Azime Alpaslan Azime Alpaslan

A1 level


Main Aims

  • To provide Ss clarification and practice of asking about and expressing the nationality of a person/people (where are you from?/I’m from)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review/learn vocabulary of country names and their stress patterns Introduce he/she/his/her


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

First, teacher shows a world map and asks students to find countries and mark them on the map in pairs. CCQs:Do you find the countries on the map? Yes. Do you mark them? Yes. Do you do this activity alone? No. Do you do this activity in pairs? Yes. After that, she gives the handouts to the students. Finally, she gives one country name written on a paper to each students and ask them to come to the board and mark the country.

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

Listen the track 2.1 and drill. Write the countries on the board and highlight the stress. Explain the activity to the students.Give the students the gap fill handouts. Give each students one country name. Ask them to stand up and practise. ASk each student to pronunce the country given them for the previous activity. Correct if needed.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Give students the handout. Check the answers with whole class. Write the answers on the board.

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

Indicate a student and say "He's Ali. He is Ali. / She's Esin. She is Esin." Write the sentences on the board and highlight the contractions. Use fingerhighlighting. Write the pronunciation under the sentences on the board. Ask students to repeat and show them by using fingers . Give the handout,tell students to work individually and after that, tell them to check their answers in pairs. Finally, check it with whole class.

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

Show students the cards and explain them to the activity. Give the handouts. Have learners practice speaking: what’s his/her name? His/her name’s _______. Where’s he/she from? He/she’s from_______. Write the questions and the answers on the board. Monitor. Provide feedback and error correction as a whole class

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

First, to change the pairs and their seats, storm ice-breaker. Tell them there is a storm and make a storm sound and ask them to join you then start to move around the classrom and ask them to join you again,Stop and ask them to stop and take the closest chair and sit down. Ask them; Is Istanbul a city or a country? After that, show them the handout and explain the activity. Then, give them the handout and ask them to create 5 charts about 5 imaginary people. ( Indicate the example and ask them; Are the charts about yourselves? No. Are they about your family ? No. Are they about your friends? No. Are they about imaginary people ? Yes. Ask them to talk about them in pairs. Finally, give the pronunciation chart and ask them to complete it. After that, tell them to check it with their partners and nominate names invite them on the board and ask them to write the answer on the board.

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