show pictures of four comic heroes. Ask about them. Write waht they do in general on the W/B. Give one picture of them to be attached on the collar of each student. Every student shall tell what the hero does generally to at least one student and listen to the three others. Make a model with one student.

Exposure (7-8 minutes) • Semi controlled practice to provide a model of production with the TL expected in the coming tasks

Write all the verbs of TL on the W/B. Ask students what they mean. Ask if there is any they don't know the meaning. If any, clarify. Tell them what your daughter/cat/son/mother does generally using 5 or 6 of them. Show each of the verbs while using them. Tell them [Choose one person from your family and tell your partner what she or he does typically during a day using 5 or 6 of these verbs.] Model with one student in front of the W/B having her show the verbs she uses.

Clarify TL Form (3-4 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Give the verbs table. Before giving, ask what their partners did. Elicit in which form they used these verbs Tell them they are going to write them on the table on the HO. Give 2-3 minutes. Have FB on the W/B next to the verbs. (Please see Board Plans).

Exposure # 2 (5-6 minutes) • Semi controlled practice of listening to provide a model of production with the TL expected in the coming tasks

Drill the forms on the W/B together. Give phonemic detail. Ask how /s/ ending differs from /ız/. Play the recording 4.3 for detail listening and have them repeat during the play. Drill only the verbs with -/ız/ ending on the w/b.

Clarify TL Form # 2 (5-6 minutes) • To clarify TL

Give them the Rules Table. Before giving, explain on the W/B what is required and have some FB from the open class. Tell Ss. to look at their Verbs Table HO and complete the task. Have the FB on the columns on W/B from Ss.

Exposure and Controlled Production of TL (5-6 minutes) • To give students opportunity to produce TL in a different form

Show students what they thought on verbs as 'watch', 'live' in the task about their family members. Have some tell their sentences. Let them write theirs below the verbs. Drill and ask about linking. Drill the spot and back-chain together. Show that there is Consonant and a Vowel at the linking on the w/b. Optional: Ss. tell their partner their linking sentences and hear their peers'.

Controlled practice of TL form (5-6 minutes) • To be able to hear and produce linking as form of TL

Tell Ss. they are going to listen a recording, but only for the linking and try to hear the linking places and repeat them afterwards. Give them the transcript and show them the linking on. Play it again.

Freer activity for production of TL (4-5 minutes) • To give students opportunity to produce the TL in a freer activity

Tell each Ss. to choose a person in the classroom and tell aboout him or her to their partner. Then swap. If time: give lexis on talking about a third person.

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