Dalia Khalifa Dalia Khalifa

Intermediate level


Abc audio CD
Abc pictures of desert
Abc board
Abc markers
Abc newspaper sheets
Abc Cutting Edge, Intermediate
Abc flash cards

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of quantifiers in the context of adventure holidays.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise listening for specific information.


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

T shows ss pictures of the Egyptian desert and asks them: Have you ever driven or been for a walk in the desert? would you like to? Why not? What do you think are the possible dangers?

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

T asks students to listen to track 8.4 and write down the quantifiers they hear.

Highlighting (2-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

SS listen to track 8.5 and fill in the gaps using flash cards on newspaper sheets. T draws a grid on the board and asks ss to stick each quantifier in the appropriate column whether [C], [UC], or both.

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

T asks ss to choose three sentences with quantifiers used with countable nouns, uncountable nouns and both from Ex. 3 P. 84. T elicits/ provides the meaning of the quantifiers by asking CCQs: Is several more than one? Y Can I count ‘cases’? Y Can I count Water? N Does ‘much’ mean big quantity? Y Does ‘some’ mean limited quantity? Y T highlights the form (what kind of noun comes after the quantifiers) T highlights the phonemic transcript, models and drills.

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

SS answer Ex. 1 P. 85 in pairs then perform peer checking

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

SS work in small groups to discuss the place where they live using appropriate quantifiers. ss use the prompt box on P. 85 to help them

Language/ content feedback (5 minutes) • To correct the use of TL

During the free practce, T takes notes of ss speech. T write down the common mistakes regarding TL T records them on the board and elicit/provides the correction.

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