Seda Seda

Verb to be
Elementary level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of positive and negative forms of the "be" verb in the context of number plates all around the world

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide controlled speaking practice of the target language


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

Draw three faces on WB before the class. Write fine, okay and bad under the corresponding faces. Ask Ss "how are you?" When they answer, gesture to get them to ask "and you?" Ask them to stand up and move around the class to do this.

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

Remind them of the context of the listening they did in the last lesson. "What did we listen yesterday? -two conversations . What was it about? " Ss may vary.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Distribute HO1 to Ss. Give them instructions: "Circle the correct form. Am or is?" Draw a circle on WB to clarify the verb circle. ICQ: Are you working alone? Yes. Feedback: Let them check in pairs before giving the answer key to them. If there is a common mistake, then highlight it on WB.

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Write the sentences from the Grammar box (p.9) on the board. Highlight the “be” verb and elicit the forms. Point out the contraction on the board and say "in speaking or infomal writing " (e. g. emails, messages). In formal writing (applicationc, cvs) don't use." (point out the contractions as well).

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

Hand -in HO3. Do excercise 4. Write one sample sentence on the board. Show symbols Give the instructions: " Write again. Use these symbols." Feedback: Let them check in pairs before open class feedback. ( Hang the answer key on the Wall and ask them stand up and look at the answer key on the wall).

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

Give Ss HO4. Put the students in pairs. They can take it in turns asking/answering the questions. Put them in new pairs and do the activity again. If there are some common errors with the “be verb” do delayed error correction on the board after the task.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

7. 3 truths and a lie. Show 4 statements via OHP. 3 true things and one lie about you. The statments are : " I am a basketball scorer. I am married. I am a new pregnant. My son is 4 years old."  Explain to students that they need to find out which one is the lie. Give students time to work in pairs to think of questions they want to ask you. Instructions: " Work in pairs. Which is a lie? You can ask me questions." Field the students’ questions and answer (trying to persuade them that they are all true). Let the students try and guess which the lie is. Tell them the answer.  If time get students to do the same and then put them into groups to guess each other's lies.

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