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Personal Information Lesson
Beginner level


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of negative and question forms of verb "to be" in the context of personal information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of personal information


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

Teacher shows learners the logo of "Facebook" and asks them to brainstrom what information they would include in a profile.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading some personal information in the coursebook

Give them a handout(Ellie's personal information on the social media).Ask them to look at the info on the paper quickly.Request them to ask questions to eachother. Give them handout 2 to fill the gaps in pairs according to the personal information of Ellie.Listen and check it in whole class.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Try to make them understand the meaning question/negative form of verb "to be" and specific questions with Wh- structure. Is she a doctor? -No,she isn't.(Is it positive or negative?negative.Has she probably got another job?Yes.) What's his address?-It's ....... .(Can you say "yes" or "no"?No.Do I have to give information?Yes.) Highlight on board and drill the target language to the students.

Focus on Yes/No questions (3-5 minutes) • To enable students to clarify the meaning of Yes/No questions in context of some personal questions about Ellie.

Elicit the answers to the questions in handout 3.Make them listen to these questions and drill the pronunciation.

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • to be sure if they understand the personal information they have read.

Ask them to complete the handout 4 in pairs and check them in whole class.

Productive Task(s) (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

First,ask them to change their partners and give them some card sets including some personal information of people and learners use them ask or give personal information based on cards.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Get them realized their mistakes during the conversation and write on the board,ask them what/why they are wrong and what the correct answer is.

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