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Things I love about Britain
A2 (Elementary) level


In this lesson, students will read a text about British culture to review present simple. The lesson starts with what students know about Britain. This is followed by making predictions about 4 things people say about Britain and British people. There will be focus on form, meaning, and pronunciation related to present simple. Finally, there is controlled written practice.


Abc PPT, HO, audio CD track

Main Aims

  • To review present simple (+ and -) through the context of British culture

Subsidiary Aims

  • To read for details


Lead-in (3 minutes) • To get students interested in the topic of Britain.

T. shows some pictures represent part of the British culture Ss look at the pictures and give ideas of what they see and know

Pre-reading (5 minutes) • To activate schemata and to get Ss to make predictions before they read

T. presents the four things people say about British culture, shows them on the board. Ss work alone to guess if the sentences in the bubbles are true or not. Ss work in pairs to discuss their predictions

Reading for details (7 minutes) • To check their predictions and to extract meaning from the text

T. tells students to read the text and check their answers (predictions) Ss read and check T. asks students to give evidence from the text for each answer T. shows Students pictures Students find the word for each picture from the reading text.

Focus on form (10 minutes) • To provide the opportunity for students to see patterns in the TL through guided discovery.

T. shows the text on the screen, ask students, asks a students to circle the verbs with s-ending T. asks "Why do some verbs have "s" at the end? Students look at the verbs and give answers T. writes examples on the board, asks " Do (drinks, makes, cooks) come only with "he"? Students answer T. gives Students verbs to write the he/she/it form of the verbs. T. elicits answers from students T. asks students to find two negative form the text. Students compare between negative and positive verbs for all persons

Focus on meaning (5 minutes) • To check students understanding of the TL

T. asks students to look at the text, asks them "What tense is used? Why?" Students answer. T. writes the following sentences on the board: (My boss drinks tea all the time. British people love animals. He cooks every night. I always take an umbrella when I go out.) T. asks CCQs to check

Focus on pronunciation (8 minutes) • To get students notice and practise different sound endings of 3rd person present simple

T. asks students to say the words: books, keys, watches (highlights "s" at end of each word.) Students pronounce the words and find out the difference in the s-ending sound T. tells students to listen to sentences and repeat. Students listen and repeat T. asks students to classify verbs according the s-ending sound of each verb. T. writes the three classifications on the board /s/ /z/ /iz/ Students work in groups to do the task T. provides them with answer key to check T. asks students to listen and change the sentences starting with "She" or "He"

Controlled written practice (7 minutes) • To give students the chance to practise the vocabulary for accuracy

T. gives students the handout, asks the to change the sentences according to the given subject (the beginning of the sentence) next to them. (teacher chooses certain sentences to be done. Students work first individually, then in pairs to check answers T. asks students to do ex.b (in the handout) Students work in pairs to do the task T. provide students with answer key to check

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