Kadir Anıl Kara Kadir Anıl Kara

Beginner, A1 level


Main Aims

  • To introduce and practise the singular form of 'to be' in yes/no questions and short answers in the context of personal info

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give oral controlled practice of the TL


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T introduces himself and asks the SS if they remember the Star Chart the teacher drew on the board. T asks the SS questions like ``How old am I?``, ``What is my job?``. After a few questions, the T asks about the people that they talked about in the previous lesson (Gary, Marco, Emma and Sofia). T asks wh- questions for a quick review.

Semi-controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T chooses two students and ask them to come to the board. T asks a Y/N question to one student (Are you 45 years old?) and the S answers (Yes, I am or No, I'm not.). Now, the T asks the third student about the first student (Is he/she 45 years old?). Then, the third S answers (Yes, she is / No, she isn't. She is x years old.) After modelling the activity, the T makes groups of 3 and ask the SS to perform the activity. As feedback, the SS tell the class what they learned about their group mates.

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • To practice the target structure

Students form groups of 3 or 4 depending on the class size. T gives HO of cut question sentences and answers to every group. SS try to bring the words together to form meaningful questions and answers. The first group to finish correctly wins. One student from the winning group comes to the board and sticks them in the right order.

Pronunciation practice (3-5 minutes) • To improve pronunciation in target language

SS will listen to an audio file of the questions and answers they matched together in the previous activity. After listening, T will perform choral and individual drilling for pronunciation.

Open practice (7-10 minutes) • To produce target language

T will show a handout of 6 different people to the class. The SS will work in pairs and ask questions to each other to find out the missing information in their charts. In pairs, they fill out the missing information by asking each other orally. At the end, there is a pair check to ensure everyone gets the right answers.

Semi-controlled practice (10-12 minutes) • To produce and practice target language

The T draws two houses and writes two peoples' profile on the board. (ex. Name: Charlie (25), Dentist, Portugal / Name: Natalie (24), Doctor, Russia). The teacher models the activity by introducing himself as Charlie and mentioning that he lives in house number 1. The T asks the other student to introduce himself/herself by using the profile on the board. Then they write the information inside the house. Then, the class is split into groups of 2/3. Next, the T gives hand outs to students with their own profile and another hand out with numbered house pictures. The SS try to find out who lives in the other houses by asking each other questions. At the end, there is a WC feedback and the answers are checked with the T.

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