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Scientist's Survey Lesson
Elementary, A2 level


In this lesson, the students will discover new functions in the language in the context of scientist's survey. The scientist wants to learn what the Turkish students have in their backpacks and he chose our class to hold the survey. As well as understanding and practising the survey concept, the students also figure out how to use everyday objects like keys, telephone, umbrella etc. with the grammatical chunk; "I have got...." In the end of the lesson, they will finish the survey with producing personalized sentences with the target vocabulary and the grammatical chunk.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of everyday objects in the context of survey
  • To provide the students to to see the same vocabulary in different contexts so that they enhance their schema on even the usual vocabulary

Subsidiary Aims

  • To make the students use their writing, listening and speaking skills in a functional language lesson.
  • To practise the concept of survey from the last lesson


Lead In (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and motivate the students to accomplish the upcoming practices of language

- The T greets the students and shows the picture of a scientist. - The T tells the purpose of the lesson. "Hello kids. I have a friend and he makes surveys. He is a scientist. He loves turkish students and he has a survey for you. He wishes to know what you have in your backpack."

Exposure Stage (10-12 minutes) • To make the ss understand the meaning of the target vocabulary with visual support while having fun

- The T divides the students into two groups and models the activity with one student. - The T starts the pelmanism game and puts letters horizontally and numbers vertically. - when all the pictures and the words are matched they are stuck on the other side of the board so that everyone can see it.

Controlled Practise (7-10 minutes) • To give the ss the chance to practise the vocabulary and the chunk in a controlled way

- The T reminds the students about the survey and tells that they will practise for the survey with the teacher. - The T shows the survey and models it with a student after giving the instruction. "Ask me (Have you got a key in your bag?) I have got a key in my bag yes!" Then put a tick in this box." she chooses a student to do another round. - The t lets the students ask questions and fill in the survey.

Semi-Controlled Practise (7-10 minutes) • To give the ss the chance to practise the vocabulary and the chunk in a half controlled way

- The T pairs up everyone and shows the "HANDOUT 2". - The T tells them to ask the questions to their pairs and put tick or cross to the survey. - When the time is up they switch the papers.

Production Stage (7-12 minutes) • To let the students make their own sentences about the topic with the target vocabulary and the chunk that they were exposed to

- The T gives the instructions one by one: 1. Write your name on the paper. 2. Write 4 sentences about your survey. (The T gives an example on the board.) - If the ss have enough time, they can help the scientist count how many students have keys, umbrella, etc...

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