Tracy Jansen Tracy Jansen

BC - aSIB 19.2.14 (1)
Intermediate level


Unit 17 Mergers & Acquisitions Language Focus


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Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of cause and effect in the context of mer

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of language used for linking thoughts and consequences in the context of cause and effect.


Warmer/Lead-in (10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

What happens when .... Joe was very tired Round robin of students asking for effects and then the other way around - why did Joe go to bed early Round robin of students asking for cause

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

Explain what a cause and effect are separately, and elicit the connectors to link them from students

Clarification (5 minutes) • To ensure student understanding of linking connectors

Write LF Pg 82 examples on board to show both cause and effect options

Controlled Practice (15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Read LF Pg 82 bottom half re. P&G and G - Supply beginning of 5 sentences for pairs to complete WC to confirm

Free Practice (15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Using tapescript for Unit 17, WC example mid text + PW to re-write 2 more sentences in Teachers book Pg 77. WC to confirm

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